Mt. Goryu (五竜岳) to Mt. Kashimayari (鹿島槍岳) Hike

 

As this requires a three day trip, let's hope we get to do this. 

Budget: JPY7,500 (~USD73)
  • JPY4,820. Two days' worth allocated with Seishun 18 ticket. (if from Tokyo)
  • JPY180. Bus, Hakuba Station to Hakuba Happou Bus Terminal.
  • JPY2,500. Ropeway, estimated (going up and down)
Hike Date / Difficulty 
  • 2021
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5. 
  • Route below is around 23.2kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲3,403m/ ▽2,881m
  • Map Link 

When to Go
I am yet to see logs for winter, so I'd put May to early November as the safe periods. 

Special Notes
  • Weather check: English / Japanese
  • Live camera.
  • Crossing Mt. Goryu to Mt. Kashimayari should not be taken lightly, as this will require crossing the Daikiretto (大キレット), which is one of the most difficult places in Japan mountains according to some blogs. Here's some pics
  • Trailheads. 
    • Hakuba Happou (白馬八方)
      • Train, Tokyo to Hakuba Station. 
      • Bus, Hakuba Station to Hakuba-Happou Bus Terminal (白馬八方バスターミナル). 
        • Bus schedule here, google maps pin here.  Bus runs from latter April to early October. JPY180, 5 minutes one way. It's also a 1.7km walk from Hakuba Station if you'd rather walk.
        • The bus stops are not difficult to find - from Hakuba Station, just go out of the train station and turn left. The bus stop is right in front of the foot onsen. 
      • Gondola Lift Adam -> Alpen Quad Lift -> Grat Quad Lift . Hakuba-Happou Bus Terminal to Happou Trailhead, map here. The lift will take about 15 minutes in total. One way pass will likely be around JPY2,000. 
Bus Schedule, Hakuba Station (白馬駅) <> Happou Bus Terminal (白馬八方バスターミナル). 
        • Ogizawa (扇沢駅前)Google maps pin here.
          • Bus, Shinjuku Station to Shinano-Omachi Station. Bus schedule here, buses run from April to mid-December. JPY5,200, 5 hours one way. Consider bus pass. For 2020, schedules as follows:
            • Shinjuku Bus Terminal to Shinano-Omachi: 6:35am, 7:35am, 9:35am, 3:05pm, 6:15pm, 11:05pm.
            • Shinano-Omachi to Shinjuku Bus Terminal: 7:42am, 9:56am, 2:57pm, 3:57pm, 4:40pm, 5:12pm, 7:57pm. 
          • Bus. Shinano-Omachi Station to Ogizawa. Bus schedule here. 
      Bus schedule, Shinano-Omachi Station (信濃大町駅)< > Ogizawa (扇沢)

      • Mountain huts.
        • Paid. 五竜山荘. About an hour away from Mt. Goryu's summit.
        • Paid. 冷池山荘. About an hour away from Mt. Kashimayari's summit.
        • Paid. 大キレット. In between Mt. Goryu and Mt. Kashimayari. 
        • Free. None.
        • Camping. Available near the paid huts. 
      Itinerary

      Friday

      • Train/Bus. Tokyo to Hakuba Station. 
      Saturday
      • Bus, Hakuba Station to Hakuba-Happou, take Gondola up. 
      • Start hike. Stay at 冷池山荘
      Sunday
      • Start hike. Cross 大キレット
      • Stay at 五竜山荘
      Monday
      • Start hike. 
      • Arrived at Hakuba-Happou, take train back home. 

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