Tour du Mont Blanc - Trip Details
 

Example Itinerary

Note that your mountain leader may alter this itinerary without prior warning due to changing weather or other safety considerations.

Saturday :
Arrive Chamonix and meet with trek leader in the evening for welcome and briefing. Chance to purchase last minute personal items at Chamonix sports stores or pharmacies. Overnight at hotel.

Sunday :
France - Les Houches (993m) to Col de Tricot (2120m).  Dinner and overnight at Nant Borrant hut (1450m).

Monday :
Three French cols - Col du Bonhomme (2329m), Col de la Croix de Bonhomme (2479m) and Col des Fours (2665m). Dinner and overnight at refuge des Mottets (1870m).

Tuesday :
Col de la Seigne (2516m). Cross border to Italy. Val Veny to dinner and overnight at Refugio Monte Bianco near Courmayeur.

Wednesday :
Public transport to Arnuva and ascend the Grand Col Ferret (2537m). Cross border into Switzerland. Dinner and overnight at La Fouly.

Thursday :
La Fouly to dinner and overnight at an auberge on the lake at Champex Lac (1477m).

Friday :
Champex (1477m) to Fenêtre d’Arpette (2665m). Dinner and overnight in Trient hotel (1297m).

Saturday :
Trient (1297m) crossing border to France via Col de Balme to Le Tour and Argentière. Hotel overnight in Chamonix.

Sunday :
Depart Chamonix.

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The below Google Map shows the region for this tour.

Overview

Airport : Geneva

Hiking days : 7

Travel days : 2

Group size : 4-8

Per person : €750


Equipment required :

35-45L pack with change of clothes, rain and warm layers. All nights in huts. Detailed suggested equipment check list provided with booking.


Fitness level :

This is a fairly demanding tour. Ideally should have completed several full day hikes one month to two weeks before departure date and do shorter walks or runs regularly (weekly). The more endurance you have, the more you will enjoy the trek.

Walking times during the tour are 6-8 hours per day at a casual pace, with some steep uphills and downhills and include breaks for lunch, snacks etc..

Snow, rain, wind, poor visibility etc. could be encountered at any time of the year on this tour due to changing mountain conditions.

Tour du Mont Blanc

Trip Dates


2011 Dates TBD

Please contact us if you have a group of 4 or more and wish to schedule this trip.


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This is a very popular and well known trek, and with good reason. The hike passes through the three countries of France, Italy and Switzerland circumnavigating Europe’s gem, Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco as it is known in Italy.


The scenery is fantastic from wild jagged mountain peaks to lush alpine valleys with jaw dropping vistas - do not forget your camera and plenty of space on your memory cards !


We have arranged our scheduled 2010 trip dates before and after the busiest periods to allow you a better chance to have the trails ‘to yourselves’ and have a better experience in the huts.