People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
In this 8-day program I invite you to join me and do the classic Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). This is one of the most beautiful and famous trekking circuits in the world. During these 8 days we will go across incredible valleys in the Italian, French and Swiss Alps.
As for the itinerary, our starting point will be in Chamonix. You can find all the details of the program at the bottom of this page. The best period to come to do the TMB runs from mid-June and finishes in September.
There is another more challenging option that consists in doing the same circuit in only 4 days. It also includes a +4000m ascent which can be Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa or even Mont Blanc! You can take a look at this program by clicking here.
Please contact me if you are interested in this 8-day TMB. Come discover the best of the Alps with a certified mountain guide!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Chamonix - Les Mottets
Start from Chamonix. Local taxi to Notre Dame de La Gorge (1210 m). Hiking up to Croix du Bohnomme hut (2480 m and 4/5 hours). Lunch at the hut and then down to Les Chapieaux (1554 m – 1/2 hours). Public taxi (€ 3,5 each) to Les Mottets (1870 m). It will be a section for very fit people from the hut hiking to col du Fours (2665 m) and down directly to Les Mottets (3-4 hours more). In Les Mottets there are very nice new rooms for 2-4 people. Dormitory is bad in the old part.
Les Mottets - Courmayeur
Les Mottets – col de la Seigne (2516 m) – Elisabetta hut (lunch) – Combal Lake (4 hours). Down to La Visaille (45 min). Public bus to Courmayeur. Then we’ll walk up to Col Checrouit (1956 m) – Maison Vieille. Down to Courmayeur with chairlift and cable car (3-4 hours).
Helbronner - Courmayeur
Ski way cable car up to Helbronner (3450 m). Now we must hike on the glacier with rope, harnesses and crampons (3-4 hours). Lunch in Pavillon restaurant (middle station). Down to Courmayeur.
Many options from Bonatti Hut
Courmayeur (1225 m) – Bertone hut – Bonatti hut (2025 m – 4/5 hours). Lunch in Bonatti hut. Many nice options here are possible according to clients shape and number of participants. For example we can go to the Val Sapin skipping Bertone hut and then go up to Col Sapin (2400 m). It takes 7-8 hours. We can also go up to Testa della Tronche, at 2584 meters.
Trek to Ferret - Champex du Lac
Bonatti – Elena Hut – Gran Ferret pass (2537 m) – La Peule (lunch) – Ferret (1705 m). This tour takes around 6 hours in total. Bus or taxi to Champex du Lac.
Champex du Lac (1466 m)- Fenetre d’Arpette (2665 m) – Trient (7 hours). Packet lunch. The classical “Bovine Route” takes 5 hours. It is a good option in case of bad weather.
Trient - Argentiere
Trient (1279 m) – Col du Balme (2191 m) – Alpage du Balme (nice and good lunch!) – Aiguille de La Posette (2201 m) – Tre Les Champ (5-6 hours). Overnight in Argentiere.
Final trek and back to Chamonix
Tre Les Champ (1417 m) – Lac Blanc (2352 m – lunch) – La Flegere (1875 m – 4 hours). Cable car down to Chamonix.
About the Guide
I'm focused on helping people achieve their dreams. My goal is to enjoy the challenge and demands of the mountain in total safety. I offer my professionalism to guide people in mid and high mountain. Mountaineering, Off-piste skiing, Heliski, Rock climbing, Ski touring are a few of my favourite activities that I conduct all year round, in Courmayeur, Val d'Aoste and all around the world.
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