Climbing Mount Fuji from June to September

Cveto, an IFMGA mountain guide, takes you on a 1-day climbing trip to the highest peak in Japan and a symbol of the country: Mount Fuji (3776 m).

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

-

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Discover the most iconic mountain in Japan.

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views surrounding Mount Fuji.

 

Only 100 kilometers away from Tokyo, enjoy the beauty of the most iconic peak in Japan on a 1-day climbing trip.

The official climbing season for Mount Fuji goes from June to September: that is, during summer.

As this is a 1-day climbing trip, it will start really early, in the middle of the night! I will pick you up at your hotel in Kawaguchi-ko area. From there, we’ll travel by car to Mount Fuji’s ascent point.

However, if you have your own transfer, we can also meet at the car parking close to our trailhead (I will tell you the exact point).

It will take us between 4 and 6 hours to reach the summit.

For the descent, we will take the same route, although that will depend on weather conditions. Along the way, we’ll enjoy some stunning views!

We’ll be back at the car parking around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. From there, I’ll take you back to your hotel at Kawaguchi-ko.

Are you planning a trip to Japan? Then you can’t miss going up to its more famous peak! Please contact me if you want to join me.

You can also consider this Mt Fuji ascent in the off season (mid April / May) depending on your travel dates.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
90000 JPY

Group of 2
45000 JPY

Group of 3
33500 JPY

Group of 4
25000 JPY

Group of 5
24000 JPY

Group of 6
20000 JPY

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kawaguchi-ko area.

More info

-During weekends & holidays the price is 20.000 JPY higher.

-Insurance is not included in the price. It costs 1000 JPY per person.

- I will not be in Japan to guide this from end of April to August in 2017.

- Equipment: good mountain shoes, normal hiking equipment, walking pole. Food and drink: you should take over 2L of water, it's better to have 700ml thermos.

- It might be possible for me to pick you up at your hotel in Tokyo in the middle of the night, for an additional price of 20000 JPY (max 4 people), so if you would like this then please enquire.

- It might also be possible for me to offer you to stay at my house in Saitama (40 min train ride from Ikebukuro). You can arrive one day before the night of the beginning of the trip. The additional price for this is 4000 JPY per person (max 4 people). On the back way, I 'll send you to Kawaguchiko bus or train station (near Mt. Fuji). Please enquire if you'd be interested in this.

Rentals:

If you want to travel light then I could rent you gears such as crampons (if the size works out), axes at JPY 1,000 per item and touring ski package (ski, tourable bindings, skins) at JPY 4,000 per day, but for this kind of activity, you would need to bring your own appropriate clothing and own mountaineering / ski boots.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I am an IFMGA mountain guide, also certified by the JMGA, born in Slovenia. Slovenia is known as one of the major sporting countries in the world - I used to compete at the Olympics representing Slovenia in Cross-country Skiing. After I left Slovenia, I travelled all over the world and ended up in Japan, where I have now lived for more than 20 years, mainly because I love the beautiful Japanese mountains too much, and I feel privileged to be able to enjoy these mountains through the entire four seasons.

I am based at the foot of the Japan Alps, in Nagano Prefecture. In the winter, we go climbing or skiing around Mt. Fuji or Yatsugatake and in the summer, we can enjoy shower-climbing or canoeing. It is my absolute pleasure to also take you and guide you in my home country in Slovenia.

In addition to guiding the mountains, I also enjoy having the opportunity to teach mountain climbing skills to every level of climbers. This is because I want everyone to enjoy Japanese mountains safely.

I am the first non-Japanese mountain guide registered with the Japan Mountain Guide Association. Please contact me if you would love to have great experiences in the mountains in all seasons with me!

 
 
FROM 20000 JPYper person
 

 

What People are Saying about Cveto Podlogar

 

Our climbing trip was amazing - despite being during the wettest & hottest season in Japan! Due to the weather, our original destination was not possible. Yet Cveto was able to quickly coordinate an alternative plan that would get us on the rocks. Both Cveto & Chiharu were highly communicative & responsive with us (as we planned our trip from Australia). Cveto himself was easy to get along with as well as being extremely knowledgeable. He helped us grow, both in terms of learning climbing skills and pushing mental barriers with lead climbing and rappelling. Overall a really enjoyable course with plenty of practical application of the new skills packed into the two-day course. We highly recommend Cveto for anyone looking to actually apply these skills on rock rather than practicing endlessly on the ground. We are hoping to travel next year to climb & learn with Cveto again.
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Emi Flynn
Our family of four had the best time with Cveto. Our goal was to get our kids (ages 9 and 11) to the top of Fuji-san before the public open season and I don\'t think we could have done it without Cveto. Of everything we did during our 11 days in Japan, climbing Fuji-san was our favorite highlight. Cveto was communicative about preparations, gear, and weather before the trip and was the consummate professional during the climb. He even short-roped our 9-yr old during a period of altitude sickness.
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Brad Jefferson
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Eric Robinson
Thanks again for the climb, the instruction, and the conversation. For me, this was one of those unforgettable moments in life and I sincerely appreciate your time and energy. You went above and beyond the call! Please also give my best to your wife. I know I was pestering her with questions and she relieved my anxiety! I woke up to a clear view of the mountain and still can\'t process that we somehow were up there and I couldn\'t have done it without both of you! Thanks!
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Eric Robinson
 

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