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Domes de Miage, Mont Blanc, 3 Day Guided Ascent

Climb on the wild side of Mont Blanc on this 3 day mountaineering expedition to the top of the Domes de Miage with a certified guide.



3 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Climb on the wild side of the Mont Blanc Massif.
  • Reach the top of the beautiful Domes de Miage.
  • Gaze out at the gorgeous Chamonix valley and marvel at the French Alps.


Mont Blanc (4,810m) is a truly majestic mountain. World-famous, it is one of those peaks climbers from around the world dream of scaling. However, it is definitely not for beginners. So what is a person with not enough climbing experience to do if they still want to feel the glory of climbing Mont Blanc? The answer is simple: join one of our certified guides on this wonderful 3-day adventure, where you will get to climb the beautiful Domes de Miage on the Mont Blanc massif’s southern slope.

The only experience you require on this climb is to have used crampons before. Other than that, it is ideal for people who are anxious to try high-altitude climbing. However, it is important that participants are in good physical condition, as we will be climbing from 6 to 9 hours each day. During the ascent of the Domes de Miage, I will also be constantly offering tips and advice on proper climbing techniques.

The Domes de Miage is situated in a wild part of the Mont Blanc massif. It is quite remote, but very beautiful and still remains very close to the Chamonix valley. And as a result of its location, you will get to enjoy some amazing views of the Alps.

This program does not present any specific difficulty, although slightly more challenging than the Gran Paradiso and the 3-day Monte Rosa tour, it is adequate for eager beginners. However, you are advised to have some experience walking with crampons and to be used to walking off-trail in the mountains carrying your backpack with some gear in it. You should be able to cope with walking at altitudes above 3000 minimum.

You should be used to outdoor sports and do endurance sports on a regular basis (cycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, swimming). If this is not the case, you should run at least 3 times a week (10 km/hr) two to three months before this alpine course. Expect to be on the go for 6 to 8 hours per day with approx 900 to 1300 m ascent/descent.

Do you want to start your high-altitude climbing career on one of the world’s most renowned massifs? Then send get in touch with us and we will arrange to guide you to the top of the Domes de Miage.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

Price per person for a group of 3 to 6 clients.


Day 1: Notre Dame de la Gorge (1,210m) - Refuge (2,602m)

On the first day of the trip we will meet at the Les Houches, do an equipment check and take a transport to the Notre Dame de la Gorge. Afterwards, we will make our way to the refuge, where we will spend the night. We will be trekking for approximately 6 hours, and the elevation of the day will be approximately 1,400 meters.

Day 2: Refuge - Domes de Miages (3,673m) - Refuge

Today, we will leave the refuge and trek to a glacier at 3,000 meters. Afterwards, turn toward the Col des Domes (3,564m) and continue up to the top of the Domes de Miages before we head back down to a refuge (2,602m), where we will spend the night. We will be trekking for approximately 6-7 hours and will ascend and descent approximately 1,070 meters.

Day 3: Refuge - Aiguille de Berangere (3,425m) - Back to Chamonix valley

On the finally day of the trip, we will leave the refuge and ascend the Aiguille de Berangere before descending back down to the refuge, and then back down to the Chamonix valley. We will be trekking for approximately 8 to 9 hours. We will be ascending approximately 800 meters and descending approximately 2,200 meters.




2 nights in a mountain refuge.

More info

Please note this itinerary is an example of a mountaineering course to the Dômes de Miage and should only be used as a guide. The guide may adjust certain itineraries according to weather conditions and participants' abilities. We kindly ask you to respect such decision. We may also change accommodation, maintaining identical standards, according to logistics and availabilities.

In case practices defined by the local guide authorities change (ex: the reasonable number of participants per guide, for safety reasons) we respect such recommendations and rules. We may therefore adjust our rates.

Meeting point

Rocky Pop Hotel - Les Houches Beginning of the trip - Meeting point: 9:00 am End of the trip - dispersal: in the afternoon Saint Gervais - le Fayet - Station Beginning of the trip - Meeting point: 9:15 End of the trip - dispersal: in the afternoon Station Briançon Beginning of the trip - Meeting: 6 am End of the trip - dispersion: late afternoon Oulx-Cesana (IT) - TGV station Beginning of the trip - appointment: 6:45 End of the trip - dispersal: late afternoon

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Participants should bring the following items with them: waterproof jacket, gloves, mountaineering pants, light bonnet or buff, glacier glasses, technical underwear, long sleeve and short sleeve, hiking socks, cramponable mountaineering shoes, gaiters, a cloth sleeping bag, water bottle, headlamp with spare battery, backpack 30-40L, personal toiletries and medications and knife. Helmet, ice axe, harness, crampons and boots can be rented for 150€.

About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides Team

Justin Bisceglio


September, 2023

My girlfriend and I climb at very different levels. We spent a half day climbing with Ivan, and he was able to give us each the instruction that we needed. Whether you are new to climbing or highly experienced, Ivan is the perfect guide to help you develop the skills needed to climb the rocks at Fontainebleau and learn how to navigate around the circuits and the forest.

Bart van Lankveld


September, 2023

We had a fantastic experience climbing with 10 friends, all unexperienced but looking for a challenge. Our guides were Willy and Marie, they picked a great spot for us in Rochers du Camp Commando de Marche les Dames. We went for a full day which allowed us a perfect combination of Via Ferrata and mountain climbing. Willy kept us well-informed up front, gave useful tips and even arranged climbing shoes for all of us. Throughout the day they were very flexible to accommodate our wishes and make sure we had the best possible day. Would absolutely recommend!

Nancy Leichter


September, 2023

Ivan was an amazing coach and climbing guide for my 12 year old daughter. He was patient, found the best boulders for her to climb, gave her some excellent climbing technique tips, and helped her mentally on how to make the most of her time at Fontainebleau. It was such a great experience for her. A huge thank you to Ivan!!!

Omar Herrera


September, 2023

There are different people assign for one customer which creates a miscommunication for time to time. The web page has many bugs and it is not user friendly on mobile devices, it might be good making an app The guide was an excellent professional who adapted the trip according to my skills and experience I would recommend him for interested people

Cédric Lapage


September, 2023

Super organisation, très conciliants pour trouver des solutions, magnifique site des Grands Malades, et excellent boulot de Willy, bonne ambiance garantie en sécurité et très pro. Encore un tout grand merci Willy et Gauthier pour l'organisation!

Aija Kivisaari-Martinez


September, 2023

On n'a PAS fait Pont-à-Lesse, sinon Marche-les-Dames, à côté du Camp commando près de Beez. 1 h de préparatifs, 3 h de via ferrata époustouflant. On était en partie des expérimentés, pour d'autres la 1ere fois. Il ne faut pas avoir peur. C'est impressionnant, et assez sportif. Les guides attentifs, aimables et professionnels. Inoubliable.

Lydia Kerridge


August, 2023

Really pleased with our trip. There was a slight mis-communication with the booking so we ended up needing to pay a bit more than originally told but overall a really good service. Vladimir was a great guide. Very calm and supportive. We had a fantastic time.

Jean Marie Pierre


August, 2023

Tout parfait, guide, site. Mais explore share devrait éviter de changer de langue sans arrêt dans ses messages aux utilisateurs. Certain messages en anglais, puis d'autres en français, puis de nouveau en anglais. Ca change tout le temps.

Nicolas Pire


August, 2023

We finally opt for the Grand-Malades (instead of Pont à Lesse) based on explo share advices. We really enjoyed it. The guide was really great! Thanks

Seppe Camps


August, 2023

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Joshua Tey


August, 2023

We had Léo as a guide for our day climb in Fonty. We were blessed with a knowledgeable, warm and instructive guide. Communication with Léo and Ivan was smooth and swift. Thank you!

Sarah Lucas


August, 2023

Great adventure! Sadly les Calanques we’re closed due to fire risk; however, our guide, Guillaume, found another climbing location for us (Saint-Victoire), which was beautiful and fun as well. A note to those from the states — what you climb in the gym ≠ what you climb outside. Make sure to communicate that, otherwise, be ready to be pushed!

Christopher Griffith


August, 2023

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Ivan. He led me and my two children on an amazing first day of outdoor bouldering. We all had some indoor bouldering experience, but this was the perfect introduction to bouldering outside. Ivan is very knowledgeable, a great teacher and very patient. We all had a great time and the trip was everything I’d hoped for and more. Merci beaucoup!

Maryann Latus


August, 2023

Christophe did an excellent job showing us his part of the world on horseback. It was a unique and amazing experience!

Man Liang


August, 2023

Climbing with guide Guillaume was absolutely a highlight of my 2-week Europe vacation. Originally we were planning on climbing in the Calanques, but the park was closed due to wind and fire danger. Guillaume chose another amazing location (Pic de Bretagne) based on my climbing abilities and preferences, and kindly offered train station pick-up and hotel drop off which I appreciated very much. The multi-pitch route we did was not only fun but also the right amount of challenges which I thoroughly enjoyed (I climb regularly in a gym and occasionally outdoor sport routes). The view was fantasitic as well. I also learned a lot from Guillaume about all the good climbings in Southern France (definitely coming back in the future!) The communication from the team (Gauthier) was prompt and clear - highly recommend!


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