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5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix

5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix
5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix
5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix
5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix

Join a 5-day TMB hike starting from Chamonix and discover some of the most amazing sights on one of the most famous routes in the Alps with a certified local guide.



5 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Discover the famous Tour du Mont Blanc route.
  • Enjoy amazing panoramic views.
  • Visit lovely villages and stay in cozy cottages.
  • Join a 5-day TMB hike with a true local who knows the area better than anyone.


The Mont Blanc massif is a perfect place for hiking. Over the course of 5 days, we will cover some of the ground of the very well known Tour du Mont Blanc, which will take us over 3-countries and allow us to explore some amazing valleys, glaciers, and mountains. 

The TMB is one of the most famous tours of the Northern Alps and involves 3 countries, 7 alpine valleys, 71 glaciers, and 400 peaks.  The emblematic Mont-Blanc will be our pillar on this hike that begins in Chamonix and ends in Val d’Aosta.

Each day, you will hike between 5 to 7 hours. Altitude gain will be an average of 700 m/day, sometimes less, sometimes more. Therefore, a good fitness level is mandatory. In the evenings, you will stay in mountain huts and cottages, typical of the Mont Blanc massif, lovely places to enjoy dusk together, far away from everyday troubles and concerns. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

Up to 12 people can join this hike. Local IML certified guide François will be guiding the tour. He is a true local as his family settled into the region over 500 years ago and he is the ideal TMB hiking guide because he truly knows the area and the culture like the palm of his hand.

Please contact us if you would like to join this unique hike around Mont Blanc. We will plan the tour together, on the most convenient date for you. It will be a great pleasure to guide you on these beautiful trails and to be able to share these terrific places in the mountains.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Included: Guiding fee

Not included: Accommodation, food for participants and guide


Day 1: Chamonix

We begin by taking a lift up to the Plan-Praz plateau (2000m). Then we will head to the Brévent summit (2,525m), where we will catch great views of Mont-Blanc. Then we will descend to Bellachat refuge (2,152m) then the Merlet animal park. Night in hotel.
Elevation gain: 525m – Drop: 1025m

Day 2: Montjoie

We will take the Bellevue cable car and after crossing the famous Bionnassay suspension bridge, we descend towards the village of Contamines to reach the Montjoie valley. Night in a hostel, in a double and triple room.
Elevation gain: 750 m – drop: 1,300 m  

Day 3: Beaufortain

After a transfer to Notre Dame de la Gorge, we will head towards Col du Bonhomme (2,479m). We will leave Val Montjoie for Beaufortain and head for the southern end of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Then we will enjoy a quiet descent through the pastures towards the isolated valley of the Glaciers and the hamlet of Chapieux (1,549m). We will spend the night in a hostel. Elevation gain: 1340 m – Vertical drop: 950 m

Day 4: Val Veny

We will visit the cheesemakers at Ville des Glaciers. Then,  via the Col de la Seigne (2,516m) we will reach the Italian border and the Val Veny, from where we will choose the route to the Elisabetta refuge (2,195m) located at the foot of the Glacier de the White Lée. Night at the refuge, no access to luggage.
Positive elevation: 730 m – negative: 320 m

Day 5: Val d'Aosta

On our last day, we will start with a descent to Lac Combal. Then we will climb to the Arp Vieille pastures, which gives access to a gorgeous balcony facing the most famous mountaineering Aiguilles: Noire
de Peuterey, Dent du Géant, Grandes Jorasses, and others. We will descent to Courmayeur and return to Chamonix via the Mont-Blanc tunnel in the afternoon.
Elevation gain: 460 m – Vertical drop: 990 m  




In refuges and cottages.

About the guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides Team

Alessandro B.


June, 2023

Fantastic coaching and an incredible experience! Thank you Gauthier for helping to make it happen. We’ll stay in touch for future excursions

Alex Candelaria


June, 2023

This was an adventure of a lifetime. Guillaume was an awesome guide that tailored the experience to our skills. He was personable and we had so much fun. The team is professional, punctual, and communicative! Loved our experience!

Serhiy Tkachenko


May, 2023

It was a great climbing day on almost a vertical rock about 70 meters high. Willy is the best guide I ever met in my life, and without him I wouldn't make it.

Kevin C.


June, 2005

Rebecca and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Stephane and his wife. They were amazing guides.

Krisztina Kovari


April, 2023

We had a great experience with Willy Viez in Wallonie. He shared a lot of useful knowledge with us about alpine rock climbing, especially about lead climbing. His pointers and real life examples turned out to be essential on the following day when we tried to climb an easy route on our own (no quick draws were left behind). Willy assisted us in a way that resulted in great personal accomplishments for the day and he surely helped us to feel more at ease around real rocks. We are very happy with this adventure that has a long lasting after effect.

Claudia Schöninchen


March, 2023

Really enjoyed our day rock climbing in Les Calanques. Great routes and our guide was prepared, very flexible in terms of what we’d like to do and which levels he could do with us. The communication beforehand was a little unclear since I expected an email and didn’t quite get that I’d have to access the web application of explore share. Nothing major, just could be explained clearer in the email.

Moshe Lehmann


March, 2023

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Hannah Sande


January, 2023

We had a great day with Ivan in Fontainebleau. He was so knowledgeable about the area and its history, and about warming up for effective climbing. We had a lot of fun and climbed some very cool boulders despite the very cold weather.

Anne Cyron


December, 2022

My daughter has had a fantastic time at with the horses this week, perfectly organised by Explore-share. We are so grateful to Gauthier for making it all a fantastic experience, thank you!! We will be back.

Ying Sirina


October, 2022

I booked a private shinrin yoku session with Explore-Share, but unfortunately their guide was injured and couldn't do it. Gauthier had been very helpful, quick to communicate and agreed to work with another guide he'd never met. All went well. My first forest bath guided by Magda was powerful and I appreciated the experience so much. She was calm, reassuring, and led all the invitations smoothly and sensitively. An eye-opening experience that will be fondly remembered.

Hamish Bruce


October, 2022

The lift to the via ferrata des Evettes was closed so we did the via ferrata de curalla in Passy. Was a great day!

Nikita Kazantsev


September, 2022

Our guide, Claire, was very friendly, knowing and responsive and helped us to dive into an outdoor bouldring for the first time - exactly what we were looking for

Richard Williams


September, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Alexandre B



Yesterday was amazing. Olivier is a world class climber and has a natural ability to quickly assess my level and coach me to exceed what I thought I could do. He was very focused on making sure I was safe. Climbing with Olivier yesterday has had a deep impact on my life as a climber. An excellent climbing guide!

Vincent Coquette


September, 2022

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