East-Ginza Gran Traverse (via Mt Yarigatake, 3180m)

Grade: Advanced Trek/ Strenuous

Date: 30 Aug - 05 Sep 2017

Mt Yarigatake 3180m

Yarisawa lodge @ Mt.Yariga-take

Upper ladder section to Mt Yarigatake

Azumino

Cycling @ Azumino

Wasabi Farm

Kamikochi

Taisho Ike Pond

Matsumoto Castle

Naraijuku

Naraijuku

Tsumago & Magome walk

Tsumago & Magome walk

Nagoya Castle

Toji Soba

  • 槍ヶ岳, Yari-ga-take ~ Altitude: 3180m
  • Climbing Level: Upper-intermediate. Able to trek at least 8hrs with 10kg backpack, passing some rock section, high altitude trek. Not recommended for begineers
  • Group size. 6 -15 persons.
  • Skill Level: Basic rock climbing skills such as “three-point hold climbing”, use of climbing rope, carabiner, runner, harness, etc. Non-technical climbing but not ordinary trekking
  • Remarks: Very popular trek among Japanese climbers ~ so named “Ginza” on this route. Impressive view from the ridge
  • Climbing Gears required: Helmet use against rock falls, runner, harness, carabiners (with lock and without lock)
  • Summer Climbing season: July – September
  • Highest point: 3180m (Mt Yarigatake)
  • Trek start/ end: Start Nakabusa Hotspring (1600)/ End Kamikochi (1300)
  • Overnight during trek: Ryokan, Mountain hut (No Single rooms available)
  • Guide: Authorised mountain guide who is Japanese & English Speaking
  • Date: 30 Aug – 05 Sep 2017

Note:

  • No private porter or guide available
  • If our guides find you are not prepared enough for this program, the guide may ask you to climb down alone to the hut or trailhead for safety reason.

Itinerary subject to changes (Customisation is welcome)

Day 1Singapore – Nagoya
30-AugVN 2025 / 0730+1 via Saigon
Day 2Nagoya – Hotaka – Nakabusa Hot Spring (-,-,Dinner)
31-AugJR Train: Nagoya Airport – Hotaka
Rec: Azumino Cycling to Wasabi Farm (own cost)
Taxi to Nakabus Hot Spring (own cost)
1600 Meet guide at Nakabusa Hot Spring and proceed to Ryokan
Stay: Ryokan
Day 3Trekking: Nakabusa Hot Spring – Mt.Tsubakuro (Breakfast,-, Dinner)
1-SepTrek: 8hrs
Stay Otensho hut.
Day 4Otensho hut – Mt.Yari – Yarigatake hut (Breakfast,-, Dinner)
2-SepTrek: 8 hrs
Stay: Yarigatake hut.
Day 5Yarigatake hut – Yarisawa valley – Kamikochi – Matsumoto (Breakfast,-,-)
3-SepTrek: 7 hrs
1300 Arrive Kamikochi. [Rec: Rec sightseeing in Kamikochi at own cost]
Bus & Train or taxi to Matsumoto (own cost)
Stay: Hotel
 Day 6 Matsumoto – Nagoya (Breakfast,-,-)
4-SepRec: Cycling at Matsumoto with visit to Matsumoto Castle
JR Train to Nagoya
Rec: Stopover to vist Narai & Kiso/ visit Nagoya Castle
Stay: Hotel
Day 7Nagoya – Singapore (Breakfast,-,-)
5-SepJR Train to airport
VN 1000/ 1925

7 Days East-Ginza Gran Traverse Route / Mt.Yarigatake

Tour Code: JP-AEGG_07
Price Per Person in SGD: $ 2548
Price subject to change
Min size: 6
Date: 30 Aug – 05 Sep 2017

Price includes

  • Return economy flight by Vietnam Airlines + taxes (subject to availability)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in mountain hut with breakfast & dinner
  • 1 Night Nakabusa Hot Spring Ryokan with breakfast & dinner
  • 1 Night Matsumoto 3-star hotel single room with breakfast
  • 1 Night Nagano 3-star hotel single room with breakfast
  • English/ Japanese speaking guide during trek
  • Common equipment such as rope, etc prepared by the guide
  • Complimentary Rental of helmet, runner, carabiners & harness (To be taken & return in Singapore with a security deposit of $150)
  • Japan Rail Pass 7-Day Ordinary
  • Detailed Briefing Guide

Price excludes

  • All other train services not usable by JR Pass
  • Local train & bus to Kamikochi & return
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All entrance fees + optional tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gears such as gaiter, warm gears, sleeping bag etc.