Kamikochi and Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Trekking Trip

2020 October 17-18 (Saturday-Sunday)

Kamikochi/Omachi, Nagano

A beautiful autumn trekking trip for all ages!

This Trip Features;

  • Absolutely gorgeous and spectacular mountain scenery
  • Crystal clear river and lakes
  • Fresh and crispy air
  • Easy/flat trek and short hike
  • Gorgeous red and yellow autumn leaves (Koyo)

Let's enjoy autumn leaves at its peak colors and gorgeous nature at its best!

Trip Itinerary

Saturday (Oct 17)

  • Meet the group in Shinjuku at 7am
  • Get on the bus
  • Catch up on your sleep or chat with other members and get excited
  • Short stop for breakfast and buy some food (picnic lunch) on the way
  • Arrive at Sawando-hashi bus terminal around 10:45am
  • Transfer to Alpico shuttle bus (Private vehicles not allowed in Kamikochi)
  • Arrive in Kamikochi around 11:15am
  • Trekking/sightseeing (11:30am-4:30pm)
  • Get on the Alpico shuttle bus
  • Transfer bus at Sawando-hashi bus terminal
  • Arrive in Omachi area around 6:30pm
  • Check-in at the hotel
  • Enjoy the hot shower/bath
  • Dinner at one of the restaurants in the area (not provided)
  • Group drinks

Sunday (Oct 18)

  • Buffet breakfast at 7:30am
  • Check-out of the hotel
  • Get on the bus at 8:15am
  • Arrive at Ogizawa bus parking around 8:30am
  • Explore Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (via series of trolley bus, cable car and ropeway) from 9am until 4:20pm
  • Get on the bus at 4:30pm
  • Short stop for food/snacks on the way
  • Arrive back in Shinjuku around 9pm

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Private bus transportation
  • Kamikochi round-trip shuttle bus fare
    *Private vehicles not allowed in Kamickohi
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route round-trip fare (¥9,210)
    *Trolley bus - cable car - ropeway - trolley bus - ropeway - ropeway
  • One (1) nighs 'shared room' hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast for Sunday
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) trek guides ;p
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Extras;

  • Single room (4,500yen)
  • Twin room (1,500yen/person)

Discounts;

  • Birthday on Oct 17-18 (3,000yen)
  • Kids under 12 (5,000yen)
  • Group of 4 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 5 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 34,900Yen
Space left: 6 out of 22

PLACES TO EXPLORE/SEE/VISIT

    Kamikochi

  • An easy and flat trek along Azusa river will reward your eyes with some of Japan's most magnificent mountain scenery. Taisho pond, Tashiro pond, Myojin pond, Takezawa marsh and Azura river are amongst the very beautiful places you will see while trekking.
  • Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

  • See Kurobe Dam; Japan's largest arch dam built and completed in 1963. With a height of 186m, it remains the tallest dam in Japan. An observation deck provides a grand view of the great nature of the Northern Alps.
  • Trek around Mikurigaike; a volcanic lake located at an altitude of 2,405m with its surroundings covered in snow until June. Its beautiful deep blue water reflects Mt. Tateyama making it one of the magnificent sights to see. Covering 30,000 square metres and with a circumference of 631m, this is the largest lake in Murodo.

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Hiking/trekking experience not necessary but reasonable fitness required.
  • Private vehicles are not allowed in Kamikochi National Park.
  • You can leave other belongings in our private bus during the Kamikochi walk. All you need is a small backpack, raincoat, picnic lunch, snacks, drinks, camera, smartphone and cash.
  • The walk trail along Azusa river in Kamikochi takes about 5 hours but it is mostly flat. You'll be able to see some of the best sightseeing spots like Taisho pond, Tashiro pond, Myojin pond, Takezawa marsh and the Azusa river, while trekking. It's also very easy to find a nice picnic spot along this river.
  • Maximum of 4 persons per room.
  • Single and double rooms are available at extra cost.
  • We will try to accommodate all dietary requirements. However, we are unable to guarantee the hotel/lodge can cater for every meal
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Windbreaker/waterproof jacket and pants
  • Warm clothes (fleece/thermals)
  • Clothes appropriate for trekking and weather
  • Hiking/trekking shoes or trainers with ankle protection
  • Soft/thick socks
  • Trekking poles
  • Big and small backpack
  • Small towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Mineral water or sports drinks (2L)
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Book
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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