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The dream of summiting Mont Blanc has been shared by mountaineers all over the world for well over 200 years. Don’t let your dream just be a dream—with our expert guides, you too can reach The King of the Alps standing at 15,775 ft. Starting in the storied town of Chamonix, the cradle of mountaineering, you’ll spend the first few days acclimatizing to higher altitudes and climbing the Italian giant Gran Paradiso. After a few days of prep, you’ll be burning with anticipation to finally stand at the top of the highest mountain in Western Europe! It’s time to turn this dream into reality with the help of incredibly experienced guides.

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  • Maximize your chances for success

    Spend a few days prepping and acclimatizing to higher altitudes, and climb the accessible Gran Paradiso

  • The highest point in Western Europe

    The unparalleled feeling of standing at the Roof of Europe at 15,775 ft

  • Based in the charming Chamonix

    For most of this trip, you’ll be based in the birthplace of alpinism—feel the immaculate mountaineering vibes!


Test your limits and make lifelong memories on a guided climbing adventure taking you to the top of Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc! Starting in Chamonix, you will leave civilization for uncharted Alpine wilderness made up of thrilling climbs and cozy mountain huts. In the first part of the trip, your focus will be to acclimatize, train, and scale the Italian giant Gran Paradiso, while the last 3 days are reserved for a face-off with the highest peak in Western Europe.

  • Please note that you have to arrange your own accommodation while in Chamonix. Your guide covers the half-board mountain hut nights, but you choose your base in Chamonix. Let us know if you need any help finding suitable accommodation, your guides can connect you with their accommodation partners. Make sure you’re in Chamonix at least a day prior to Day 1.

    This itinerary is subject to modification according to conditions, weather, and your physical abilities. As with any high-altitude ascent, reaching Mont Blanc summit can never be guaranteed. Still, your guide will do their best to maximize your chances of success. They are the ones who are in charge of picking and planning your itinerary.

    Days 5 to 7 are meant for climbing Mont Blanc. Depending on your abilities and the weather forecast, the climb will be planned in 3 days, but if your guide finds it best, it’s also possible to take a rest day and do it in 2 days (which is the classic way to climb it).

  • Starting from Chamonix or from Italy via the Skyway lift, you will do a glacier walk from France to Italy (or the opposite). There are no technical difficulties, the purpose of this is just to get used to the equipment and get a taste of a physical activity in altitude.

    Activity: 4-6 hours

    Peaks of the Alps
  • From Chamonix, drive for about 1.5 hours and then hike for 2-2.5 hours to reach the mountain hut Chabot. The next morning, breakfast is at 4 am in order to give you enough time to climb the Gran Paradiso summit. This is the perfect climb to test yourself before Mont Blanc.

    Activity: 2-3 hours on Day 2, then 7-10 hours to get to the summit and back to the car on Day 3
    Included accommodation: Chabot hut on Day 2
    Included meals: Dinner on Day 2, breakfast at Day 3

    Technical climbing, Mont Blanc
  • Today is a rest day! Use this time at your leisure—stroll the streets of Chamonix, go to a charming restaurant, or to a spa— or use it to practice some more and acclimatize to higher altitudes.

    Chamonix and mont blanc mountain range at sunny day, France.
  • After a delicious breakfast in Chamonix, meet your guide at 1 pm to drive to Les Houches to the Bellevue cable car. Then you will catch the TMB train to Nid d’Aigle (2,370 m / 7,775 ft) and hike/climb to Tête Rousse hut at 3,167 m / 10,390 ft). Go early to bed as you’ll be getting up in the middle of the night for the summit.

    Activity: 2-3 hours
    Accommodation: Tête Rousse hut
    Meals: Dinner
    Elevation gain: 800 m / 2,625 ft

    View of the Tete Rousse hut near Mont Blanc.
  • Today’s the day! Get up at around 2 am and have a hearty breakfast. First you’ll climb the Gouter Needle at 3,840 m / 12,600 ft and probably stop by the hut for a quick rest and some hot beverage. Then, you’ll head to Mont Blanc. The ascent takes about 4-6 hours from the Gouter. Congratulations! Take in the views, your accomplishments, and the beauty of it all. When you’re ready, descend back to the Gouter Hut.

    Activity: 8-14 hours
    Accommodation: Gouter Hut
    Meals: Breakfast and dinner
    Elevation gain: 1,700 m / 5,580 ft
    Elevation loss: 1,000 m / 3,280 ft

    Mont Blanc summit
  • After a big day behind you, have breakfast and pack up. You will wake up early in the morning to descend the Gouter needle in the best conditions and then hike down to the train and the cable car to Les Houches. You should be in Chamonix in the early afternoon.

    Activity: 3-5 hours
    Meals: Breakfast
    Elevation loss: 2,300 m / 7,545 ft

    Gouter Hut, Mont Blanc
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Meet your guide

Nuyama is an outdoor specialist based in Chamonix. It was founded by Yann Delevaux and Marion Cochet, both of whom have extensive experience in trip organization and in the mountains (Yann is also an IFMGA Mountain guide for more than 20 years). A passionate team is behind the Nuyama name and what they have in common is their love for the outdoors, for unique and unforgettable adventures, and for sincere communication. Trust is a key value at Nuyama as well as the basis of their authentic relationship with their clients. They lead and organize hiking, trekking, mountaineering, and mountain biking adventures in the Alps.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area — client-to-guide ratio is 2:1 on Mont Blanc and 4:1 on prep days
      • 6-day Mont Blanc guided climbing tour + 1 rest day
      • Lifts
      • Transfer from Chamonix to Pont in Italy (for Gran Paradiso)
      • Half-board in mountain huts for you and your guides
      • All safety equipment (ropes, carabiners, ice screws…)

    If you need any help with accommodation in Chamonix, please let us know. We can get you in contact with your guides’ accommodation partners.

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to and from Chamonix
      • Drinks and snacks in mountain huts (except 1L of tea on climbing day and 1.5L of water at dinner)
      • Lunches in mountain huts
      • Meals and accommodation in Chamonix
      • Personal insurance — mandatory
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Mont Blanc guided climbing means mountaineering in high altitude. It requires very good physical condition and being able to walk with crampons on rocks and snow. Though it’s not too technically difficult, it’s a very long hike and it requires considerable effort.

    Ascending it over three days allows you to acclimatize more easily and gives you more flexibility if the weather conditions are changing. Still, it does not make the ascent any easier as it involves a long day to get from the Tête Rousse refuge to the summit—8 to 12 hours of walking with more than 1,700 m (5,580 ft) of elevation gain!

    Please make sure that you’re very well prepared for this climb. In order to have any chance at success (and enjoying the climb), you must be confident in your abilities and have extremely good fitness.

  • Mountaineering gear (available to rent in Chamonix, please let us know if you need anything):

      • Good quality mountaineering boots (that allow attaching of crampons)
      • Ice axe, crampons, harness, and helmet

    Personal clothing:

      • Waterproof shell jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
      • Waterproof shell trousers (Gore-Tex or similar)
      • Mid layer (fleece is good)
      • Base layers
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Clothes for the evening and rest day
      • Down layer
      • Hat
      • Gloves
      • Gaiters

    Personal items:

      • Backpack (35-50L), big enough to fit all you’ll need for the ascent, including your sleeping bag
      • Sleeping bag or liner (very light and thin)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Personal medication
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)
  • Group sizes and prices:

      • Two people would be ideal for this tour, as the success of this climb also depends on the homogeneity of the group. Your guides know from experience that mixing people who don’t know each other for the ascent can lead to frustration. The price is also lower for two persons.
      • Still, you’re very welcome to join by yourself!
      • For one to two climbers, there will be one mountain guide for the ascent.

    Mont Blanc guided climbing can be arranged for larger groups. If you have a group of three or more people who would love to join, that’s also possible, though the pricing will need to be adjusted. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the Mont Blanc guided climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 35 (thirty-five) days prior to departure. The sooner you book, the better, as your guides can start looking for accommodations right away. Please note that huts are sometimes tricky to book, so we ask you not to book any flights and make fixed arrangements before your chosen date is confirmed. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. If the Client cancels the Booking…

      • More than 60 (sixty) days prior to departure, Client forfeits 5% (five percent) of the total amount of the trip as an administration fee.
      • 60-45 (sixty to forty-five) days prior to departure, Client forfeits 15% (fifteen percent) of the total amount of the trip.
      • 44-30 (forty-four to thirty) days prior to departure, Client forfeits 30% (thirty percent) of the total amount of the trip.
      • 29-15 (twenty-nine to fifteen) days prior to departure, Client forfeits 75% (seventy-five percent) of the total amount of the trip.
      • Within 15 (fifteen) days prior to departure, Client forfeits 100% (hundred percent) of the total amount of the trip.
  • To get to Chamonix, the starting point of your Mont Blanc guided tour, most people fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA), one hour away. Once you arrive, there are several ways to reach your destination, including public transport. Looking to make it hassle-free? Check out Mountain Drop-Offs—they provide door-to-door service in their comfy and spacious shuttles.

    Make sure to arrive a day prior to Day 1, as your adventure begins in the morning of Day 1.

  • Cover all your bases with both emergency medical evacuation, repatriation, and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Please note that insurance is mandatory. If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    Climbing Mont Blanc as well as any other mountain is weather / conditions depending. Please keep in mind that the program can be changed at any time by your guide due to safety reasons.




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