Mountain Planet
Tour du Mont Blanc (guided)
Discover a world of unique and impressive high mountains with a breath-taking show of summits and glaciers everywhere! From Courmayeur to the Chamonix valley, from la Fenêtre d'Arpette to the wild Val Ferret, the trails meander along the Swiss, Italian and French mountain sides and valleys, through pastures, over mountain passes, below tumbling glaciers and imposing peaks.The Mont Blanc range is inhabited by warm friendly people, hardy to mountain life, keeping pastoral farming and local mountain traditions alive. This is an enormous playground of untamed natural wilderness waiting to be discovered.

Brief info

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Length: 170 km
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Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain.
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Duration: 7 days
Attitude gain: 1 310 m
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Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.
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1. Easy
Light physical activity, usually walking or hiking, that is good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never been to the mountains and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day, usually multi-day treks or long 1-day hikes that require a high level of physical activity. Suitable for people with an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain (rough trails, partially exposed areas with danger of falling, gravel plains, pathless steep terrain) or high-altitude treks above 2000 meters. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenous
Activity involves walking up to 6-7 hours a day in fairly difficult terrain (steep rocky slopes, snow covered glaciers or firn fields with danger of slipping) or high-altitude treks above 3000 meters. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Activity involves walking up to 6-10 hours a day with difficult terrain and conditions (tricky rocky slopes or snow covered glaciers with increased danger of slipping), strenuous high-altitude treks at 4000-5600 meters. Requires very high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as good practical experience of multi-day trekking on high altitudes.
HIKING/ TREKKING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Basic navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Previous hiking/ trekking experience is not required, but desirable. No danger of falling with appropriate behaviour.

2. Intermediate
Average navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Basic alpine experience is needed.

3. Advanced
Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going. Terrain assessment, good navigation skills and good alpine experience is required.

4. Professional
Mostly without a path and unmarked, might involve some climbing sections. Excellent navigation skills are required even if trekking with a guide. Proven alpine experience, mountaineering skills and familiarity with alpine equipment are required.
HIKING/ TREKKING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
6 nights in dormitory, in gites and refuges
All accommodation offer hot showers (included in the tour price)
Meals
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.

Picnics are included and carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader outdoor, comprising a variety of healthy salads and local products.
Your guide and group
All guides are certified by Mountain Planet experts for their experience and quality services.

Number in a group between 6 and 14 people supervised by a qualified professional mountain leader.
How hard it is
This tour is not technically difficult and is open to children from 12 years. You will be walking from 5 to 7 hours with approximately 900 m altitude gain per day .
Baggage transportation
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
Equipment to bring
Clothing
Walking trousers, breathable or merino wool t-shirts, breathable or merino wool leggings, fleece or jumper, wind stopper or Gore-Tex jacket, waterproof poncho + gaiters or Gore-Tex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover, pair of gloves and a warm hat, sun hat or baseball cap, walking socks (1 pair per day), sturdy walking boots with a good sole, 1 change of clothes for the evening, a pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other equipment
Toilet bag, quick drying towel, sunglasses and sun cream, water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum), knife, fork and spoon, plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches, plastic cup for coffee, small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...), survival blanket, head torch or hand torch, sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation), two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended), identity card or passport.

Please make sure you bring all the items from this check-list. Drop us a line in case you have any questions.

Tour du Mont Blanc option to go

Don't let Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact your mountain trip!
We at Mountain Planet prioritize safety and not only in the mountains. Thing are changing every day and there is so much that is still unknown. We want you to keep on planning your next mountain trip and not worry about cancellations.
We guarantee 100% refund if you have payed deposit for the climb in the period of 15th March'20 - 15th June'20, and your plans have changed due to Coronavirus precaution measures (borders closed, flights cancelled, visa problems, etc). If you booked before or after that period, we are still very flexible and will be able to offer you change of dates or deposit transfer to another mountain destination free of charge.
Standard package for independent hikers
An original route in the opposite direction along less frequented trails enabling you to enjoy a more serene "off the beaten track" mountain experience. This option is perfect for independent hikers willing to walk all the way from the starting to the finishing point on their own.
€885-910 per person
You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
There is a number of scheduled departures for group tours.
Show dates
05 Jul - 11 Jul 2020
12 Jul - 18 Jul 2020
19 Jul - 25 Jul 2020
26 Jul - 01 Aug 2020
02 Aug - 08 Aug 2020
09 Aug - 15 Aug 2020
31 May - 06 Jun 2020
07 Jun - 13 Jun 2020
14 Jun - 20 Jun 2020
21 Jun - 27 Jun 2020
28 Jun - 04 Jul 2020
16 Aug - 22 Aug 2020
23 Aug - 29 Aug 2020
30 Aug - 05 Sept 2020
06 Sept - 12 Sept 2020
13 Sept - 19 Sept 2020
20 Sept - 26 Sept 2020
Comfort package - Enjoy your trip!
An amazing 7-day trip around the famous Mont Blanc with bus transfer option. This package is perfect for those who don't like to walk all the trail on foot. Enjoy an enormous playground of untamed natural wilderness.
€890-910 per person
You are just sending a request, no payment is needed at this point. Our Expert will get in touch with you to answer all your questions and help you book the best option for you.
There is a number of scheduled departures for group tours.
Show dates
30 May - 05 Jun 2021
06 Jun - 12 Jun 2021
13 Jun - 19 Jun 2021
20 Jun - 26 Jun 2021
27 Jun - 03 Jul 2021
04 Jul - 10 Jul 2021
11 Jul - 17 Jul 2021
18 Jul - 24 Jul 2021
25 Jul - 31 Jul 2021
21 Jun - 27 Jun 2020
05 Jul - 11 Jul 2020
12 Jul - 18 Jul 2020
16 Aug - 22 Aug 2020
23 Aug - 29 Aug 2020
30 Aug - 05 Sep 2020
13 Sept - 19 Sept 2020
20 Sept - 26 Sept 2020

01 Aug - 07 Aug 2021
08 Aug - 14 Aug 2021
15 Aug - 21 Aug 2021
22 Aug - 28 Aug 2021
29 Aug - 04 Sep 2021
05 Sep - 11 Sep 2021
12 Sep - 18 Sep 2021
19 Sep - 25 Sep 2021
26 Sep - 02 Oct 2021



Each option can be customized for you

We can organize this tour according to your preferences: change a number of dates, add bus transfers or choose a more comfortable accommodation option. Drop us a line and we will pick the most suitable option for you.
What's included
Meals
  • All meals including picnic lunches
  • Simple snacks during the day
Accommodation
  • Accommodation in gîtes, refuges and small hotels, including the tourist tax
Baggage transport
  • Baggage transport between accommodation and bus transfer
Booking fees
  • Organisation and booking fees, guiding by a qualified and insured mountain leader
Bus tranfers
  • Bus transfers are included in a comfort package on days 3, 4 and 6
What's not included
Airplane tickets
Your return journey from home to departure/end point
Airport taxes
Cancellation insurance
Trip cancellation insurance, sometimes known as trip interruption insurance or trip delay insurance, reimburses a traveler for prepaid, nonrefundable travel expenses.
Personal expenses
Personal expenses like drinks and etc. are not included in the price of the tour
Good to know
What is the closest airport?
Geneva (GVA) 1 hour by car to Chamonix. Bus and minibus services direct to your accommodation (25-35€ pp each way) Lyon (LYS) 2h15 by car to Chamonix. Train every 2 hours to Chamonix, 4h15 journey (40-45€ pp return) Paris (PAR) 7 hours by car to Chamonix. Train every 2 hours to Chamonix / 5-6 hour journey (80-120€ pp return)
Accommodation before and after the tour
By request we can book a bedroom for you before and/or after your trek.
What equipment is required for this trek?
Clothing
  • Walking trousers
  • Shorts (Bikini/swimsuit, just in case!)
  • Breathable or merino wool t-shirts
  • Breathable or merino wool leggings
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Wind stopper or Gore-Tex jacket
  • Waterproof poncho + gaiters or Gore-Tex trousers + waterproof rucksack cover
  • Pair of gloves and a warm hat
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • Walking socks (1 pair per day)
  • Sturdy walking boots with a good sole, already broken in 1 change of clothes for the evening
  • A pair of comfortable shoes for the evening

Other equipment
  • Toilet bag
  • Quick drying towel
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Water bottle or Camelback (1.5 litre minimum)
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Plastic lunch box/plate for your picnic lunches
  • Plastic cup for coffee
  • Small First Aid kit (antihistamine, ibuprofen, Compeed type blister pads...) Survival blanket
  • Head torch or hand torch
  • Sleeping bag liner sheet and pillowcase (blankets provided at accommodation)
  • Two adjustable walking poles (highly recommended) Identity card or passport
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