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Duration: 1 day
Price from: 170 €


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 (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

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

Price 2023 (group booking) : 170€ 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)

Departure : Confirmed departure a minimum of 4 people
Maximum 8 people per guide


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 (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 2023 (private booking) :
Group from 1 to 2 people : 420€
Group from 3 to 4 people : 440€
Group from 5 to 6 people : 460€
Group from 7 to 8 people : 460€

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: 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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CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 3.5 kg. In order to limit global warming to +2°C by 2100, the COP-21 agreement stipulates that each human should emit no more than 2t of CO2 per year. According to the French Ministry of Ecology, today European citizens emit an average of 11t per year, and American citizens emit an average of 21t annually.

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