Mont Blanc Ascent

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4.0 Based on 4 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Climbing
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Le Fayet Du Milieu, France
  • Ends Le Fayet Du Milieu, France
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  • Crampon and ice axe tuitionTwo day summit attempt increases chances of successComfortable hotel accommodation in Le Fayet
The Mont Blanc Ascent tour starts and ends in Le Fayet Du Milieu. The Mont Blanc Ascent is a trekking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Le Fayet Du Milieu, France and other destinations in France.

In the Mont Blanc massif, there is one giant which stands alone amongst a myriad of snow-capped peaks. Looming over the climbing mecca of Chamonix, the majesty of Mont Blanc has captivated climbers for centuries and calls all would-be explorers to join them a top of Western Europe’s highest peak. Attempted over two days, our itinerary is designed to give you the very best chance of reaching the summit. During the expedition, the rewarding peak of Tête Blanche will also usually be climbed, teaching snow and ice techniques, building your confidence and helping with acclimatisation.Mont Blanc permits: It is mandatory for climbers to hold a permit on this trip. While the climbing permit is included in the package, the number of permits released is limited and they are only released on certain dates each year. Therefore your booking won’t be confirmed until we obtain your permit. Permits are expected to be released on three different dates in 2020 and they are highly sought after. We strongly recommend booking at least 6-8 months in advance to avoid disappointment.
4 - Very Good
Based on 4 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“This was an amazing trip. The friendships, the teamwork, the mountain scenery, the sense of achievement on reaching the summit. Absolutely amazing.”
1 - Very poor
  • On Apr 16 2017
“The group that I was in arrived in Chamonix on 23 July 2015. We were told that as of 17 July 2015 the Company of Guides - Saint Gervais (basically the people who manage and look after the Mountain) had suspended any walking / climbing on Mont Blanc for an indefinite period. This was due to several weeks of unseasonably high temperatures melting the ice further up the mountain, so releasing rocks and causing rock fall.
On the first night we were told that there was '99%' likelihood that the Gouter Route would remain closed for the duration of the trip.
I am disappointed that I was not told in advance of the booking as I have a flexible work environment allowing me to move holidays. Exodus should have informed me and the rest of the group in advance providing us with the option or re-booking which in the very least would have saved approx 500 of the add on costs (UK airport parking, equipment hire, lift passes, etc.)
I have done a number of trips with Exodus and never had a problem in the past, but to allow the group to fly out on a 'Mont Blanc Ascent' after months of preparation and training, when they knew the mountain was closed is very disappointing.”
Crikey that was hard
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“An amazing trip but oh so hard. I have climbed Kili but this was on another level entirely. Fantastic weather everyday although that made the ascent very hard especially as we climbed to the summit from midday”
Review of Refuges - Albert 1er, Tete Rousse, Gouter, Les Campanules
4 - Very Good
    “This reviews focuses solely on the accommodations to complement the other reviews: At all refuges below, the food was excellent (!!) served in communal meals. you can purchase beverages and snacks. 1.5L of bottled water was 5, 6, and 7 Euros increasing by refuge below. Albert 1er: Beds: Separate rooms of 4 upper and 4 lower bunks Toilets: "A" Spotless. Running water in sinks, arguably potable. Paper provided. Tete Rousse: Beds: 8 upper and 8 lower bunks in room with no separation between mattresses. Sleep sheet or liner is required Toilets: "C" No running water, tough aroma, somewhat messy. Paper provided. Gouter: Beds: One large room but partitioned into smaller rooms and each bunk has a slight privacy panel (2 feet wide) at head and feet. Toilets: B+ - no running water but clean and neat. Paper provided. Les Campanules: Obviously held to a higher standard than the refuges! Even-numbered rooms have a fabulous mountain view, although the rooms are somewhat simple, with multiple beds, and small shower and toilet areas. Odd-numbered rooms have a limited pine tree view but much more luxurious facilities, although no soaking tub apres hike! If you have an early departure, be sure to settle bill prior evening as no one is available before 7:30am.”
    ITINERARY Expand All
    • Day 1: Transfer to Plan de l’aiguille (2207m); equipment hire.
    • Day 2: Acclimatisation and training day. Practice of scrambling techniques and off-track walking.
    • Day 3: Transfer and cable car to Albert Premier refuge. Afternoon snow and ice skills training.
    • Day 4: Glacier technique training; classic climb to Tete Blanche (3429m).
    • Day 5: Train to Nid d’Aigle (2372m); walk to the Tete Rousse hut (3167m).
    • Day 6: Climb to the Gouter hut and then the Mont Blanc (4810m).
    • Day 7: Second chance to climb the summit; descend to Le Fayet.
    • Day 8: End Le Fayet.
    • 3 days training/high-level trekking, 2 days summit attempt3 nights 2-star hotel, 4 nights mountain hutsGroup normally 4 to 6, plus UIAGM mountain guide/s as appropriate. Altitude maximum 4810m, average 2900mOptional single supplement for the hotel nights only ,All breakfasts and 4 dinnersAll accommodation All transport and listed activitiesTour leader throughout (if booking incl. flights)Arrival & departure transfers
    • Any international flights to/from Le Fayet Du Milieu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
    • Travel insurance is not included in this Mont Blanc Ascent tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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    No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mont Blanc Ascent tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


    For any tour departures within 29 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 September 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

    Travel Insurance

    Mont Blanc Ascent 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.


    For this Mont Blanc Ascent 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

    COVID-19 Safety Measures

    This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

    • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
    • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
    • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
    • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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