Chamonix hiking: Hut to Hut short trips, French Alps

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Dates Chamonix hiking: June – September
  • Find our two 3-Day trip options below

“Rustic hut charm with incredible views!” 

This two short trips are perfect for hikers that like to enjoy stunning views over the Mont Blanc mountain chain, sleep in two mountain huts and spot some ibex and wildflowers along the way. Your local guide makes sure that you will get to the huts just in time to enjoy a delicious mountain dish and that you don’t have to worry about anything but taking the nicest pictures of the famous mountain scenery.

On the first option you will sleep in dormitories, and on the second option you’ll enjoy the comfort of a double room if available.

1. Aiguille Rouge mountain range
Arrival day : Lac Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges

19.00: Information and meeting with the guide in Chamonix.

Day 1: Refuge Bellachat, 2152m

We hike from Chamonix up to the Refuge Bellachat (2152m). The Refuge offers one of the nicest views over the Mont Blanc mountain chain. You might want to enjoy a drink on the terrace that overlooks the whole Mont Blanc valley and wait until the sunset puts the mountains in a pink coat. The family style dinners will soon be served in the cosy mountain hut.

  • 5-6 hrs, 7km,  +1100m, (can be less altitude gain with a transfer to a higher start in the morning, overnight at the Refuge Bellachat
Day 2: Lac Blanc – Refuge Lac Blanc, 2352m

An early breakfast at the mountain hut with the fantastic views towards Mont Blanc. Our trail brings us up to Brevent summit for an even more breathtaking view. We reach Col du Cornu via the Col du Brévent where we walk down to Planpraz. After a picknick lunch we continue along the northern Balcony trail to Flégere. A chair takes us high above tree line. From here, our Refuge for the night is only 1hr away.  Lac Blanc mountain lake is the perfect location to take some stunning pictures of a perfect mountain scenery with the Mont Blanc in the back.

Day 3: Aiguilles Rouges

We eat a good breakfast overlooking the Aguilles Rouges mountain before leaving this beautiful spot. Our way down to Argentière will take us to the Lac Cheserys and either Argentière or the Col du Montets. Those that want to hike a bit longer can join the guide on the Petit Balcon Sud all the way back to Chamonix. Lunch will be served at local restaurant in the famous ski resort of Argentière.

  • 3-5 hrs, 10km, – 100m
Map with the Chamonix hiking route in red:

chamonix hut to hut hiking route

Costs per Person
  • 757€ with a minimum of 5 guests 
  • 1250€ with a minimum of 2 guests 

Included in the price: Organisation, privat UIMLA-mountainleader for 3 days, 2 nights in dorms at mountain refuges with half board, 2 pack lunches, one lunch at Restaurant, hiking map copy
Not included: personal insurance, drinks

2. Miage Mountain range
Day 1: Refuge de Miage, 1559m
Meet your guide at 9.00 in the morning in Chamonix and take the local bus to Les Houches. Prarion cable car brings you to a starting location with an exceptional view, right across the Mont-Blanc mountain range. You will walk down to Col de Voza (1653m), cross an impressive suspension bridge over a glacial stream and hike up to your next pass, Col de Tricot (2120m). You will eat picknick along the way and have time to enjoy the wild flowers and views over glaciers and peaks.
A steep trail down brings you to your beautiful final location of the day, the Refuge de Miage.
Overnight at one of the wonderful Chalets at Miage Alpage.
  • (8km, -700m, +500m), overnight at Refuge Miage
Day 2: Refuge de Miage – Refuge Tré – la Tête (1970m)
You will walk up to Chalet du Truc (1800m), a lookout where local farmers produce their cheese and sausages and start walking down trough a lush forest to the Valley of Les Contamines. Now your way starts climbing up little by little to finally arrive at the Tré – la – Tête Refuge at the foot of the Domes du Miage on the West side of Mont Blanc. You might want to enjoy the homemade Blueberry pie on the sunny terrace overlooking the mountains and valleys.
Night and dinner at Refuge Tré-la-Tête
  • (9km, – 300m, + 850m)
Day 3: Refuge Tré – la – Tête – Les Contamines
You stroll down to the Gorge Bon-Nant and can decide if you want to take a longer hike to Jovet Lake or just a loop in the Gorge and back down to Les Conatmines.
Take the local bus back down to St.Gervais les Bains and continue back to Chamonix by train. 
You will be back in Chamonix around 5-6pm.
  • (14km, -1400m, + 800m included Lac Jovet, can be much less up and down)
Map with the Chamonix hiking route and the huts in red:
Costs per Person
  • 2 hikers: 1194.- € / hiker
  • 5 hikers:  693.- € / hiker
  • 8 hikers:  568.- € / hiker
Included in the price: Organisation, privat UIMLA mountain leader guide for 3 days, guides expenses, 2 huts in privat rooms with half board, 3 picknick lunches, Prarion cable car, Bus Chamonix – Les Houches, Taxi Les Contamines – St.Gervais les Bains, Train St.Gervais les Bains – Chamonix, hiking map copy

Guide for your Chamonix hiking tour :

Local, certified UIMLA – mountain leader

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Mountain Camping & Hiking Chamonix, French Alps

Dates: June – October, please choose your date for private tours
  • Choose between our two Mountain Camping / Hiking tours
  • 2 days, 1 camp night

A lush green setting to take your breath away, a very diversified fauna and flora.


Are you ready to slow down and explore nature in quiet, uncrowded places? Then keep on reading:

The mountains surrounding the Chamonix Valley offer some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Imposing Granit needles, several glaciers, vast open high alpine pastures with wild flowers and mountain peaks within walking distance. Always in sight the gigantic Mont Blanc 4810m, looming in the background.

There is no better way to experience these wonders of nature than to be out in the wild enjoying the glorious alpine sunrises and sunsets. Our mountain camping trips allows you to do this and you will love it!

Wild camping is essentially camping outside of campsites and is all about getting away from the bustling alpine towns and taking yourself away into the mountain wilderness to spend time truly alone with the world. 

Itineraries for our Mountain Camping & Hiking Chamonix options
Day 1: Cascade de Bérard, Glacier Tré les Eaux

We discover a very wild and untouched valley today. Our hike starts at the Le Buet train satation in Vallorcine. After less than an hour we can already see the Bérard waterfalls and the water pools in the river bead. Changing directions here we now go up the Tré les Eaux valley that leads us of the bottom of a small glacier that remained in the shades of Buet mountain. Many small green fields filled with flowers, big boulder rocks and creeks invite us to set our tents for tonight.

  • +1020m, – 170m, 4hrs
Day 2: Col de la Terrasse, Alpage Loriaz

After a good breakfast we pack up the tents and walk up to a high plateau where Lac Vert is nestled. A crystal clear mountain lake. On to Col de la Terrasse with splendide views over the whole Mont Blanc range and the Swiss Valais.

After our picknick we walk down on a steep trail to the green alpine pastures of Alpage de Loriaz. This is an inviting place for a rest, before heading back down to Le Buet.

  • +500m, – 1300m, 5hrs
Meeting point

We meet at Le Buet train station near the Village of Vallorcine up the Valley from Chamonix. The tour ends there as well. Take the train from Chamonix or Martigny.

Day 1: Servoz – Pormenaz Lake

From the little mountain village Servoz, at the foot of Mont Blanc we saddle our packs and walk trough fields filled with flowers and nice decorated Savoy Chalets into the forest. Now our trail leads high above the Diosaz George and steady up the mountains to the Pormenaz Chalets.

This Alpage is home to over 1000 sheep in summer. We’re right opposite Mont Blanc and the view couldn’t be more impressive. We enjoy our pick nick here and keep on going up until we reach our destination for the night. A dream spot! Have a swim in the lake, take the breath taking view in and enjoy this quiet and wild place.

  • +1200m, – 180m, 6hrs
Day 2: Lac Vert, Servoz

It’s hard to leave this wonderful spot! A nice walk down to the Gouet Alpage and a perfect pick nick spot at the Green lake are our plan today. We finish our hike passing trough typical farms and old wooden houses decorated with flowers. Now our loop hike comes to an end and we take the train back home.

  • +200m, -1200m, 4.5hrs
Meeting point

We meet at Servoz train station, down the Valley from Chamonix. The tour ends here as well. There are trains and buses from Chamonix.


Costs for Mountain Camping & Hiking Chamonix:
  • 260.00€ per hiker with minimum 2 hikers
  • 200.00€ per hiker with minimum 4 hikers

Included in the costs:

  • Organisation, 2 days guiding with a UIMLA mountain leader, tents

Not included in the costs:

  • Personal insurance, food (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast), personal equipment

How it works

You will get more packing instructions from us upon your booking. Meet your UIMLA – mountain leader in the morning around 8.30 at the meeting point (we will let you know how to get there). You carry your own equipment in your backpack and you’ll also need some more room to pack the tent. Please pack very light and bring only the things listed below.

The guide will help you to set up the campsite, provide you with fresh mountain water to wash yourself and cook your dinner.

You will be back at the meeting point around 4pm on day 2.

Equipment list for our Mountain Camping & Hiking Chamonix tours:

Store everything inside your pack in plastic bags and pack light! We will make sure that we’ll leave no tracks but our foot prints.

  • Backpack min. 40L
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks 2 pair
  • Hiking pants, shorts
  • 1 T-Shirt and 1 long shirt
  • Fleece
  • Thin insulated jacket for the evening
  • Waterproof Jacket and pants
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat and Sun protector
  • Waterbottle
  • Telescopic poles
  • Headlamp
  • Document
  • Phone or Camera
  • Necessary Toiletries and Toilet paper
  • Small soap and small ultralight towel
  • Pocket knife
  • Plastic bowl and spoon
  • Spare plastic bags for trash

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