Guided Tour du Mont Blanc
The spectacular Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world’s classic hikes and probably the best mountain walk in Europe.
3 countries, 7 valleys, 71 glaciers, 400 summits. Culminating at 4810m, the Mont Blanc range is home to the highest mountain in Western Europe and offers breathtaking scenery! Tour du Mont Blanc offers amazingly diverse landscapes: inviting forests, lush alpine meadows, mineral barren land, gushing streams, plunging waterfalls, powerful glaciers, and snow-capped peaks… often all in the same day!
As you hike from hut to hut, ascending mountains and passes,
crossing valleys and borders, you will also discover the rich and diverse traditional mountain culture, architecture, food, and way of life.
Requirements for participating in Tour du Mont Blanc
With 7-9 hours hike along steep and at time rocky mountain trail, and up to 1300m ascent per day, the Tour du Mont Blanc trek is demanding. This is a self-supported trek, so you will have to carry your backpack with all that you need for the 8 days on the trails.
Participants need to be in good physical conditions and to train seriously for it beforehand.
This trip is guided by a professional English and French-speaking International Mountain Leader who will ensure you are in safe hands and well looked after, and who will bring the trail to life with stories and information.
Arrival in Chamonix and initial briefing.
Starting at the top of the Bellevue cable car, and hike to Refuge de Nant Borrant through Bionassay Glacier, Col du Tricot, Val Montjoie…
18km, 7-7.5h, +980m, -1100m
Climb up to Col du Bonhomme, then up to Col des Fours and descend to Ville des Glaciers to stay at Refuge des Mottets.
15km, 7h, +1300m, -900m
Ascend to Col de la Seigne to enter Italy and the most imposing view of the South Face of the Mont Blanc. Hike to Rifugio Maison Vieille via the moraine of the Miage Glacier and Combal Lake.
21km, 7h, +1200m, -1100m
Descend to Courmayeur to enjoy a nice Italian coffee, then hike up to Mont de la Saxe. Night at Val Ferret.
18km, 8h, [masked]m, [masked]m (depending on itinerary)
Start with a beautiful walk on a balcony trail facing the southern face of the Grandes Jorasses and descending to Arp Nouva. Hike to the charming village of La Fouly and bus to Orsières for the night.
15km, 7.5h, +900m, -1400m
Gentle walk to Arpette before a long hike up all the way to Fenêtre d’Arpette, followed by a steep descent to Trient.
14km, 7.5h, +1200m, -1200m
Back to France and hike to Montroc, then bus to Argentière for the night.
18km, 7.5h, +1100m, -1000m
Last day hiking starting with ascent to Lac Blanc (2352m) along the South Balcony Trail, offering grandiose views on the North Face of the Mont Blanc. After a short cable car ride, we will reach Chamonix and the end ofthe tour!
13km, 6h, +1100m, -1000m
Breakfast in Chamonix and time to say goodbye!
What does the price include?
- 8 days of guided Tour du Mont Blanc hiking the with an International Mountain Leader
- Accommodation for 9 nights
- Dinner on day 1 / Breakfast, lunch and dinner from day 2 to day 9 / Breakfast on day 10
- Transfers included in the itinerary
What does the price NOT include?
- Transport to/from Chamonix
Once registered, please make the payment of a 50% deposit within 7 days (we will send you an invoice with our account details). The balance is due by 30 June 2020.
- Minimum number of participants to run the event: 6
- Maximum number of participants: 10
Celine & Alex
(Please note that because of our busy schedules, we sometimes are not able to attend events ourselves)
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