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.
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.
In refuges and cottages.
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
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
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
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
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
Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja 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.
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Group of 1
|EUR 1526 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 763 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 511 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 382 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 310 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 258 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 222 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 191 each|
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Great service, everything was smooth and I got all my questions answered very quickly. Gauthier linked us up with a guide that led us through different experiences in such a safe and fun way. I will definitely be coming back.
Thanks a lot for today experience! Daniel was an excelent guide, a great mentor and kids had a wonderful day today! Thanks again, see you next time, looking forward to climb Mont Blanc!
I had several private classes and a trail ride booked with Christophe Andre. I ride western and was very happy with several days riding instructions for English style riding. The facility is spectacular has open and covered arenas and position between Glacier de Bossons and alpine meadows. Christophe has horses for every level of rider from the novice to experience. All riding gear is of very good quality and saddles/ pads and blankets are in impeccable shape. The trail ride is suitable for riders of all levels, there’s a opportunity to trot and do galloping if a composition of the group permits. I recommend a private tour, so you will not be limited by the ability of others. Trail goes up to the mountains, across the river, alongside of the glacier into the lash forest. Christophe is very fun, light and very knowledgeable instructor. Spectacular rider himself he was very patient with my novice to the riding friend and was very attentive to all our needs during the 3 hrs adventure. I would definitely come next year again with my family!
Thank you Aurelien for your outstanding care, guidance and knowledge. Best day ever!
Reece Clark Snyder
Great guide and great hike. Mathis is a great guide and works quickly and efficiently while also tailoring a pace to meet your needs.
Jessy took good care of us. He contacted us in good time before our actual day. Super nice and skilled. We like to ski long days and so did Jessy. If we come back we will definetly contact Jessy again.
Had a wonderful two days in fantastic weather. Yann was excellent, would highly recommend him.
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The trip with Robin was awesome! I didn\'t have a car, so he provided transportation to and back from the climbing spots, which is really nice. The weather in Verdon was not good during the trip, so we ended up climbing some beautiful routes in les Calanques and Cap Canaille. Robin knows the area and the routes well, so he selected the ones that was within my ability but also felt challenging. Robin also took a lot of nice photos along the way, introduced and explained the routes/backgrounds, and helped me feel more comfortable climbing multi-pitch routes (this was my first time). I highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants to experience the beauty of south of France from a couple hundreds meters up.
The climb with Robin was amazing. We were a group of 3 and he picked us up at the bus station since we didn\'t have a car. He took us on the route de Cretes which is beautiful, and then climbed les Calanques. The day was perfect and the view was mesmerizing. At the end, he dropped us off at the city center of Cassis since we luckily had the time to visit it. I would definitely recommend the guide, who watched over us and is friendly, and the route which was so beautiful!
We had an awesome time in the mountains, Raphael my guide was very friendly, helpful and responsible, and helped the trip to go smoothly at all times. I thoroughly recommend him and the Monch trip. Thanks again for an awesome trip! Warmest. Jason
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An amazing few days of skiing, ski touring and glacier exploring with Jessy. Jessy is a true professional, always alert, safety conscious and tailoring his trips to the ability of his clients - making for a great, memorable experience. (Photos included!). I have been ski-touring with guides for 16 years and would definitely choose Jessy again and recommend him to others.
Nous avons passé un bon moment avec Jessy dans les Trois Vallées. Nous avons fait du ski hors-piste et malgré la météo difficile, il nous a trouvé de belles décentes. Il est sympa, dynamique, prudent et il aime bien les nouvelles technologies dans le domaine du ski.
Deux journées top au milieu des 3 Vallées. Très attentif, Jessy s\'adapte au niveau du groupe et choisit les bonnes pentes. Il nous a fait découvrir de nouveaux coins loin des pistes et cela en toute sécurité. Merci Jessy, on s\'est éclaté et on a bien rigolé. Au fait, tes photos sont magnifiques.
Jessy est un jeune guide très agréable, il est discret tout en étant à l\'écoute et sympathique. Les journées ne se sont pas limitées à un programme unique, il s\'est arranger pour nous faire découvrir des bons spots du début à la fin.
Nous avons eu le plaisir de passer plusieurs magnifiques journées de ski avec Jessy qui s’est avéré être un guide hors pair : très fiable, sympathique, donnant de bons conseils « techniques », connaissant fort bien le domaine skiable et s’adaptant au niveau de chacun. Jessy nous a emmené dans différents endroits magnifiques, où nous avons pu profiter d’une excellente neige et ce, alors que les conditions d’enneigement étaient franchement défavorables (il n’avait plus neigé depuis plus d’un mois). Jessy prend une juste place dans un groupe où il s’y mêle très spontanément, sans être invasif et en nous laissant profiter de certains moments entre nous. Il semblait manifestement animé par le souhait de faire vivre à ses clients une belle expérience ! Je le recommande très vivement. Charles
J\'ai fait 2 jours avec Jessy et j\'ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié son rapport avec le groupe et le choix des randonnées à ski. Il arrive bien à estimer la force du groupe, à satisfaire les plus expérimentés et à soutenir les moins aguerris. Toujours là au bon moment et en même temps pas intrusif. Il porte de l\'attention à chacun et prends même des photos spontanément pour nous les envoyer en fin de journée. Quelqu\'un de souriant et enthousiaste qui prend du plaisir à partager sa passion! Je le recommande vivement. Jean Phi
Malgré la malchance d\'une semaine avec très peu de neige, Jessy a pu nous dégoter de chouettes randos à peau de phoques! Outre sa connaissance indéniable de la montagne et son grand professionnalisme, Jessy s\'est révélé être un guide extrêmement sympathique! Je vous le recommande chaudement et je garde son contact précieusement pour de futures randonnées! (Petit plus: il s\'éloigne régulièrement du groupe pour prendre de magnifiques photos qu\'il nous envoie en fin de journée par whatsapp ou mail!).
Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!