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Mont Blanc 9-day guided hiking tour

Join José, a UIMLA mountain guide from Barcelona, in this unforgettable 9-day hiking tour around the Mont Blanc Massif. Discover the most spectacular hills and glaciers in the Alps with breathtaking and different views each new day!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration9 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Type of tripNot specified

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! 

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

Meeting point

Les Houches, Chamonix.

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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


About the guide

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AEGM and UIMLA guide from Spain.

I'm a mountain lover since I went up to Mulhacén at the age of 14. Since then I've been to mountains all around the world, always looking for new challenges.

I like to share the love I feel for the mountains, and all what I learned out there during all these years.

Some of my credentials:

- Certified mountain guide for blind people (UNED foundation)
- Wilderness Guide (WGA, currently in process)
- Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA certified)
- Member of the Spanish Association of Mountain Guides (AEGM) and member of the Union of International Mountain Leaders Association (UIMLA)

Regarding my experience, I've done ascents and trekkings in the Alps, Pyrenees, Atlas range, Andes, Himalayas and Norway. I'm originally from Granada, in Andalucía, so I know in detail the region of Sierra Nevada.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 8165 each

Group of 2

CHF 4083 each

Group of 3

CHF 2722 each

Group of 4

CHF 2042 each

Group of 5

CHF 1633 each

Group of 6

CHF 1361 each

Group of 7

CHF 1166 each

Group of 8

CHF 1021 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

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


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