Tour du Mont Blanc in 10 days from Chamonix

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Join UIMLA Mountain Leader Helena on the famous 10-day Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) trek, hiking through France, Switzerland and Italy, starting from Chamonix.

Alps

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Experience one of the most amazing treks in the world!
  • Follow the 10-day classic itinerary, through three different countries
  • Discover breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and stunning alpine landscapes

Description

The challenging Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the most amazing treks in the world. This 10-day itinerary takes you through three countries –FranceItaly and Switzerland – hiking along the most stunning scenery in the Alps.

We will start from Chamonix, in France, and for the next 10 days we will continue our trek clockwise around the Mont Blanc massif, discovering breathtaking views along the way, staying in mountain huts and Bed&Breakfast accommodation.

Please note this is a demanding trek, so you need previous trekking experience and a very good fitness level, being able to hike for at least 4 to 5 hours on mountain trails. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below, including altitude and kilometers for each day.

In Chamonix we will take the gondola to Planpraz, following a beautiful balcony path through La Flégère and Tête aux Vents to the Col des Montets. The views over the Mont Blanc are breathtaking! We will stay overnigth at the village of Le Tour.

On the second day, we will climb up l’Aguillette des Posettes and continue our walk, until we cross the border and enter Switzerland at the Pass Col de la Forlaz, where we will stay for the night.

On the upcoming days, we will hike through amazing landscapes, surrounded by unique natural beauty. We will stay at Champex Lac on the third day, and on the Italian town of Val Ferret the next day, enjoying  spectacular views over the Grandes Jorasses, Grand Combin and Matterhorn on our way!

You will discover the Italian side of Mont Blanc, staying at the Bertone Hut, and going down to Courmayeur on the sixth day. The views th Mont Blanc massif are stunning! We will then continue through the Col de la Seigne and enter the French side again, staying at Les Chapieux for the night.

Next day we will go down the Contamine Valley, hiking through the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and Col Bonhomme, staying overnight at the Nant Borrant Hut. On the ninth day, a lot of interesting spots await us! We will spend the night at the Miage Hut.

Finally, on the last day, we climb up Col de Tricot Pass, hiking below the Binassey Glacier, catching the gondola at Bellvue to Les Houches, our final stop. This 10-day Tour du Mont Blanc trek is an experience not to be missed!

If you want to join me on this fantastic trek, just book your place and get ready for an unforgettable Tour du Mont Blanc experience!

Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix - Le Tour

At Chamonix we take the gondola to Planpraz and we follow the beautiful balcony path through La Flégère and Tête aux Vents to Col des Montets. The views over the Mont Blanc massif are amazing. We follow the way down to Montroc where we take the bus to Le Tour where we stay overnight.

14.3km / 5:32h
526m + / 1168m-
Highest point: 2110 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1382 meters above sea level

Day 2: Le Tour (France) - Col de la Forlaz Pass (Switzerland)

From Le Tour, where Michel Croz was born, we climb up l’Aguillette des Posettes and head to the Col de Balm. We cross the border and finish our hike in Switzerland at the Col de la Forlaz Pass, where we stop overnight.

15.6km/ 7:17h
1122m+/1077m-
Highest point: 2201 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1453 meters above sea level;

Day 3: Col de la Forlaz Pass (Switzerland) - Champex Lac

Today we will walk through an amazing alpine forest. Along our hike we will enjoy views over the town of Martygny. The Bovine glade will offer us a surprising show: cow fighting. We stop for the night at Champex Lac.

13.2km / 5:33h
717m + / 758m –
Highest point: 2049 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1500 meters above sea level

Day 4: Champex Lac (Switzerland) - Val Ferret (Italy)

We begin today with a bus ride to the Ferret village at the Swiss Ferret Valley. From Ferret, we will climb up to the Grand Col Ferret Pass. The views from the pass are great. We can see the Grandes Jorasses, Mont Dolent (where 3 borders cross) and then the Grand Combin and Matterhorn. We spend the night in the Italian Val Ferret.

11.2km / 5:16h
849m+ / 768m-
Highest point: 2537 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1700 meters above sea level;

Day 5: Val Ferret (Italy) - Bertone Hut

Today we enjoy a pleasant hike. A balcony path over the Ferret Valley allows us to discover the Italian side of Mont Blanc and Val Veny, where we will be hiking during the upcoming days. We stay at the Bertone Hut for the night.

13.3 km / 4:48 h
620 m+ /439 m-
Highest point: 2069 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1769 meters above sea level;

Day 6: Bertone Hut (Italy) - Courmayeur (Italy) - Cabane Combal

From the Bertone Hut we descend to Courmayeur. We have time to discover the town, its interesting streets and church. We will also stop next to the Dog monument-a monument to Felice Ollier, a guide whose dog refused to abondon his body when he died in an accident during the expedition to the North Pole organized by Duke of the Abruzzi, Prince Luigi Amadeo of Savoy in 1898. We will find also some monuments in honor to the most famous alpine guides. By the lift from the Dolonne hamlet, we will reach the Col Chécroui Pass, from where we will walk above Val Veny to the Cabane Combal. The views of the Mont Blanc massif are stunning and catching!

11km / 4:38h
460m+ / 1000m-
Highest point: 2303 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1226 meters above sea level;

Day 7: Cabane Combal (Italy) - Les Chapieux (France)

After an overnight stay at Cabane Combal we head to Col de la Seigne and enter the French side again. We go down to Les Chapieux where we will spend the night.

16.7km / 5:32h
539m + / 988m-
Highest point: 2516 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1546 meters above sea level

Day 8: Les Chapieux - Nant Borrant Hut

Today we go down to the Contamine Valley, hiking through the Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and Col Bonhomme. We can stop at the hut located almost on the pass for some rest. The view over Mont Blanc from this side is completely different, like Contamine Valley itself. We spend the night at the Nant Borrant Hut.

13.1km / 5:14h
934m + /1010m-
Highest point: 2478 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1476 meters above sea level;

Day 9: Nant Borrant Hut - Miage Hut

A lot of interesting spots await us today. Among them, a Roman Bridge, the beautiful baroque Chapel of Notre Dame de la Gorge, and the Contamine-Montjoie Village. Sightseeing will go together with hiking to the Miage Hut, where we stop for the night.

10.4km / 3:40h
606m + / 515m-
Highest point: 1650 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1167 meters above sea level;

Day 10: Miage Hut - Les Houches

The last moments of our adventure..What a shame! We climb up the Col de Tricot Pass, hiking below the Binassey Glacier (a famous passerelle)and we catch the gondola at Bellvue to Les Houches, our final stop. We say goodbye, hoping to see you again next time!

2:35 h / 5.7 km
658 m+ /451 m –
Highest point: 2111 meters above sea level
Lowest point: 1598 meters above sea level;

 

Details

Accommodation

We will be staying at B&B and mountain huts

Meeting point

Chamonix-Mont Blanc

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Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

I'm a UIMLA-certified mountain leader based in Zakopane, Poland. I've been practicing mountain activities and spending a lot of time outdoors since a very young age thanks to my father, a mountain guide and a member of the mountain rescue services.

I'm passionate about nature and trekking. I invite you to join me to discover the beautiful Tatras mountain range and the area around it!


Deal opportunities

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Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022

EUR 1083 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3093 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2007 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1646 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1465 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1357 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1285 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1226 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1083 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Dinner

- Lifts tickets

- Breakfast

- Luggage transfer

- Accommodation included

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

-Lunch boxes during the trip are not included.

-Airport transport is not included.

-Hotel accomodation in Chamonix is not included.


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Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

 

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