2 days
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc

A night in a refuge

For the novices, a night in a refuge in a greenery setting surrounding the glaciers.
For the experts, a magical and exposed refuge at the feet of Dômes de Miage.

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2020 Dates

Every Wednesday from June to September.
Other dates possible for private groups.

2020 Rates

Price of the group session
165€ / person

Price of the private sessions (up to 12 people per hiking guide)
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* The price includes

  • guiding
  • half-board in the refuge
  • 2 picknicks
  • Water during your meals in the huts

* The price doesn’t include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Your personal insurance
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your hiking equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »


Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult, Child

Detailed program for a night in a refuge


The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office in Saint-Gervais for the briefing.

Day 1 Difference in height of 450 m – 3-hour walking.
Departure from Champel in the early afternoon. After an ascent to the forest via a nice balcony path which overlooks La Gruvaz gorges, you will reach Miage small valley and its mountain chalets. That greenery setting with its streams, where you will spend the night, stands at the feet of the imposing  Dômes de Miage !

Day 2 Difference in height of + 600 m/Difference in height of – 950 m – 6-hour walking.
What a beautiful regular ascent to Col du Tricot where an imposing landscape opens up to you ! You will then get to the suspension bridge of Bionnassay glacier via a descent through the round nature of Tricot high mountain pastures ! After that nice detour you will go on going down into the forest from waterfalls to waterfalls to come back to Champel.


La veille
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office in Saint-Gervais for the briefing.

J1      Difference in height of + 1,600 m/Difference in height of – 100 m – 6-hour walking.
Departure from Champel in the early morning to get to Col du Tricot via the suspension bridge of Bionnassay glacier where a splendid view on Dômes and Miage small valley opens up to you. You will take the exposed balcony path of Source au Comte which is equipped with some cables to help you progress to Dômes de Miage. You will not forget the night spent at Plan-Glacier refuge of only about 20 beds!

J2      Difference in height of + 100 m/Difference in height of – 1,500 m – 5-hour walking.
Descent to Miage high mountain pastures via Ours moraine where the blueberry tarts of the refuge will try to charm you! After the picnic you will follow a balcony path which overlooks La Gruvaz gorges to get to Champel.

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.


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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.