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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


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. 





Mountain huts and bed & breakfast.


This itinerary can be modified by the guide according to participants' level or weather conditions.




Day 1: Glacier hiking basics

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

Day 2: Vallée Blanche crossing

Refuge des Cosmiques – Entreves – Arnouva.

Day 3: Hiking to Switzerland

Arnouva – Col Ferret – Champex

Day 4: Glacier D'Orny

Champex – Refuge d’Orny – Refuge du Trient

Day 5: Tête Blanche summit

Refuge du Trient – Tête Blanche

About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1856 each

Group of 2

EUR 928 each

Group of 3

EUR 655 each

Group of 4

EUR 516 each

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- Guiding fee

Price details

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

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