Mont Blanc Classic

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traveller reviews

  • Very well organised tour. We had no problems with anything. Great accommodation. Good itinerary which took into account our needs and our abilities. Would do it again. T. Grosman. Middle Cove, NSW, Australia
  • Fin trip + so easy for a single person to do. The hotel bookings (not done by me) and the 10 kg luggage shuffle (not done by me) are worth every cent!! T. Martin. NSW. Australia
  • Excellent accommodation. Need to stress the importance of fitness for the trip! We had a FABULOUS experience and are both eager for more alpine walking. S. Vanderwerff. QLD, Australia,
  • Maps were fantastic and the plastic waterproof pocket was excellent! A.Frandas VIC, Australia
  • Highly recommend this trip and UTracks. The self-guided option worked well for us as we were able to maintain our own pace - everything is well-marked and there are lots of people to ask along the way about conditions, timing etc. The refuges are great fun. J.Fidler Sydney, Australia
  • On the whole accommodation was warm, clean and friendly and food of good quality. Stunning walk, challenging but very worthwhile. A wonderful experience. D. Lockie Barwon Heads, VIC
A trek around the highest peak in the European Alps where spectacular alpine scenery combines with the charm of French, Swiss and Italian mountain villages. This historic itinerary takes you across passes, around enormous glaciers and via stunning lakes to take in some of the best viewpoints in the Alps. Meadows crossed by clear melt water streams lead you downwards to green pastures where shepherds will sell their fresh Beaufort cheese to you! Mountain refuges and charming gtes provide a relaxing respite at the end of your day's trek. This journey is for experienced alpine walkers - providing an enthralling alpine adventure with unsurpassed views.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Walk from Chamonix Valley to Trient in Switzerland (6hrs) DAY 2 Trient to Champex (6hrs) DAY 3 Transfer by bus to Ferret and ascend the Grand Col Ferret path into Italy (6hrs) DAY 4 Walk to Courmayeur (7.5hrs) DAY 5 Cross the Seigne mountain path into France (8-9hrs - or shorten to 6hrs with bus) DAY 6 Cross the Col de la Croix (2483m) and Col du Bonhomme (2329m) to the Contamines Valley (5hrs) DAY 7 Walk to Les Houches (5hrs) DAY 8 Walk the Grand Balcon Sud to Brevant (4.5hrs) or La Flegere (6.5hrs), descend by cable car to Chamonix Valley where trip concludes
trip dates
Daily except Sunday from 20 Jun to 5 Sep
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This itinerary is indicative only and will depend on accommodation booked. Hours indicated do not include rest stops. This itinerary may operate in reverse, beginning in the Contamines valley. Trip notes provide details of the itinerary. Local bus in Switzerland extra - allow SFR15. Cable car Brevent to Chamonix extra, allow EUR23. Double room upgrade may not be possible on all nights and is always subject to availability

what's included
MEALS: *7 breakfasts, 7 dinners ACCOMMODATION: *7 nights in mountain refuges/gte-hostels in dormitories (upgrade to double room available - surcharge applies) BACKUP & SUPPORT: *information pack including route notes, guidebook and maps per group of 1-4 people *luggage transfer (max 15kgs) *emergency hotline
Mont Blanc Classic
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trip grading:
moderate to challenging
8 days
trip code:
from US $1,350
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