3 days
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc

Ascent of Mont-Blanc in 3 days

Since 1864 the guides from Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais have been leading their “travellers”, customers or friends to the summit of that magical mountain which must not be underestimated and which must be come up with all humility. We do not lead to the summit any people without experience.

You will be following the “royal trail” Mont-Blanc in 3 days from Saint-Gervais and you will sleep in Tête Rousse and Goûter.

We can’t take anyone up to Mont-Blanc without a preparation course. For those who have no experience, a first approach to mountaineering can be the mountaineering discovery course or a 2-day initiation to discover the high mountains, with this first experience you can either try the Mont Blanc in 2 days or do the Mont Blanc course in 6 days to beat the odds.

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Every day from June to September depending on the beds available and the conditions.

PARTICIPANTS and supervision

2 people per guide maximum. We don’t sell group courses for the Mont-Blanc, you have to either come alone or with a friend or family member. You will be supervised by a mountain guide..

Technical and physical level

The Mont-Blanc experience with the guides of the Compagnie de Saint-Gervais allows us to go against the idea often spread: the Mont Blanc is easy. We can’t take anyone up to Mont-Blanc without a preparation course. For those who have no experience, a first approach to mountaineering can be the mountaineering discovery course or a 2-day initiation to discover the high mountains (Mountaineering discovery course) or a 2-day course (Aiguille du Tour, Trois cols, Aiguille de la Bérangère, Mont-Tondu…).

A very good preparation is necessary for the ascent of Mont Blanc.
This climb is aimed at sports people and already having a successful alpinism experience. Knowing how to walk with crampons and using the ice ax is essential. Acclimatization is also essential.

Basic training

We advise you to intensify your sports sessions six months before. You will have to walk between 6 and 12 hours a day, so you must be prepared by practicing cardio sports during long sessions. Endurance sports: bike sessions, running, hiking on varied terrain.

Additional information

AgeAdult, From 17 years

Detailed program

The previous day – Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1 D+ 787m/D- 0m

Appointment with your guide at noon for a lunch in Saint-Gervais before taking “Tramway du Mont-Blanc” to Nid d’Aigle (2,380 m). You will arrive at Tête Rousse refuge (3,167 m) where you will spend the night.

Day 2 D+ 1640m/D- 907m

Departure at 2 am to Mont-Blanc via Aiguille du Goûter (3,863 m),  Dôme du Goûter (4,304 m) and Arête des Bosses. Arrival to the summit (4,810 m) near 8 am. Night spent at Gouter refuge.

Day 3 D+ 0m/D- 1520m

You will come back into the valley via the same route, lunch at Tête Rousse  or Nid d’Aigle refuge.

The elevation differences are approximate and may vary.

In the beginning and ending of the summer (beginning of June / end of September), our groups leave in the morning instead of the afternoon, because the Tramway du Mont-Blanc will be closed.

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

«If the guide has to turn around because of your level, no refund will be made.»


High season (with Tramway du Mont Blanc)

2060€ for 1 person
2 participants : 1250€ / person
3 participants : 1480€ / person

 Begin and end of season (with taxi)

2290€ for 1 person
2 participants : 1350€ / person
3 participants : 1590€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Booking in the huts
  • Half-board in the Huts
  • Tramway du Mont-Blanc
  • Lunches
  • Tea for the day (given in the huts)
  • Water during the meal
  • Ascent certificate

* Le prix ne comprend pas

  • drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • your personal insurance
  • your equipment
  • transportation to the starting point
  • everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »


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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.

Arête des Bosses