5-Day Intro to Mountaineering Around Chamonix

Come with a certified mountain guide from the Azimut Montagne team to the Alps and learn the ropes of mountaineering in the Alps surrounding Chamonix.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip



    Discover the exciting world of mountaineering on this incredible five-day program in Chamonix! Visit the glaciers and high passes of the Alps while on a delightful introduction to climbing in France!

    As host of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix and the surround valley knows about mountaineering. With quick access to the highest mountain in the Alps (Mont Blanc at 4,810m) and close proximity to both Italy and Switzerland, you couldn´t ask for a better location to cut your teeth on a climbing program.

    The ample space and abundance of well-traveled routes give every level of climber the chance to find the right trip. If you were looking for a great way to introduce yourself to the alpine experience and the associated activities, then this program is for you!

    My personal experience in the area has cultivated a deep passion for the mountains, and I would be pleased to share my love of Chamonix with you. I can ensure we have a fun and safe trip that will prepare you to further your skills and get you ready for more ambitious programs in the future.

    We will enjoy hiking on most days, which will ready our bodies and minds to learn basic techniques and strategies of climbing. You will be versed in using ice axes, crampons, and belays on glaciers. Once we have practiced these skills, we will set out on attainable goals to gain valuable experience.

    We can also expect to gain familiarity with the terrain, which will quell any remaining trepidation about climbing into the mountains. This gentle climb into some of the most notorious mountains and passes of the Alps will certainly get you excited for your next mountaineering adventure!

    This program is for anyone interested in learning about the culture of mountaineering and the Chamonix area. A moderate level of fitness is needed to get the most out of the trip, as we can expect to hike 3 to 4.5 hours a day at a relaxed pace.

    Book this five-day program NOW and experience first-hand the beauty of Chamonix and the wonderful world of mountaineering!

    We can also take a six-day via ferrata trip to the Dolomites! Or we can ascend Monte Rosa over four days!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    915 EUR

    Group of 2
    915 EUR

    Group of 3
    915 EUR

    Group of 4
    915 EUR

    Group of 5
    915 EUR

    Group of 6
    915 EUR

    Group of 7
    915 EUR

    Group of 8
    915 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price per person to join a group from 4 to 8 clients.


    • Day 1Hiking

      After meeting at the train station, we will take a cable car to Brevent to begin a hike. From Brevent Pass (2,368m) we will descend down to Planpraz Station (1,999m). Returning to Chamonix, we will enjoy dinner and our accommodations at the Grand Hotel du Montenvers.

    • Day 2Introduction to Ice Axe and Crampons

      We will travel to the Sea of Ice to practive walking on the glacier with our crampons. Afterwards, we will practice ice axe and ice climbing techniques, including belaying and the use of ropes. We will stay at Le Couvercle Refuge on this night.

    • Day 3Hiking and Glacier Trek

      We will continue hiking and traversing the glaciers, and enjoying the views of Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille Verte, and the Mer de Glace. We will descend back to the Grand Hotel du Montenvers.

    • Day 4Introduction to Climbing

      Our day begins with a visit to the ¨rock school.¨ We will practice climbing techniques and get accustomed to the mountains. We will also enjoy some hiking, making our way to Plan d´Aiguille for the night.

    • Day 5Glacier Trek

      We will make our way up to Aiguille du Midi (3,842m), and ascend even further to Vallee Blanche. Our new skills will be tested on a glacier hike to Pointe Lachenal (3,613m). We then return to Chamonix and complete our trip.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    We will meet in front of the train station at Chamonix Mont Blanc at 9:00am on the first day.


    We will be staying in half-board mountain refuges and half-board bed and breakfasts.

    More info

    There is a minimum of four (4) participants to guarantee the departure.


    About the Guide


    We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

    Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.




    What People are Saying about Azimut Montagne


    My trip was cancelled one week before the departure😡🤬
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    What an incredible experience. Everything went superbly , the guides, organization and the team did a spectacular job.
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    Jason Baynes
    I was disappointed. I was slower than the rest of the group reaching Tete Rousse, and the guide discouraged me from going to Gouter. I had a slight ankle sprain the day before which slowed my ascent. I recovered 95% the day after. My complaint: when I decided to go for a second guided attempt, at a slower pace, I received no help in securing a guide, or a reservation at Gouter. The online reservation showed fully booked both for Rousse and Gouter. But I know that there were lots of empty bunks at Rousse, and I suspect the same at Gouter. I received sympathy, but only as a formality. Initially I had sought a single dedicated guide, but I was encouraged to join a group. I did not get a choice.I should have known better, I knew my pace would be a bit slower, but I counted on your support and understanding. I got neither. I was on my own with no help.
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    Herbert Navarro
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