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Teresa Kaufman
  • Revel in the beautiful Swiss landscapes and let your professional guide take photos of you in the unique villages of Finhaut and Giétroz. Follow a shepherd as he takes his goats to pasture and witness the raw beauty of his ancient alpine pastures. Immerse yourself completely in quaint villages, take in their charm and enjoy your high quality photos with stunning backdrops.

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local photographer with extensive knowledge of the area
        • A half day of hiking
        • Photos from the hike using the client’s smartphone or camera

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation
        • Airport transfers — we recommend Mountain Drop-Offs
        • Accommodations
        • Food
        • Personal equipment

      NOTE: Upon request, your guide can provide the service of a professional photoshoot with a full format camera and 20 high definition files. In that case, the price is not the same. You can talk to your guide about the prices for the professional photoshoot or contact us to learn more.

    • In order to participate in this hiking adventure in the Chamonix area, you need to have a moderate level of fitness. You’ll be walking for approximately three hours and you’ll have to carry a backpack large enough to fit all the necessary items you’ll need. The walks are not strenuous and are perfect if you wish to explore the area and make stops to have great photos taken.

    • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

        • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed
        • Hiking poles — optional
        • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
        • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Headlamp or flashlight
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional (but recommended)

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For these private hikes, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 8:1.
        • Pets are welcome, but in certain cases the itinerary has to be adapted! For further information concerning pets, feel free to talk to your guide after booking.
        • Cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

      Photo-hiking in the Chamonix area can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • Children are permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis and must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

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

    • To get to Chamonix, 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 the airport transfer hassle-free? Check out Mountain Drop-Offs—they provide door-to-door service in their comfy and spacious shuttles.

      There are three walks for which you must have a personal car as the starting point of the walk is not near the train or main road. These include the Renaissance Walk, the Servoz Walk, and the Switzerland Walk – Finhaut and Giétroz. If you don’t have a personal car, your guide can arrange a taxi service that will bring you to the designated meeting point where your guide will meet you and the taxi can pick you up after the walk. For the most part the taxi service vehicles can carry up to 8 people.

      In the event that the road for the Renaissance Walk, i.e. Coupeau, is closed due to snow (usually in early spring or late autumn), you’ll head to Charousse, a backup option, instead of Coupeau.

      The other walks—the Tréléchamps Walk and the Chamonix Walk do not require personal cars. The Chamonix Walk will be in downtown neighborhoods. For the Tréléchamps Walk, the meeting point can be reached by a lovely little red shuttle train (free with their Carte d’hôte card).

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will provide specific instructions on the meeting locations for each walk. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Chamonix area, France, please refer to France Diplomacy’s advice for travelers and foreign nationals and Switzerland’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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