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Hiking in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Head for the clouds on a trail around a classic peak in the French Alps!

The highest summit in Europe west of the Caucasus Mountains boasts beautiful hiking paths all throughout Chamonix. Experience an iconic location that possesses world-renowned beauty with a lifetime of fascinating and exhilarating treks of every shape and size.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Ziva Shalev

5.00

July, 2022

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Grant our guide was superb. Took care of everything just seamlessly. Knows everything about all there is to know; Geography, Flora, Fauna, the best places to be and all without imposing himself. I had a wonderful trip and fulfilled my dream beyond all my expectations thanks mainly to Grant.

Stientje Van veldhoven

4.00

August, 2021

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

I don’t usually write reviews, but I gladly do for this trip because it was fantastic! Great guide, fantastic tour! The accommodation is really basic, that is just something to be aware of. The only point to not give a 5 star trip rating is the fact that the group size being twice as large as was promised, it made for a 14 person mixed dormitory the first night- and thus no sleep.

Tamar Shoham

5.00

August, 2021

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

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Robert Davis

5.00

July, 2021

2-day glacier progression course in Chamonix

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.

Sheel

5.00

September, 2020

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Great trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc with our tour guide Grant. Highly recommended with a very knowledgeable guide who catered for different abilities/requirements within the group.

Cornel S.

5.00

August, 2020

Les Mottets Guided Via Corda

Thanks a lot for today experience! Daniel was an excelent guide, a great mentor and kids had a wonderful day today! Thanks again, see you next time, looking forward to climb Mont Blanc!

Emma Maury

5.00

August, 2019

One day experience on the Glacier around Chamonix Mer de Glace

Un grand merci à Gauthier pour sa prévenance, sa disponibilité et ses réponses à nos nombreuses questions ! Daniel, qui fut notre guide lors de la sortie a été très attentif et très patient avec nous. Il a complètement adapté notre randonnée à nos capacités et à nos attentes. Je le remercie également chaleureusement. Nous avons passé un moment unique !

Clara

5.00

July, 2019

One day experience on the Glacier around Chamonix Mer de Glace

The best experience in Chamonix! Everything was great, I met Daniel one day before to check all the equipment, and it was amazing. Very profesional, great views, and great glacier climbing clases! I SUPER recommend having this experience

Isadora Carolina Costa Cabra

5.00

July, 2019

One day experience on the Glacier around Chamonix Mer de Glace

“It was an amazing experience, I could learn a lot about trails, map readings and the region, I highly recommend the experience to adventurers in chamonix

Ali

5.00

July, 2019

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

10 day / 9 night Full TMB Tour Congratulations, you found it! The best TMB trekking operator in all the land! No seriously, book it now! My time with Happy Tracks was absolutely exceptional and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trek through this company or recommend it to all my family & friends. From pick up to drop off - everything was meticulously taken care of by Anja & Raphael. We were treated to delicious homemade food, fantastic lodging, and off-the-beaten-path adventures every single day. Our guide Dave was fantastic - quite literally a world-class guide. His expertise & character made for a super fun (and super safe) holiday. He went above and beyond to have us taste local delicacies and see parts of the TMB that would be easily missed by the average hiker. The TMB is a challenging hike, but the support of the Happy Tracks team made it one of my most cherished memories. Well done guys! Hope to trek with you again sometime!!

Jannicke Kalland

5.00

July, 2019

Full-day glacier hike for beginners from Chamonix

En flott tur i fin natur. Vi fikk vite mye om isbreens tilstand og vi fikk prøvd både isklatring og via Ferrata. Guiden snakket flytende engels så det var lett å kommunisere. En behagelig og artig tur med litt utfordringer.

David Zwart

5.00

July, 2019

Glacier trekking in the Alps near Chamonix-Mont Blanc

It was a great experience, with just the two of us in the group. The guide was kind and helpfull. The view was fantastic and the climbing great!

Raina Crawford

5.00

July, 2019

Glacier hiking in the Mont Blanc range in Chamonix

Absolutely amazing!!! We loved our hike out on the Mer de Glacé glacier with our guide Viktor. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, making us feel very comfortable and well taken care of. Not only did we have a spectacular hike, but we felt safe the whole time. I would definitely recommend this to others and will be back for sure for another guided hike! Thank you!

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

5-day glacier hiking program in Mont Blanc

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

Nelson

5.00

September, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

We are a group of 5 people from Hong Kong and booked a 10 trekking days + 1 rest day TMB Private Tour from Happy Tracks. We searched around a few companies which offer private tours in parallel but Raphael from Happy Tracks replied the quickest with the details we needed. We had a nice impression from them already. We chose to stay at hotels as much as possible instead of refuges and we were very satisfied about their arrangements, it felt good to relax and recharge in hotels after a whole-day trekking. Our guide, Dave, is a very experienced, resourceful, knowledgeable gentleman with a sense of humor. Dave gave us a very accurate weather forecast which prepared us mentally and physically and adjusted our route according to weather condition. Occasionally, we were off TMB route which became highlight of the day. The homemade lunch prepared by Rachel is definitely a bonus. They were in great varieties, delicious, and even including desserts! (we thought we would have dry sandwiches only for everyday). We would recommend everyone to book with Happy Tracks for TMB Tour if you would like a stress-free planning for the tour with good value for money.

Anne

5.00

September, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

We have hiked many places in the world--Kilimanjaro, Peru, the Himalayas, the Nepali coast, Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, the Sierras----and the Swiss Alps rival each of those with their own unique beauty! Raphael, the Happy Tracks owner, responded to all of our emails and requests promptly and thoroughly and worked diligently to solve issues as they arose, such as an injured guide and fellow trekkers who needed some route changes. The accommodations along the Haute Route were excellent--ranging from dormitory-style, to camping lodges, to beautiful hotels. Meals were typically great (even had rabbit one night, duck the next, and nothing beat the gourmet meal Anja prepared at the Le Peuty Refuge!). Our guide, Wendy, was likewise excellent and attentive and we learned a lot about Swiss flora and fauna along the way. The Haute Route is strenuous in terms of being able to hike long days, with very steep and long periods of ascent and descent (the Swiss are not big on switchbacks) and needing to have no fear of heights (luckily we both do not have that issue) because you need to be willing to walk along steep, exposed ledges (and not always with a cable). It was also helpful that we both had at least some bouldering and scrambling experience; conditions along this trail are subject to erosion and major detours due to the many landslides, rockslides, and avalanches. All that said, Wendy guided us through calmly and we were rewarded by incredible views and experiences. Can highly recommend Happy Tracks!

david guo

4.00

September, 2018

Glacier hiking initiation course in Chamonix

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Lynn

5.00

August, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Raphael and Anja did an amazing part with our group that had a lot of moving parts - which only got more complicated as the trip progressed. Their support didn't end until we left the country. We had two people joining us part way through the trek. Their flight was delayed getting out of the U.S. and Raphael had everything rebooked so that it was seamless when they landed. One of our members was sick and Raphael was readily available on WhatsApp to help us navigate a transfer. Our accommodations were wonderful and luggage transfer was perfect (and when they were stuck in traffic we got a text advising us they'd be late). Raphael showed up in person for a map review the night before we started hiking - and we met Anja along the way. What a dynamic duo. We can't wait to start planning our next adventure with them at the helm!

Pradeep Bonde

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

We did 10 days TMB with Happy Tracks. All the arrangements were very professionally handles. Our guide Ian was helpful and knowledgeable. The lunch packets were good . All the refuge and hotels they selected for our group were high quality . All in all we had best trip.

Pradeep

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Raphael organised a well planned 10 day TMB for us. We were a group of 5 and we had Ian as our guide. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels and refuge selection was good and we had excellent stay in all places. Our luggage transfer was professionally handled by Rachael along with providing us lunch packets for daily hike. Overall very professionally conducted trip by the Happy Track team.

Pradeep B

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Raphael organizes a well planned 10 day TMB for us. We were a group of 5 and we had Ian as our guide. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels and refuge selection was good and we had excellent stay in all places. Our luggage transfer was handled professionally by Rachael along with lunch bags for daily hike. Overall very professionally guided trip by the Happy Track team

Charishma

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

The tour was fantastic and it was made even better because of our guide, Raphael. He was incredibly nice and helpful while telling us funny and cool stories and facts! LOVED THE TOUR! RECOMMEND 10000000%

Mike M

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Raphael planned a wonderful trip that was well executed! Great hikes, great food, great hotels! So we enjoyed his fellow guide, Jack, who was very helpful and friendly. Overall, a great experience! Would highly recommend!

Tom R

5.00

July, 2018

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Our 5 day tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My wife and I were among a group of friends that consisted of 22 from the USA. Our group consisted of mostly 55-65 aged individuals, and we requested private lodging for the trip. The logistics were perfect, with assistance from Geneva to Chamonix. Our guides, Raphael and Jack, always looked out for our safety during snow and water crossings, and provided for our comfort throughout the hikes. Our evenings were excellent and the meals at local hotels and restaurants were excellent. I highly recommend Happy Tracks for their skill, preparation and planning, and friendliness.

paulawala

5.00

June, 2018

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Happy Tracks came highly reccommended to our group. They did not disappoint. Raphael, Jack Anja & Rachel took great care and pride in providing the best hiking experience on the TMB.

Gill Carroll

5.00

September, 2017

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Happy Tracks offer the best service in the world! Our leader the power house woman Anja was amazing. She went beyond her call of duty at times to ensure we had a super adventure on the Tour Du Mont Blanc. She was always one step ahead of us in terms of our needs. She is passionate about what she does and therefore it comes naturally to her to excel in offering a great service. If you want to experience a trek with a calm confident knowledgeable leader book now!! Epic trip ... they also ensure the other people on the trek are cool too! We had an amazing bunch of people on our trip! From 18 year olds to crazy coppers From Wales, to royals ! These people make the trek and Anja facilities the banter! 😘Thank you x Gill

Elena Deer

5.00

September, 2017

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

I loved the trip! The trek was very beautiful and challenging, as I like it. Our guide was Raphael. He was very personable, knowledgeable and just awesome. I would definitely recommend this trek to anyone!

Vivian Wu

5.00

July, 2017

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Raphy and Anya were amazing! It was definitely a trip of a lifetime! :)

Pato Pijoan

5.00

July, 2017

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

We had an excellent time with Anja in the TMB!!! The best guide! Thank you!!!!

Michael

5.00

October, 2016

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Had 10 days amazing time with Anja and Raphael, the maintain view just beautiful, it was fun and challenge as well, the food was very good, good breakfast to star a day, Anja make good lunch, and she even carried watermelons in her backpack for us to eat, she is so caring and warm, thoughtful, passionate of maintaining, 3 courses dinner every night, she paid wine for us to drink with dinner which is not included in price, she simply just beauty, Sometimes we tried and spend too much time enjoying the maintain and view, Raphael always able to come with van to take us to our accommodations, love the 10 days tracking in the beautiful maintains and met some amazing people, I am looking forward do another trip with them! Thanks Anja and Raphael, love from Michael (published on Trip Advisor)

Sania

5.00

October, 2016

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

The hike was absolutely wonderful. Anja was a great guide who kept sharing lots of information about the region while we were hiking. She was kind enough to accommodate our food restrictions and brought us wonderful homemade lunches and snacks every day. She ensured our hike was full of different grades of difficulty so we never got bored and learnt a lot. It was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend Anja to everyone!!!

Mariann

5.00

June, 2015

Tour of Mont Blanc in 5 days

Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!

Eduardo Sayao

5.00

May, 2015

Mont Blanc 5-day hiking tour (TMB)

Had an excellent time on an adventurous tour du Mont Blanc out of season, only possible thanks to Raphael and Anja!! Not only guiding us all the way, but being a great company along the way and cooking delicious meals even in mountain huts!! Thank you so much! Wish you all the best!

Dagmar Iber

5.00

October, 2014

Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Did the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) with Happy Tracks. If ever you look for hiking or snowshoeing guides around Mont Blanc, can fully recommend them. They still did the 10-day tour with me even though all other customers pulled out – MANY THANKS!!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

This all-encompassing trek takes you through three countries in just over a week. If you wanted a true Alpine hike, few adventures provide the exciting and aesthetic joys that the TMB has. It can even be modified to fit your schedule and hiking ability for the ultimate personal vacation. If you have the endurance and determination to face a historic challenge, this is a rewarding objective.

 

Good to know:

Currency

Euro

Country Code

+33

Language

French

Best time to visit

The months from June to September comprise the peak climbing season in Chamonix-Mont Blanc. It can be fairly crowded in the middle of the summer, so spring and autumn also provide reasonable conditions for a trek

What’s the weather like?

Mild summers are great for hiking. The high altitude can get a little chilly, but the crisp air complements the surroundings well. You can expect comfortable weather with some snow patches as the elevation increases. The winter and its bookending seasons feature a good amount of precipitation along with the cold

How long should I stay?

A five-day trip covers the best of Chamonix, though more days means more opportunity. The region is quite expansive, so travelers should consider what type of program they would like to undertake. With the Tour du Mont Blanc and other sustained trips, it is a great way to spend the better part of two weeks delving into the beautiful wilderness and unique mountain culture in Chamonix

More info about Hiking in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc:

Chamonix-Mont Blanc is a hub for nature tourism. Its popularity as a winter sports mecca as well as a summer getaway make it a bustling and busy destination. Hikes and tours are crowded from mid-July through August. Glacier hiking is available as a more intensive activity and can require additional mountaineering equipment. There are programs of various lengths and experience levels

 

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