8-day Tour du Mont Blanc traversing 3 countries

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Jérôme, UIMLA mountain leader, offers you a fantastic 8-day Tour du Mont Blanc. From France to Italy and then Switzerland, sleeping in mountain huts.

Alps

8 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Take part in one of the most fantastic itineraries in the Alps.
  • Inmerse yourself in a wonderful natural environment.
  • Go across 3 countries and contemplate its incredible views.

Description

This Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most beautiful itineraries in the Alps. In fact, it's a journey around the mythical Mont Blanc, moving from hut to hut.

During this tour, you will get the chance to contemplate summits, needles and glaciers in an incredibly high mountain environment. It's the perfect place to get away from your hectic daily life, with unbeatable views. Besides, you will reconnect with nature and the mountain.

Prepare your backpack and meet me for this beautiful hike traversing three countries!

Leaving from Les Houches, in France, we will see the beautiful Miage glaciers and cross the Bonhomme pass and Seigne pass. Then we will cross to Italy on day 4, where we sleep at the Bonatti refuge. The third country is, of course, Switzerland, where we spend two nights. Finally, we return to the French side and our trip ends in Argentière. For more details, please check the itinerary below.

If you found this program interesting, please join me to discover this beautiful itinerary! Contact me for more information and let's make the tour of Europe's roof together!

I also specialise in tours combining hiking and photography, for example, this one in the Mont Blanc balcons that you can check out.

Itinerary

Day 1: Miage or Truc refuge

We meet at the cable car of Bellevue (Les Houches) at 9AM. Ascent by cable car to the Miage or Truc refuge.
Walking time 4:50hs
D +771/-845m

Day 2: Contamines-Monjoie area

We leave the environment of the Miage glaciers going back down to Contamines-Monjoie. We go through the balcons above the village, on a roman path. We reach the refuge.
Walking time 6hs
D +957/-963m

Day 3: Bonhomme pass

Today we go to the Bonhomme pass, then descend back to our refuge.
Walking time 6hs
D +987/-916

Day 4: Seigne pass - Italy

Today we traverse the valley until the Seigne pass. There we take a new path and descend to our refuge in Italy.
Walking time 7hs
D +1000/-950m

Day 5: Bonatti refuge

Today we go to Courmayeur. Then we go the the forest that reaches the Mont Blanc balcons. We finally get to the Bonatti refuge.
Walking time 6hs
D +930/-800m

Day 6: Ferret pass

Today we’ll go to the small Ferret pass (if conditions allow). Then we will reach the Fouly hamlet, in Switzerland. Transfer to Champex for the night.
Walking time 6:20hs
D +720/-900m

Day 7: Arpette fenêtre

We go up the beautiful valley that ends at the Arpette fenêtre. From there we get wonderful views of the glaciers to the Trient village.
Walking time 7:15hs
D +1200/-1400m

Day 8: Balme pass - Argentière

During the last day we return to France by the Balme pass. We will find the French side of Mont Blanc. We descend to Argentière, where the trip ends.
From there you can take the train to Les Houches (not included).
Walking time 5:30hs
D +830/-980m

 

Details

Accommodation

In mountain refuges.

More info

We will avoid car transfers, so you will each carry our backpack. Therefore, avoid overpacking.

Meeting point

At the Bellevue cable car station (Les Houches).

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About the guide

I'm an international mountain leader (UIMLA) working the all year round in the mountains with different types of clients. I love sharing my expertise, knowledge and passion for nature with people who wants to enjoy a good time in the mountains. We can go from 1/2 to several days together.
I will let you discover the mountains, the nature and the fauna. I particularly enjoy approaching animals, you should come and experience it with me. I'm also organizing specific hikes for photographers which allow us to see the environment and humans differently.
My specialties are photography and handicapped people who I bring up there !
I also enjoy travelling abroad because I love discover new things and learn from new cultures.
Please get in touch with me if you come in Haute Savoie. It will be my pleasure to guide you in my backcountry.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3299 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1650 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1104 Each

Group of 4

EUR 825 Each

Group of 5

EUR 671 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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