Tour du Mont Blanc

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From 16 years old - Group size: 2-12

Accomodation: Standard 

Passing through France, Switzerland and Italy, The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most prestigious mountain treks in the world. Starting in Chamonix, our custom itinerary will complete the tour in 9 days, 8 nights & 7 days of walking. With luggage transfer and accommodation in mountain huts, hostels and hotels, this itinerary concentrates on the highlights of the circuit, but is less demanding than the more common 11-day itinerart. This makes it both accessible for any reasonably fit hiker, and more affordable than the longer option.

Although this is a challenging trek, one of the most appealing characteristics of the circuit is how accessible it is : the paths are well-marked and well-frequented, so if you decide to pursue the self-guided option you know that people will be nearby and help will be readily available if needed.

At 4808m, the Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Europe and towers over the surrounding Alpine landscape. As there is little forest cover on the circuit, you will be treated to magnificint views of the mont Bland massif and valleys below all the way through your trip.

Day 1 - Discover Chamonix
Make your way to your 2-star Hotel in the centre of Chamonix.
Explore Chamonix in the afternoon; wander through the town and visit baroque churches and protestant chapels dating back several hundreds of years. There are traditional farmhouses, colossal villas and chalets contrasting with modern constructions. It is this architectural diversity that contributes to Chamonix's unique charm.
Welcome meeting with your guide in the evening.
Dinner not included.
There are many fine restaurants to choose from for dinner and we can book for you if you wish.
Airport transfer on option.

Day 2 : France – Chamonix – Switzerland - Trient
In the morning, join the little village of Montroc by train for this firstday walk. Superb climb to Balme Pass to enjoy the spectacular viewover all the great picks: Mont Blanc, Aiguille Verte, Drus …Then descent through the forest to the Trient village.
Stay in a Gite in Trient for the night.
Ascent: 700 m – Descent: 900 m - Time: 4hrs
Breakfast and Dinner incl.

 

Day 3 : Trient – Fenętre d'Arpette - Champex
One of the most beautiful option of the Mont Blanc Tour, going through the Fenętre d'Arpette (2665m) will give you an amazing view over the Trient glacier. Walk down to Switzerland to join the village of Champex.
Ascent: 1300m - Descent: 1000m - Time: 7hrs Possibility to shorter the walk by the Bovine track
Ascent: 900m - Descent: 650m - Time: 7hrs
Stay in a Gite in Trient for the night.
Breakfast and Dinner incl.

 

Day 4 : Switzerland – Italy – La Fouly - Elena Hut
Take a bus from Champex to La Fouly. Then you will climb in the direction of the Ferret pass and cross the last of the Swiss pastures where the Heren cows graze (famous for their milk and dairy produce).
As you enter Italy, you will have some of the best views of Mont Blanc and of the majestic Triolet and Pre du Bar Glacier. Stay the night in the very comfortable 'Elena Mountain hut' in dormitories, mulitsharing.
Ascent: 900m - Descent: 900m - Time: 6hrs
Breakfast and Dinner incl.
 

Day 5 : Italy – Elena Hut - Courmayeur
Discover the dramatic southern rocky Italian face of Mont Blanc, and end the day in in the mythical town of Courmayeur.
Take a nice rest on the afternoon and enjoy the ambience of the picturesque old town keeping the legacy of the middle ages alive.
The Malluquin Tower and the medieval church located in the centre of the town are definitely worth a visit.
Do not forget to taste Italian ice cream …
Ascent: 0m - Descent: 600m - Time: 5hrs
Breakfast and Dinner incl.

Day 6 : Italy - France – La Ville des Glaciers
From Courmayeur, walk up to to Col de la Seigne (2,516m) overlooked by limestone pyramids and the Estelette glacier. You enter France and through nice meadows you walk down to Ville des Glaciers (1,789m). In the Tarantaise valley, you are in the Beaufort cheese country; do not miss to try it ! You will stay tonight in dormitories mulitsharing.
Ascent: 900m - Descent: 650m - Time 6hrs
Breakfast and Dinner incl.

 

Day 7 : Val Montjoie - Les Contamines
Descent through nice alpine meadows to join the Roman road that will bring you to Val Montjoie. Finish in Notre Dame de la Gorge, hamlet of Les Contamines Montjoie.
Breakfast and Dinner incl.

 

 

 

Day 8 : Les Contamines - Les Houches
Superb last Stage initially though the village of the valley of Bon Nant, like Tresse, Champel, Bionnassay. Then climb the Col de la Voza where you can see the train bringing the Alpinist to the normal route of Mont Blanc climb. Then easy descent through the wide forest track to Les Houches reaching your final destination!
Breakfast incl. Dinner not included.

Day 9 : Free Morning- Farewell
Spend your final morning doing some last minute shopping or exploring and leave Les Houches in the morning.
Breakfast incl.

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