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.
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!
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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.
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)
The guide reserves the right to change any route or activity program based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
- 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.
Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley or at les Houches directly.
Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.
Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.
Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!
Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!
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I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
Finn Jarle Rode
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
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.
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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A great and wonderful journey. The contact with Peaks Hunter and their guide Alberto was perfect. Despite no one has been able to reach the summit of Mont Blanc by this way during the last 3 days before our climb, Alberto has succeed to open the way to give us the opportunity to reach the summit. Very versatile, experienced and funny it has been a pleasure to climb the Mont Blanc by this route with Alberto during those two days. Wilder and and less crowded than the Gouter route, if you are well trained and not afraid by some snow/ice walls it is a great adventure, gorgeous landscapes. I recommend to descend by the Goûter Route, a bit longer in distance but shorter in duration and less complex. you will get the chance to see new landscapes and to view from where you have started in the morning. Great journey, thank you Peaks Hunter !
Gigio was a fantastic guide and extremely graceful!! His knowledge of the mountain was superb and he did a great job making me feel comfortable throughout the ascent. Overall the experience was exactly what I was hoping for thanks to Gigio!
We had a great trip and it was an epic challenge but we only made it to 4400metres which is 400metres from the summit when we had to turn around as I became sick with altitude and needed to get down safely. So had to abandon our summit attempt. Gigio was a super guide and looked after us very well and got me as far as I could go but in the end the best decision was to come back down to a safe altitude and feel good again We had an amazing trip and are not deterred from possibly trying it again someday but will look to acclimatise for longer next time Thanks for organising our fantastic guide and tell him a big thank you from us
I had a great adventure to climb Mont Blanc and summit successful. The two guide are very nice, friendly and helpful, I really appreciate them. They always keep the safely first, well done. The experience is very good, from safety, service and Mountain View. I will introduce my friends to come here. Thank you very much!
Many thanks for amazing adventure to whole team and especially to Giovanni Stecca very friendly and experienced guide who lead me to the top safe and sound. The journey was hard but well worth it!
Énorme expérience avec un top guide au niveau compétence disponibilité et organisation. Je reviendrai!!
Group of 1
|EUR 1341 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 722 each|
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- 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.