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Climbing Mount Fuji with a guide

Climbing Mount Fuji/Fuji-san, together with Jun, a local certified mountain guide (JMGA) during the official season, from early July till mid September.

Duration2 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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.

Accommodation

We can stay in one of the huts on the mountain. Here is a one: Sato-goya - http://goo.gl/j1H4dX

More info

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!

Meeting point

We will meet at Fujiyoshida.

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 206186 each

Group of 2

JPY 103093 each

Group of 3

JPY 68729 each

Group of 4

JPY 51547 each

Group of 5

JPY 49485 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• Round trip transportation from (Fujisan St. or Mishima St, or Gotenba St) to trail start included.


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