Ultimate Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Hike the stunning Mont Blanc in 11 days going through Switzerland, France and Italy with Emma, a local UIMLA certified mountain leader.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

11 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Come experience the Tour du Mont Blanc. One of the best treks in the world around Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of Western Europe. Located in the Alps, it shares borders with France, Italy and Switzerland; you’ll get to visit 3 countries in just 11 days!

    The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the best treks in the world. It covers 166 kilometers, with 10,000 meters of ascent and descent. The views this route has to offer are fantastic, ranging from alpine meadows, forests, glaciers, mountain villages and high peaks. We’ll get to stay in comfortable hotels, guest houses, charming mountain refuges and chalets.

    Some of the things we’ll experience include crossing the Col des Fours (2.665m) and the Col de la Breya (2.401m), observing the Dômes de Miage, Grandes Jorasses, the Grand Combin and Mont Dolent, and walking the beautiful Mont de la Saxe ridge. We’ll also be able to stay in the iconic Rifugio Bonatti and the Cabane d’Orny.

    The Ultimate Tour is designed for experienced hikers only. We’ll be hiking between 6 and 10 hours each day and, sometimes, climbing as well. I’ve designed this adrenaline-filled route to give you an unforgettable experience!

    If you like hiking, adrenaline and an activity-packed trip, you’ll love this tour. Book your tip now. It will be my pleasure to lead the fantastic Tour du Mont Blanc!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1895 GBP

    Group of 2
    1895 GBP

    Group of 3
    1895 GBP

    Group of 4
    1895 GBP

    Group of 5
    1895 GBP

    Group of 6
    1895 GBP

    Group of 7
    1895 GBP

    Group of 8
    1895 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Price does not include flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, packed lunches, personal drinks & snacks, tips and luggage transfer during 2 nights.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrive in Chamonix
    • Day 2From Argentière to Les Contamines

      On our first hiking day, we’ll ascend through the forest towards Col de Vosa. We’ll then go through the Bionassay Glacier and climb the Col de Tricot. That night we’ll stay in a hotel on the village of Les Contamines.

    • Day 3Trek from Les Contamines to the Refuge des Mottets

      On the third day, we’ll hike for 8-9 hours and cover 22 kilometers. That night, we’ll stay in guest houses at Refuge des Mottets.

    • Day 4Trek from the Refuge des Mottets to Courmayeur

      We’ll cover 24 kilometers in 8-9 hours! This is the day with the best views of Mont Blanc. We’ll sleep in a hotel in La Palud.

    • Day 5Trek from La Palud to the Rifugio Bonatti

      Monte Saxe ridge day! We’ll sleep in a charming mountain refuge in Rifugio Bonatt.

    • Day 6Trek from the Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly

      Impressive views! We’ll cross into Switzerland and sleep in a hotel in La Fouly.

    • Day 7Trek from La Fouly to the Cabane d'Orny

      The most physically demanding day of the trip! But a fascinating mountain refuge to spend the night.

    • Day 8Trek from the Cabane d'Orny to Trient

      The most difficult day of the tip: descents, rock climbing and spectacular views of the Trient Glacier. Night in a guest house in Trient.

    • Day 9Trient to Argentière

      Hiking day around the Chamonix Valley (destination will depend on the weather). We’ll sleep in a chalet for the following 3 nights.

    • Day 10Day hike to Lac Blanc

      This is the day we’ll get to see western Europe’s highest peak! We’ll also be doing some via ferrata.

    • Day 11Day hike to Brévent

      The last day will be spent hiking around Brévent, with a section in cable car. I promise amazing views.

    • Day 12Depart Chamonix

      We’ll share a last breakfast together.

     
     

    Next departures

    For private groups contact the guide
     
    Next datesInfo
    05/07/2020 to 16/07/2020
    2 more to guarantee
    19/07/2020 to 30/07/2020
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    02/08/2020 to 13/08/2020
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    09/08/2020 to 20/08/2020
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    23/08/2020 to 03/09/2020
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    30/08/2020 to 10/09/2020
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    04/07/2021 to 15/07/2021
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    18/07/2021 to 29/07/2021
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    01/08/2021 to 12/08/2021
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    08/08/2021 to 19/08/2021
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    22/08/2021 to 02/09/2021
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    29/08/2021 to 09/09/2021
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    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Argentière, Chamonix Valley

    More info

    - Most days, you will need to carry just a normal pack with kit for a day walk. On the 2 nights with no lugagge delivery you'll need to carry minimal wash kit, travel towel and a set of clean / dry clothes, and a sheet

    sleeping bag liner (you don't need a sleeping bag becuase the huts all provide blankets)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I'm a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and I have been leading expeditions for the last 15 years. I have led the Tour du Mont Blanc over 40 times, the Everest Base Camp trek 27 times, Kilimanjaro 10 times, and I have also led trips in Nepal, Peru, Cuba, India, Bhutan, Cambodia, Thailand, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Russia, Uzbekistan and Madagascar, amongst others.

    I'm a passionate skier, in 2009 I made the first ski descent of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world (8156m).

    Fluent in French, Russian and Spanish, I also work as an interpreter and love to chat.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Emma Jack

     

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    Piyush Yawalkar
    Emma was very easy to communicate with (once we we able e in the same time zone, of course!). Our guide Phil was fabulous. Thanks to all.
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    Paul Connolly
    We booked 3 full days of private showshoeing in Chamonix. Emma Jack was very responsive to our inquiry during booking and our emails leading up to our trip. We were paired with a local guide, Sebastian, who was very knowledgeable about the Chamonix area and picked the perfect spots for us to snowshoe each day based on the weather and snowfall accumulation. I highly recommend booking your trip with Emma Jack and would use her again if we return.
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    Jule Mansfield
    Excellent start for us in snow shoeing with Phil our guide who kept things nice and easy - an enjoyable activity to redo.
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