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7-day trekking in the Tour des Combins route

Tour des Combins
Tour des Combins
Tour des Combins
Tour des Combins
Tour des Combins

Experience the amazing Swiss Alps in this 7-day hiking trip around Tour des Combins with Emma, a UIMLA certified mountain leader.

Group

Alps

7 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Advanced


Description

Explore with me the amazing Tour des Combins Trek in the Swiss Alps!

Get on board this amazing route around The Grand Combin, one of the most famous 4000-meter peaks in the Alps. The Tour des Combins includes Alpine meadows with wild edelweiss, waterfalls and ascents and descents on some fascinating mounts and peaks. Some of them are the Mt Brule and the Col du Grand St Bernard with its interesting  monastery.

The trip will start in the village of Bourg St Pierre (1.632 m), where we’ll spend our first and last night. We’ll sleep 2 nights in hotels and 5 in refuges. Be sure to check out the itinerary to learn all the amazing places we’ll visit.

Some of the views we’ll enjoy during this week-long trek include the Mont Rogneux (3.084m), the Glacier de Corbassière, the Glacier de Fenêtre, and the white peaks of Mont Blanc de Cheilon.

The route does not imply glacial trekking. Nonetheless, we’ll be doing a fair amount of ascents and descents carrying our own equipment. In addition we’ll hike for around 6-7 hours per day (one day even 11 hours) covering 103 kilometers in seven days. Make sure you are physically prepared for it.

With so many amazing views and routes, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Book your trip now! I would love to be your guide.

Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 2

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 3

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 4

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 5

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 6

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 7

GBP 1295 Each

Group of 8

GBP 1295 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price does not include flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, personal drinks & snacks, and tips


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bourg-St-Pierre

Day 2: Trek from Bourg-St-Pierre to the Cabane du Col de Mille

We’ll hike 4-5 hours and cover 12 kilometers. We’ll sleep in a mountain refuge in Cabane du Col de Mille (2.472m).

Day 3: Trek from the Cabane du Col de Mille to the Cabane de Panossière

The 6-7 hour hike will take us through Brunet Hut and the Glacier de Corbassière. We’ll cover 16 kilometers and sleep at Cabane de Panossière.

Day 4: Trek from the Cabane de Panossière to the Cabane de Chanrion

We’ll climb towards Col des Otanes (2.806m) and descend to Lac de Mauvoisin (1.976m).

Day 5: Trek from the Cabane de Chanrion to the Cabane de Champillon

The longest day of the tip! We’ll cover 27 kilometers in 9-11 hours. We’ll get to see the Glacier de Fenêtre, the Chanrion hut, and the white peaks of Mont Blanc de Cheilon. We’ll sleep at Refuge Letey (2.375m).

Day 6: Trek from the Cabane de Champillon to the Grand St Bernard Monastery

On this day, we’ll hike for 6-7 hours. We’ll start by climbing the Col de Champillon (2.709m). We’ll then go through the Aosta valley, Etroubles, the villages of St Oyen, Cerisey, St Leonard and St Rhemy. We’ll spend the night at Col de St Bernard (2.469m).

Day 7: Trek from the Grand St Bernard Monastery to Bourg-St-Pierre

Weather permitting, we’ll spend our last hiking day through Fenêtre de Ferret, Lacs de Fenêtre, Col de Bastillon, Combe de Drône and finish in Bourg-St-Pierre.

Day 8: Depart Bourg-St-Pierre

We’ll share a final breakfast together

 

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Details

Meeting point

Bourg-St-Pierre

About the guide

I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.

I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.

Languages

Russian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Les Houches, Chamonix


What people are saying about Emma Jack

Jill Seabrook

5.00

July, 2022

AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.

Frank Van Nieulande

5.00

January, 2022

Emma is a very humble guide in a good way. Always in a good mood full of laughter who puts safety first and in for a good story about her previous adventures. We enjoyed her company a lot! Thanks Emma we had a wonderful time. Greetings Frank

Piyush Yawalkar

4.00

September, 2019

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Paul Connolly

5.00

March, 2019

Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.

Jule Mansfield

5.00

January, 2019

We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.

Heather

5.00

September, 2018

Your service was wonderful - it was easy to use and put me in touch with my hiking guide Suze through Cloud 9 Adventure! I couldn't have asked for a better guide or day of hiking in Chamonix.

Vijay and Rosheen

4.00

March, 2018

Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.

Siti Aminah Othman

5.00

December, 2017

We had fun on that day!! The sun was shining all the way the there’s a lot of snow ? my kids enjoy the trip. All of the arrangement up to the guide is very professional handled & we enjoy the company..and will definitely booked with explore share again..keep up the good work guys!! ?

Virginie Poulin

5.00

August, 2015

Emma is a very nice and attentive guide. She is super healthy and energetic, always smiling. She has a great enthusiasm in general. Very knowledgeable about nature, she shares and teaches with care. Also, she always pays attention to each and any person, and especially adapts pace so that the hike remains a pleasant adventure and memory for all. Plus, she is very cautious of weather and mountain conditions, and has a lot of resources and ideas to adapt to the situation and hikers. In short, very nice and professional! You feel in good hands.

Mariann

5.00

June, 2015

Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!




 

 

 

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