Climb the Mont Blanc is a mountaineering experience with everything that is involved in alpinism: altitude, mountain huts, physical & technical challenge, mountain hazards and dangers
If you are alone or a group of 3 / 5 friends, please contact us for a specific quotation. Guide ratio during the Mont Blanc ascent is 1:2 maximum. It is our standards for safety and a before experience.
Mont Blanc. First climbed in 1786 by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard. It is an important date in the mountaineering history since it is considered as the beginning of the alpinism even if humans have been hunting and going through mountains for a long time before.
The highest summit of western Europe and the highest in the EU is not only a physical challenge as could be a marathon.
Planning to get on top of this big mountain is a mountaineering experience with everything that is involved in alpinism: altitude, mountain huts, physical & technical challenge, mountain hazards and dangers,…
Nuyama mountain guides use to say that Mont-Blanc is a step into the alpine world and even if it is not a very technical climb, it shouldn’t be underestimated.
It is long, high & committed adventure that you will never forget. Plan it with friends for a fun and intense life experience that we hope we’ll fulfil yourself with memories and the will to come back in the mountains for more!!
Since the biggest difficulty is our body acclimatisation to the altitude, we propose a 6 days program with training days, a 4000m peak as a teaser and the ascent of Mont Blanc in 2 or 3 days depending on conditions and your abilities. The program below is subject to be changed by your guide according to weather, your physical abilities and also mountain hut bookings.
For example Day 1, could be moved in day 3 before Mont-Blanc.
Day 0: Let’s have a drink in Chamonix to start knowing each other and check your equipment.
Day1: We’ll go straight to the mountains. With the Aiguille du Midi cable car, we’ll go towards Helbronner (opposite Aiguille du Midi on the Italian border) for a glacier walk called “Traversée de la Vallée Blanche”. It is a 4 to 6 hrs glaciers hike around 3500m. A perfect training day to test your climbing shoes, get in touch with glaciers and high mountains environment for a wonderful.
Day 2: Let’s go to Italy to climb Grand Paradis, the only 4000m peak entirely in Italy. It takes about 1,5hr by car to reach the Valsavarenche, a wonderful valley in the Grand Paradiso national park. A 2 hr hike will take us to Chabod hut at 2710m. We’ll sleep there after a good Italian diner.
Day 3: Breakfast at 4am to start our Grand Paradis ascent. The first part is a quite steep and rocky trail and then we’ll hike on a glacier almost to the top. The final part is an easy rocky ridge with a stunning view. It takes about 4/5hr from the hut to reach the virgin statue at the summit. We’ll then go down either by the same route or depending on timing by the Victor Emmanuel hut, which offers a different route down the same valley. We’ll drive back to Chamonix.
Day 4: We do have 2 possibilities. Option 1, we plan our Mont Blanc ascent in 3 days, we’ll head up in the afternoon to Tête Rousse mountain hut (3162m). Otherwise, day 4 could be a rest day before going to Mont-Blanc in 2 days (option 2).
Option 1: we’ll start hiking from Tête Rousse at 1.30/2am to climb the Gouter north-west face and reach the Gouter (3815 m) hut in the early morning. After some rest, we’ll keep hiking towards the Mont-Blanc summit and eventually reach it around midday. Doing so, we’ll have time to walk back down to Gouter hut and sleep there.
Option 2: we’ll start from Les Houches taking the cable car and the train to Nid d’Aigle (2300m) and hike all the way to the Gouter hut.
Day 6: Option 1: we’ll wake up around 7am and descend all the way to Nid d’aigle to catch the train and get back to Chamonix. Option 2: Early start, breakfast is at 3am. We’ll go to Mont Blanc summit (4 to 6 hours) and then all the way back down. The option is for fit people since the descent is very long.
Prices for 2020:
2330 € /pers for a group of 2 persons
- UIAGM / IFMGA international mountain guide.
- Our guides speaks fluent English and beside the safety of your group, they will make your alpine experience unforgettable.
- Half board in mountain huts (diners and breakfast included)
- Collective mountain equipment (rope, carabiners,…)
- Lift tickets when needed Pack lunch on day 1, 4 and 5
- Transportation by car from Chamonix to Valsavarenche
What’s not included:
- Drinks and snacks (during the day and at the hut)
- Personal equipment (you can rent everything with our partner shop)
- Insurance Accommodation in Chamonix (we can help you with that if you want)
- Transportation to Chamonix (we can help you arrange your transfer from GVA if needed)