- Trek through stunning alpine scenery around the highest peak in Western Europe
- Experience the exhilaration of trekking through three countries in the European Alps
- Enjoying the culinary specialties such as Raclette
- Sharing your walking day with a group of like minded travellers
An exhilarating walk around Mont Blanc taking in sweeping vistas of famous peaks and glaciers. The historic Tour du Mont Blanc is easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Brimming with incredible vistas from high mountain passes, lush valleys and highway sized glaciers, alpine scenery does not get much better than this. Joining an international group led by a bilingual mountain guide, the emphasis is on full immersion into the sublime mountain culture, with overnights in cosy mountain refuges or charming village gîtes. Carrying only a day pack, our mules transport your luggage leaving you free to enjoy the days walk. Commencing from the Chamonix Valley in France, the route takes you through Italy and Switzerland during a horseshoe circuit around the Mont Blanc massif. There is plenty of time to enjoy the small villages along the way, including the delightful hamlets of La Fouly and Trient.
Day 1 : Arrive in the Chamonix Valley, begin walk to Trient (6hrs, +894m/2932ft)
Day 2 : Walk to Champex (6 hrs, 900m or 1300m/2953ft or 4265ft), transfer to La Fouly
Day 3 : Cross the Grand Col Ferret to Elena (5hrs, 900m/2953ft)
Day 4 : To Refuge Berthone (5-6 hrs, 631m/2070ft)
Day 5 : To Elisabetta Refuge (7hrs, 1100m/3600ft)
Day 6 : Walk to refuge Bonhomme (7hrs, 1150m/3773ft)
Day 7 : Walk to Notre Dame de La Gorge (4-5 hrs, 40m/131ft)
- 6 nights accommodation in mountain refuges / gîte hostels on a dormitory share basis. It is possible to spend 5 nights in a double room, 1 night quadshare – supplement applies.
- 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (does not include drinks) – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee, tea and juices. Lunch is picnic style. Dinner will consist of 2 or 3 courses which include regional specialties.
- Group internal transfer by bus
- Experienced mountain guide
- Luggage transfer by mule (strictly max 7kgs, early season departures use luggage van, and for first 2 days of Room Upgrade version on regular departures)
- Travel to and from the trail head
- Items of a personal nature
- Storage of excess luggage
- Travel insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mont Blanc Guided Walk tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 10 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 December 2022, a deposit of 279 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Mont Blanc Guided Walk tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Mont Blanc Guided Walk tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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