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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1145 GBP

    Group of 2
    1145 GBP

    Group of 3
    1145 GBP

    Group of 4
    1145 GBP

    Group of 5
    1145 GBP

    Group of 6
    1145 GBP

    Group of 7
    1145 GBP

    Group of 8
    1145 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Price does not include flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, personal drinks & snacks, and tips
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrive in Bourg-St-Pierre
    • Day 2Trek 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 3Trek 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 4Trek 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 5Trek 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 6Trek 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 7Trek 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 8Depart Bourg-St-Pierre

      We’ll share a final breakfast together

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    05/07/2020 to 12/07/2020
    Available
    09/08/2020 to 16/08/2020
    Available
    05/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
    Fully booked
    11/07/2021 to 18/07/2021
    Available
    08/08/2021 to 15/08/2021
    Available
    28/08/2021 to 04/09/2021
    Available
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    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.

     
     

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