• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jul, Aug

Description

It’s a honor for me to propose you this great 9-day hiking tour in Mont Blanc.

As you may know, the Mont Blanc expedition is the most popular and famous tour of Europe. Moreover, it is one of the most beautiful circuits of the world! The trekking tour I am offering today consists in 150 km to walk in 9 stages (days). During this adventure, we’ll visit the most outstanding alpine places of France, Italy and Switzerland.

This trip takes the whole tour around the Mont Blanc massif to enjoy it from all its slopes, each one with its special features. It is a suitable trip for everyone with a good fitness level. Keep in mind we must walk around 5 to 7 hours per day.

I have chosen the best mountain huts of the region where to spend the night. All of them provide high quality accommodation and food services. Furthermore, they are located in an really amazing surrounding environment.

Our starting point will be right next to Chamonix in the Bellevue cable car station of Les Houches. From here, we’ll start the hike gaining altitude towards the southeast. That way we’ll walk around the massif in the opposite direction of the clock.

After gaining a good height we will start to descend gradually to Les Contamines Natural Reserve. Then, we’ll continue down to the southern end of the trail, near the Croix du Bonhomme Pass. From this point we’ll start to walk along the endless slope of the Italian side. After that, we’ll enter in Switzerland where our scenery changes again. We’ll keep hiking on the north end of the Mont Blanc until we are in the Forclaz Col. Finally, we’ll go down back to Les Houches.

At the end of this description you will find more details about the day-by-day itinerary.

If you want to book your place now, fill out the form. I have some fixed departures in July and August. On the contrary, you can ask me for other dates. I will be here, waiting for your contact! 

Itinerary

Day 1

Col de Voza (1.653m) - Les Contamines (1.164m), passing by the Tricot Col (2.120)

  • Distance: 18 km
  • Altitude change (+): 606 m
  • Altitude change (-): 1000 m
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Day 2

Les Contamines - Croix de Bonhomme Hut (2.433m)

  • Distance: 15 km
  • Altitude change (+): 1250 m
  • Altitude change (-): 100 m
  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours
Day 3

Croix de Bonhomme - Elisabetta Hut (2.258m)

  • Distance: 17 km
  • Altitude change (+): 1000 m
  • Altitude change (-): 1200 m
  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours
Day 4

Elisabetta - Bertone Hut (1.991m)

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Altitude change (+): 700 m
  • Altitude change (-): 1000 m
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Day 5

Bertone - Elena Hut (2.062m)

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Altitude change (+): 800 m
  • Altitude change (-): 800 m
  • Hiking time: 6-8 hours
Day 6

Elena - La Fouly, Gite le Lechere (1.700m)

  • Distance: 14 km
  • Altitude change (+): 700 m
  • Altitude change (-): 400 m
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
Day 7

La Fouly - Champex Gite Bon Abri (1.500m)

  • Distance: 16 km
  • Altitude change (+): 0 m
  • Altitude change (-): 200 m
  • Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Day 8

Champex Gite Bon Abri - Le Tour ( 1.453m)

  • Distance: 22 km
  • Altitude change (+): 1100 m
  • Altitude change (-): 900 m
  • Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Day 9

Le Tour - Chamonix (1.000m)

  • Distance: 9 km
  • Altitude change (+): 500 m
  • Altitude change (-): 400 m
  • Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Price per person

Group of 8990CHF

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip

Other details

Meeting point

Les Houches, Chamonix.

Accommodation

In mountain huts with half-board meals.

More info

Necessary equipment:

- Backpack, maximum 45 l.
- Flexible Mountain Boots
- Trekking poles
- Warm clothing
- Jacket and waterproof pants
- Cap and gloves
- Sun screen and lip balm
- Sunglasses
- Front flashlight and spare batteries
- Bottle of water

The price does not include:

- Transfers
- Accident insurance
- Picnic/lunch on trekking days
- Meals and dinners for the days we are not on trekking