Here is a beautiful way to discover some of the most spectacular trails and viewpoints of the Chamonix valley. We offer a hike where youth and elders can share discoveries and emotions for unforgettable holidays.
3 days of hiking on the trails of the natural reserve of the Aiguilles Rouges. Overlooking Chamonix valley, our hike offers the most beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc range. We will spend both nights in huts to spice up our adventures and fully immerse ourselves in the special atmosphere of our mountains.
We carry all our belongings in our backpacks, and use local buses for transfers. We sleep in huts in dormitories. Food and snack supplies are available from mountain villages and huts.
Day 1 : LES HOUCHES - BELLACHAT HUT
Departure from the Bettey above Les Houches village located in the Chamonix valley. We will join the Aiguillette des Houches (2285m) going through Pierre Blanche. We are now in the natural reserve of Carlaveyron. The trail continues along the ridge to the Aiguillette du Brévent, those are the first ledges of the Aiguilles Rouges that will allow us to reach the pass of Bellachat and finally the hut of the same name. We will sleep facing Mont-Blanc and its imposing Glacier des Bossons.
Up : 960m / Down : 180m / Hiking Time : 5 H 00
Day 2 : LE BRÉVENT - LAC BLANC HUT
We will continue our journey over the Aiguilles passing through the summit of Brévent (2525m) which offers a magnificent panorama ! The trail then descends to the altitude of 2000m, in Plan Praz, then crosses to the Flégère. The trail offers some very nice views across the Mont-Blanc. The scenery is great. A beautiful climb in the rhododendrons leads us to the Lac Blanc. Once again, the show is unique. We spend the night at the Lac Blanc hut facing the Mer de Glace (2352m).
Up : 1065m / Down : 800m / Hiking Time : 6 H 30
Day 3 : CHESERYS LAKES - ARGENTIÈRE
We will continue to the Perseverance lake. Surely, we will cross a few mountain goats. Then, continuing our traverse to the Cheserys lakes to fully enjoy the different panoramas that the trail offers. Argentière Glacier, summit of the Aiguille Verte … We descend to the Col des Montets, then to the Argentière village. We will have crossed the entire Aiguilles Rouges range facing Mont-Blanc massif.
Up : 300m / Down : 1200m / Hiking Time : 6 H 00
For safety reasons, the guide may modify the trek itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions.
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2017 DATES : Tuesday to Thursday. July 18th to 20th - August 08th to 10th - August 29th to 31st.
2017 PRICE : 310€ per person (5 people minimum)
Guiding service and organization
Drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
Half-board in mountain hut (dormitory), shower at Lac Blanc hut
Repatriation insurance (mandatory)
Transportation throughout the trek
- ID or valid passport.
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory). Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
WHY CHOOSE COMPAGNIE DES GUIDES :
- An all-inclusive product
- Only 5 to 12 people per group and mountain leader
- Carefully selected accommodation
- Truly mountain oriented our certified leaders are happy to share their knowledge and expertise in the guiding field
LEVEL : The Chamonix Valley Hut to Hut hiking trip is a moderate trek. A minimum of 700m (2350ft) vertical gain and about 5 to 7 hours of hiking daily. Hiking on generally well-maintained mountain trails, sometimes including easy out-of-trail sections. For active people who don’t mind training to prepare for the hike. A great multiday hike for people with trekking experience.
10 years old minimum age recommended.
GUIDING : Each mountain leader guides groups of 12 people maximum. For maximum safety and quality guiding, a second mountain leader joins the group at 13 people.
Important : no booking accepted in our scheduled groups for people under the age of 18.
ACCOMMODATION : 2 nights in mountain hut (in dormitory). Each hiker carries all his personal belongings, and the picnic along the entire trek.
MEETING PLACE : At 8am in front of the Compagnie des Guides in Chamonix. You are welcome to come and meet your guide the evening before at our office at 6pm.
EQUIPMENT : See attached list.
INSURANCE : Our mountain leaders are self-employed professionals, and therefore covered under a liability insurance via the French Mountain Leaders Association (SNAM). As a tour operator, the Compagnie des Guides is also covered under a tour operator liability insurance contract (MMA IARD).
Repatriation and cancellation insurance are available from our office. Repatriation insurance is mandatory. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance.
TRAINING : Good physical condition will allow you to make the most of your holiday. A month before the hike at least, we suggest you walk upstairs, rather than use the elevator. During the weekends you can run, walk or ride your bike to train for the hike. Doing a medical check-up before signing for the trip is recommended. Your guide should be informed of any medical treatment.
CLIMATE : Alpine weather can change suddenly, involving wide temperature variations. Temperatures also drop with altitude, and snow falls in summer are not rare. A high pressure moving in can also bring in cool air. You should anyhow bring warm clothes and be prepared for cold or very hot weather, while minimizing additional weight gain.
Please, feel free to contact the Compagnie des Guides for any further information.
You are a private group, you can ask for a customized trip, and have your own guide !
- Exclusive guide
A more individualized relationship between your group and the professional.
- Choose your date of departure
You can choose your date of departure within the limit of the hut availabilities.
- Flexibility all along the trip
Depending on weather conditions, your level and your expectations, the guide can suggest you some different options of itinerary.
For any further information, please contact Déborah :
Tel : +33 450 53 00 88 or E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org