Tour du Mont Blanc Trek

Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
Moderate Moderate
1500 - 3000m
9 Days
£2,395pp

Trip Overview

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Seven valleys, 71 glaciers, 400 summits, the epic Tour du Mont Blanc has it all! The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB as it's affectionately known is one of the world's greatest and most iconic treks and should be on the bucket list of any adventure-hungry trekker out there. This 9-day itinerary takes you through the heart of the alps from Italy into France and Switzerland before heading back into Italy taking in breathtaking high mountain passes, and towering glaciers flowing down to the lush green valleys below.

Take the journey on perhaps the most famous trek on the planet as you trek through Italy, Switzerland and France along the classic Tour Du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a world-famous trek that takes you through stunning alpine landscapes in France, Italy, and Switzerland, circling around the iconic Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe. Our 9-day route offers breath-taking views of majestic peaks, glaciers, pristine lakes, valleys, and picturesque alpine villages. Passing through 3 countries this trek is more than just the scenery, you will experience different cultures and traditions, from French and Italian to Swiss.

Join us on The Tour du Mont Blanc

  • Our TMB route starts in the beautiful Italian resort town of Courmayeur and is designed to offer great acclimatisation while showing you the best scenery.
  • Trek the high pass of Col du Ferret and experience the awesome alpine glaciers.
  • We trek along some of the higher passes avoiding as much of the village trekking as possible meaning more time on the mountains.
  • Our trekking team have been guiding this route for years meaning you can just relax and enjoy the scenery and focus on the challenge.

Experience Required

The Tour du Mont Blanc trek is 9 days in total with 8 days of trekking with some steep ascents and descents. Suitable for keen walkers/trekkers who are able to walk for 4 – 5 hours in a day, on consecutive days with rucksack.

Equipment

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking.

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip. We have also teamed up with outdoor equipment experts Cotswold Outdoor and other outdoor brands for discount on your equipment which you'll get access to once you book.


What's Included?
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • All accommodation - Mix of twin rooms and dorms
  • All internal transport
  • EverTrek pre-trip support
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Breakfast and dinner on the trek
  • Qualified guides & mountain crew
  • Clean drinking water on the mountain
  • EverTrek Trip Planner
  • Neck Buff
  • Mobile Trip App with countdown timers, maps and heaps more.
  • Exclusive Partner discounts from Cotswold Outdoor, Osprey, Snow & Rock and many others.
What's Not Included?
  • International flights
  • Lunch (this can be purchased locally)
  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for guides & porters - Normally 10% of your trip cost
  • Your altitude travel insurance
  • Any other extended trips or additional accommodation
  • Gear for your trek, Some equipment is available for rent locally

Itinerary

Ciao and welcome to Italy!

After flying into Turin Airport and being treated to a stunning view of the mountains as your flight descends to the runway, our team will be there to meet you at arrivals and take you to the beautiful resort town of Courmayeur.

Today we will have a short afternoon hike to warm up and acclimate to the amazing alpine environment, ready for the start of the adventure tomorrow!

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

Please aim to arrive at Turin airport before 12pm.

Arrival Torino Caselle

You will be transferred to Arnouva, the starting point of the Tour du Mont Blanc which kicks off today!

Lets get trekking!

You will hike towards the Elena mountain hut at 2,062m and then begin the steep ascent of the Col Ferret pass 2,537m for epic views at the boarder with France and Mont Blanc Massif before then descending to La Peule mountain hut at 2,071m and the hamlet of Ferret 1,705m. From here you'll take a private transfer to Orsieres and Champex du Lac 1,470m where you will spend the night.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

Transfer to Arnouva (1770 m.) - Trek Rifugio Elena (2.062m.) - Gran Ferret pass (2.537 m.) - La Fouly (1592 m.)

You'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before setting off on today's trek. After crossing the hamlet of Champex you will take the road to Champexd’en-Bas, then follow the trail through the forest that leads up to Plan-de-l’Au, from where the long but steady ascent to the Bovine mountain pasture begins. You will cross a ridge at 2,049m before descending to the Col de la Forclaz and further down to reach the hamlet of Trient

Depending on the overall energy of your group as well as weather conditions, your group may choose a more challenging trail from Champex du Lac that climbs up to Champex Bas and the Relais d’Arpette chalet at 1,627m before reaching the scenic Fenêtre d’Arpette pass at 2,665m. From there you will descend to Chalet du Glacier and then Trient.

After breakfast, you will start ascending a steep trail to Chalet du Glacier and the Refuge les Grand at 2,113m and then on to Col de la Balme at 2,191m. You will then descend via the trails that cross the winter ski slopes to reach the hamlets of Le Tour and Montroc. From there, you will continue on foot or bus to Argentiere.

Depending on the group and the weather conditions, you may also take a different trail, part of the Walkers High Route, that begins directly from Trient and leads to Col de la Balme, passing under the Coix de Fer peak.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

Today your group will hike from Argentiere on a trail that leads to the magnificent Refuge du Lac Blanc at 2,352m, the trail is beautiful with some sections on wooden steps, it then descends to the Refuge La Flegere. From here, either on foot or by cable car, you will reach Les Praz. Afterwards a private transfer to the famous ski and mountaineering resort of Chamonix and will have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

After breakfast you will have a private transfer taking you to Les Houces, before reaching Bellevue at 1,801 m either by cable car or following or a 45 minute hike. From Bellevue, you will hike to Col Tricot crossing a bridge before descending to Chalet du Miage. The trail then climbs up to Refuge du Truc at 1,720m before descending again to Les Contamines-Montjoie where you will spend the night.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, your group will get a private transfer to Refuge de Nant Borrant and start your Hike towards Refuge de la Balme, and then Col du Bonhomme at 2,329m. One final climb leads to the Refuge de la Cruix du Bonhomme before you descend to Les Chapieux. Passing through Chalets de la Raja.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

After breakfast you will trek to Ville des Glaciers and Refuge des Mottets before reaching the Col de la Seigne pass at 2,516m, the boundary between France and Italy. You will then Descend to the Elisabetta and Combal mountain huts and finally to Visaille. You will then take a private transfer to Courmayeur.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

Now it's time to say goodbye to Italy and the stunning Tour du Mont Blanc. We will arrange your private transfer to the airport in plenty of time to fly home and start sharing your epic stories from the trek.

*Important to note - This itinerary may change depending on weather and other factors.

Please aim to book your international flight to depart from Turin Caselle Airport after 2:00 PM

Dates & Prices

June 08 2024 - June 16 2024

£2,395pp

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July 13 2024 - July 21 2024

£2,395pp

Sold out

August 10 2024 - August 18 2024

£2,395pp

Limited - 4 Available Spaces

July 11 2025 - July 19 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£169 / 13 Months

Limited - 2 Available Spaces

August 08 2025 - August 16 2025

£2,450pp

Or

£157 / 14 Months

6 Available Spaces

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