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Epic Adventures in Chamonix

Dive into Chamonix's top-rated adventures amid stunning Alpine landscapes
Self guided Chamonix to Zermatt tour
Hiking
Hike the classic trails of Chamonix Valley
5 Days of Skiing in the Alps around Chamonix.
Skiing
Shred legendary powder with local experts
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Mountaineering & Rock Climbing
Reach new heights in the birthplace of alpinism
All-inclusive e-MTB trip along the Haute Route.
Biking
Experience the adrenaline of biking in the Alps
Self guided Chamonix to Zermatt tour
Hiking
Hike the classic trails of Chamonix Valley
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5 Days of Skiing in the Alps around Chamonix.
Skiing
Shred legendary powder with local experts
Explore adventures
One male mountaineer on top of the mountain pointing his finger towards the Alps
Mountaineering & Rock Climbing
Reach new heights in the birthplace of alpinism
Explore adventures
All-inclusive e-MTB trip along the Haute Route.
Biking
Experience the adrenaline of biking in the Alps
Explore adventures
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Chamonix adventure tours

Steve M

We just finished a 12 day Mont Blanc tour and with the help of Cloud 9 it was an incredible experience. Our original trip was booked in 2019 and postponed due to Covid. Cloud 9 offered a full refund or the opportunity to continue with no additional cost both years we postponed. Once we finally hit the trail, the accommodations, trip notes and attention to the smallest of details made the tour an outstanding experience for us. I will certainly consider using Cloud 9 again and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to tour Mont Blanc.

Ludovic Botzung

A great organization. No complaints. Marion gave very good advice. I recommend without any hesitation. Thank you.

Lisa Tyerman

As we prepared to leave we contemplated our amazing adventure and sense of accomplishment. Thank you to Nuyama for great organizational skills, prompt responses, sound advice along the way and the perfect for us choices of routes for each day. As we interacted with hosts and fellow hikers it became obvious Nuyama has built solid relationships and is highly respected. We felt confident doing this hike self guided because of our own experience and the support given. Thank you Nuyama! Experience of a lifetime!!

Tom

Unreal trip. Beautiful views the whole way around the haute route. The guides and the logistic team made the whole experience all the more epic. Ace accommodation and food for the every day – just be prepared for the holiday blues when you get home.

Olivia Everts

great experience e-biking in Swiss alps! quite adventurous and challenging. very experienced and encouraging bike guides, and a lovely team that organizes lunches on the best Alp spots and dinners in the cosiest cabins. The guides are very adaptive to the average level of all family members. very recommendable as a bucket list trip!

Karen Garcia

My husband and I did the 7-day self guided tour through Nuyama. We had a great time and we really appreciated all the care Nuyama put into getting us prepared for our adventure! The guidebook and itinerary were perfect! The places they chose for us to stay were all great, and the food was delicious. It was just what we hoped it would be. We highly recommend booking through Nuyama and we will do so again when we are able to head back to Europe. Thank you so much Nuyama crew, you’re all amazing!!

Dan Otto

My wife and I recently completed the TMB Highlights Tour with Cloud 9 and Tom as our guide. It was the best trip of our lives. Challenging, beautiful, rewarding. We are still thinking about it daily and I’m actually emotional thinking that’s it’s over. Cloud 9 took care of everything and made it all very easy to plan. Tom did a great job making sure everyone was doing well and guiding us to the best spots in the trails. I couldn’t recommend them more!

Emi Lehane

A super mountain guide who can guide you around the mountains safely. Olle, her dog was very welcoming to my dog too when we both joined for a Thursday morning hike. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice way to spend time in nature

paul k

This trip has been in the works for almost 3 years and through the Covid epidemic you somehow managed to pull it off. The additions and changes you had to make were remarkable in fitting our needs. How can an 11 day trip go off without 1 hiccup? It did because of your knowledge, professionalism and extreme dedication to your clients. As one of your guides(Suze) said: Emma never sleeps! Every single detail from luggage delivery, hotel accommodations, trip notes, maps, food requests(we had 2 vegetarians) was spot on. From the bottom of my heart, you made a 25 year dream to hike the Haute come true. It was way beyond my expectations. To do it with friends was even more special. On any future expeditions, I would never consider another person(or company) to arrange my trip. No wonder Richard Branson so highly recommends you. To all who read this review, I personally have arranged dozens of trips over the years, but I knew from the start that Emma was the one to arrange this one.

Bruno Schull

Rob is a great guide, a great teacher, and a great person. I’ve worked with many guides to expand my range of skills and experiences in the mountains, and Rob is one of the very best. He literally wrote the books about guiding! (Check out his books about climbing and skiing). He is extremely generous with his knowledge and time, he focuses on making sure his clients have a great experience, and he genuinely loves the mountains. I will definitely go climbing and skiing with Ron again!

Adam Newsome

Excellent guide service. From the moment of booking to the end of the course, the staff and guides were helpful, enthusiastic, patient, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Charlotte Moyles

I was lucky to have a private tour with Alex, who had a brilliant knowledge of the area and shared interesting information about the climbers and skiers. Highly recommend!

The Adventure Capital of the World

The ultimate destination for thrill-chasers

As the gateway to Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, Chamonix attracts outdoorsy people from around the world in search of a new and epic adventure.The whole area is one massive playground with world-class facilities, experienced guides, and numerous opportunities for both recreational and extreme activities, all encompassed by stunning alpine vistas.

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Beautiful landscape aerial view from helicopter of Aiguille du Midi summit from Mont Blanc massif in french Alps mountains in autumn season during a sunny day, with clear sky. Taken in Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in France (Europe).

A magnet for outdoor enthusiasts

Extensive trail network

  • Well-marked trails provide numerous options for exploration, with stunning viewpoints, alpine lakes, and historic villages.

22 peaks ready to be summited 

  • The area encompasses 22 summits over 4,000 meters (13,123 ft), making it a paradise for high-altitude enthusiasts.

Off-piste terrain

  • Cham abounds in classic runs and world-class terrain. High-altitude glaciers make Chamonix a destination for summer skiing as well!

Mountaineering heritage

  • As the birthplace of alpinism, Chamonix abounds with spectacular climbing objectives, all just a short drive away.
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Classic Adventures in the Mont Blanc Area

Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

Circumnavigating the tallest peak in Western Europe, the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the greatest hikes in the world, packed with good food, unique culture & spectacular Alpine vistas.

Skiing Valle Blanche

This classic off-piste trip is a must-do for seasoned backcountry skiers. The descent starts from the Aiguille du Midi gondola and winds its way down a spectacular glacier valley to Chamonix.

Biking the Grand Montets

This famous downhill trail offers a thrilling descent from the top of the Grand Montets gondola to Argentière. The trail is challenging and technical, but the views are worth the sweat.

Summiting Mont Blanc

A challenging, but rewarding climb for experienced mountaineers. The ascent typically takes several days and requires good fitness, technical skills, and glacier travel experience.

Frequently asked questions about adventures in Chamonix

  • Depends on what you want to do there! Here’s a quick breakdown:

    Summer (June to August): The most popular time to visit Chamonix, especially for outdoor lovers. The weather is mild and the days are long, allowing for activities like hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and paragliding. Many trails and lifts are open during this time, offering access to stunning alpine vistas. However, it can be crowded, especially in July and August.

    Fall (September to November): Fall in Chamonix offers beautiful foliage as the leaves change colors, creating a picturesque backdrop for hiking and other outdoor activities. The weather starts to cool down, and crowds thin out compared to the summer months. It’s an excellent time for those seeking quieter trails and more relaxed atmospheres.

    Winter (December to February): Chamonix is a well-known winter sports destination, attracting skiers from around the world. With its extensive ski areas and access to off-piste and backcountry terrain, winter is perfect for snow sports enthusiasts. The town comes alive with a festive atmosphere during this time.

    Spring (March to May): As winter transitions to spring, “Cham” experiences longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. March and April are great months for skiing, with the potential for fresh powder. May marks the start of the hiking season as the snow melts and the trails become more accessible. It’s also a quieter time to visit before the summer crowds arrive.

  • If you’re primarily interested in exploring the town itself and perhaps taking a day trip or two to nearby attractions like the Aiguille du Midi or Mer de Glace, you could comfortably spend 2-3 days in Chamonix.

    If you’re an outdoor enthusiast (and you probably are since you’re here) and plan to indulge in activities like hiking, skiing, mountaineering, or paragliding, you might want to allocate more time. A week or more could be ideal to fully experience the range of outdoor adventures Chamonix has to offer.

    Chamonix offers a mix of adrenaline-pumping adventures and laid-back charm, so tailor your stay accordingly.

  • Walking the entire Tour du Mont Blanc trail will take you from 7 to 12 days, depending on various factors such as your pace, fitness level, weather conditions, and the specific route taken. 

    The complete loop is approximately 170 kilometers (106 miles) long, with significant elevation changes and challenging terrain, so you should be prepared for a demanding journey. Some people opt for shorter sections or variations of the route, which can be completed in fewer days.

  • Climbing Mont Blanc is considered a serious endeavor that requires careful planning, appropriate gear, physical conditioning, and ideally, some prior mountaineering experience. 

    You need to be able to acclimatize to the altitude, manage intense weather conditions, and have some familiarity with glacier travel, crevasse navigation, and possibly rock climbing. Climbing Mont Blanc demands a good level of physical fitness, including endurance and strength, to endure long days of climbing and carry heavy packs at high altitudes.

    If you want to increase safety and chances of success, we recommend hiring a private guide or joining a guided expedition.

  • Chamonix offers numerous exceptional backcountry skiing & ski touring. Some of the best ones include:

    Vallée Blanche: Renowned for its stunning glacial scenery, Vallée Blanche offers a variety of tracks for intermediate to advanced skiers. It starts from the Aiguille du Midi and descends into the glacier, providing breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif.

    Col du Passon: Accessed from the Grands Montets ski area, Col du Passon provides challenging off-piste skiing with soaring views of the Aiguille Verte and the surrounding peaks. It’s recommended for experienced skiers due to its steep terrain and potential avalanche risks.

    Glacier du Tour: Located in the Balme ski area, Glacier du Tour offers excellent backcountry skiing opportunities with a variety of slopes suitable for different skill levels. Skiers can enjoy stunning views of the Glacier du Trient and the Swiss Alps.

    Aiguillette des Houches: Situated right above Chamonix, Aiguillette des Houches offers accessible backcountry skiing terrain with breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif. It’s suitable for intermediate skiers and provides a memorable skiing experience close to town.

  • You’ll find a variety of MTB areas for all skill levels in Chamonix. Here are some to look out for:

    Les Houches Bike Park: Located in the Les Houches ski area, this bike park offers downhill trails suitable for all skill levels. From gentle green trails to more challenging black runs, riders can enjoy stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif while descending through forests and alpine terrain.

    Le Tour Bike Park: This bike park features a variety of downhill trails with jumps, berms, and technical features. Situated in the Le Tour ski area, riders can take in panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley while enjoying adrenaline-pumping descents.

    Balcon Nord: This cross-country trail runs along the northern side of the Chamonix Valley, offering stunning views of the Mont Blanc massif. Riders can enjoy a relatively gentle ascent followed by a flowing descent through picturesque landscapes.

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