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Chamonix Hikes & Treks with IML Mountain Leader

Discover the remote tracks & trails of the Chamonix valley with an IML hiking guide

The Chamonix area offers many amazing treks into the beautiful wilderness of the French Alps, you can also easily cross over the borders into the neighbouring countries of Italy and Switzerland!

There are myriad options for unforgettable day trips to some of the most amazing places in the Chamonix valley. You can admire the reflection of Mont Blanc in the mirror-like waters of Lac Blanc (2352m), find solitude and breathtaking views along the ridge of the Aiguillette des Houches (2285m), or hunt for fossilised dinosaur footprints at Col de la Terrase (2648m) by the Emosson dam.

If you seek an extra challenge, you can scale Mont Buet (3096m) also known as “Mont Blanc for the Ladies”. Your efforts will be rewarded with amazing views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding glaciers. 

Take your adventure further on a multiday trek, staying overnight in remote mountain refuges. Chamonix valley is located near the borders of Switzerland and Italy, opening up countless options for longer treks such as the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland, or the Tour du Mont Blanc which passes through all three countries.

Just let us know your fitness level and how many days you wish to spend on the trip and we will propose a custom made program and budget.

Description

Level Requirements

Chamonix valley and the surrounding region offer treks of all levels: from 3 hours with 150m ascent to 8 hours with more than 1000m ascent. You choose!

We can tailor any hike to suit your level of fitness, but be aware that even the lowest parts of the Chamonix valley are at over 1000m of altitude and this will make any effort feel that bit harder.

Prix

280€

The price is per day per group. Maximum 6 clients per mountain leader.

Course Dates

Any date on demand

Inclus

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide - a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Non Inclus

Assurance Secours et rapatriement

Nous vous incitons fortement à souscrire une assurance Secours & Rapatriement pour votre stage. Nous pouvons souscrire une assurance pour vous via notre partenaire assistance. Merci de le demander lors de votre inscrition sur le stage.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Se rendre à Chamonix

Le tarif ne comprend pas les transferts jusqu'à et depuis Chamonix mais nous pouvons vous assister selon que vous arriviez par train, avion ou bus. N'hésitez pas à nous demander notre asssistance.

Haute Route hiking tour Chamonix to Zermatt
A hut on the Haute Route hike from Chamonix to Zermatt
Alpine cows seen on a hike in Chamonix
Haute Route hiking tour Chamonix to Zermatt
An alpine lake on the Haute Route Hiking Tour Chamonix to Zermatt
Mountains at sunset on the Haute Route hiking tour Chamonix to Zermatt
Haute Route hiking tour Chamonix to Zermatt
An alpine lake on the Haute Route Hiking Tour Chamonix to Zermatt
Edelweiss flowers on the Haute Route hiking tour Chamonix to Zermatt
A mountain hut overlooking the Chamonix valley hiking trails
Enjoying a picnic in the Chamonix mountains with a view of the glaciers
Amongst the mountains on a hike in Chamonix Mont Blanc

Vêtements

Bonnet

Bonnet

sous - vetements thermiques

sous - vetements thermiques

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

T-shirt et couches respirantes (laine ou synthetique)

Doudoune legere

Doudoune legere

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Veste etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Pantalon etanche et coupe-vent

Gants techniques (fins)

Gants techniques (fins)

Casquette

Casquette

Chaussures de randonnee

Chaussures de randonnee

Hiking trousers

Hiking trousers

Equipement technique

Batons telescopiques

Batons telescopiques

20-30 litres rucksack

20-30 litres rucksack

Extras

Lunettes de soleil

Lunettes de soleil

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Bouteille d'eau 1 litre minimum

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Creme solaire haute protection (visage et levres)

Refuge Albert 1er

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The Albert 1er hut is one of the most easily accessible mountain refuges in Chamonix, making it popular with hikers as well as climbers and mountaineers.

Access is via the gondola lift from Le Tour up to Charmillon; if it is low season and the lift is not running there is a short hiking trail that you can take instead.

Refuge Albert 1er is clearly signposted from the bottom of the Charmillon chairlift, bear right and follow the trail through wide meadows where you will often see marmots hiding amongst the rocks.

The path climbs steadily up, getting more rocky as it progresses. The last section up to the hut is a bit of a scramble over boulders, with the jagged crevasses of the glacier close by on your right.

Tête Rousse Hut

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The Tête Rousse refuge is a popular starting point for climbing Mont Blanc; situated at 3167m it is a good place to spend the night prior to your summit for acclimatisation.

Access to Tête Rousse is fairly easy; we start by taking the Tramway du Mont Blanc either from Saint-Gervais or from Les Houches up to Nid d´Aigle. From here it is a hike of 2-3 hours past the Glacier de la Tête Rousse with fantastic views of the Grand Couloir and the Aiguille du Bionassay.