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7-day trekking in the Tour des Combins route

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

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

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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.

Meeting point

Bourg-St-Pierre

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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


About the guide

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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.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Aug 09, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020

GBP 1181 per traveller

Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

GBP 1181 per traveller

Jul 11, 2021 - Jul 18, 2021

GBP 1181 per traveller

Aug 08, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

GBP 1181 per traveller

Aug 28, 2021 - Sep 04, 2021

GBP 1181 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1181 each

Group of 2

GBP 1181 each

Group of 3

GBP 1181 each

Group of 4

GBP 1181 each

Group of 5

GBP 1181 each

Group of 6

GBP 1181 each

Group of 7

GBP 1181 each

Group of 8

GBP 1181 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

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


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