- 5 days centre-based walking
- Travel by minibus and cable car
- Altitude maximum 2525m, average 1525m
Our comfortable chalet is conveniently located off a tranquil back street just ten minutes walk from the centre of Chamonix. Due to the natural layout of a chalet build, bedrooms vary in size and shape and some, but not all, have access to a balcony. All rooms are comfortable and of a good size and all have their own private bathrooms. The spacious chalet has plenty of room to socialise and relax with an open plan lounge and south facing dining room, communal balcony, hot tub and garden with uninterrupted views of the Aiguilles du Midi and Mont Blanc.
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners included.
Activity level 3 - Moderate. 5 days walking Five days walking with transport to and from start/end points of walks. Maximum altitude 2350m, average 1525m. Some of the days are quite long, sometimes involving an ascent of 900/950m (3000/3120ft) followed by a similar descent. Occasionally the paths are rocky in sections but generally well maintained. Due to the quality of the trails, the general 'civilisation' of the area and the relative shortness of the trek, we rate it as an Activity level 3, Moderate.
Days average about seven hours of actual walking and up to nine miles in distance. The trek should be within the capabilities of anyone in normal good health that is reasonably fit. The route throughout is non-technical and no special skills or equipment are required, though treks early and late in the year may encounter some snow lying on the higher passes and the itinerary may need to be altered in consideration of this.
Some of the mountain cafes and cable cars will be closed on early and late season departures. The itinerary may also be altered or modified from time to time depending on the weather, the conditions of the route or other local factors. All ascents, descents and walking distances listed below are approximates.
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 14, plus UK walking leader and 2 chalet hosts. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together.
All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please
see our Solo Departures page.
No experience is necessary; those who take weekend hill walks in areas like the Peak District or Cotswold’s at home should manage a B-grade trek; good health and reasonable fitness are important. These Moderately graded departures are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.