The historic Tour du Mont Blanc is easily one of the most spectacular walks of the world. Brimming with incredible vistas from high mountain passes, lush valleys and highway sized glaciers, alpine scenery does not get much better than this. Joining an international group led by a bilingual mountain guide, the emphasis is on full immersion into the sublime mountain culture, with overnights in cosy mountain refuges or charming village gîtes. Carrying only a day pack, a mule carries your luggage leaving you free to enjoy the days walk. Commencing from the Chamonix Valley in France, the route takes you through Italy and Switzerland doing a horseshoe circuit around the Mont Blanc massif. There is plenty of time to enjoy the small villages along the way, including the delightful hamlets of La Fouly and Trient.
DAY 1 Walk from Chamonix Valley to Trient in Switzerland (6hrs) DAY 2 Trient to Champex (6hrs) DAY 3 Walk through the Valais des Hommes to La Fouly (6hrs) DAY 4 Walk across the Grand Col Ferret path into Italy (6hrs) DAY 5 Walk and bus transfer to Veni Valley (6hrs walk) DAY 6 Over the Seigne mountain path into France (7hrs) DAY 7 Cross the Contamines Natural Reserve to Contamines, trip concludes (5hrs)
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Hours indicated do not include rest stops. Early and late season departures may require itinerary alterations due to snow conditions.
*6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners *6 nights accommodation in mountain refuges/gîte-hostels in dormitories (upgrade to double room available for 5 nights - surcharge applies) *luggage transfer by mules (max 7kgs, early and late season departures use luggage van) *experienced guide *group internal transfer by bus