Ski touring Mount Fuji San
Day 1 Paris - Tokyo - Hakuba
We fly from Paris to Tokyo from where we hop on a minibus to join the region of Hakuba (around 4h drive), near Nagano, Northwest from Tokyo.
We settle in the cottage once we arrive and our guide will brief us on the following days program and will check our personal equipment.
Accommodation : Hakuba Powder Cottage
Day 2 Volcano Goryu Sanso (2490m)
Today is our first day, and we start by climbing up a summit near the cottage to get our legs started. The Goryu Sanso volcano and its 2490m are utterly adapted to discover the great Japanese snow. We'll get back to the cottage to spend the night.
Positive difference in altitude : between 800 and 1000m | Negative difference in altitude : between 800 and 1000m | Accommodation : Hakuba Powder Cottage
Day 3 Mount Shirouma (2932m)
Big skiing day on the Mount Shirouma, one of the few in Japan which is covered in snow patches ! Located in the Chubu-Sangaku national park, it is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan and one of the most popular among hikers.
Positive difference in altitude : around 1400m | Negative difference in altitude : around 1400m | Accommodation : Hakuba Powder Cottage
Day 4 Mount Tsurugi Dake (2996m)
We leave the North region of Hakuba in direction of Shinano Omachi to join the 'Alpine Transport Route' or 'Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route' , which crosses the Japanese Alps. This road is only opened from March to November when snowing conditions allows it. From Shinano-Omachi, it is by different means of transport that we will join the Murodo station at 2450m (the highest of the country), where is located the Murodo Sanso refuge, the oldest in Japan. Bus, tramway and funiculars will be taken to get to Murodo in 2h from Shinano Omachi.
The afternoon will be the ideal moment to go out in the surroundings : the Tsurugi Dake and it 2996m high will allow us to appreciate this new area.
Time of transportation : around 2h30 to 3h in total
Day 5 Mount Tate Yama (3015m)
Today we will ascend one of the 3 sacred mountains in Japan (with Mount Fuji and Mount Haku) : the Mount Tate or Tate-Yama, at 3015m.
From the refuge, the night show of the stared sky and the sunrise are genuinely exceptional : this gorgeous landscape will be another good reason to have chosen this trip to Japan !
Positive difference in altitude : around 1200m | Negative difference in altitude : around 1200m | Accommodation : Murodo Sando Refuge
Day 6 Transfer to Norikura
Tateyama is one of the few places in the world that has the most heavy snowfalls : up to 20m certain years. This is why, leaving from the refuge, the bus will take the road cut in snow : the famous 'Yuki no Ōtani'.
Tramways and buses will get us back to Shinano Omachi : that will leave us some time to admire the three first glaciers renowned nationaly, but also the great dam and the Kurobe lake. Then, we'll join the town of Nurika by minibus, health resort at the feet of Mount Norikuradake (3026m).
Accommodation : Lodge
Day 7 Norikura massif
A few summits are possible from the city, according to the group's condition and desires.
Positive difference in altitude : between 1000 and 1200m | Negative difference in altitude : between 1000 and 1200 | Accommodation : Lodge
Day 8 Mount Norikura (3026m)
Mount Norikuradake (3026m) is one of the 10 highest Japanese summits but also one of the youngest volcanos. Norikura Kogen Ski Resort is one of the most famous skiing area, and we can sometimes ski until the month of August.
Positive difference in altitude : around 1400m | Negative difference in altitude : around 1400m | Accommodation : Lodge
Day 9 Yamanakako
Morning transfer to join the city of Yamanakako, which is famous for its lake, Yamanaka, the biggest of the 5 lakes region at the feet of the Mount Fuji. The view of the Mount Fuji is magnificent, especially from its North shore.
You will also see the 'Teddy Bear World Museum' near, quite original, but also the Nagaike Park to visit for those who want to.
Accommodation : Zero Project Guest House
Day 10 Mount Fuji (3776m)
With is 3776m high, Mount Fuji is Japan's highest peak, from which the first eruption goes back to 1707. Its specific form makes it a traditional religious symbol and one of the most popular destinations. On the 22nd of June 2013, it is inscribed on UNESCO World's Heritage List under the name of 'Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration'.
With the existence of different Japanese transcription methods, the Mount Fuji possesses different names, some of which are faulty. Thus, in Japanese, Mount Fuji is pronounced Fujisan, but due to a reading mistake of kanji, it happens that Occidental people call it 'Fujiyama' : to talk about 'Mount Fujiyama' is an error, 'yama' already meaning 'mountain'.
Positive difference in altitude : around 1500m | Negative difference in altitude : around 1500m | Accommodation : Zero Project Guest House
Day 11 Mount Fuji
This day is an extra day in case of bad weather, in order to have a second chance to ascend Mount Fuji.
Journée de sécurité en cas de mauvais temps, afin d'avoir une deuxième possibilité de faire l'ascension du Mont Fuji.
Accommodation : Zero Project guest House
Day 12 Tokyo - Paris
Sadly, our fabulous trip comes to an end. We get to Tokyo (around 1h30 drive) and take a flight back to Paris, where we'll say goodbye.
Dates & prices
No departure for now
Trip code: SRJAP
- A deposit of 30% of the trip’s price will be needed during the booking, the whole price must be paid at least 30 days before departure.
- The technical organization of the stay
- France/Japan flight ticket (there and back)
- Mountaineering with high-mountain guides
- Full-board accommodation in refuges, cottages and lodges
- Minibus transfers
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Snacks (cereal bars, dried fruits, chocolate bars, etc...) at your own convenience
- Registration fees
- Insurance / assistance : research fees and helicopter rescue, hospitalisation and repatriation mandatory
- Everything that isn't mentioned in the "included" section
Terms and conditions
- More than 30 days before departure, you will be charged for the amount of 50€
- From 30 to 21 days before departure, you will be charged for the amount of the deposit (30% of the trip’s price)
- From 20 to 14 days before departure, you will be charged for 50% of the trip’s price
- From 13 to 7 days before departure, you will be charged for 75% of the trip’s priceLess than 7 days before departure, you will be charged for the whole trip’s price
- Airline fixed costs: plane tickets are bought in advance to avoid too high airline prices, however they are non refundable in case of cancellation or plan changes. In that case, the charges above apply to the price of your trip without the plane ticket’s price
- Ground fixed costs: you will be charged for the fees that were paid early
- Insurance fees: Insurance fees will not be refunded if you have subscribed to a multi-risk or cancellation insurance. The specific conditions will be written on your subscription confirmationIf you have no choice but to cancel your trip before departure, you must inform Montagne Expeditions and your insurance provider with a written statement as soon as possible, you will get a receipt.
Changes to travel contract
- 1 pair of ski touring skis, light and with adapted fixations as well as a break or safety strips, and sharpened
- 1 pair of ski touring shoes with VIBRAM soles
- 1 pair of adhesive seals skin adapted to your skis
- Knifes adapted to fixations
- Poles with large disks
- Safety equipment : beacon, probe and shovel
- crampons with "Antibott" system
- Ice axe
- Harness and carabineers
- Survival blanket
- 1 headlamp with extra batteries and bulb
- Pocket knife
- Windstopper bonnet
- Hat or cap
- Neck scarf
- Sunscreen (high protection) for skin and lips
- Sunglasses for glacier category 4 + ski goggles
- 2 technical breathable long sleeve underwear type "Carline" (no coton which dries too slowly)
- 1 technical and breathable shirt to put under your jumper
- 1 thick fleece jacket
- 1 fuzz jacket
- 1 wind stopper and waterproof jacket type Goretex
- 1 pair of wind stopper mittens (fleece or wool)
- 1 pair of undergloves
- 1 technical and breathable pair of tights type "Carline"
- 1 pair of comfortable mountain trousers
- 1 pair of wind stopper and waterproof trousers type Goretex
- 2 pairs of socks : 1 thin and 1 thick
- 1 bed sheet for refuges
- 1 small toiletry bag with 1 fast drying towel
- Cream for sunburns (Biafine)
- Biodegradable toilet paper
- 1 or 2 100L plastic bags and an overbag to protect your belongings and your bag
- 1 waterproof pouch in which you will put your identity paper, your phone, your money and your insurance/assistance contract with all of your emergency numbers
- A comfortable 35/40L alpinism backpack with ski straps
- Suitcase or backpack for your personal comfort
- Resistant ski cover
- Personal medicine
- Pain reliever (preferably paracetamol)
- Double skin
- Local disinfectant
- Intestinal antiseptic
- Light sleeping pills
- Broad spectrum antibiotic
- Vitamins C
Health information & recommendations
- Most of our accommodations are run by locals, thus ensuring that the largest part of the revenue generated through your trip will stay within the region.
- France is known for its exquisite cuisine. The art of cooking and the joy of eating are part of everyday life. Each region has its particular foods and flavors which we would like you to explore and appreciate.
- Water is a precious and rare good. Our team and those travelling with us are thus advised to use it with consideration and avoid excessive water use where possible.
- Please try to recycle your waste whenever possible, even though recycling may not be a well-known concept in all areas.
- Be cautious and respectful when hiking. Make sure to wear suitable footwear and avoid picking flowers, moving stones or lighting fires.