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Hiking the Tour du Mont-Blanc, Chamonix

A classic but awesome tour around the Alps and Europe's highest mountain massif. Get the chance to walk through 3 countries (France, Italy and Switzerland), sleep in mountain huts, enjoy alpine climbs, observe breathtaking views... It is a physical but such rewarding adventure and great human experience. The Tour du Mont Blanc is one

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8 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Description

A classic but awesome tour around the Alps and Europe’s highest mountain massif. Get the chance to walk through 3 countries (France, Italy and Switzerland), sleep in mountain huts, enjoy alpine climbs, observe breathtaking views…

It is a physical but such rewarding adventure and great human experience.

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most exciting long distance wilderness hikes in Europe !

In order to enjoy only the best parts and save energy, we will take local bus to avoid the ‘boring’ distance.

Please find below the program I propose. We can of course adapt it based on your wishes and expectations.

Day 1 – Les Contamines Montjoie
Flight to Geneva and then bus for 1 1/2 hours to Les Contamines Montjoie.
Overnight at the hotel (Diner included)

Day 2 – Les Chapieux
Our goal for the day is the small village of Les Chapieux where we also spend the night.
17 km 7.5h + 1200m / – 880 m.
(Breakfast, lunch and diner included)

Day 3 – Courmayeur
Today’s first goal is Seigne Pass at the Italian border. If we are lucky, we can see here some of the many groundhogs hiding among the rocks. We will go to the refuge Elisabeth and then take the bus for the last leg down to Courmayeur.
Dinner on your own.
17 km 6h + 700 / – 850 m. B / L
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4 – Champex
We begin with a bus ride to the end of La Val Ferret valley. Then begins the climb up to the Grand Col Ferret. At the pass, we enter Switzerland with a view on both the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa.

The path then goes through meadows down towards the village of La Fouly from where we will take the bus to Champex for overnight.
15 km and 6h + 800 / – 900 m.
(Breakfast, lunch and diner included)

Day 5 – Col de la Forclaz
Today, we walk in typical alpine environment with flourishing meadows and beautiful mountain pastures. We will have nice views of the nearby Verbier and Martigny.
Our overnight stop is located in a pass above the Trent.
17 km, 7.5h + 1200 / – 1140 m.
(Breakfast, lunch and diner included)

Day 6 – Argentiere
We start the day by crossing the border with France. From here we have a nice view of the Chamonix Valley. We then have different options to reach Argentiere, depending on the weather and your fitness level.
We will stay overnight at a centrally located hotel.
18 km, 7h + 1150 / – 1430 m.
(Breakfast, lunch and diner included)

Day 7 – Chamonix
We will walk along Les Aiguilles Rouges on the north side of the valley with views south of Mont Blanc and other mighty peaks. On the way down we can take the cable car cable car or go all the way.
We will stay overnight in a central hotel in Chamonix.
14 km, 6 t + 1100m / -1150m.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8 – Return
We leave Chamonix in the morning to go back home

An amazing week full of discoveries and great moments !

Get in touch with me if you are interested to experience this unique hike among some of the most beautiful views of the Alps !

Extra details
Included in the price

– Mountain guide fee

– Accommodation and food (Breakfast lunch and diner)

Price

1350€ / person

Group size

Minimum 4 participants

Spots of interest
Starting point
Les Contamines Montjoie

Our starting point

Les Chapieux (night 2)
Courmayeur (Night 3)
Champex (Night 4)
Col de la Forclaz (Night 5)
Argentiere (Night 6)
Chamonix (Night 7)

About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain guide

I'm a certified Mountain Guide since 2003. I have been climbing in most of the continents and putting up new routes in the Alps, Africa and Greenland as well as in Norway and Sweden.

I come from Sweden and I'm now based in Haute Savoie in France.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover the Alps, Scandinavia or any other places around the world, walking, climbing or skiing.

Languages

Swedish | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Le Fayet, Saint Gervais les Bains


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5568 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2784 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1856 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1392 Each

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Price details

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




 

 

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