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Chamonix hikes & treks with IML Mountain Leader

Explore our beautiful valley on a guided hiking tour around Chamonix and the surrounding area. Our trekking tours in the Alps are guided by qualified and experienced IML mountain leaders who will share their passion for the mountains with you.


There are hikes for people of all physical fitness levels and abilities. We will customize the program to your experience and goals.


Learn about the riches of local history, flora and fauna. Our guides are informative and speak english as well as french and other languages.


We offer day hikes as well as overnights hikes with night in a mountain hut or wild camping in a tent.


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!

From: 400 €

All tech level

  • Fitness level 2/5
  • Dates on demand
  • Up to 10 hikers per guide
  • From 1 day
  • Available June – October
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Fleece or woollen layers
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Hiking boots
Hiking trousers
Technical gear
Telescopic poles
Technical gear
25 – 30 litres rucksack
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

IML Mountain Leader fees

Guidance by a fully qualified IML Mountain Leader

Local Transport

Local transport provided in accordance with instructor/guide’s available car capacity

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

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 in Chamonix

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

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.