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Happy Tracks Adventure Company, Chamonix

Amazing treks including Haute Route & Tour du Mont Blanc + Snowshoeing & Canyoning Adventures

This independent hiking, snowshoeing and canyoning company is based in Chamonix Mont Blanc. They operate in both the winter and the summer months, so if you are looking to explore the Chamonix Valley and discover some of the breath-taking scenery the Mont Blanc region has to offer, look no further than this adventure company.

Happy Tracks is run by Anja and Raphi, two fully qualified experienced enthusiastic mountaineers who speak fluent English, French, German and Spanish. They believe that their close friendship, strong passion for the outdoors and extensive mountain experience makes them the perfect team and they love sharing this passion with their guests!

SUMMER:
They specialise in long distance trails. These generally include transfers, full board and accommodation and include activities such as hikes and canyoning (combination of abseiling and jumping down waterfalls)

Haute Route
This is one of the top ten treks in the world. It covers a distance of 200km and 15,000m of elevation. This incredibly scenic walk takes place over 10 days, connecting Mont Blanc with Matterhorn. You'll pass through beautiful flowered meadows, crystalline lakes and views over impressive glaciers. In the evenings you will stay in some traditional mountain villages and huts. 

Tour du Mont Blanc Trail
This 10 day tour is not technically difficult but can be very demanding. It is 170km long with 8000m altitude variation. It starts in Les Houches (France), and passes through Italy and Switzerland. You'll circuit around the highest peaks in Europe, enjoying forests, glaciers, alpine lakes and meadows. Accommodation is provided each evening in either a local village or a traditional mountain hut. 

Chamonix Day Adventures - Hut to Hut or Hiking Weeks
They take you on the most stunning day hikes in and around the Chamonix valley, guide you on an unforgettable walk with an overnight stay in one of the traditional mountain huts or organise a complete week with exciting outdoor activities for you!

Self Guided Trekking
You want to go by yourself? They provide you with a self-guided package with all information you need for your trek. This will safe you a lot of time organising your trip and you will get expert advice and 24 hr assistance if needed.

WINTER:
Whether you explore an untouched winter landscape on snowshoes, sledge down a thrilling slope or enjoy a romantic candle light fondue in a cosy igloo - Happy Tracks guarantee you a great time!

Snowshoeing
This is a great winter activity for everyone and Happy Tracks offer a wide selection of guided snowshoe trips in and around the Mont Blanc Valley. Join them on a relaxing half-day tour or challenge yourself to reach an impressive summit on a full-day tour. 

Full Moon Snowshoe Walk with Camp Fire & Mulled Wine
Who hasn’t dreamt of a romantic walk in the twilight? Make your dreams come true with a fantastic snowshoe walk during the night or even during the full moon. Late in the afternoon or early evening Happy Tracks pick you up at their meeting point before you head off on a special snowshoe adventure. You'll travel along the snowy landscape with torches and lanterns, through the dark and mysterious forest before you reach a charming camp created by your guides. On an open fire you'll enjoy homemade mulled wine or tea before heading back down the path to Chamonix.

Igloo Fondue or Overnight Stay
The absolute highlight in Happy Tracks' winter programme is their igloo activities. They have spent many hours creating an amazing igloo that has been built from blocks of snow, just like the Inuit do high up in the north. The only way to reach their igloo is on snowshoes! You can enjoy the beautiful, magical, snowy scenery as you hike up to this unique abode.  Once you arrive you will find plenty of space for between 8 to 10 people. You can relax in the cosy and warm interior on furniture made out of ice are covered with fluffy and comfy sheep skins. They offer fondue lunches or dinners by candle light along with the snowshoe hikes. You can also enjoy romantic overnight stay on the bed carved out of ice that is piled with fluffy sheep skins and a double duvet or sleeping bag. 

Sledding
Sledding is an fun activity for everyone. Challenge yourself to ride down a sledging track in a traditional sled. Their sledding adventures are usually combined with a snowshoe walk to reach the departure point

Reviews

  • "We did an 8km snowshoeing track which was really amazing. Anja our guide came for us in Chamonix and took us to Trient, Switzerland, a thirty minute drive. Along our snowshoeing track we enjoyed very beautiful scenery and had an experience of a lifetime. At the end of our track we met Rafa who prepared a cheese fondue on an open fire which we heartily enjoyed with mulled wine and hot chocolate." -  Trip Advisor
  • "We traveled as a couple to Chamonix in November 2016 on a last minute trip, and looking for an activity to start the trip off, found Happy Tracks. As some may know, late November is a tough time to visit Chamonix, as pretty much everything is closed! At least there are no crowds, but be prepared to get sent away by most tour operators. Even with our very last minute booking, Raphael came up with an excellent plan to hike Aiguillette des Houches. The trip was a perfect mix of an easily accessible base, enough activity for one day for even seasoned hikers, and wonderful views. Our gracious host picked us up at our hotel for the short drive to the hiking area and was full of good conversation on the way there. I would not hesitate to recommend organizing a trip with Happy Tracks, they are truly on the ball! Well done and hope to see you next time :-)" -  Trip Advisor
  • "I was on a short European holiday from Australia and really wanted a few days of hiking around Chamonix. Happy Tracks was the perfect fit!! Raphael tailored the hike so I could do and see exactly what I wanted! Nothing was too much trouble and he was so friendly throughout the whole trip, it really just felt like I was hiking around with a friend. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and Raphael was considerate of a suitable pace so I was not too exhausted to not enjoy the views. I will be returning to Chamonix and will be using Happy Tracks in the future, highly recommended!!" -  Trip Advisor
  • "We didn't want to do a big trip so Raphael kindly suggested a four day itinerary for us. He was really friendly, helpful and full of local knowledge. He personally picked us up every day and walked us through some of the lovely tracks in the French Alps. He supplied us with a lunch pack each day and didn't seem to mind that we were soooooo slow. Thanks Raphael." -  Trip Advisor
  • "We did the TMB and it was amazing. I can't say enough good things about Anya and RaphI, they have the perfect temperaments to be guides. I hope to take another trip with them, they really make you feel comfortable and at home in the mountains and everything was arranged perfectly. I highly recommend Happy Tracks to anyone who wants an authentic TMB trek." -  Trip Advisor


Location: Chamonix - Centre


Style

Level: Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced | Family Friendly


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Languages Spoken: English | French | German | Spanish


Services

Activities: Glacier Walking | Hiking / Walking | Mountain Walking | Snowshoeing

Guides & Instructors: Walking Guides


Contact

Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter

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