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Snowshoeing Mer de Glace glacier

Duration: 1 day

Level 1: You have never practiced.

Level 2: You have some initial experience.

Level 3: You practice occasionally.

Level 4: You practice regularly.

Level 5: You have a sustained practice.

Price from: 170€
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General information

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.

Group booking

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 (group booking) : See online booking

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

Departure : Confirmed departure a minimum of 4 people

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

Price 2024 (group booking) : 170€ per person

This price includes :
- mountain guide services
- technical equipment : harness, snowshoes and walking poles
- lift passes

This price does not include :
- high mountain shoes
- lunch

Private booking

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.
Dates (private booking) : See online booking

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

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

Prices 2024 (private booking) :
Group from 1 to 2 people : 425€
Group from 3 to 4 people : 445€
Group from 5 to 6 people : 465€
Group from 7 to 8 people : 465€

The price includes :
- mountain guides services
- safety equipment: harness & transceiver
The 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: Snowshoeing is perfect for walkers

Formality : Make sure you have valid individual liability insurance for the practice of this activity without any location or altitude restrictions, including assistance, search and rescue, and repatriation

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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 shoes
- lunch
- 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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CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 3.5 kg. Learn out more about the footprint calculation of this activity

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