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Ultimate Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Mont Blanc Italian side
Grand Col Ferret Mont Blanc
View from La Fouly Mont Blanc
Lac Blanc

Hike the stunning Mont Blanc in 12 days going through Switzerland, France and Italy with Emma, a local UIMLA certified mountain leader.

Group

Alps

12 Days

Jul - Sep

Very high

Advanced


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 12 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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mountain guide expenses

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. Insurance is mandatory for every participant.


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.

 

Details

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)
  • Insurance
    • It is compulsory that you take out adequate travel insurance, and it is a condition of booking with us that your insurance covers the following as a minimum: medical expenses, injury, illness, death, repatriation, personal accident, mountain rescue including helicopter evacuation, along with cancellation and curtailment. Your insurance must be valid for the duration of your tour.

Meeting point

Argentière, Chamonix Valley

About the guide

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-Emma & Guides' team

4.60

(9)

Mountain Leader

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 work together with qualified mountain leaders like me, If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take care of you.

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.

Languages

Russian | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about -Emma & Guides' team

5.00

Emma was a very sweet and knowledgeable guide. She was adaptive to the different personalities and skill level of our group. Easygoing, talkative, friendly and pleasant to be around! Couldn't be happier with our guide!

Paul

5.00

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.

jeanne

4.00

We were Very pleased With Emma guiding us through the hikes. We really enjoyed the entire trip:) As we were just our family we would have loved a little more flexibility hiking in our own pace - felt we were rushed a bit too much. We should have informed Emma about this but we were too compliant:) The explore-share platform was a bit rigid/ formel - it was not clear that exploreshare hired another firm to do the job. Also quite a High fee to explore share We were first told to have an (expensive) extended travel insurance (with mountain rescue) up to departure / after we had plaid. We should have been told this before signing up. Another mistake were that explore share had told us last payment were due closer to departure - so in a rush we had to pay up 60 days before as this is cloud9advenures policy. This made us uncertain if it was fraud. But it wasn’t:) overall pleased with our trip

Fausto

4.00

Bruno our guide was very helpful and profesional

Jill

5.00

AMAZING! This was a last minute decision and my first multi day trekking tour and it far exceeded my expectations. The communication and preparation was comprehensive and accurate. Our guide (Lindsay) was phenomenal. The route was the perfect mix of challenge and comfort. I will definitely be booking my next hiking trek thru Emma.


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