Japan Great Traverse 3 Sacred Mountains

Traverse Mt. Asahi alps, in Yamagata Prefecture, is one of the most inaccessible peaks in Japan, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful.

Covering three prefectures, Yamagata and Niigata, Bandai Asahi is the third largest national park in Japan. There is plenty to do in the park, with over 1,800 square kilometers of land covering flower fields, mountain ranges, and freshwater lakes. The park is best known for its mountain ranges, including Mount O-Asahi, one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains.

 Difficulty : Moderate (Read more about the Hike Grading http://sgtrek.com/about-us/about-sgtrek/hike-grading/)  – Not for beginners.

 If you are confirmed to go for this trip kindly make deposit soon and we will advise you to book your flights after you make payment, as soon as possible to get the best cheapest flights.

 Event Date: 1July2019 – 8July2019 (Early signup discount of $100 before 30Nov2018)

 Event Cost : (*minimum 5pax for the trip to proceed)
5-8pax : SGD2250/pax
9-12pax : SGD2150/pax
13pax and above : SGD2000/pax
(*deposit $1000 for booking)
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Staff Contact No.: +6592700908 (WhatsApp)

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Trip Overview:

  • Day 0 / 30 Jun 2019 – Singapore to Tokyo
  • Day 1 / 1 July 2019 【Arrive Yamagata】
  • Day 2 / 2 July 2019 【Great Traverse Mt.Asahi Alps】
  • Day 3 / 3 July 2019 【Great Traverse Mt.Asahi Alps】
  • Day 4 / 4 July 2019 【Great Traverse Mt.Asahi Alps】
  • Day 5 / 5 July 2019 【Trekking Mt.Zao】
  • Day 6 / 6 July 2019 【Trekking Mt.Gassan】
  • Day 7 / 7 July 2019 【Trekking Mt.Gassan】
  • Day 8 / 8 July 2019 【Sightseeing Dewa-Sanzan】and depart to Tokyo. End of trip

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 0 / 30 Jun 2019

You can book your own flights for the day and make your arrangements to stayover or you can also choose to book the Overnight flight to Tokyo Handeda international airport. And stay at the airport as per the below flight bookings. You can consult with us before you book.

Day 1 / 1 July 2019 Arrive Yamagata

We will meetup at the Checkin counter of the flight and board the flight. Arrive at Shonai airport by domestic flight from Tokyo Haneda airport.

Meetup with the local guides and transfer for the Lodge.

Food : Dinner at Lodge

We start to traverse Mt. Asahi alps, in Yamagata Prefecture, is one of the most inaccessible peaks in Japan, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful.

Covering three prefectures, Yamagata and Niigata, Bandai Asahi is the third largest national park in Japan. There is plenty to do in the park, with over 1,800 square kilometers of land covering flower fields, mountain ranges, and freshwater lakes. The park is best known for its mountain ranges, including Mount O-Asahi, one of Japan’s 100 Famous Mountains. Mountain worship is common throughout the park and both pilgrims and climbers can be found sleeping on the trails weaving up the mountain ranges. There are also shorter trails surrounding the mountains, which are great for enjoying the many lakes and wildlife Bandai Asahi has to offer. The park is beautiful year round but is especially pristine in winter. The snow contrasts with the sapphire lakes and colossal mountain ranges, creating a winter wonderland straight out of a storybook. Just be sure to wear plenty of layers.

Those 3days, we will traverse this great trek from Lake Otori to Kodera-Kosen spring.
Lodge is Lake Otori hut, here has only building so local mountain guide cook your dinner. In the night, you can enjoy great stargazing. 

Food : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is the highlight of this journey. you will see great view from Mt.Asahi traverse Alps.

Traverse Mt.Asahi Alps is one of the most famous traversing route in Japan. You will be find Mt.Gassan, Mt.Zao, Mt.Ide and other famous Japanese high mountains.

Food : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We leave Mountain hut at 6 o’clock and see sunrise. Climb down about 6 hours, we arrive at Kodera-Kosen and Golden water place.

Back to Hotel and taking hotspring, having relaxing time and prepare tomorrow.

Food : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Wake up 7 o’clock and go to Mt.Zao trekking. We take cable and start to trek.

Beside of trekking route has huge volcano creator. Dynamic view trail walking.

Walk about 3 hours, we arrive at Mt.Kumano and Mt.Katta. Here is the highest mountain in Zao. After trek, we take Zao Onsenhotspring and go to Yamagata city sightseeing. Dinner is in here yourself.

Mt. Zao is a volcanic mountain range on the prefectural border between Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures in the Tohoku Region. On the Yamagata side, the hot spring town of Zao Onsen offers some of the country’s most acidic thermal waters.

In summer, the mountain attracts nature lovers with its spectacular Okama Crater, while in winter, Zao Onsen turns into a leading ski resort and one of only few places in Japan to see “snow monsters” (frozen trees).

Food : Breakfast/Lunch

Gas-san (月山) is the highest of the three sacred mountains of Dewa Sanzan. Its mountaintop shrine, which stands 1984 meters above sea level. Only the summer months see hundreds of pilgrims and tourists hiking up to this impressive shrine. Here is a center of Shugendo, a folk religion based on mountain worship, blending Buddhist and Shinto traditions. Shugendo practitioners, called yamabushi, perform feats of endurance as a means of transcending the physical world. Training includes such tasks as long pilgrimages and endurance of the elements.

We climb from Ubasawa gate to the summit on this day. First we will take chairlift and go up to 1500m altitude high. This is the starting point of trekking. First we climb to Mt.Uba (1680m) where can be see Mt.Oasahi.  Walking time is about 5 hours, we reach to the summit of Mt.Gassan.

Food : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Wake up 5 o’clock and see sunrise from the summit. After breakfast, we trek down to the Yudono-san which is one of the sacred 3 mountains called “Dewa-sanzan”. Each 3 mountain has meaning and Yudono-san is “Re-birth”.  Reach the final destination of this journey where is Yudono-san shrine.

Yudono-san’s shrine maintains a strict ban on photography. Visitors must walk a short final portion of stoned pathway from the bus stop to enter the shrine itself, where they are asked to remove their shoes to begin purification rites in their bare feet. Rather than divulge any more of Yudono-san’s secret interior, we recommend travelers make their own visit to this impressive shrine.

Food : Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After eat breakfast, you will enjoy walking or cycling around hotel, here is national park.
10:00 Check out the hotel and go to short sightseeing, the spot is Nanatsu-daki (Seven ways waterfall).

After sightseeing, charter bus take you to Shonai airport and back to Singapore.

Another way is taking bullet train from Yamagata station to Tokyo, Laughtly 2.5 take train to

Food : Breakfast

*Itinerary may change accordingly on the day based on the weather condition. 

For those who wish to extend the trip after the hike feel free to extend on your own.

 Package Inclusive / Exclusive off : 

Cost includes:

  • Accommodation for 7nights as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (Day1, Day5, Day8 dinner and Day1, Day5, Day8 lunch is not included)
  • Charter bus on the itinerary
  • Entrance fee of the mountain on the itinerary.
  • English speaking mountain guide on the itinerary

Cost does not include:

  • Tips
  • Drink fee
  • All fee in Free time
  • Insurance
  • Cost that does not appear on the itinerary
  • Individual expense
  • International air
  • Domestic Air Ticket
  • Japan Visa
  • Any food expense other than specified in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag is needed at Mt.Asahi

Please note the following items to bring on our own:

HIKING GEAR

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag

Optional:

  • Trekking poles

CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR

  • underwear
  • T-shirts
  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Long-sleeve shirts (for sun
    and bugs)
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket
  • Boots or shoes suited
    to terrain
  • Socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Extra clothes * (beyond the
    minimum expectation)

Additional items for rainy and/
or cold weather:

  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)
  • Long underwear
  • Warm, insulated jacket or vest
  • Fleece pants
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm hat

Optional:

  • Bandana or Buff
  • Gaiters (for rainy, snowy, or
    muddy conditions)

FOOD & WATER

  • Water bottles and/or reservoir *
  • Trail snacks

EMERGENCY ITEMS

  • First-aid kit or supplies *
  • Lighter/matches & firestarter *
  • Emergency shelter *
  • Whistle
  • Headlamp or flashlight * (with
    extra batteries)
  • Camera

HEALTH & HYGIENE

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Menstrual products (if needed)
  • Prescription medications
    (if needed)
  • First-aid kit or supplies
  • Sun protection:
  • Sunscreen *
  • Sunglasses * (+ retainer leash)
  • Sun hat *
  • SPF-rated lip balm *

Optional

  • Insect repellent *
  • Toilet paper
  • Urinary products
  • Sanitation trowel (if no toilets)
  • Baby wipes
  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
  • Blister treatments 

Suggested Flight: 

Singapore – Tokyo Haneda – Singapore

You need to arrive on this day anytime and make your own arrangements for the hotel or stay. You can also choose to book the below flights and stay at the airport to catch the next day early morning flights.

 Tokyo Haneda – Shonai – Tokyo Haneda

All should book this flight as per the schedule. We will meetup at the airport for boarding.

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Phone: +65 92700908 (Watsapp)
Email : contact@sgtrek.com

This trip is organised by : 
SGTREK PTE. LTD.
Reg. No. 201816267K
STB License No. 03160

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Singapore 198889
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