Hiking season:

Hike to the top of Mt. Gassan

Summer

Also called "The Realm of the Dead", or "The Mountain of the Past", Mt. Gassan is the most important step in the Dewa Sanzan's yamabushi training.

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km.

5.5

Distance:

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Elevation:

600

meters

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Required time:

2.3

h

Hiking Map:

Danger level:

Several dangers
Several dangers
Dangers include:

Slippery slopes, Unstable rocks, Snow (risks of slipping), Low temperatures, Strong winds

Difficulty level (for beginners) :

Challenging
Challenging

Difficulty levels have been designed for people who have a PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score inferior or equal to 60. Experienced hikers or persons with a PAI above 100 can withdraw two cases to know the average difficulty for their fitness level. Example:  Trails noted "Hard for beginners" correspond to "average" trails for experienced hikers or people with a PAI above 100.

Steps: