Mont Blanc 2-day ascent via the Gouter Route

Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on this 2-day climb to conquer the Mont Blanc via its easiest route, the Gouter Route.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • The Gouter Route is the easiest route to Mont Blanc (but still challenging!).

  • The route offers the best views of the Alps.

  • Once at the top of Mont Blanc, the feeling of accomplishment is truly unique!

 

It’s my pleasure to invite you to join me on this 2-day adventure to the Mont Blanc summit via the Gouter Route. This trip is a perfect option for those with some mountaineering experience (including using crampons and ice axe) and a very good fitness level.

This trip starts at Les Houches. Once there, we’ll take a cable car and a tramway to get to Nid d’Aigle. From there, we will climb up to the Tete Rousse Hut and finally arrive at the Goûter Hut (3817m) before dusk. We’ll have dinner and rest here for a couple of hours before the summit attack on the next day.

In order to take advantage of the sunlight, we’ll leave the hut at 3 AM. After that, we will face a glacial plateau until we get to the Dôme du Goûter, at 4,250 meters of altitude. From there, we’ll keep ascending up to the Vallot Hut. At the end of the stunning Bosses Ridge, we’ll be finally at the summit of Mont Blanc. We’ll return down to Courmayeur after a long and intense climbing day.

Although it is the least difficult way to reach the Mont Blanc, the Gouter Route requires a big physical effort so a very good fitness level is mandatory. Previous acclimatization is also very important in this 2-ascent, as well as having some mountaineering experience, such as walking in crampons and using ropes and ice axes.

During the first day, the final 800 meters are quite demanding. In fact, there will be few sections with rockfall danger because of the melting snow. Regarding the second and most important day, you must be fit enough to walk on a glacier and hike uphill for about 12 hours.

If you are not sure whether your level and experience are enough to climb Mont Blanc, we will conduct a test on an easy glacier route. This half-day trip needs to be purchased separately. Please read the “Extra Information” section below to find out everything you need to know about hut booking and reservations.

It will be an intense physical effort but the reward of reaching the top of Mont Blanc will make you forget everything. Once you reach the top, there will be no peaks obstructing the landscape between your eyes and the horizon. It is really exciting!

For more details about the next departures or booking process, please fill out the form and request to book this trip.  It will be an honor for me to lead this expedition up to the highest peak in the Alps!

Also, you can follow us and reach Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso in one week tour. Check it out!

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Starting in 2019, a maximum of 214 people will be allowed to climb Mont Blanc via its Normal Route on a daily basis, following a decision by the town of Saint Gervais. A new tax of 10-20 euros (amount to be defined in coming months) will be imposed and climbers wanting to make the ascent in more than 1 day will have to make hut reservations in advance (see Extra Info). Violators will be charged a 135 euro fine.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1200 EUR

Group of 2
650 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet. Lifts ticket is around 40€/pax.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley or at les Houches directly.

Accommodation

Gouter Hut or Tête Rousse Hut (you must book the hut at least a few months in advance). Accommodation at Gouter refuge in half board with dinner and breakfast included (110€/pax)

More info

- Rules concerning the reservation and booking of huts are defined by the huts and can differ from one to the other. Peakshunter Mountain Guides can support clients with information and mailing lists but WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENTS OR BOOKING CONFIRMATIONS. Neither are we responsible for the introduction of new rules concerning limitations or special permissions to be obtained before the trip. Peakshunter Mountain Guides will provide the information on the booking modality and will not be responsible for hut rules and general laws concerning the access to Mont Blanc area and glacier.

- Gouter Hut Reservations: Deposit for booking is 45€/person. Public booking dates for 2019 will be: Tuesday 16th April 2019 at 8.30am and Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 8.30am. Professional bookings can be made before the public dates but only online by Guides accounts: deposit for booking will not be refunded in case of trip cancellation.

- Mont Blanc ascents cannot be managed as a last minute booking. Reservations must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the trip.

- Search and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days.

- The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the price and must be covered by participants.

- Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

 
 
FROM 650 EURper person
 

 

What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

  • 10 reviews

 

We went up to Gouter hut on Saturday, to meet the guide there Sunday morning. Unfortunately I got hightsickness and we had to cancell early Sunday morning without making the final ascent. It is a beautiful trip and we will definately try again next year. Thank you
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Finn Jarle Rode
It started good, everything felt great all the way to Tete Rousse Hut were we did sleep. We was not tired after the walk. When we arrived I did pay again for as stayng there even though I did know that I already done it. That whas both me and the guide fault. Because he did tell me to pay and some part of me then though that; if they dont think I have paid, maby I haven\'t. Insted of showing them the mail I got. Did not get a recipt either so thats 200€ I will never see again I know. At 2 in the night at breakfast I was very exited about moving on. But at the table over guide teld us that it not was a good idea for as to try to take the top. I was very surprised about this. Because everyting felt so good the first day. He told us just because we did not have a reservation at Gouter hut he did not want as to walk down the 80m wall the same day. But way we did not get the chance to show what we can do I wonder? I guess he thought that we had to little experience and he did not want to take the risk. Still I did enjoy the ~24 hours up there and I did learn how to climb mont blanc. We want to try it again but next time we are quite sure we will hike it in 3 days and no guide so we can try it on over ones.
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Henrik Larsson
Although last minute, Explore-Share we able to guide me to a company who provided a fantastic guide to achieve our goal of summiting Mont Blanc last week. Good communication and quick responses - they did a great job!
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Alex Hamilton-Baily
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