Guidebook

Top Hikes in Chamonix with Views of Mont Blanc

Looking for alternative ways of admiring Mont Blanc? This list is for you!

Description

If you hear about hiking in Chamonix, it’s usually in relation to the Tour du Mont Blanc, also affectionately known as TMB. But if you’re looking for something a wee bit different, fear not! There are plenty of trails ranging from easy and family-friendly walks to more intense hikes.

For instance, Head to Les Houches, where you’ll find a bevy of trails. If you’re looking for one that gives the most bang for your buck, head over to Aiguillette des Houches to see some of the best panoramic views along the Mont Blanc Chain. Hiking around Lac Blanc and Lac des Chéserys also promises some stunning views of the mountain, because they are on the opposite side of the valley from Mont Blanc. Check out the rest of this list for some other gems!

Sources:
https://www.chamonix.com/hiking-trails,241,en.html
https://www.chamonix.net/english/summer-activities/hiking
https://www.randos-montblanc.com/en/intermediate-hikes/aiguillette-des-houches.html
http://www.chamonix-mont-blanc-hiking.com/12refugealbert1.html

La Jonction
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La Jonction

Chamonix
5.8 km1,234 m57 m
A famous hike which was the starting point for Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard when they made the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786.
Difficult
Private
Aiguillette des Houches
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Aiguillette des Houches

Chamonix
9.2 km881 m881 m
A pleasant hike with views of the Mont Blanc Massif
Moderate
Private
Albert Premier Hut - Charamillon
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Albert Premier Hut - Charamillon

Chamonix
7.1 km1,019 m655 m
An accessible and beautifully situated high mountain hut with a variety of approaches.
Moderate
Private
Argentière - Lac des Chéserys - Lac Blanc - La Flégère
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Argentière - Lac des Chéserys - Lac Blanc - La Flégère

Chamonix
8.6 km1,146 m502 m
A tough hike which starts in forests and then brings you out into spectacular, open mountainous terrain.
Moderate
Private
Mont Buet
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Mont Buet

Chamonix
23.9 km2,097 m2,097 m
Challenging alpine hike that summits Mont Buet along with other nearby peaks.
Extreme
Private