Chamonix is renowned as one of the world’s premier trekking locations, simply based on its unrivaled variety of terrain. The area offers countless amazing hikes into the wilderness of the French Alps. From beautiful sweeping alpine pastures and pristine blue mountain lakes, to imposing glaciers and rocky mountain cols, Chamonix has it all.
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 fossilized dinosaur footprints at Col de la Terrasse (2648m) near 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.
Whether you prefer the thrill of hiking using just the power of your legs, or you want to gain a bit of time and save some energy by using the lift system, Chamonix has hikes suitable for everyone.
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 – the choice is yours! 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.
If you wish to venture further afield, we also offer multiday treks, staying overnight in remote mountain refuges. Chamonix 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.
We would be more than happy to customize itineraries based on your personal fitness level and the number of days you wish to hike. Please click on the MAKE ENQUIRY button to start planning your hiking adventure with us!
As well as guiding you through the mountains, your guide will share with you their extensive knowledge of the local area – geology, flora & fauna, mountain safety. You can also always rely on a guide to know the best picnic spots and mountain restaurants; lunch is an important part of any adventure!