Tour du Mont Blanc

  • Destination: France, Italy, Switzerland
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price: $1650

Overview

The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most popular treks. It circles the Mont Blanc Massif with several ascents and descents through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France. We will cross dramatic mountain passes and trek through pristine meadows and forests, enjoying majestic mountain views at every turn and exploring charming alpine villages and some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in Europe.

Highlights

- Trekking one of the world’s most beautiful treks
- Amazing alpine scenery and traditional villages
- Three countries on one trek

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Chamonix
Arrival in Chamonix

Arrival in Geneva airport in Switzerland and transfer to Chamonix in France, a beautiful alpine town located at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. 

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: Trek to Val Montjoie (France)

Trek to Val Montjoie (France)

Our trek starts from the top of Bellevue cable car, where the panoramic views of the Mont-Blanc massif, the Aiguilles Rouges, the Fiz and Aravis mountain ranges are simply stunning. We cross the suspended bridge over the Bionnassay torrent and leave the Chamonix valley in the direction of the Val Montjoie in order to reach the Nant Borrand mountain hut.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 3: Trek to Vallee des Galciers (France)

Vallee des Glaciers (France)

We head off in the direction of the Col du Bonhomme where we leave Val Montjoie behind us, and head to Beaufortin and the southernmost tip of the Mont-Blanc massif. We keep on the ascent until Col des Fours, the highest elevation of the trip. Pleasant downhill amongst alpine pastures and waterfalls to Vallée des Glaciers. We finally reach the hidden mountain hut of les Mottets.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 4: Trek to Val Veny (Italy)

Trek to Val Veny (Italy)

We head northeast and cross the French/Italian border at Col de la Seigne. From here, one can admire the breathtaking rock faces and the ice-covered summits of the south side of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. After a pleasant hike down to Combal Lake, the trailheads up again to finally traverse above the Val Veny. Night at Maison Vieille mountain hut.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 5: Trek to Val Ferret (Italy)

Trek to Val Ferret (Italy)

Descent to the fancy Italian resort of Courmayeur. After reaching Bertone mountain hut, the Italian fairy-tale continues on a high trail facing some of the most famous peaks in the massif : la Noire de Peuterey, the Dent du Géant, les Arêtes de Rochefort and the Grandes Jorasses. We’ll enjoy this fabulous panorama until dusk from Bonatti hut.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 6: Trek to Val de Champex (Switzerland)

Trek to Val de Champex (Switzerland)

Todays hike starts with a balcony trail overlooking the Italian Val Ferret. From Arnuva, the trail gives access to the Grand Col Ferret, the border between Italy and Switzerland. Hikers can enjoy welcoming alpine meadows, and in the distance, snow-covered summits of the Dolent or l’A Neuve. Descent to the Swiss Val Ferret, and transfer to the charming village of Champex and its lake. Night at the Relais d’Arpette, a mountain chalet nested in the perched valley of Arpette.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 7: Trek to Val de Trient (Switzerland)

Trek to Val de Trient (Switzerland)

We hike from the Champex valley to the Trient valley. It will take us to the alpine pastures of Bovine. A balcony trail above the Rhone valley and its vineyards, allows us to admire the peaks of the Bernese Oberland and the steep summits of the Combin massif. After descending in the shade of the larches, we arrive at the Col de la Forclaz, a key passage between the Rhone and Trient valleys. Night in the village of Trient.

Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals: BLD

Day 8: Trek to Chamonix Valley (France)

Trek to Chamonix Valley (France)

A final hike up will take us to the Swiss/French frontier. From there, one can enjoy the Mont-Blanc and its magnificent glacier covered north faces. This fantastic background escorts our afternoon hike as we make our way down to the hamlet of le Tour. End of the trek. Transfer back to Chamonix.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL

Day 9: Free day in Chamonix

Free day in Chamonix

Spend the day exploring the alpine town of Chamonix or we can opt to try one of the water sports in the area or even go paragliding.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 10: Departure

 Departure

Transfer to Geneva airport to catch our departure flight

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Airport Transfers
- Accommodation in a standard hotel in Chamonix for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Accommodation in Mountain Huts for 6 nights on Full Board basis 
- Professional Mountain Guide for the whole trek

Price Excludes

- International Flights to Geneva
- Visa Expenses


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