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Glacier trekking in the Vallee Blanche during the summer (4 days)

Enjoy a 4 day glacier trekking adventure in the sensational Vallee Blanche in the French Alps, during the summer, with a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Trek on several amazing glaciers in the Vallee Blanche in the French Alps.

  • Enjoy amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif, Aosta valley and more.

  • Spend your nights in a different, comfortable mountain hut.

Description

During this 4-day adventure in the summer months, you will get to trek on glaciers in the gorgeous Vallee Blanche in the French Alps.

Beginning in Chamonix, this expedition will take you to some amazing heights. And from those heights you will get to admire the stunning and sensational beauty of the Alps.

Throughout this trip, you will be exploring and enjoying a number of amazing glaciers in the Vallee Blanche. Those glaciers include the Sea of Ice glacier, the Leschaux glacier, the Talefre glacier, and the Giant glacier. Each one of these glaciers is different, and will provide you with an experience you will never forget. From each glacier, you will also get to admire some amazing sights, from the Mont Blanc massif to the Aosta valley. And at the end of each day, you will get to spend the night in a different mountain hut. The huts include the Shark hut, the Lid hut and the Torino hut.

This adventure is not overly difficult. Hence making it ideal for beginners to glacier trekking. However, because we will be trekking from 5 to 7 hours per day on this trip, it is important that all participants on this trip are in good physical condition.

Trekking on glaciers, in the Alps of France, is the kind of experience most people only dream of. To make that dream come true, all you have to do is send a request. I look forward to hearing from you and guiding you on this adventure.

Have you ever wanted to mountaineer on the renowned Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt? Then join me on this 6-day trip.

Accommodation

3 nights in different refuges.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: lightweight hat or buff, glacier glasses, ski mask, technical underwear long sleeves and short sleeves, light fleece jacket, synthetic down jacket with hood, waterproof jacket, warm and waterproof gloves, pantyhose and warm undergarments, mountaineering pants, waterproof pants, hiking socks, mountaineering boots, gaiters, light shoes, drap bag, gourd, headlamp with spare batteries, 35-40 liter backpack, duffel travel bag, toiletry bag and basic emergency kit. Participants should also bring necessary climbing equipment, including crampons, baudrier, ice ax and helmet.

Meeting point

The Rocky Pop Hotel in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Les Houches - Courvercle Refuge (2687m)

At 9:00 am, we will meet at the Rocky Pop Hotel in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. We will have a briefing, then make our way Montenvers station. We will then take the train to the terminus. Afterwards, we will venture up the Sea of Ice glacier to the Leschaux glacier. Finally, we will make our way to the Courvercle refuge, where we will spend the night.

Duration: 5-6 hours.

Elevation gain: +700.

Meals included: picnic, dinner.

Day 2: Courvercle Refuge (2687m) - Refuge du Requin (2510m)

Today, early in the morning, we will make our way to the Talefre glacier, which we will cross before reaching the Tacul glacier. After that, we will make our way to the Refuge du Requin, where we will spend the night.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

Elevation gain: +700.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Day 3: Refuge du Requin (2510m) - Torino Refuge (3371m)

Early in the morning, we will depart the Shark refuge and venture on to the Giant glacier. We will then venture along the Mont Blanc massif to the Torino refuge, where we will spend the night.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

Elevation gain: +850.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Day 4: Refuge Torino (3371m) - Chamonix (1050m)

On the final day of this trip, we will cross the Giant glacier then follow the slope of the Mont Blanc du Tacul until we reach the Aiguille du Midi cable car (3,842m), which we will take down to Chamonix.

Duration: 5-6 hours.

Elevation gain: +700.

Meals included: breakfast, picnic.


About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 861 each

Group of 2

EUR 861 each

Group of 3

EUR 861 each

Group of 4

EUR 861 each

Group of 5

EUR 861 each

Group of 6

EUR 861 each

Group of 7

EUR 861 each

Group of 8

EUR 861 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes half-board for 3 nights in a refuge, meals, guide expenses and a loan of collective safety equipment. The price does not include personal equipment, insurance, drinks and other extra expenses. If you do not have necessary equipment, we can rent it out to you at the following prices: complete ALPI pack (helmet, ice ax, crampons, harness and shoes) - 70 Euros. Mountaineering helmet - 18 Euros, Ice ax - 15 Euros, cleats - 18 Euros, Sling - 18 Euros, Mountaineering shoes - 21 Euros.


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