Honshu Haute Route ski tour, Mount Fuji. A 15-day trip with a IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide. You cannot miss this unforgettable experience across the Japanese Alps.
Japan: A country of traditions with few ski touring trips. I invite you to discover the central island by crossing the Japanese Alps till Mount Fuji.
This is a fantastic opportunity to discover these mountains going from Honshu to Honshu. This ski touring will take between 9 and 11 days immersed in the heart of the mountains. We will sleep in unique hostels but also in unguarded refuges. And finally, we will ski the Mount Fuji.
“Probably the most amazing ski touring trip I’ve organised in the last ten years”
The specifics of the trip:
I propose to you the following program.
Day 1 and Day 2: Paris – Tokyo – Toyama
Regular flight to Tokyo and then a short flight to Toyama. First night in the japanese culture and first discovery of the fineness of japanese gastronomy.
Day 3: Mt Oyama (3003 m)
An amazing day awaits us. We will take the train until a small ski lift that will take us on a plateau where a bus is going to be waiting for us at Mt. Oyama (3003 m). Then a beautiful descent takes us to a small hut with hot springs.
Day 4: Mt Oyamadani and Mt Tambodaira
A very nice round trip from the small Honshu. We will use this first day at the Japanese Alps to make adjustments of the equipment before leaving on the trip. The summits are many and they are around the hut, and nothing but our desire to dive into a hot spring will stop us from skiing!!
Day 5: Traverse to the Goshikigahara refuge
First day ski touring. We will cross the Mt Shishidake (2741 m).
Day 6: Traverse to the Tarobeidaira refuge
Long day on the peaks where we will pass through the Mont Yakushidake (2926 m).
Day 7: Traverse to the Sugoroku refuge
Another great day in which we’ll go through the Mt Kurobegorodake (2839 m).
Day 8: Traverse to the Yarigatake refuge
Again a beautiful summit: the Mont Yarigatake (3180 m). A sacred peak for Japanese people.
Day 9: Traverse to the Hotakadake refuge
Ascent of the third highest mountain in Japan: the Mount Okuhotaka (3190 m).
Day 10: Ski touring in the mountains of Kamikochi
We will take a day to traverse to the Kitahotaka refuge. On the passage we can ski the Mount Obamadake (3101m), but it is optional.
Day 11: Transfer to the YamanaKako village at the foot of Mt Fuji
On the road we take the opportunity to visit the famous Matsumoto castle and its museum.
Day 13: Ascent to the Mount Fuji
Long traverse of the fabulous Mount Fuji summit from the south to the east side. We will ski in the crater.
Day 14: Buffer day to the Mt Fuji
In case we can do it, we will have the opportunity to visit and go skiing at the Hokendake.
Day 15: Flight back to France
The route above can be modified for safety reasons or unforeseen events. Of course it can be adapted to the level of the participants. In this case, we will do everything to offer you the best solution by adapting the original route.
Are you interested in this adventure? Then I invite you to contact me!! It will be a pleasure for me to give you all the information you need and to help you to organise a trip that meets your expectations.
Full board accommodation during the ski trip, the lunch is taken as picnic.
REQUIRED LEVEL: The first priority is to really like skiing and discovering. It is unique place for doing it. A very good physical condition is required. The daily altitude change is between 800 and 1200 meters. But it is easy to do a lot more. EQUIPMENT: - 50 liters Backpack to carry skis, - Hiking skis (we recommend you at least 90mm wide at the skate skis ), skins, knives, sticks, - Ski Hiking boots, crampons (adjusted on shoes) - Transceiver, shovel, probe, - 1 duvet of -10 ° C - 2 or 3 pairs of socks, - 1 tights and windproof and waterproof Gore-Tex pants, - 2 or 3 T-shirts breathable and 1 or 2 fleece fur (carline) - 1 fleece jacket and a cutting wind and waterproof Gore-Tex - 1 Bonnet and cap, - 1 pair of warm ski gloves and 1 pair of fleece gloves, - Thermos (isothermal gourd) - Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm, - Small personal pharmacy, small toiletries, - A camera
I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).
Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.
I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.
In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal
I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.
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