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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

Accommodation

In refuges and cottages.

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Itinerary

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  


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

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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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Included: Guiding fee Not included: Accommodation, food for participants and guide


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