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Private guided

Glacier hiking

lvl. 5
Mountain hut with shared rooms
Itinérant circuit
Réf : E408
Glacier hiking :  the extraordinary opportunity to traverse and explore these massive rivers of ice. The varying levels of difficulty allow everyone to enjoy the experience of setting foot on a glacier. Each excursion alternates between well-marked trails through alpine meadows and pastures, time spent on glaciers, as well as a climbing move or two on more rugged terrain. All of our hikes at altitude offer you the chance to fully immerse yourself in high mountains.

Level 4: An average of 6 hours of hiking per day on and off trail, and/or 700 to 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances of 15 to 18 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Learn basic mountaineering techniques.

Level 5: An average of 6 to 7 hours of hiking per day off trail or on rugged terrain, and/or more than 1000 meters of vertical gain, and/or distances up to 20 kilometers. Sections at higher elevations. Requires knowledge and experience with mountaineering techniques for F ("facile" or easy) level routes.

Mon Roadbook app: designed for the self-guided trips, "Mon Roadbook" travel assistant guides you throughout your journey via a mobile application to download on your smartphone.
Prices indicated are calculated based on a limited number of seats available or for a departure in over 2 months from today. Once all prereserved seats are filled, or for reservations with a departure in less than 2 months, we might have to acquire seats for a higher price (depending on availability at the moment the reservation is made), which might result in the application of a supplement that increases the closer we are to the departure date.

Our trip

  • The amazing, the awesome, the legendary glacier traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt.

  • A seven-day trip to enjoy this high-quality tour to the fullest.

  • Walk across countless glaciers, including some of the biggest in the Alps.

  • Climb Tête Blanche (3721m), whose summit offers breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

Mt. Blanc to the Matterhorn, aka "the Haute Route," appears on every avid backcountry traveler's bucket list. This multi-day tour between mountaineering's two major capitals winds its way along an original path through one of the most spectacular sections of the Alps. Enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality from hut to hut, as well as close encounters with the area's towering peaks: Grand Combin, Pigne d'Arolla, Dent Blanche, and Dent d'Hérens. And of course, all throughout the trip, views of the Matterhorn and Mt. Blanc complete the fantastic backdrop.

Your choice of lodging + Guiding

Mountain hut with shared rooms From mid-June to mid-August

Local English-speaking guide From 2550 €* Book / Enquire Devis

* Price based on 4-person group

Past questions
Topics
Charlotte J.
Traveler
Level and complexity
I have no experience with glacier hiking, only high elevations - would I be able to do this hike?
  • Thomas B. Thomas B.'s photo
    Mont Blanc Experience Team
    Before doing this tour, I would suggest you learn to walk on ice. Not that it is very difficult but with climate change, the glacier are getting more difficult to cross ,with some more technical passes.

Itinerary

Pricing

Prices (incl. taxes) from june to august 2023 - Prices for this year are being calculated, amounts shown are an estimation

Mountain hut with shared rooms
Price per person
Local English-speaking guide
Single season
2 people1 shared room3800 €
3 people1 shared room2950 €
4 people1 shared room2550 €
5 people1 shared room2300 €
6 people1 shared room2125 €
  • Single season : From 20 June 2023 to 28 August 2023

Pricing

The price includes / does not include

The price includes
- Professional IFMGA certified guides: 1 guide for 6 people.
- Accommodations as described: mountain huts and 2 nights in an 3-star hotel in Chamonix
- All meals as described: breakfasts, lunches, dinners.
- All lift tickets required.
- All transfer required including last day Zermatt to Chamonix.

The price does not include
- Transportation to the meeting point at the start of the trip and from the point where the trip officially ends.
- Bottled water in the mountain huts (about 12 CHF each)
- Showers in those huts that charge a fee
- 1 dinner in Chamonix, first night
- Drinks, tips, and personal expenses.
- Insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, lost/stolen baggage, or assistance.
- Everything not described as "included".

Currencies

Switzerland
Switerzland doesn't belong to Euro zone. The Swiss use their own currency, the Swiss Franc. The exchange rate is approximately 1 CHF = 0.9 EUR. Please check here for current rates.
Swiss shops and hotels may take euros (usually in bills only, and change in CHF), and usually offer an unfavorable exchange rate (for you). You are better off paying by credit/debit card or withdrawing cash from an ATM.
France
France and Italy are part of the Euro zone. You may find ATMs easily in the main cities and towns.
Better to have cash in the most remote areas to purchase extras (ex.: for drinks). Huts do not always accept credit cards.