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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.


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_


About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



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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.

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Super expérience, merci à Etienne et au temps qui était au rdv!



Dommage de recevoir des infos en anglais et d'avoir une quantité de mails pour une activité qui pourrait être organisée très simplement... Sinon, l'activité en elle-même était très chouette :-) Merci



Nous avons eu une très chouette introduction à la via ferrata. Christophe a été MAGNIFIQUE pour sa patience, ses encouragements et ses conseils. Nous avons tous adoré.  !



Gauthier was quick to respond in the initial booking process and answered any and all questions. Closer to our trip, he helpfully set me up with our guide on what’s app so we could discuss the plan. Our guide Ivan in Fountainbleau was fantastic - helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I look forward to working with both explore-share and Ivan again in the future. Would highly recommend.



We had a fantastic 2 days with Christophe - we enjoyed lots of climbing, gained confidence in lead climbing outdoors and learnt a lot about basic safety and rescue techniques. Christophe is a very experienced, knowledgable, encouraging and patient guide and a lot of fun to learn from. The crags that we visited were in good condition and the surrounding area was beautiful.

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