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Tour du Mont Blanc (guided)
Discover a world of unique and impressive high mountains with a breath-taking show of summits and glaciers everywhere. Your trip starts in Chamonix and passes through Contamines, Glacier Valley, Combal lake, Chapmpex, Col de la Forclaz and Pass of Balme. This option is perfect for people planning a guided trip with their friends and family or independent trekkers traveling alone. This tour proposes you services of a certified mountain guide who will help you with all the accommodation arrangements. Tour du Mont Blanc 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: 8 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
On the first and last days of the tour you will be staying in apartment or hotel in Chamonix (you are free to choose a more suitable place for you to stay)
During the trek itself you will be spending nights in hotels or mountains huts along your way.
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of the tour, though we will help you with booking of the mountain huts so you don't have to worry about this arrangements.
Meals
You are free to choose your meals during the tour. You will need approximately €30 per day on meals.
Your guide
We work only with professional and reliable guides in the area. Let the guide take care of all the arrangements and get your back during the ascent, you just need to relax and follow the instructions. All of the guides have a good level of English as well. Your guide is a qualified mountain expert with whom you will successfully finish this ascent.
How hard it is
This tour is not technically difficult. You will be walking from 5 to 7 hours with approximately 900 m altitude gain per day .
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 options to go

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Private tour
An original route around Mont Blanc with an experienced guide. This option is perfect for independent trekkers traveling alone. You can change an itinerary according to your preferences and choose the most suitable starting date for you.
€3 120 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.
A group of 4 and more people
This option is perfect for people traveling along with their friends or family. This tour proposes you services of a certified mountain guide who will help you with all the accommodation arrangements. In case you are traveling alone and want to join a group, drop us a line to check if there are any groups formed already.
€1 025 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
13 Jun - 20 Jun 2020
11 Jul - 18 Jul 2020
08 Aug - 15 Aug 2020
29 Aug - 05 Sept 2020
What's included
Mountain guide
  • Services of a certified mountain guide
  • All guide's expenses
Meeting in Chamonix
  • On the first day of a program you will have a briefing with our guide
Booking of the mountain huts
  • We will help you with mountain huts booking so you don't have to woryy about any accommodation arrangements
What's not included
Airplane tickets
  • Return flight to Geneva (~ €400)
Transportation
  • Transfer from and to Geneva airport (car ~ €200, public transport ~ €30)
  • Cable car tickets and other transfers en route (35 euro)
Accommodation
  • Accommodation during the program (~ 700 euro)
Meals
  • Meals (~ 20-30 euro per person per day)
Insurance
  • Mountaineering insurance
Equipment
  • Equipment rental
Schengen visa
Tips
  • Although not mandatory, we recommend to thank your mountain guide and leave tips for him
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)
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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