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Duration: 1 day
Price from: 155 €


You are a strong walker and you want to see the glaciers and the snow-capped peaks up close ?
Here is the perfect occasion since no particular technical skills are required.

The famous Montenvers cog train leaves from Chamonix and takes you to the edge of the Mer de glace in only 20 minutes !

Snowshoes on your feet you will walk on the glacier surrounded by mythical summits (Drus, Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses).

Guided by a Mountain Guide, you will meander between the crevasses and discover the towers of the Sea of Ice: real waves frozen in the heart of an ocean of ice.
At the end of the day, the formation of crevasses, moraines, ice tables ... will hold no secrets from you !


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) : Every Wednesday, from mid-December to April

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 cash desk in Chamonix

Price 2022 (group session) : 155€ per person

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

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

Group: The group is assured with a minimum of 4 people.
Maximum 8 people per guide.


The private engagement is a 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 a private engagement guide online for a snowshoe outing 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) : 400€ for the group

This price includes :
- Mountain guides fees
- Safety equipment: harness & transceiver
This price does not include :
- Your technical equipment,
- Lift passes,
- Food.

Further information

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

Duration : Full day (5 to 6 hours hiking)

Place : Chamonix, Montenvers train / Mer de Glace glacier

Ability level : The choice of destination adapted to your level is essential for you to fully enjoy your trip.
This day is a glacier hike, with no technical skills required. However it is advised to have a good physical condition to enjoy this day to its fullest.


You will 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

Partners : There is the possibility to rent your equipment at a preferential price from one of our partner sports shops. Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop

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For more information, contact Pôle Accueil : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 88 Request Information

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