From Kita-dake-sanso, is it possible to hike down to Narada Carpark before the last 3:30pm bus?
Thanks so much for your detailed information on the Japanese Alps. This weekend I am climbing Kita-dake. On Saturday I am staying at Hirogawara Hut, climbing Kita on Sunday and staying at Kita-dake-sanso.
I am walking out on the Monday, and am wondering whether it would be possible to do Aino-dake, Notori-dake and then down to Narada Carpark in time for the last bus at 3:30pm (which goes to Hirogawara, then Kofu). I am relatively hiking fit, and would be getting up early, but I am wondering if I am being overly ambitious - if so, I will probably walk out the way I came back to Hirogawara direct.
But the prospect of the loop is very tempting!
Appreciate any advice.