5-day glacier hiking program in Mont Blanc

Learn glacier hiking basics while traversing through France, Switzerland and Italy with IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guide Sébastien.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This 5-day course in Mont Blanc is targeted to beginners.

    It will allow you to learn the basics of climbing and glacier hiking while enjoying the area’s strikingly beautiful landscapes.

    The program is technically easy and will take you through the mountains of three different countries: France, Switzerland and Italy. It will also give you the opportunity to discover a high mountain environment while in the safety of a beginner course led by a IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guide.

    This 5-day tour starts on Mondays, from mid-June to mid-September, and can take from 4 to 6 people. If you are travelling solo, contact us anyway and we’ll find other people to join you! During the course, you will learn to hike on glaciers while clasped on crampons and ice-axes. You will  also get to practice crevice rescue skills.

    On Day 1, we will meet at our partner shop to rent or check equipment. Then we will take the train up to Mer de Glace and will spend the morning working on your glacier hiking skills. In the afternoon, we will climb l’Aiguille du Midi and spend the night in the Refuge des Cosmiques. During the second day, we will cross the magnificent Vallée Blanche and then take the cable car down to Entreves (Italy). On day 3, we’ll take a beautiful path to cross from Italy to Switzerland. On day 4, we’ll take the Breya lift up and then hike up the D’Orny glacier. After spending the night in the Refuge du Trient, we’ll hike up to the Tête Blanche summit, which offers unforgettable views of the surrounding area.

    Dare to discover the joys of this world-famous high mountain area with this 5-day glacier climbing adventure! I am a IFMGA/UIAGM-certified mountain guide with extensive experience guiding tours in the Chamonix area and will be delighted to show you around. 

     

     

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1800 EUR

    Group of 2
    900 EUR

    Group of 3
    635 EUR

    Group of 4
    500 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Glacier hiking basics

      Mer de Glace – Aiguille du Midi – Night at Refuge des Cosmiques

    • Day 2Vallée Blanche crossing

      Refuge des Cosmiques – Entreves – Arnouva.

    • Day 3Hiking to Switzerland

      Arnouva – Col Ferret – Champex

    • Day 4Glacier D'Orny

      Champex – Refuge d’Orny – Refuge du Trient

    • Day 5Tête Blanche summit

      Refuge du Trient – Tête Blanche

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain huts and bed & breakfast.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
    Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
    His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
    Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.

     
     
    FROM 500 EURper person
     

     

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