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Climb Mont Blanc via the Cosmiques Route, from Chamonix (2 days)

Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc

Join an IFMGA-certified mountain guide for a challenging but rewarding 2-day ascent of Mont Blanc via the Cosmiques Route. Enjoy amazing views as you pass over two other peaks on the massif and some excellent climbing as well.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the French Alps and Mont Blanc Massif.
  • Summit three of the massif's peaks as you go.
  • Spend the night in a traditional mountain refuge.


While there are numerous routes to the summit of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak, there is something special about the Cosmiques Route.

Starting from the Cosmiques mountain hut at 3,616 metres in elevation, the route takes you over Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,100 metres) and Mont Maudit (4,400 metres) before reaching the 4,810-meter high summit of Mont Blanc.

We will begin the 2-day adventure in Courmayeur, where we will meet up and discuss the plan as well as rent the gear. From there, we will transfer to Chamonix and take the gondola to Aiguille du Midi, descending down a snow-covered crest and traversing a glacier to reach the mountain hut.

Getting an alpine start on the second day – about 2 am – we begin with a short downhill part before making the long ascent to the shoulder of Mont Blanc du Tacul.

After summiting this first peak, we will descend slightly, crossing a wide ice plateau, before making a steep ascent to the shoulder of Mont Maudit, which we should reach by dawn.

As the sun begins to rise over the horizon, we will descend once again toward the Colle Della Brenva, where we will take a short break before making the final ascent to Mont Blanc’s summit.

This last part is the hardest, so we will consume a high energy snack before setting off. These last 500 vertical metres are the toughest as the effects of the altitude begin to kick in. However, the rewards for getting to the top are well worth it. The panoramic views of Switzerland, Italy and France are unforgettable.

We will finish the trip with a descent down the same route or via the Goûter hut.

Keep in mind that this is a challenging climb that requires prior preparation and experience. A good fitness level and command of mountaineering technique.

Book now for this unforgettable mountaineering adventure to the summit of Mont Blanc!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 1-day guided ascent of Breithorn from the Italian side!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the extra fees for accommodation at refuge, lift tickets and all the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc), extra meals and beverages, transport to the meeting point (if required).



Cosmiques Hut

More info

EQUIPMENT: mountaineering boots backpack 30 l climbing helmet harness lanyard or daisychain ice-axe standard crampons with anti-balling plates collapsible trekking poles sleeping bag liner (mandatory in mountain huts) mineral salts water bottle (1 l min) or thermos energy bars or dried fruit/nuts sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm personal first aid kit headlamp (with new batteries plus spares as backup) vanity bag (toothbrush and toothpaste, paper tissues, wet wipes) camera CLOTHING: wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat buff hiking socks (2 pairs) sun hat wicking turtleneck (2nd layer) gaiters waterproof shell jacket (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, etc.) (4th layer) light backup gloves, 1 pair heavy insulated gloves 1 pair insulating garment made of Windstopper® or Primaloft® (3rd layer) ski goggles mountaineering/glacier sunglasses shoeller climbing pants down jacket (optional) waterproof overtrousers (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, K-Way®) thermal leggings or tights breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Italy

Equipment you will need to bring

Ice axe




Watter bottle

About the guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!


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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter Mountain Guides

Michael Kogan


June, 2023

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Tyler Evans


April, 2023

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Philippe Dacier


March, 2023

parfait adaptation de Peakshunter à la météo. programme initial (chamonix-Zermatt non réalisé (et donc non coté)

Daniel Mueller


March, 2023

My friends and I truly enjoyed the la Vallée Blanche ski descente. We were guided by a competent and friendly guide, Marco Bernardini. There was a bit of confusion ahead of the trip as we had to fill a very extensive consent form. We would also have appreciated to get more information about the stair climb at the end of the descente prior to the trip. Luckily we carried our sport shoes so we did not have to walk up in our ski boots. We were also not made aware beforehand that we had to walk quite a long distance from the train to the bus station in Chamonix.

Laurent Vandepaer


March, 2023

We had 3 fantastic days with Elis in the mountains. The snow condition was not great so we focused on touring, exploring beautiful areas in very diverse settings. Elis was very nice and creative, we are looking forward to our next trip with him! E-S team was as always of great support finding us the perfect guide for the group and supporting in a great way the organization of the trip.

Mohammed Khudhari


March, 2023

The course and and the climbing exceeded my expectations. The guide (Paolo) made the experience informative, fun and absolutely safe. 10/10 I would do it again!

Neil Vallely


February, 2023

I was a bit unsure on using explore share because I was unfamiliar with the company and they act as a buffer between you and the guide provider. The experience with explore share was very good, they did exactly what was set out and I was put in touch with the guide provider after I paid the deposit. It would be nice if explore share provided some additional narrative or evidence that the guide you are booking with was legitimate and not a scam. I checked this out myself before booking however that was where the uncertainty came from. Overall great service and great experience. Would use again.

Michiel Moyaert


February, 2023

We had a great experience with Peakshunter. However, we agreed on a all inclusive tour through explore-share, but appearantly E-S made an offer without consulting the guides first. A couple of days before departure we were confronted with extra costs. We had no other option than to pay these extras, and Explore Share did not intervene. Next time we´ll organise everything with the guides directly, without the middle man...

Cameron Malo


February, 2023

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Javier Castro


February, 2023

Amazing experience and incredible guide. Went with a friend of mine and had a great time. The views are amazing and it is awesome to ski one of the most famous descents in the world. I would recommend this experience to anyone.

Kristin Backer-Grøndahl


February, 2023

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Duncan Philpott


January, 2023

Gabrielle was a patient and very knowledgeable guide. He made the day very enjoyable

Bassel Zebian


January, 2023

A truly excellent service and experience

Michael Ellis


January, 2023

Paolo was a fantastic guide! Even with conditions not favorable for the climbs I wished to do he came up with alternatives that were great. I highly recommend these guides

Aleksander Siwek


December, 2022

Very informative and hands on course. Plenty of opportunity to practice, take pictures of the rescue set up and learn the knots etc. Paolo was a very good guide and instructor



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