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Duration: 1 day
Price from: 155 €


Starting from Montenvers (1 913 m) - that you will reach by railway - our snowshoeing excursion on the Mer de Glace will take you to the enchanting world of glaciers. Rope up with your guide and visit the glacial rills and holes, which channel the surface water during the summer. In the distance, you will also see the impressing stone falls in the moraines, tangible consequence of the melting of glaciers caused by global warming in the Alps. At the foot of the Drus, enjoy a stunning panorama on the summits of the Mer de Glace. You can also visit the famous ice cave and admire its peculiar colour.

Our snowshoeing excursion on the Mer de Glace does not have any technical difficulty. You will reach the glacier by the Montenevers cable car, through an equipped itinerary. This excursion is for hikers wishing to discover the world of glaciers and does not require any experience in mountaineering. For a high mountain discovery, you can also choose our snowshoe hike in the Vallee Blanche from the Pointe Helbronner.


The group formula associates people who do not necessarily know each other. It is ideal for people looking for group friendliness and attractive prices.

Dates 2022 (group session) : See online booking

Guiding policy (group session) : Group from 4 to 8 people maximum per guide. 
Children, minimum 15 years old accompanied by a parent.

Meeting Point (group session) : 9.30am at the Montenvers train ticket desk in Chamonix

Departure : Confirmed departure a minimum of 4 people

Price 2022 (group session) : 155€ per person

This price includes :
- Mountain guide services
- Technical equipment : harness, snowshoes and walking poles
- Lift passes
- Transfer

This price does not include :
- High mountain boots (rigid soles)



A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a guide to their clients. It allows you to be either alone or in a group of friends with your guide. Your guide can organize your trip to meet your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula to realize your projects because it guarantees you a maximum of comfort.
You can book online your private guide for a snowshoe hike on the Mer de Glace glacier. Do not hesitate to take all the necessary information to be certain that this outing corresponds to your expectations. Your booking with your payment commits you to make this trip on the date you have chosen. You will be refunded in full in case of bad conditions that do not guarantee the necessary security conditions for the exit to take place.
Dates 2022 (private guiding) : Every day from December to April (depending on snow cover)

Guiding policy (private guiding) : Group of 1 - 8 people per guide.
Children, minimum 12 years old accompanied by a parent.

Meeting Point (private guiding) : Your guide will call you the evening before your trip around 6.30pm to organize the meeting time and place

Price 2022 (private guiding) :
1-4 personnes : 400€
5-6 personnes : 440€
7-8 personnes : 480€

This price includes :
- Mountain guides services
- Safety equipment: harness & transceiver
This price does not include :
- Your technical equipment (high mountain shoes, snowshoes & poles)
- Lift passes
- Food / snack

Further information

Find in this section, all the information about this activity. For any further information please contact our advisors (contact details above).

Duration : 5-6 hours (schedules given as an indication)

Area of activity : Mer de Glace glacier

Level: An appropriate destination choice is essential for you to properly enjoy your excursion. Snowshoeing is perfect for walkers

Formality : Make sure you have valid repatriation insurance for this activity


Find in this section all the information about the different equipment that is required. Since weather conditions can be very variable, it is better to have several thin layers rather than to have one big garment.

- Back pack
- High mountain boots with a rigid sole
- Snowshoes & poles
- Harness

- Classic clothing adapted for high mountain.  
- Windproof jacket
- A pair of warm gloves

- A pair of sun glasses category 4
- High protection sun cream
- A water bottle that contains a minimum 1,5 L
- Lunch

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet


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