Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Chamonix is a world-renowned destination for mountain enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. This picturesque alpine valley, surrounded by some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps, offers an endless playground for hikers of all levels.

Let yourself be captivated by the diversity of landscapes, from lush forests to snowy peaks, from sparkling lakes to majestic glaciers.

Whether you're looking for a peaceful walk along forest trails or an epic ascent to the highest summits, follow the guides at Evolution 2 Chamonix to discover the most beautiful routes. Book your hike today!

Mountain Hiking Evolution 2 Chamonix

1/ Why Have a Guide with You?

Choosing a guide for your hike in Chamonix offers numerous advantages.

  • They provide an in-depth knowledge of the region, trails, and weather conditions, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.
  • Guides can take you on off-the-beaten-path routes, offering breathtaking panoramic views and encounters with local wildlife.
  • They tailor the itinerary to your preferences and fitness level, ensuring a personalized and adapted experience.
  • This allows you to fully concentrate on the beauty of the landscapes and the sensations of the hike without worrying about navigation or safety.

In summary, hiring a professional guide in Chamonix guarantees a memorable and worry-free hike.

2/ Examples of Hiking Routes

Time for practice: Here are some examples of routes that Evolution 2 Chamonix guides can offer when you book your hike.

🟢 Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers Traverse

The Plan de l'Aiguille to Montenvers Traverse in Chamonix is an iconic and accessible hike that offers breathtaking views of the alpine peaks.
It starts at 2300 meters altitude, after taking the Plan de l'Aiguille cable car. Admire the spectacular panoramas of the lakes, glaciers, and the Aiguille du Midi behind you. The trail continues with a traverse to the Montenvers train station, providing an unforgettable experience in the heart of Chamonix's alpine landscapes.

In summary:

  • Level: Beginner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Elevation: 200 m ascent and 600 m descent
  • Terrain type: Mountain terrain with a rocky trail

🔵 Refuge de Loriaz

The hike to Refuge de Loriaz is an unforgettable experience offering a variety of breathtaking landscapes. Starting from Le Buet, near Vallorcine, it quickly offers a magnificent view of the Bérard Waterfall. Following the trail through the forest and mountain hamlets, hikers are immersed in a peaceful and preserved atmosphere. Once at Refuge de Loriaz, perched at 2000 meters altitude, hikers are rewarded with a panoramic view of iconic peaks such as the Aiguille Verte and the Drus.

In summary:

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Elevation gain: 690 m ascent and descent
  • Terrain type: Mountainous terrain with a technical rocky trail

🔵 Aiguillette des Houches

The hike to Aiguillette des Houches in Chamonix offers spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range from its starting point at 1350 meters altitude. The route traverses varied landscapes, including forests and alpine meadows, and provides a beautiful view of the Chamonix valley. The ascent continues along a beautiful ridge leading to the summit, where the panorama of the Fiz range will not leave you indifferent.

In summary:

  • Level: Good level recommended
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Elevation gain: 930 m ascent and descent
  • Terrain type: Mountainous terrain with a technical rocky trail
Examples of Hiking Routes in Chamonix

🔴 Lac de Pormenaz

The hike to Lac de Pormenaz, located in the Passy Nature Reserve, offers a peaceful experience in the heart of nature. Set in a stunning environment, this lake provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It's the perfect spot for a tranquil escape and a full immersion in the natural beauty of the Alps.

In summary:

  • Level: Advanced
  • Distance: 13 km
  • Elevation gain: 900 m ascent and descent
  • Terrain type: Mountainous terrain with a technical rocky trail, including some cables and ladders
Examples of Hiking Routes in Chamonix

🔴 Refuge Albert 1er - Glacier du Tour

A superb balcony hike to the Albert 1er refuge. It's the perfect spot to admire the glacier and enjoy the high mountain scenery.

In summary:

  • Level: Advanced
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Elevation gain: 650 m ascent and descent
  • Terrain type: Mountainous terrain with a technical rocky trail

Ready to explore the trails of Chamonix with us? Book your hike and discover the joys of the mountains in summer!

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