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Tour du Mont Blanc

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4.5 Based on 10 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-16501
  • 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 Houches, France
  • Ends Les Houches, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Classic Mountain Walking
  • Hiking in France, Italy and Switzerland
  • Snow Clad Alpine Peaks
  • Walking from Meadows to Mountain Passes
The "Tour Du Mont Blanc" starts from and ends in Les Houches. The "Tour Du Mont Blanc" is a walking trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Italy, Switzerland and France and visit Champex, Chamonix, La Palud and 6 other destinations. This is a self-guided that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An extended self guided circumnavigation around the highest mountain in Western Europe. This classic alpine walk, the famous ‘TMB’ or ‘Le Tour du Mont Blanc’, circumnavigates Western Europe’s highest mountain over passes and through the valleys of three contrasting countries. This is one of our most popular Mont Blanc walking holidays. Walkers can savour the food and wine of France, Italy and Switzerland and enjoy some of the finest scenery in the world. Note: Unlike most of our hotel treks, this tour operates on fixed dates in order to accommodate the logistics of baggage movement. We will normally have 2 staff in the area to carry out the baggage transfers.They will also act as a local contact in case of any problems that may arise. There will normally be up to 15 customers doing the walk on any date though you do not have to walk together.
If twin rooms are available, single travellers can be paired to save single supplement charges. NB: there are no single rooms available in Les Chapieux, and if not paired up single travellers will have to stay in a small dormitory at Refuge Les Mottets, which is 7km further up on the route.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Les Houches
  • Day 2 : Les Houches to Les Contamines 19 km /11.8 miles, 7 h
  • Day 3 : Les Contamines to Les Chapieux 20 km /12.8 miles, 8-9 h
  • Day 4 : Les Chapieux to La Palud 30 km /18.6 milies, 9 h
  • Day 5 : Explore La Palud
  • Day 6 : La Palud to La Fouly 28 km /17.3 miles, 7 h
  • Day 7 : La Fouly to Champex 13.5 km /8.3 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 8 : Rest day in Champex
  • Day 9 : Champex to Trient 15 km/9.3 miles, 5.5 h
  • Day 10 : Trient to Argentiere 20 km /12.8 miles, 6 h
  • Day 11 : Argentiere to Chamonix 12 km /7.5 miles, 5 h
  • Day 12 : Explore Chamonix
  • Day 13 : Chamonix to Les Houches 14 km /8.6 miles, 6 h
  • Day 14 : Arrangements end after breakfast
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 11 nights twin share accommodation in 2, 3 and 4-star hotels with ensuite facilities, 1 night guesthouse, 1 night auberge
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Others
  • Luggage transfer (except day 3) - maximum weight 15 kg
  • Information pack inluding route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 9 dinners, lunch & beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 10 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 01 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We have wanted to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc for some years and finally did it, booking through Sherpa Expeditions, starting at the end of August 2019. We were extremely fortunate with the weather, beautiful blue skies for most... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 12 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Katia was great to send material out early to me, the route notes and maps were excellent though be good to have the GPX tracks as well. The ground support people, Bob and Sian, were so helpful. They were always available to... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
We found the trip humbling both of the mind and body. Thesurrounding were awe inspiring. Having our luggage moved for us made the hiking manageable. Socialing with the members in our groups was also a added reward. It was the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This is a fantastic walk but quite strenuous. We used the maps provided and a compass and used the Route Notes to locate our accommodation. You need to be fit to really enjoy it and not feel completely exhausted. That said we... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Tour du Mont Blanc tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 December 2022, a deposit of 170 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tour du Mont Blanc 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 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • 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.
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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