Climbing Mont Blanc - Like a Fountain Pen

$2,799
8 Days
Upcoming Trips
Your Own Date

Why take this trip?

  • Highly experienced and professional guides - some of the best in the world!
  • Start off by climbing the highest mountain in Italy, Gran Paradiso as you acclimatize and prepare for your big climb
  • Challenge yourself to great heights and watch a breathtaking sunrise as you stand on the highest point in Western Europe
  • Walk around the charming town of Chamonix and enjoy the many restaurants and delicious foods

Clients Reviews

You gave me a “life changing journey,” just like you promised. Thank you! Apart from the adventure aspect, I also enjoyed getting to know the guides and the great educational aspect of traveling!

Karim Ramadan
4/4
Physical Grade
  1. Sightseeing and/or relaxation
  2. Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
  3. A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
  4. Previous experience and intensive training is required
1/3
Comfort Level
  1. Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
  2. Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
  3. Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.

CO2 Footprint

000 (tCO2e)
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.

What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.

Which month to travel:

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Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Day 1: Arriving to Chamonix

    Today you will arrive in Geneva and then take your private transport to Chamonix. After checking into your hotel, you will meet your personal guide for a gear check and an indepth breifng on what's to come. Overnight in Chamonix.

  • Day 2: Gran Paradiso (B/L)

    Today after breakfast, you will drive to Gran Paradiso National Park (approximtely 1.5 hours) where we will begin the trek! You will head up to the first hut which is Victor Emmanuel Hut 2,735m (approximately 3 hours). Once we arrive, we will go over all of the rope skills and your previous lessons so we can prepare for the big climb the next day. Overnight in Gran Paradiso

  • Day 3: Gran Paradiso (B/D)

    Today is the big day! You will head up to the summit of Gran Paradiso (4,061m) by the West Flank (approximately 5- 6 hours). Once at the top of the mountain you will take your summit shots and enjoy the breath taking view from the highest point in Italy! You will then descend to Victor Emmanuel hut (3- 4 hours). Overnight on Gran Paradiso

  • Day 4: Back Down (B/L/D)

    Today after breakfast, you will head further back down to Pont 1,960m (2 hours). After descending completely, you will then drive back to Chamonix for a well deserved rest. Overnight in Chamonix

  • Day 5: Mont Blanc (B/L/D)

    Today after breakfast you will start to gather your items to get ready for the big climb! Once ready, we will head off to ride the Telepherique to Aigullie du Midi. Once we arrive we will start the trek to the first stop on Mont Blanc - Cosmiques Hut at 3,613m (approximately 1 hour trek).

  • Day 6: The Big Summit! (B/L/D)

    Today we will start off very early in the morning. The sunrise on the mountain is a truly breathtaking sight so don't feel bad about gettting an early start - it's definitely worth it! We will then start for the traverse of Mont Blanv via the same route to the Cosmiques Hut. (Approximately 7 hours). You will then be standing on the highest piont in Eastern Europe and taking in the incredible views all around you! The summit views are simply unforgettable so make sure you have your cameras ready!

  • Day 7: The Descent (B/L)

    Today we will wake up and then descend back down to Chamonix for the debrief. You will then spend the remainder of the day walking around town and enjoying your delicious celebration dinner in the many delicious restaurants around this charming town! We will also have this as a spare day for the ascent in case there is any unforseen bad weather. The weather is always unpredictable on the mountain - so its always better to be safe than sorry! :)

  • Day 8: Departure (B)

    Today after breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport to catch your flights home.

  • Price includes

    • Transfer Geneva to Chamonix return in private car
    • Climbing Mont Blanc (France) and Gran Paradiso (Italy)
    • Professional world-class mountain guides (ratio 2:1 on Mont Blanc portion)
    • Group technical equipment (ropes, ice screws, snow stakes)
    • Full board on the mountain
    • 3 Star Hotel in Chamonix on a B&B basis
    • Huts on the mountain
    • All park, cable car, ski lifts, tunnel fees
    • Transfers in France

  • Price excludes

    • International flights
    • Visas
    • Tips & gratuity
    • Personal Insurance
    • Dinner when in Chamonix and other meals not mentioned above
    • Personal mountaineering equipment

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