Reach the Mont Blanc summit, the highest peak in Europe, via the Goûter Route accompanied by a local and experienced IFMGA/UIAGM-certified guide from the Peakshunter team.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Join an expert and local Mountain Guide in this 3-day adventure to the Mont Blanc summit via the Goûter Route. This trip is a good option for customers with proven mountaineering experience (including high confidence in the use of crampons and ice axe on iced and steep slopes) and a good fitness level.
By taking 3 days, you can afford the ascent without stress and time pressure, as well as provide good acclimatization. Most importantly, by choosing this program, you will reduce the risks of rock falling during the crossing of the “Grand Couloir” passage, the most dangerous stretch of the itinerary.
This crossing requires good general conditions in terms of visibility and low temperatures: the 3-day ascent will allow you to hike this part of the itinerary in the safest hours, reducing the stress due to the risks of rocks falling on the route.
This trip starts at Les Houches, near Chamonix. Here we take the cable car to Bellevue station (the Nid d'Aigles train is temporarily closed). On the first day, we climb to the Tête Rousse refuge (3,167 m) in about three hours.
On the second day, we’ll move to the Goûter Hut (3,814m), the final 600 meters will be quite demanding in terms of effort and technical skills.
Regarding the third and most important day, you must be fit enough to walk on a glacier and hike uphill for about 12 hours to finally reach the famous Mont Blanc summit.
Although the Goûter Route is considered the most straightforward way to the Mont Blanc summit, it requires a big physical effort, so a very good fitness level is mandatory. For these reasons, the previous acclimatization is also very important. Prior mountaineering experience and solid confidence with crampons, progression on the rope, and ice-axe technique are necessary before tackling this demanding ascent!
If you are not sure whether your fitness level and experience are enough to climb Mont Blanc in 3-days, we strongly recommend adding an extra 4000m summit as training by joining our Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso 6-day tour.
For more details about the next departures or booking process, please contact us: we will be happy to give you our professional suggestions, to carry out this experience with the highest chances of success and best conditions.
We will be very happy to guide you up to the highest peak in the Alps!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Lift tickets
- Mountain guide expenses
- Ice axe
- Guiding fee
- Liability insurance
- Accommodation at the refuge, half board
- Dinner and breakfast
- Lift tickets for customers and Guides
- Hiring of technical gear (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, trekking poles)
- Loan of shared safety material
- Info and support for refuge booking
- Booking assistance service (including refuges and lifts)
- Customer care support for logistics and planning
- Dedicated chat with Guide and Customer care to define the last details before the trip
- Shared photos and video of the trip
- Administrative fees
Price DOES NOT INCLUDE extra meals and beverages, private transfer to the meeting point, and anything that is not mentioned under Price includes.
EXTRA services (on demand):
- Booking assistance service for accommodation before and after the trip
- Customer care support for transport/private transfer
- Video call for extra information and customized suggestions by a mountain professional for training and preparation for the trip - 50€
- Summit certificate (signed by the Mountain Guide - pdf format) - 30€
Please keep in mind that there is an 8% of the fee that is non-refundable regardless of the cancellation conditions due to hut charges and administrative fees.
Difference in altitude: 1,450 m
Ascent time: 2-3 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Courmayeur for equipment checking and short briefing.
Transfer to Les Houches by car. Then, we’ll take the Bellevue cable car to the rail station and the train to Nid d’Aigle. Ascent to the Tête Rousse Hut (3,167 m) in approximately 2 hours. Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.
Difference in altitude: 600 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
From Tête Rousse refuge we start around 3.00 am: we go up to the Goûter Hut (3,817m) for a short pause. In order to take advantage of the sunlight, we’ll leave the hut around 3.00 am. After that, we will face a glacial plateau before arriving at the Dôme du Goûter, at 4,250 meters of altitude. From there, we’ll keep ascending up to the Vallot Hut, where we usually take a short break to drink something and rest. Resuming the climb, at the end of the stunning Bosses Ridge, we’ll finally reach the summit of Mont Blanc, at 4,810 meters of altitude. Then, we'll descend back to the Goûter hut.
Dinner and overnight at the refuge.
Wake up at Goûter refuge: we start early in time to reach the Tête Rousse and have breakfast there, before returning to Les Houches, hiking down on the same itinerary of the first day. The last cable car run from Bellevue to Les Houches is around 5.30 pm.
When we arrive at the parking area, we will have time for a good lunch and a beer to celebrate the summit with the Guide.
We suggest to the customers planning to stay overnight in Chamonix, to avoid the risk of losing transport (train or flight) in case of late arrival back after the trip.
2 nights in half-board in mountain huts (Tête Rousse Refuge and Goûter, breakfast, and dinner included) included in the price.
In case of bad weather on the starting day, the extra day of this program allows us to reduce the risks on the route and gives you more opportunities to reach the summit, having the attempt to summit on the third day if needed! In any case, the 3-day ascent is the best option for acclimatization and time management!
In case of last minute changes on plans, due to any unexpected reasons (forecast, changes of conditions, restrictions on the way to summit, closing of way of access and similars) or in case of inadequate technical preparation or physical unfit of anyone of the customers that do not recommend the Mont Blanc ascent, we are available to move the program to Monterosa massif, guaranteeing the ascent (depending on the customers level) of 2 or 3 or all the 4000m summits in that area.
This plan-B (Monterosa 4K summits) could have changes on prices, due to the differences on tariff for the refugees accommodations, transport or lift ticket costs: these changes will be defined before the start and discussed with the customers, to avoid the risks of misunderstandings on the payment of possible extras, not included in the original program.
Keep in mind that:
● The Mont Blanc ascent is NOT SUITABLE for customers without any kind of previous experience in mountaineering with crampons and rope: Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua trekkings ARE NOT CONSIDERED as previous experiences to the Mont Blanc or to any other 4000m mountaineering ascent that requires basic skills with crampons and rope on steep slopes and glacier itineraries.
● Mont Blanc ascent CANNOT BE MANAGED AS A LAST MINUTE BOOKING: reservations must be made at latest by March 30th, to guarantee the refugees availability.
● Rules concerning the reservation and booking of refugees are defined by the huts managers and can differ from one to the other and change from one year to the other. Neither Peakshunter can be responsible for the introduction of new rules concerning limitations or special permissions to be obtained before the trip. Peakshunter will provide the information on the booking modality and will not be responsible for hut rules and general laws concerning the access to Mont Blanc area and glacier: in case of advanced closures, the costs paid as deposit won’t be refunded and must be covered by the customers.
● Peakshunter Mountain Guides can support clients with information and mailing lists, but refuge booking will be guaranteed ONLY BY PAYMENT CONFIRMATION, sending in advance all the participants personal information (NAME, SURNAME, PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH, NATIONALITY, ADDRESS, MAIL, MOBILE CONTACT) and a copy of ID CARD or PASSPORT.
● Search and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage is recommended but not included: the cost of this insurance is €5 per person for 3 days and has to be cover directly by the customers.
● The mountain guide’s expenses for all beverages, extra meals (lunches and breaks) and transfers ARE NOT INCLUDED and must be covered by participants.
● Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by their respective owners, without any liability attributable to Peakshunter Mountain Guide.
Other gear: EQUIPMENT mountaineering boots backpack 30 l climbing helmet harness ice-axe standard crampons with anti-balling plates collapsible trekking poles sleeping bag liner (mandatory in mountain huts) mineral salts water bottle (1 l min) or thermos energy bars or dried fruit/nuts sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm personal first aid kit headlamp (with new batteries plus spares as backup) CLOTHING wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat buff sun hat ski goggles mountaineering/glacier sunglasses down jacket (optional) waterproof shell jacket (Gore-Tex®, Paclite®, Conduit, etc.) (4th layer) insulating garment made of Windstopper® or Primaloft® (3rd layer) wicking turtleneck (2nd layer) breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x light backup gloves, 1 pair heavy insulated gloves 1 pair shoeller climbing pants thermal leggings or tights hiking socks (2 pairs)
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Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!
Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.
We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.
Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!
- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.
- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.
- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.
- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.
- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.
- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!
Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!
Let’s plan your next mountain project together!
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parfait adaptation de Peakshunter à la météo. programme initial (chamonix-Zermatt non réalisé (et donc non coté)
My friends and I truly enjoyed the la Vallée Blanche ski descente. We were guided by a competent and friendly guide, Marco Bernardini. There was a bit of confusion ahead of the trip as we had to fill a very extensive consent form. We would also have appreciated to get more information about the stair climb at the end of the descente prior to the trip. Luckily we carried our sport shoes so we did not have to walk up in our ski boots. We were also not made aware beforehand that we had to walk quite a long distance from the train to the bus station in Chamonix.
We had 3 fantastic days with Elis in the mountains. The snow condition was not great so we focused on touring, exploring beautiful areas in very diverse settings. Elis was very nice and creative, we are looking forward to our next trip with him! E-S team was as always of great support finding us the perfect guide for the group and supporting in a great way the organization of the trip.
The course and and the climbing exceeded my expectations. The guide (Paolo) made the experience informative, fun and absolutely safe. 10/10 I would do it again!
I was a bit unsure on using explore share because I was unfamiliar with the company and they act as a buffer between you and the guide provider. The experience with explore share was very good, they did exactly what was set out and I was put in touch with the guide provider after I paid the deposit. It would be nice if explore share provided some additional narrative or evidence that the guide you are booking with was legitimate and not a scam. I checked this out myself before booking however that was where the uncertainty came from. Overall great service and great experience. Would use again.
We had a great experience with Peakshunter. However, we agreed on a all inclusive tour through explore-share, but appearantly E-S made an offer without consulting the guides first. A couple of days before departure we were confronted with extra costs. We had no other option than to pay these extras, and Explore Share did not intervene. Next time we´ll organise everything with the guides directly, without the middle man...
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Amazing experience and incredible guide. Went with a friend of mine and had a great time. The views are amazing and it is awesome to ski one of the most famous descents in the world. I would recommend this experience to anyone.
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Gabrielle was a patient and very knowledgeable guide. He made the day very enjoyable
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Paolo was a fantastic guide! Even with conditions not favorable for the climbs I wished to do he came up with alternatives that were great. I highly recommend these guides
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Everyone at explore share and peakshunter were great about putting a trip together for me. It was the end of the climbing season in the alps and I only had a few days but they all pitched in and figured out something I could do . They have great communication and the guide was awesome
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