Tour of Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc, or Monte Bianco in Italian, is the highest mountain in the Alps: it rises 4,810 m (15,782 ft). We will walk one of the classic treks of the world around this massif of incredible beauty. Starting from Courmayeur, in Italy, we will pass through Champex in Switzerland and Chamonix in France: three countries, three cultures, three cuisines!
We organize the Tour du Mont Blanc in eight days of walk, to admire wonderful peaks, big glaciers and a lot of summits over 4000 meters elevation, the famous Four-thousanders, but also to discover the nature and the ancient villages around them. Small typical mountain huts (called “rifugio” in Italian, “refuge” in French) and comfortable hostels, with regional cuisine, will make this adventure unforgettable.
Destination: Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Duration: 9 days
Departure: 30/06 - 07/07; 07/07 - 14/07; 14/07 - 21/07; 21/07 - 28/07; 28/07 - 04/08; 04/08 - 11/08; 11/08 - 18/08; 18/08 - 25/08; 25/08 - 01/09
Price: 1210,00 eur per person
- professional Alpine guide
- overnight (8 nights) in mountain refuges, hostels or small hotels
- HB treatment – breakfasts and dinners (drinks excluded)
- cableway Les Houches – Bellevue
- transfers: Ferret – Champex; Chamonix – Les Houches; Val Veny – Courmayeur
- costs of transport for arriving in Courmayeur
- lunches and drinks
- anything not mentioned under “the price includes”
***The itinerary is only indicative, detailed description and any other information will be available at the moment of confirmation.
Courmayeur – Rifugio Bonatti
first day of trekking, from Courmayeur (Italy) to Rifugio Bertone and then to Rifugio Bonatti. We will enjoy a wonderful view on the South face of Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant and Grandes Jorasses.
Val Ferret - Champex
walk a little down to the valley, just at the footsteps of huge rock faces and glaciers, and then up to Grand Col Ferret, the borderline with Switzerland. Down into the Swiss Val Ferret a minibus will bring us to Champex.
Fenetre d’Arpette – Col de la Forclaz
today we will cross Fenetre d’Arpette, one of the two highest points of our tour, at 2665 m. Then we will walk at just few meters from Glacier du Trient, arriving in the afternoon at Col de la Foclaz.
Trient – Tre le Champ
walk down to Trient and then up to the top of Chamonix valley, with great view on all the North side of Mont Blanc. Then we will walk down along a ridge to the tiny village of Tré le Champ.
Lac Blanc - Chamonix
today’s path will bring us to Chalet du Lac Blanc, an amazing natural terrace just in front of all the Mont Blanc Massif. From this point we will go down to Chamonix, the town where alpinism was born in 1786.
Les Houches – Bellevue – Les Contamines
in the morning the bus will take the group to Les Houches, then by cable car to Bellevue (literally “nice view”). From this point we’ll start walking at the footsteps of the North-West side of Mont Blanc, also crossing a suspended bridge, till Les Contamines.
Col des Fours – Valle des Glaciers
an amusing day of trekking to reach the other highest point of our Tour: Col des Fours, again at 2665 m . From this point we will go down into Vallée des glaciers till Chalet des Mottets, our mountain hut for tonight.