People per Guide
Apr, May, Jun
Type of Trip
- Discover Mount Fuji off season and stay away from the crowds.
- Reach the summit of a mythical mountain in Japan.
At 3776 m, Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan and also a symbol of the country. Come with me for a climbing trip in the off season!
The best time to climb Mount Fuji goes from mid April until the end of September. But there are several things to consider according to the time of the year.
Climbing Mount Fuji in the off season (in this case during spring, from mid April to June) is a good idea if you want to avoid crowds, although you should consider the weather is much colder and there’s still snow on the trails.
Our starting point will be Kawaguchi-ko area. I’ll pick you up from your hotel during night and we’ll travel to the ascent point of Mount Fuji. Otherwise, if you have your own means of transport, we can meet directly at the car park at the base of the mountain.
We’ll reach the summit after 4 to 6 hours of climbing. Then, we’ll take the same route to descend while we enjoy stunning views along the way!
We should be back in the car park around 4 or 5 in the afternoon and drive back to your hotel.
Climbing Mount Fuji is an extraordinary experience. Please contact me if you want to join me for an off season climb to this iconic peak! Depending on your travel dates, you can consider climbing Mt Fuji between June and September.
Please remember that you’ll need winter mountaineering equipment to hike up this mountain.
It’s also possible to combine the ascent with an incredible ski descent from the summit of Mt Fuji (check the programme for further details!).
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.
-Equipment: You can rent crampons, ice axe, helmet and harness at JPY1000 p/item. But I don't have Winter boots for rent.
- 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.
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, tour 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!
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