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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration11 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripGroup

Description

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!

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)

Meeting point

Argentière, Chamonix Valley

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chamonix

Day 2: From 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 3: Trek 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 4: Trek 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 5: Trek from La Palud to the Rifugio Bonatti

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

Day 6: Trek from the Rifugio Bonatti to La Fouly

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

Day 7: Trek 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 8: Trek 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 9: Trient 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 10: Day 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 11: Day hike to Brévent

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

Day 12: Depart Chamonix

We’ll share a last breakfast together.


About the guide

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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.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Jul 04, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller

Jul 18, 2021 - Jul 29, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller

Aug 01, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller

Aug 08, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller

Aug 22, 2021 - Sep 02, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller

Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 09, 2021

GBP 1954 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

GBP 1954 each

Group of 2

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Group of 3

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Group of 4

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Group of 5

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Group of 6

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Group of 7

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Group of 8

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• 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.


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