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Ski Mountain Fuji

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 5 people
Destination(s): Japan  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: March - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2790 Australian Dollar (AUD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2790 Australian Dollar (AUD)

Our ski mountain Fuji expedition is a four day adventure that gives us time to practice, climb, ski and if time permits, explore the ancient forests at the base of the mountain. This is an expedition for experienced skiers who are fit and healthy. You should be comfortable in steep and potentially icy terrain and you may be climbing and skiing for up to 7 hours per day at altitude. Downhill skiing equipment and downhill skiing boots are not appropriate for this expedition. Alpine skis with alpine skiing boots or tele-mark skis with plastic tele-mark boots are ideal.

The height of mountain Fuji (3775 m) also dictates to us the pace at which we must travel. On this climb our guide will train you in proper climbing techniques and monitor team participants acclimatisation. We have allocated four days for this expedition and we expect to use day one as a training day, day two to climb to about stage 8 or about 2900 m. Weather permitting day three will be our summit day and just like our summer hike, our aim is to reach the summit by sunrise. This loose timetable is of course dependent on both the weather and snow conditions and the progress of the participants. If time permits, day four will see us hike and ski back down the old trails through the ancient forests at the base of mountain Fuji to the Sengen shrine, the home of the deities who guard mountain Fuji.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Kawaguchiko Station approximately 9:00 a.m. for bus trip to 5th station. Luggage to be stored in hotel and begin climbing practice on the mountain (note: depending on group, can be met in Tokyo or Osaka for transport to mountain base).

Day 2: Depending on group skills, fitness, weather and snow condition, climb to the 8th stage for practice climb and ski.

Day 3: Ideally this will be our summit day. Depart pre dawn and climb to the summit. Then return to the 5th station on skis.

Day 4: Extra day in the event of bad weather on day 3 or to ski/walk through the pine forests to the Sengen shrine. Evening transfer to Kawaguchiko station. Own arrangements.

Notes:
- Our season for this climb is from late March to late May and can be taken anytime during this season depending on availability of guides
- This outline is only a guide
- Contact us today to to arrange a ski mountain Fuji expedition.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 2011, April 20-26: 2790 AUD
- 2012, April 21-27: 2790 AUD.

Price Includes:
- 4 nights accommodation twin or group share (no single option available):
* 2 night in Tokyo
* 2 nights mountain huts
- Bilingual ski mountaineering guide
- 3 dinners and 5 breakfasts
- All transfers from Tokyo hotel and back to Tokyo hotel
- Meet Tokyo airport or hotel evening day 1
- Information and preparation kit.

Price Excludes:
- All items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- All personnel skiing and climbing equipment.

Supplier Information
Location: Australia
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2010
Client Request Served: 12

At M20074 we are passionate about exploring Japan and have been doing so now for 30 years. Whether it is cycle touring Japan, skiing in Japan or walking in Japan our passion to explore Japan has shown us the extraordinary possibilities that exist in the far corners of this enigmatic land for authentic adventure...

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