Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek

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5 Based on 72 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7935
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Chamonix, France
  • Ends Chamonix, France
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Stay in a variety of small, friendly hotels and pensions
  • Walk in the shadow of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe
  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery of this world-famous route
  • Three rest days to explore the alpine towns of Courmayeur, Les Contamines and Chamonix
  • No camping
The "Tour Du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek" starts and ends in Chamonix. This is a trekking and hiking trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through France, Switzerland and Italy and visit Chamonix, Courmayeur, La Fouly and 7 other destinations. This is a guided small group that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

If you enjoy the comfort of a bed every night, we offer the Mont Blanc Circuit as a fully accommodated walking holiday, with all nights spent in a variety of lodgings from family-run two- and three-star hotels to basic inns or pensions. We include 10 walking days and three rest days, in which we cross the borders of Switzerland, Italy and France and enjoy unrivalled views of the Alps and Mont Blanc itself.

Overall the trekking will feel tough with long walking days but the three rest days are incorporated to give you time to rest the legs whilst enjoying three fascinating alpine towns.

Courmayeur is an old worldly Italian gem with windy pedestrian streets lined with chic shops and delightful cafes, bars and restaurants. A short, free, bus ride away is the luxurious QC Therm Spa and wellness centre, a lovely treat. Les Contamines and St Gervais are charming alpine towns with interesting local markets, electric bike hire and gondoliers taking you up to stunning view points. The last free day is in Chamonix, the vibrant heart of the Mont Blanc massif, with a wide choice of activities to try, including paragliding and taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car up to 12,605ft (3,842m) for spectacular, close-up views of Mont Blanc.

The itinerary follows the same route as our camping version (trip code TWB). With your qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) guiding the way, you will complete the famous circuit, and your baggage is transported for you by our support vehicle. We offer the comfort of a bed in quaint, picturesque accommodations on route so you can enjoy your walking holiday in comfort. In most places we use a hotel for just one night, before moving on the next day; occasionally we settle in for a few nights and use local transport to take us to the next point of the circuit.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Chamonix
  • Day 2: Lac Blanc and the Grand Balcon Sud from Chamonix to les Frasserands
  • Day 3: Over Col de Balme into Switzerland; night at Col de la Forclaz
  • Day 4: Follow Bovine Route to Champex
  • Day 5: Head up the Val Ferret to La Fouly
  • Day 6: Follow river La Drance; climb to the highest point of the tour at Grand Col Ferret and into Italy. Overnight at La Palud
  • Day 7: Rest day
  • Day 8: Climb to Bonatti refuge and traverse high above the spectacular Ferret Valley around Mont de la Saxe to Courmayeur
  • Day 9: Cross the Col de la Seigne back to France, descend through la Ville des Glaciers to Les Chapieux
  • Day 10: Ascend to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme, then contour across to the Col du Bonhomme
  • Day 11: Free Day
  • Day 12: Over Col de Tricot to the Chamonix Valley; overnight at Les Houches
  • Day 13: Best views of Mont Blanc today; long ascent to the Brevent, descend to Chamonix
  • Day 14: Free day in Chamonix
  • Day 15: End Chamonix
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 12 hotel/restaurant dinners,All accommodation
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout (IML qualified)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 72 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 11 2023
5 - Excellent
Outstanding hiking trip!
If you're looking for a fabulous hiking trip around Mont Blanc with a guide, hotel accommodations, nearly all meals included, and luggage transport, Exodus Travels is an excellent choice.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 08 2023
5 - Excellent
Brilliant guide, amazing scenery
I'd hiked in the Chamonix area before, so I knew it would be stunning, but the variety of incredible scenery as we went round to the Swiss and Italian sides exceeded my expectations. The weather was extreme - 35 degrees for the... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 05 2023
5 - Excellent
Stunning scenery and a great sense of achievement at the end
A huge thank you to our guide Mike who gave us excellent advice each morning and managed to keep us all motivated and together each day The weather is unpredictable with extreme heat for the first week and one day of rain, snow... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 03 2023
5 - Excellent
TMB
Overall excellent trek with a compatible group and an amazing guide, Augustine.
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 Hotel Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 September 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Tour du Mont Blanc Hotel 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.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • I am wondering about the lodging. Are there private bathrooms for some of the nights?

    For 11 of the nights, private bathrooms are available but the other 3 nights it is likely that there will be a shared bathroom on the landing. We cannot confirm how many people will be using the same bathroom as it depends on how many people book.

  • This tour looks like it goes in the opposite direction of other similar tours. What are the pros/cons of that?

    The operator has created this itinerary after several years of experience. As specialists in adventure and active tours, they have discovered that trekking the route clockwise (like this tour) allows for quieter trails and avoids a tough ascent on the first couple of days. The views and walks are still just as beautiful in this direction. This trip is recommended to people who have more time, as it is longer than the usual trips so you really get to see everything!

     

  • How does the bag transfer work?

    There will be a support vehicle with the group to transfer bags and other equipment so you will not be without your luggage. Please note that we must limit you to one item of luggage per person, weighing a maximum of 15kg per person to be carried in the support vehicle. Excess baggage can be left in the hotel store in Chamonix. You should pack your belongings in a sturdy kitbag or holdall; suitcases should not be used, as they cannot be packed easily in our support vehicle.

  • Are single rooms available?

    Unfortunately, single room requests for this tour are not acceptable because of the small size of the hotels.

     

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