4 Days Hakuba and Happo Ike Trek

Travel Period: 15 July – 31 Oct 2018 (except 11 - 19 August)

Happo Ike Pond

Mt Tsugaike Green Season

Kayak at Aoki lake

 Hakuba Valley ~ Happo Ike Trek

Happo Pond is a glittering gem nestled high in the Northern Japanese Alps. On a clear day, the pond reflects the near-3,000m peaks of the Hakuba Sanzan mountains in its waters. Despite its lofty location, the pond is a brisk 90-minute, 1.5km hike from the highest chair lift. The trail follows the ridgeline, offering picture-perfect vistas of the Alps as well as the Hakuba Valley down below. Along the way is a treasure trove of wildflowers.

Adventurous (and properly prepared) climbers can proceed from here up to 2,696m Mt. Karamatsu. On the other hand, those who don’t want to break a sweat can enjoy the panoramic view from Happo-ike Sanso, the lodge at the top of the chair lift. The Usagidaira Terrace at the top of the Adam Gondola also offers great views, coffee, and light meals as well.

Enjoy the awesome scenery of the Japanese Alps in the Hakuba Valley.

Green Season: 15 July  –  31 Aug
Autumn Season: 01 Sep  –  31 Oct

4 Days Hakuba Happo Ike Trek

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1 Hakuba [D]
Getting There: From Nagano Station, take the Alpico Express Bus (Non-reserved seat Bus – 1,800yen/person) to Happo Bus Terminal. Complimentary pickup service from Happo Bus Terminal to Hotel.
Arrival. Check in and free at leisure.
Overnight: Choice of Hotel

Day 2 Hakuba Happo Ike Trek [B/L/D]
After breakfast, meet local English Speaking Guide for the trek to Happo Ike. Collect your rain wear set, trekking shoes and bento lunch box before transfer to Cable Station for cable way to start of trail. The trek will take about 90 mins, 1.5km from the highest chairlift. Enjoy the picture-perfect vistas of the Alps as well as the Hakuba Valley down below. After enjoying the treasure trove of wildflowers with your bento lunch box, we descend by foot and cable to the foot and transfer back to hotel.
Overnight: Choice of Hotel

Day 3 Half day Kayak tour at Aoki Lake [B/-/D]
After breakfast, transfer to Kayak Centre for 1/2 day kayak at Aoki Lake – a deep and clear lake fed by snow-melt, rain, and mineral springs from below. In the Summer the lake is alive with greenery, birds and fish and is beautiful for swimming, and fireflies are plentiful in the evenings. In Autumn the color of the leaves is one of Japan’s treasures. Paddle a single kayak around this beautiful lake…take it slow and enjoy the views with the local guide.

After a safety briefing, your guide will instruct you in proper paddling technique and how to sit in and move around in the canoe. As you explore the lake, your guide will point out wildlife and points of interest. Stop for a drink, a snack, explore and swim if the weather allows, before making your way back to Kayak Centre.

Transfer back to hotel for washup and rest of day is free at leisure.
Overnight: Choice of Hotel

Day 4 Departure Hakuba [B]
Check out and proceed to your next destination

4 Days Hakuba and Happo Ike Trek

Min 4 pax
Tour Code: JP-HHIT04
Validity: 15 July – 31 Oct 2018 (except 11-19 Aug 2018)

Cost per person in SGDAdultChild
Hakuba Sun Valley Hotel958852
Hakuba Goryukan Hotel1068962
Optional Activities
Iwatake Lily garden ticket (including cable car ride)3020
Tsugaike Nature park entrance ticket (including cable car + ropeway ride)5535

Price includes

  • 3 Nights Accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner in standard twin room
  • JR EAST PASS Flexi 5 Days Nagano – Niigata
  • 1 Day Happo Ike trekking with local English assistant with rain wear set, trekking shoes, bento lunch box, cable car round way ticket
  • 1 Half day Kayak tour at Aoki lake with insurance, lifejacket, local guide, complimentary drink
  • Briefing before departure

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass not mentioned
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All entrance fees + optional tour and additional lift pass
  • Travel insurance