CHAMEX has organised trips for clients with a wide range of requirements: preparation for 8000m peaks, major alpine routes, treks or family outings on our mighty glaciers. There is nothing that we can't organise, no matter how big or small!

Where possible, we will adapt the programme according to your level, goals and current weather & snow conditions. Our goal is to maximise your holiday time in Chamonix.
We work with fully qualified local mountain guides who are passionate about ski touring, have extensive local knowledge, speak English and are fun company.
The flexibility and personal approach provided by private courses allow fast progress and helps to push your limits a step further.


Explore Chamonix with a private mountain guide.

From 500.00€

The minimum daily summer rate for a CHAMEX mountain guide. Please note that the daily rate increases with the increasing lenght, difficulty and exposure of the itinerary. Please contact us for pricing of particular climbs or summits. 


All levels tech level


All fitness levels


As many days as you wish


Available May - October


Nights in mountain huts on request


Flexible itineraries

The Alps, specifically Chamonix, is basically a massive mountaineering playground with a huge range of adventurous and challenging itineraries to choose from - Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses, Grand Capucin...

Treat yourself to the experience of a lifetime with one of our UIAGM Mountain Guides. We can either propose a choice of individual climbs for all levels of ability and experience, or we can put together a tailor made program of bespoke training days building up to a big climb. Whatever your mountaineering goals are, we will help you to achieve them.

Our climbing guides will introduce you to some of the most beautiful multi-pitch routes in the Mont-Blanc region, both in Chamonix and further afield in neighbouring resorts. With so many incredible peaks on our doorstep, the possibilities are limitless.

For the ultimate alpine experience, you can challenge yourself on big high mountain terrain and summit the highest peaks in the Alps - Mont Blanc, Eiger, Matterhorn and Gran Paradiso are all within range and you'll find Chamonix to be the perfect training ground for high altitude mountaineering. CHAMEX mountain guides are all very strong climbers with a wealth of experience to share with you, not only will you benefit from their expertise but you'll also be in the safest hands possible.

We treat all of our clients as individuals and all of our trips are completely customized to suit you, allowing for whether you are an excellent mountain climber or a keen beginner. You'll be dealing directly with us from the very first point of contact and we work hard to ensure that your needs are met, at every step of the way.

There are many advantages of private guiding; your program will be totally flexible, your guide will be 100% focused on your goals, you will progress at exactly your own pace. Contact us now to start planning your personal alpine adventure.

In order to plan your trip we need to know a little bit about you - what your goals are, what you want to see and do, what previous experience you do or don't have... don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can make some suggestions and start planning your personal program based on the information that you give us.


Arrival in Chamonix

Your mountain guide will meet you either in our Chamonix office or at your accommodation on the evening before your trip. You will discuss the program, the latest weather forecast and any equipment requirements. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions in order to prepare for your trip.

During your trip with us

Your mountain guide will pick you up each morning and take you to wherever your day's activities will be. You will then be dropped off home again afterwards. We will take care of all arrangements and advise on the best places to spend each day.

Any time

You can contact our Chamonix based office any time if you need anything or if you just wish to stop by for a coffee!


Included or not


Guide Fee

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

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

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

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

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.


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.

Additional Services

Airport transfers

We can help you to organise your transport to/from Chamonix. We work with well established airport transfer companies using new and comfortable vehicles, with the capacity and know-how to handle everything from delayed and cancelled flights, to unexpected traffic jams with professionalism and efficiency.

To book your transfer, we will need the following: 
  • Full name 
  • Mobile phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Your destination address 
  • Flight details (date, time and flight number)

This is the most economic and ecologically friendly way of travel. The driver will meet and greet you at the airport, gather you and the rest of the passenger group together and then head off to your chosen destination. The door-to-door service means that you will be dropped off and picked up right at your hotel /chalet / apartment. From 40€ per person for one way and 80€ per person for a return trip.


Private Transfers are the quickest way to get to and from the airport. Your driver will meet and greet you at the airport and guide you to your vehicle. There is no waiting for other passengers. Private transfers are available for one to eight person bookings and travelling together and you are guaranteed sole occupancy of the vehicle for your transfer. And, of course, it's a door to door service, so you won't be lugging any bags very far. 250€ per car for one way and 500€ per car for a return trip.


Accommodation in Chamonix

If you wish to book accommodation in Chamonix we would be happy to recommend some local hotels, gites, self-catered apartments, or chalets and advise on the best locations. Please contact us if you would like help finding accommodation in Chamonix.

Mountain rescue insurance

We don’t include mountain rescue insurance in any of our courses but we strongly recommend that you have it. Mountain rescue may be very expensive, particularly if helicopters are involved. Check with your travel insurance provider if you are covered for the specific activity you are going to do with us.

However, we can organise the mountain rescue insurance for you. The cost is 8€ per person per day for EU residents and 12€ per person per day for non-EU residents. Details of the insurance cover are different for EU and non-EU residents; please contact us for more information.

Equipment hire

We highly recommend that you book any equipment with us at least 2 weeks in advance as the hire shops can have limited availability in the busy season.

You can collect your equipment the evening before the start of the course and return it in the evening at the end of your course. We work with the following Chamonix ski hire and mountain shop:

• Concept Pro Shop that is conveniently located directly next door from our office. Open 7/7 08:00-19:00