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

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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).

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

Trient

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Price per person

1 Person340EUR
Group of 2170EUR
Group of 3113EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
Meals, huts and hotel accommodation, transfers and lifts are not included.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix