Towering at a height of 3776 metres, Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. The nearly perfectly shaped volcano with its snow capped summit has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and used as the subject of many works of arts among Japanese artists and commoners throughout the centuries. Together with Mount Yushan and Mount Kinabalu, they form the Asia Trilogy (tallest mountains in the Far East minus Kamchatka and Australasia) of peak climbing. Check off an item on your bucket list by climbing Mount Fuji during the official climbing season from early July to mid-September.
FUJI-SUBARU LINE FIFTH STATION – MOUNTAIN LODGE
At noontime, meet our friendly guide outside Fuji-Subaru Line Fifth Station (located at the end of the Fuji-Subaru Line) who will conduct a safety briefing and provide an introduction to the mountain. It takes about 5 hours to trek from the trailhead (2,305m) to your mountain lodge located between the Seventh Station (2,700m) and the Eight Station (3,040m). The steep and winding terrain varies from sandy ground where you will keep sliding down to rocky surfaces where you need to scramble on fours. Along the way you will also pass by the Sixth Station (2,390m). Enjoy a traditional Japanese bento for dinner and turn in early to rest well for the next day summit climb.
Overnight: Dormitory at Mountain Lodge
MOUNTAIN LODGE – SUMMIT – FUJI-SUBARU LINE FIFTH STATION
Wake up in the middle of the night for the summit climb (actual wake up time will be decided by the guide after assessing your trekking speed). It takes about 4 hours to trek from your mountain lodge to the summit. Goraiko-kan located above the Eight Station (3,360m) is the last mountain lodge. Following the switchbacks as the trail steepens beyond the Eight Station, you will be greeted by a pair of stone lions, a toril gate before reaching Kusushi Jinja Shrine at the crater rim. At the summit (3776 m) you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world. If the weather permits, you can walk around the crater rim (1.5 hr. round circuit walk) to take in the summit from different directions. You can get a “certification” stamp on your climbing stick and send a letter or postcard to your loved ones from the highest point of Japan. On your way down you will follow the same route till the Eighth Station where you will branch right to follow a less steep route down to the Fifth Station.
- One night accommodation in mountain lodge (located between the Seventh and the Eighth Stations)
- Mountain lodge breakfast
- Return international air tickets
- Travel insurance
- All land transport
- All meals not indicated above
- Porters to carry personal belonging
- All expenses of a personal nature
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