Five days to improve your skills and discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Come climb Mont Blanc (4810m) with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team.
Let me invite you to live 5 great days in Mont Blanc. As you may know, it is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Mont Blanc is the summit that every climber should reach at least once in life. It is an iconic symbol of the mountain above Chamonix, Saint Gervais and Courmayeur. In addition, its ascent allows mountaineers to try a unique alpine experience and enjoy the magical scenery of the Alps.
As for the itinerary, we can take the French routes (Goûter hut or Cosmiques) or the Italian one (Gonella Hut). But first we will dedicate 3 or 4 days to an acclimatization. It will also work as a technical preparation while enjoying a breathtaking landscape through glacier walks.
I generally recommend to do this ascent in 5 days in order to maximize our chances of reaching the summit. The few days before the ascent are designed for your body to get well acclimatized. Please note that Mont Blanc is not for beginners.
The best time to climb Mont Blanc is usually between the months of June and September.
At the bottom of this page you will find the program I usually offer. It’s only a sample itinerary. The chosen route will depend on weather and snow conditions as well as on your preferences and physical level.
So please contact me if you find this 5-day ascent in Mont Blanc interesting. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide.
Ready for a Mont Blanc ascent? Make sure you read our blog post with everything you need to know about climbing the most famous mountain in the Alps: https://www.explore-share.com/blog/mont-blanc-climb-facts/.
Mountain huts and hotel or B&B
- Rules concerning the reservation and booking of huts are defined by the huts and can differ from one to 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 responsable for hut rules and general laws concerning the access to Mont Blanc area and glacier. - 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.
The meeting point is usually close to the ticket office lift in Staffal, (Gressoney, Aosta) at 14.00
Leaving from the Gressoney Valley, chair lift to the Bettaforca Pass. Then 3 hours of trekking to reach the mountain hut. Elevation gain: + 860m.
Leaving from Quintino Sella hut, we will trek to the Gnifetti hut passing very close to the Lyskamm (4272 m), the emblematic summit of the Monte Rosa Massif. Total walking time: 5 hours. Elevation gain: + 690m / – 640m.
Leaving from the highest hut of Europe through an exotic glacier scenery. Descent to the transportation with the assistance of lifts. Accommodation in a hotel or B&B. Total walking time: 10 hours. Elevation gain: + 1000m/ – 132 m.
Going up from The Houches by a rack railway up to the Nid d’Aigle. An easy trail leads us to the Tête Rousse glacier, then we will make a short break on a hut with the same name. After that we’ll set about the spur of the Aiguille du Goûter to reach the Goûter mountain hut. Night at the refuge (3817 m). Hiking time for the day: 5 hours. Elevation gain: + 1020m.
Leaving from the hut at 4 am to the Dôme of the Goûter through easy snow slopes. Short descent to Dôme pass, walking across the glacier plateau and taking an increasingly pronounced climb to the Vallot mountain hut where we will make a short break. Then we will approach the Bosses ridge, steep and sharp. Here is when we’ll take the ridge towards the rocks of the Tournette and then the final sharp edge, with the reward at the end since finally the summit appears. At this stage it is almost about to happen! Upon reaching the top, a small photo session, an overview, an appetizer and the descent will start. Do not forget that when we get to the top, we will be halfway, concentration will still remain a necessity!
It will take us about 2,5 hours to reach the Goûter hut again. After a short break, we will set off for the descent of the Aiguille du Goûter to return to Nid d’Aigle and the valley. Total duration: 10 to 12 hours. Elevation gain: + 1000m and -2020m.
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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It was a great pleasure to be in the mountains with Claudio. We climbed Mont Blanc, 3 Monts route to the summit, and Gouter route back down. He is professional as a guide, with lots of experience, but he is also a nice companion that it\'s a pleasure go on excursions with. I highly recommend him and if I could choose a guide for a future trip to Europe he would be my first choice.
Rachel von Maydell
The best trips I have ever taken! Andrea was a fantastic guide, very friendly and made me feel extremely safe at all times. I came in with no prior experience and he taught me everything i needed to know for the trip and went at my pace. The trip was well organised and ran smoothly. Would 100% recommend.
Really amazing trip of a lifetime the guides where really professional thank you so much
Claudio & Jacopo are vastly experienced and clearly respected guides that did everything they could to make our trip a success. I highly recommend them both to anyone thinking of booking a trip such as this. They tailored our trip to match our groups ability whilst always maintaining a focus on our objective. I cannot recommend them enough. Fearghal
We had a mountaineering trip with Jacopo on the Monte Rosa Massif. It was a great! Our guide is very knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him. He is also quite responsible and trustable, he made everything well-organized and plan the trip according to the weather condition. We will definitely rate this a 5-star trip with Peakshunter mountain guides.
We had a mountaineering trip with Jacopo on the Monte Rosa Massif. It was a great! Our guide is very knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him. He is also quite responsible and trustable, he made everything well-organized and plan the trip according to the weather condition. We will definitely rate this a 5-star trip with him.
Alessandra Alex Vinotto
I met Elis and Silvia at Rifugio Teodulo, during one of their wonderful team trips, and I understood at a glance that they are really extraordinary people to hang around with. Their love and respect for nature and mountains fulfilled my heart.
Climbing in the Mont Blanc atea with Elis, first time climbing, had an amazing time, with a good learning curve through the peaks, very professional help from Elis, would highly recommend
Group of 1
|EUR 2330 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1341 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 1341 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 1341 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.
- 2 accommodation nights in the hotel of your choice in Chamonix:
69 EUR per person for the acclimatization hut + about 50 EUR for the guide's.
115 EUR per person for Gouter Hut half board + 95 EUR for the guide.
- Cable car:65 EUR per person. That's for a return ticket. You will need 3 return tickets for the whole 5 days trip. + the guide's.
- Drinks at the huts
- Rental equipment