Join an IFMGA mountain guide for a 7-day glacier tour connecting two capitals of mountaineering in the Alps: Chamonix and Zermatt.
I invite you to an amazing adventure in the Alps! We’ll connect two capitals of mountaineering in 7 days: from Chamonix, in France to Zermatt, in Switzerland.
Chamonix is a valley in south-eastern France, laying at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, which is the highest mountain of Western Europe, at 4808 m.
The Swiss town of Zermatt, on the other hand, lays at the base of another iconic peak: the Matterhorn, also known as the sphinx of the Alps.
In fact, the traverse along this two cities is one of the most classic routes for mountain lovers.
During this 7-day tour we’ll pass through high mountain passes as well as the great glaciers of Valais and Mont Blanc. Besides, we’ll walk among many 4 thousand meters peaks in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland.
We’ll also walk through beautiful valleys and blue lakes. Then, we’ll spend the night in mountain huts that seem to be sticked into the walls of the mountains.
You can find a complete itinerary below for further details.
Do you want to live a mountaineering experience in the Alps? This trip is just for you! Contact me and we can organize a great adventure together.
Does not require prior experience. Strong physical condition.
We meet, check our equipment and backpacks.
Quiet boarding trip to Albert 1 mountain hut (2702 m). (+ 550 m)
We climb the French Tête Blanche (3429 m) and then go on the Col du Tour (3282 m) and the Glacier du Trient to Orni hut (2826 m). (+ 730 m / -500 m)
Descent to Champex, transfer and quiet climb to Chanrion hut (2462 m). Swiss cow bells wake us in the morning. (-620 m / + 500 m)
On the gentle glaciers d’Otemma to the Col de Chermotane (3053 m). We rise as sharply upward to Vignette hut (3158 m). (+ 750 m).
We have a long day ahead. We go back to the col de Chermotane and begin to climb to the Col de l’Eveque. From there, we go back a long way down to eventually take the snow slope in the direction of the Col de Bertol. Some calf bite on the ladders of Bertol hut (3311 m) and our day is done. (+ 1200 m / -1000 m)
Another solid day. We cross the glacier plateau of the glacier du Mont Miné to the top of the Swiss Tête Blanche (3721 m) from where we get a magnificent view of the Matterhorn.
We descend to the Zmutt gletsjer. A brief but intense climb brings us to the Schönbielhütte at the foot of the North Face of the Matterhorn (2694 m). (+650 M / -1100 m)
Descent to Zermatt and return by minibus to Chamonix. (-1100m)
Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.
Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion
25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.
We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.
We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.
Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.
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Group of 1
|EUR 3079 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1540 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 1047 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 830 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 788 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 697 each|
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• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
My first experience with alpinism but 100% worth it. Because of bad weather we couldn’t ascend the Mont Blanc but the backup program saved the trip. Learned a lot and seen mighty things. Overall, enjoyed a lot, a week we will never forget.
We had a marvellous week, it matched our expectations and we had souvenirs which will never fade away. The flexibility from our program because of the bad weather, was great, each time we had a discussion about what we could do and couldn’t. Reaching the top was always the goal. Also the fact I did this with my daughter gave it an extra dimension. We enjoyed every step because we were in good shape. Everybody insisted on this, but at the end, it turned out to be an advantage.
I had a very good time and it has been a fantastic week to fulfill my dream of Mont Blanc, with extra reward of the experience of climbing Gran Paradiso, both mountains are amazing and we are blessed by very good weather. And thanks to Jan and my guide, they are always there to encourage me during the hardest moment, without them I can\'t do this.
Extraordinary experience to stand on the top of Europe. Emotionality because of the beauty and natural ferocity going into your body creates definitely a unique fuddle. Afterwards I had regrets I could not stay longer on the top, especially because the weather was clear and mild. Grandiose!
Top trip !!! Stunning views from the top of Europe. Enjoyable guides with enough experience. Having some luck with the weather, you really have to do it. It’s enough to have a good physical condition and some perseverance. Fun to do but it’s suffering and pretty expensive.
We had all ingredients for a marvellous holiday. The good weather, together with the professional support of our guides, the sublime Alps and the Top of Mont-Blanc, made it an unforgettable experience.
Great. Gran Paradiso was a good preparation and off course a nice experience. The one day ice course was fun and very useful. Because of bad weather, I also would recommend this program, which existed of 3 chances the reach the summit. If we had chosen another program, we probably couldn’t reach summit. Now we did it in blue sky conditions! It’s the flexibility (3 summit chances 2 by 2) of the program which I liked the most. It’s an incredible experience and will always have a special place in my memories. It’s a super feeling to stand on the top of Europe. I really recommend the program (Gran Paradiso + Mont Blanc); not relying on other people and having a maximum chance to get to the top. (With a good condition off course). I had to sacrifice a lot, but it’s worth it.
By following this program, we realised the grandeur of the mountains and the awe that we need to have for this environment. The practical tips our guide gave us where very helpful, also for our upcoming adventures.