Mont Blanc 10-day guided hiking tour

Join the Tour du Mont Blanc, a fantastic hiking adventure that will take you through France, Switzerland and Italy, with a certified mountain leader in the Happy Tracks team.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     
    The challenging Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) hike is one of the most beautiful long distance walks in the world. And I would like to invite you to join me on this fantastic 10-day hiking tour.

    Throughout this tour, which will cover nearly 170 total kilometres, we will  circle the Mont Blanc massif. We will pass through charming Italian, French and Swiss villages. We will also hike close to other amazing peaks, immense glaciers and beautiful mountain lakes. Hence making this hike an immersive journey into the encompassing beauty of the famed massif.

    To join this unforgettable hike you should be in good physical condition because we will be walking from 15 to 20 kilometres per day. There will also be ascents of up to 1000 meters a day as well.

    There is so much to see during this amazing hiking tour. Just a few examples of some of the highlights you will get to see include the following.

    • The Notre Dame de la Gorge church
    • Courmayeur
    • Grandes Jorasses Massif
    • Grand Col Ferret
    • Col de la Forclaz
    • Tre-le-Champ
    • And so much more

    And at the end of each day of this tour, we will stay in various guesthouses and mountain huts in  traditional villages.

    Send me a request if you are interested in this unique adventure. Book your trip and we will start planning for an incredible Tour du Mont Blanc.

    Please note that we also organise a 5-day hiking tour around Mont Blanc.

    And if you need further inspiration, you can check out this blog post about a group of 9 women who did the Tour du Mont Blanc with me.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1290 EUR

    Group of 2
    1290 EUR

    Group of 3
    1290 EUR

    Group of 4
    1290 EUR

    Group of 5
    1290 EUR

    Group of 6
    1290 EUR

    Group of 7
    1290 EUR

    Group of 8
    1290 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price includes half board meals: breakfast, 3 course dinner and a rich and healthy lunch-pack on each stage of the tour. /// Your LUGGAGE can also be transported in between the stages so that you can hike with a small day-pack instead of a big backpack. The luggage transfer service is available on 9 out of 10 stages of the tour and the cost is 250 EUR per person.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Les Houches-Col de Tricot-Chalets de Miage

      Our tour starts in Les Houches a small village next to Chamonix. We take the cable car up to the Bellevue top station and head to the Col de Tricot. Surrounded by 360° views, we will walk to the Chalets de Miage where we can refresh ourselves before heading towards Les Contamines, where we will end the first day.

      • Distance : 15.3 km
      • Height gain : 1516m
      • Height loss : 1348m

    • Day 2Les Contamines-Col du Bonhomme-Les Chapieux

      Our hike starts in Les Contamines village. We walk to the Notre Dame de la Gorge church and climb up to the Col du Bonhomme.  After enjoying our lunch and some drinks in the Refuge Col de la Croix du Bonhomme we will descend to the village of Les Chapieux.

      • Distance :  17,8 km
      • Height gain : 1339 m
      • Height loss : 963 m
    • Day 3Col de la Seigne-Refugio Elisabetta Soldini

      Today we leave Les Chapieux after breakfast and walk along the river on a nice and easy path with the option to have a good snack stop at Le Ville des Glaciers or at the Refuge de Mottets. We will leave the river side and climb up to the Col de la Seigne which is the French-Italian border at 2516 meters above sea level and also the highest point of the day. From there we have a 400 meter descent to the Refugio Elisabetta Soldini. For those who are still not tired we can go on a short walk to a natural glacier cave not far away from the hut.

      • Distance : 13 km
      • Height gain : 1020 m
      • Height loss : 500 m
    • Day 4Hike to Courmayeur-La Palud

      The hike from the Refugio Elisabetta Soldini to Courmayeur is one of the best hikes in the Alps in terms of stunning view. From the Col Chécruit you can enjoy some Italian specialties for lunch whilst watching some ambitious mountaineers climbing south side of the Mont Blanc. In the afternoon you will have some time to visit the beautiful village of Courmayeur. After the break in the village we walk up or take the bus to our overnight destination La Palud.

      • Distance : 12,6 km
      • Height gain : 609 m
      • Height loss : 1200 m
    • Day 5Grandes Jorasses Massif-Refuge Elena

      Today we get accompanied by impressive views over the Grandes Jorasses massif. We will stay over the night at the Refuge Elena.

      • Distance : 16 km
      • Height gain : 1171 m
      • Height loss :  612 m
    • Day 6Val Ferret-Grand Col Ferret ascent-La Fouly

      A great hike from the Italian to the Swiss Val Ferret. We will ascent 500 meters to the Grand Col Ferret, the Italian-Swiss border and head down to the small village of La Fouly.

      • Distance : 14,6 km
      • Height gain : 847 m
      • Height loss : 1005 m
    • Day 7La Fouly-Champex

      A long walk in the valley links the two villages La Fouly and Champex. We will hike through a silent valley passing through charming little villages from time to time.

      • Distance : 16,6 km
      • Height gain : 617 m
      • Height loss : 781 m

       

    • Day 8Bovine-Col de la Forclaz-Trient

      After a great night in Champex we continue our hike and join the long but easy hike up to Bovine. From there we hike down to Trient by passing the Col de la Forclaz.

    • Day 9Col de Balme-Aiguiliette de Possettes-our destination Tré-le-ChampTré-le-Champ

      From Trient we will reach the Col de Balme the Swiss-French border at an altitude of 2190 meters. Surrounded by stunning views we cross over to the Aiguilette de Possettes. To reach our destination Tré-le-Champ, a charming little mountain village, we will descent a beautiful trail.

      • Distance : 11,8 km
      • Height gain : 739 m
      • Height loss : 673 m
    • Day 10Tré-le-Champ-Grand Balcon Sud-Lac Blanc-Chamonix

      The famous hike from Tré-le-Champ over the Grand Balcon Sud, passing the Lac Blanc is waiting for us. Either from Flégère or from Planpraz we can take the cable car down or walk down to the Europe`s outdoor capital Chamonix.

      • Distance : 15,1 km
      • Height gain : 875 m
      • Height loss : 1192 m
     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    04/06/2020 to 13/06/2020
    14/06/2020 to 23/06/2020
    29/06/2020 to 08/07/2020
    05/07/2020 to 14/07/2020
    12/07/2020 to 21/07/2020
    26/07/2020 to 04/08/2020
    09/08/2020 to 18/08/2020
    16/08/2020 to 25/08/2020
    06/09/2020 to 15/09/2020
    13/09/2020 to 22/09/2020
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Les Houches

    Accommodation

    Accommodation in mountain huts / guest houses (shared bedrooms / dormitories)// I can also arrange private rooms for you along the tour. The surcharge for private accommodation is 350 EUR per person (based on 2 persons sharing) or 475 EUR for a single room.

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    Equipment list: - Warm hat or head band;

    - Light gloves (hiking gloves);

    - Neck gaiter or a scarf;

    - Sun glasses and a cap or hat;

    - One pair of synthetic underwear (top & bottom);

    - 2 functional shirts for the hike (we recommend merino or synthetic);

    - 1 comfortable shirt for the huts;

    - One or 2 layers of socks (merino wool or synthetic);

    - One fleece or merino pullover / sweater;

    - Optional: One insulation layer to keep you warm (we recommend you a Primaloft or light down jacket);

    - Rain / windproof (Gore-Tex) jacket with hood;

    - Rain / windproof (Gore-Tex) pant / rain-pants;

    - Optional: Long pair of underwear (thermal, depending on the season);

    - One pair of hiking pants: we recommend zip off trousers so you can save weight for additional shorts for hot days;

    - Some comfortable trousers for the evenings

    - 35 to 40 Liter backpack (you should be able to carry your gear comfortably, we recommend a backpack with a good waist belt);

    - Rain cover or dry bag to keep the most necessary things dry in the backpack;

    - Strong and waterproof leather hiking boots with a high ankle;

    - Light weight shoes (e.g. sneakers, sandals) for the huts / evenings;

    - Minimum 2-liter bottle or camelbag to fill up with water or tea;

    - Plastic bag or dry bag to keep your spare clothes dry;

    - Sun cream at least SPF 20 (we also recommend lip balm);

    - Hut sleeping bag liner (made of silk or cotton);

    - Swimsuit / bikini / swimming trunks;

    - Tooth brush, paste;

    - Washing soap;

    - Small quick-drying towel;

    Optional equipment list:

    - Camera, mobile phone, EU compatible plug incl. chargers;

    - Head lamp;

    - Ear plugs for the night;

    - Walking poles;

    - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    We are a team of 2 certified mountain leaders and canyoning guides, Anja and Raphy. We specialize in multi-day and long distance trekking in some of the best spots in the Alps.

    From the amazing Tour du Mont Blanc to the challenging but very rewarding Haute Route, we strive to take our guests on unique adventures in nature. We also offer canyoning adventures in Switzerland, France and Italy.

    Come join our tours. We will make you HAPPY!

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 4 reviews

     

    We did 10 days TMB with Happy Tracks. All the arrangements were very professionally handles. Our guide Ian was helpful and knowledgeable. The lunch packets were good . All the refuge and hotels they selected for our group were high quality . All in all we had best trip.
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    Pradeep Bonde
    Raphael organizes a well planned 10 day TMB for us. We were a group of 5 and we had Ian as our guide. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The hotels and refuge selection was good and we had excellent stay in all places. Our luggage transfer was handled professionally by Rachael along with lunch bags for daily hike. Overall very professionally guided trip by the Happy Track team
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    Pradeep B
    Had 10 days amazing time with Anja and Raphael, the maintain view just beautiful, it was fun and challenge as well, the food was very good, good breakfast to star a day, Anja make good lunch, and she even carried watermelons in her backpack for us to eat, she is so caring and warm, thoughtful, passionate of maintaining, 3 courses dinner every night, she paid wine for us to drink with dinner which is not included in price, she simply just beauty, Sometimes we tried and spend too much time enjoying the maintain and view, Raphael always able to come with van to take us to our accommodations, love the 10 days tracking in the beautiful maintains and met some amazing people, I am looking forward do another trip with them! Thanks Anja and Raphael, love from Michael (published on Trip Advisor)
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    Michael
    Did the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) with Happy Tracks. If ever you look for hiking or snowshoeing guides around Mont Blanc, can fully recommend them. They still did the 10-day tour with me even though all other customers pulled out – MANY THANKS!!
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    Dagmar Iber
     

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