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Tanya Perret

Tanya Perret has had a passion for the mountains for as long as she can remember, feeling a great sense of freedom and pureness with mountain travel. Originally from Bath, England, she fell in love with the Alps and the Himalayas and since 1997 has led over 200 trips, mostly in the high mountains but also cultural experiences ranging from the shores of Lac Leman to the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Tanya has climbed both Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn in addition to a number of 6,000- and 8,000-meter giants of the Himalayas. Her guiding in Nepal has brought her to the Everest region as well as Annapurna, Langtang, Helembu, Lower Mustang, and Makalu. Tanya holds the International Mountain Leader guiding qualification as well as a post-graduate degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Rural Development. Her son, Emile, is training to be a Mountain/Ski patrol Guide and often joins her on trek. Conversant in French and Nepalese, Tanya and her son have been renovating their beautiful old chalet in the French Alps that dates back to 1746. Her favorite moments of an alpine summer include guiding a group to the Hornli Hutte below the Matterhorn on the Haute Route and hosting a hike through the Lavaux vineyards, followed by a wine tasting and delicious lunch on the Heart of Switzerland trip, the grand finale!

Upcoming Trips: TBA

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Client Testimonials

Tanya was always very friendly to and considerate of everyone in the group. She always made each hike she led enjoyable, fun, and interesting, and was a real pleasure to hike with!
— Michael M., Madison, NJ
Classic Haute Route
Tanya was a phenomenal trip leader with meticulous attention to detail, great energy and drive, superb listening skills, and comprehensive knowledge of the trip, terrain, accommodations, and wildlife.
— Elyse B., Newburgh, IN
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya was an excellent trip leader!! She took great care of all the details while also ensuring that we had a great time! We were in very good hands with her leading the group.
— Angie R., Kenosha, WI
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya is a delight. Always upbeat, approachable, and kind.
— Anne M., Missoula, MT
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya's knowledge of the area was outstanding as well as her concern for the safety and comfort of everyone!
— Maritza C., Bethesda, MD
Hiking the Haute Route
Tanya was great! Knowledgeable, friendly, informative, clearly loved what she is doing, and ran a smooth trip with no hiccups apparent to this guest. Would gladly travel with her again and hope to do so!
— Bob F., Bethesda, MD
Hiking the Haute Route
The absolute best guide I have had on a Wilderness Travel trip or any other. She is the best and I will try to organize my future trips around her.
— Ric S., Kenosha, WI
Hiking the Haute Route
Tanya was fantastic! If she is indicative of all your trip leaders, you have a great gig going.
— Alan R., Highland Park, IL
Tour du Mont Blanc
Wonderful demeanor and a wealth of information. By the end of the trip, I had gained a new friend.
— Steve B., Orchard Lake, MI
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya was wonderful—very professional and organized, she kept the group together, on schedule, with no problems at all. Lots of attention to detail.
— Luis L., Calgary, Alberta
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya was outstanding—her performance was beyond expectations.
— Ruth A., Calgary, Alberta
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya had a great joyful and radiant spirit. She made everything easier and more fun.
— Linda G., San Rafael, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya was an outstanding leader. She went above and beyond to give everyone a deep knowledge of the area and its wildlife and plant life. She always had a positive attitude and made the trip very fun, as it should be!
— Grace E., Lafayette, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc
Tanya's knowledge of the route and mountaineering skills were cause for trust and satisfaction on the trip. She has a wonderful personality with the ability to be empathetic to a variety of people and circumstances. We would love to tour with her again in the future.
— Michelle E., Lafayette, CA
Tour du Mont Blanc