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Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek

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4.5 Based on 67 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7930
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Les Bossons, France
  • Ends Les Bossons, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe
  • Cross beneath colossal glaciers and meander through beautiful alpine meadows
  • Walk in the shadow of the highest peak in the Alps, Mont Blanc (4,810m)Get back to nature on one of Exodus’ most sustainable trips
  • Rewarding experience of completing the Mont Blanc circuit in full
  • Part of the Aldo Kane collection
Starting and ending in Les Bossons, the "Tour Du Mont Blanc Camping Trek" is a guided trekking tour that takes 15 days. You will visit Les Contamines-Montjoie, Les Chapieux, Plan Praz and 9 other destinations in 4 different countries. "Tour Du Mont Blanc Camping Trek" is a small group which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Often cited in bucket lists of the world’s best hikes, the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc takes in three diverse countries – France, Switzerland and Italy – and offers some of the greatest mountain scenery in Europe. Experience has taught us that 15 days is the perfect duration to fully appreciate this memorable circuit around Mont Blanc – 10 days of trekking complemented by three rest days – with a wide choice of activities to try, including paragliding and taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to 3,842 metres for spectacular, close-up views of Mont Blanc.

Led by an experienced International Mountain Leader (IML),  you will climb over six mountain passes, cross beneath colossal glaciers, meander through beautiful alpine meadows, and discover charming, picture-postcard villages. We sleep in comfortable campsites throughout the trek, often with outstanding views that aren’t possible from a hotel room. Tents are modern and spacious – designed for 3 people but only allocated to 2 – and an unlimited number of single tents is available. For those seeking a little more comfort, mattresses and sleeping bags are also available to hire.

While getting back to nature is a rewarding, energising experience, we recognise that having a comfortable stay along the way can make a camping trek even more special. Delicious three-course meals are on the menu when in camp, and five restaurant meals are also included during the trek. Your baggage is transported between each location by our dedicated camp support leader and van, and tents are erected by our camp crew before you arrive at each campsite, leaving you free to enjoy the inspiring scenery found only on this classic trek.

Exodus run this same trek with hotels rather than camping – Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek (trip code TWO). If time is limited, we also have an excellent one-week trip based near Chamonix, Mont Blanc Highlights (trip code TWN), which ticks off some of the best bits with easier, shorter days, or you might like to consider our Tour du Mont Blanc Week that is a little tougher (trip code TWP).Aldo Kane Collection: A hand-selected range of adventures by our Brand Ambassador:"Having climbed Mont Blanc several times, I know just how beautiful this landscape is. And this Exodus trip is the best way to see the Massif from all angles. Trekking through three different countries, Italy, France and Switzerland, this action-packed itinerary will see you pass by alpine meadows, glaciers and some of Europe's most panoramic mountain passes. If you're an avid hiker - this trip is a must."
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start at Les Bossons, near Chamonix.
  • Day 2: Follow the Grand Balcon Sud from Chamonix to Les Frasserands.
  • Day 3: Cross over Col de Balme to Switzerland and camp at Trient.
  • Day 4: Cross Col de la Forclaz to Champex.
  • Day 5: Head up Val Ferret to La Fouly.
  • Day 6: Climb to Grand Col Ferret, the highest pass of the trek.
  • Day 7: Rest day.
  • Day 8: Climb to Bonatti refuge and traverse high above the spectacular Val Ferret around Mont de la Saxe to Courmayeur and on to Val Veny.
  • Day 9: Re-enter France across Col de la Seigne and through La Ville des Glaciers to Les Chapieux.
  • Day 10: Climb to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and contour around to Col du Bonhomme.
  • Day 11: Rest day.
  • Day 12: Cross Col de Tricot and Col de Voza to re-enter Chamonix Valley and descend to village of Les Houches.
  • Day 13: Some of the best views of Mont Blanc today on the long ascent to Brévent; descend to Plan Praz.
  • Day 14: Free day at Les Bossons.
  • Day 15: The trip ends today in Les Bossons. If you have booked in advance to join the group transfer back to the airport, this will depart after breakfast.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches, 13 dinners
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 67 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2019
5 - Excellent
2019 TMB Trek
Our recent TMB was excellent. Not only did we have spectacular weather to go along with the stunning scenery we had two top notch guides in John and Emily. The pace John set for the 14 trekkers was bang on; resting when called... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 04 2019
5 - Excellent
A trip of a lifetime
We did the TMB in July - 14 trekkers from Canada. John and Emily were our guides and they were amazing. I can actually say I learned how to walk again in the mountains with John's careful guiding instructions. By the end of the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Mont Blanc camping trek
I did the Mont Blanc camping Hike it late June 2019 with a group of 7. The first day i had doubts i would make it from the uphill climb, it was tough. I got in better shape as the trip progressed, i made it.110 mile hike, the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Challenging and joyous!
A really super trip. The leader Kim shared her love and knowledge of the mountains and kept our spirits high. Neil, our camp manager, cooked incredible three course meals every night, despite all our various dietary needs. It... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek 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 Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek 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:

  • 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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