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Type of Trip
Please join me for a 2-day hike on one of the routes leading to the top of Mount Fuji. This is the highest peak of Japan (3776 m) and an active stratovolcano. Its last eruption occurred in 1707.
The best period to climb it is usually between early July and mid September. The mountain is officially closed for the rest of the year and most mountain huts will be closed. Technical and fitness requirements are higher for summit attempts during the closed periods.
We will meet in Fujiyoshida and stay one night in one of the huts located on the volcano.
Ascending to the top is not that difficult. Only in some sections, the terrain becomes sharp and rocky. There are many signs throughout the way that inform the walkers of other possible dangers such as sudden wind gusts and rocks that can be loose. Although the true challenge of this climb lies in its stiffness and the fact that as you go higher the air becomes thinner.
We will wake up early on the 2nd day in order to reach the summit when the sun rises. We will then enjoy a beautiful 360° view on Honshu.
Does the climb of Mount Fuji sound interesting? Then get in touch with me and let’s plan this great hike together. It will be my pleasure bringing you up there and sharing with you my culture, the history of Japan… along the way.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
We can stay in one of the huts on the mountain. Here is a one: Sato-goya - http://goo.gl/j1H4dX
Equipment: You can hire hiking shoes and clothing items as well as other gears from Yamarent - http://www.yamarent.com/en/
It is an online rental shop, which allows you to reserve online, and you can receive the items by postal delivery to your accommodation in Japan or collect and fit the gears in their shops located near Shinjuku station in Tokyo or Kawaguchiko station near Mt Fuji.
You’ll be eligible for a discount of 10% with the Explore&Share promotion code, ES3776, if you rent more than JPY 5,000!
About the Guide
I wish you a very warm welcome from Hokkaido, the north island of Japan. The dream spot for any fan of powder skiing!
I'm Jun, I'm a JMGA (Japan Mountain Guides Association) mountain and ski guide. I'm also a ski and telemark instructor. I graduated from the Hokkaido University. I have been skiing all around Hokkaido and I know every corner of this incredible island. I'm also an expert in avalanche safety management.
I'm guiding my friends and clients in all the most beautiful places of Hokkaido: Shiretoko (UNESCO World Nature Heritage), Daisetsuzan National Park, Rishiri, Niseko, Yotei volcano, Asahikawa... hiking, skiing and mountaineering.
Have a look to the different tours I propose to have more info on what you can experience here and get in touch with me. I will be very happy to help you organising your trip and guide you in our beautiful mountains. I'm also the director of the Hokkaido Mountain Guides Association (HMGA) which includes around 84 guides.
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