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Europe's famous long distance trek around Mont Blanc on our 6-day special guided hiking holiday through 3 countries.
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Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc (express classic)

A 6-day express version of our classic 'Tour du Mont Blanc' trek around Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak reaching 15,780 ft (4810 m), takes you on the iconic hike through 3 countries France, Italy and Switzerland.
9 days
8 pax
From: $1966 / person
Departures from:
05 Sep, 2022
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Overview


Comforts on  Tour du Mont Blanc (express classic)

Our hiking adventure includes:
  • Hotels 2 nights.
  • Alpine refuge 3 nights.
  • Tickets for mountain trains and cable cars.
  • Luggage transfers to hotels & 2 of the Alpine refuges.
  • Breakfasts, dinners, and lunches.
  • Private coach group transfer from and to Chamonix.
  • Trek 50 mi (135 km) with cable cars to a maximum altitude of 9200 ft (2800 m).
  • Average 8 mi (13 km) per day with +3200 ft (+1000 m) ascent.
  • Small, intimate group size of 10 clients per guide.
  • An experienced alpine trekking guide with extensive knowledge of local fauna and flora. The guide will manage the logistics and ensure group safety, leaving you to enjoy the trip.

Is this for me ?  

We design our hiking trips to be as  accessible as possible, whilst maintaining a degree of challenge and adventure, which is relative and different for all of us. 
CHALLENGE RATING: 2 – Moderate

Average distance per day:
from 5 to 9 mi (8 to 14.5 km).
Average elevation gain/loss per day:

from 500 to 3,000 ft (150 to 900 m).

Terrain type: Mountains and rolling hills, trails are a mix of meadows, woodland, and rocky paths with some moderate ascents and descents, some exposure on the trails to be expected (eg. a barrier protecting an exposed path).

Amenities: Lodgings will a mix of hotels and refuges, WI-FI and mobile coverage is available most days of the trek, participants will have intermittent access to local shops.

Suitable for: Participants should feel confident about their fitness level and ability to complete back-to-back, all day, hiking days.

NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.

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Trip Detail

Highlights

The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most well known and popular long-distance hikes in Europe. The route circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif, over a distance of 100 miles (165 km) and 33,000 feet of overall ascent (10,000 m), passing through the 3 countries of Switzerland, Italy and France.

There are many variants sections, and it can be hiked in either clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. The latter being considered the traditional route, however both directions have their pros and cons. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is ranked consistently as one of the top 10 classic long-distance hiking trails in the world.

This is our 6-day express version of the 'classic' Tour du Mont Blanc, going in the traditional counter-clockwise direction, through France, Switzerland and Italy. It's principally refuge based accommodation, however we are using some of the many variantes trails to keep the distance under 10 miles per day (16km/day).

We also provide a 10-day comfort Tour du Mont Blanc (click here for more details), which is principally hotel based accommodation and the route provides easier initial days to help you acclimate to the adventure.

Accommodation and hiking facts 

Itinerary

Meeting at Chamonix at 8:00AM
Chamonix - Beaufortain
Day 1
7 mi , +1900 / -2600 ft
(11 km, +1900 / 2600 m)
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge
Included:
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner.
Col du Bonhomme
Day 2
7 mi , +3300 / -3500 ft
(11 km, +1000 / -1050 m)
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge
Included:
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. 
Col de la Seigne - Italy
Day 3
8 mi ,+2500 / -3100 ft
(12 km, +800 / -950 m)
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Courmayeur
Included:
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Courmayeur
Day 4
7 mi, +4400 / -1700 ft
(11 km, +1350 / -500 m)
7 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge
Included:
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Main luggage is not available at the refuge.
Grand col Ferret - Switzerland
Day 5
9 mi, +3300 / -4200 ft
(15 km, +1000 / -1300 m)
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Champex-Lac
Included:
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Swiss Valais - France
Day 6
8 mi , +3000 / -2800 ft
(12 km, +900/ -850 m)
6 hrs hiking
Included:
Breakfast and picnic lunch.
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Prices and dates

Departures for Tour du Mont Blanc (express classic) 9 DAYS HIKING TOUR

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05 September 2022
$1966
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Start:  Mon Sep 5, 2022
End: Sun Jul 10, 2022
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9 days hiking tour
Starts: 15 September 2022
Ends: 28 September 2022

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Trip Information

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The trip price includes:
  • Accommodation (2 nights in hotels, 3 nights in catered mountain hut),
  • all breakfasts, three-course dinner (5 nights), and picnic lunches (6 days),
  • return transfers to and from Chamonix,
  • all in-country transportation – road, tram, railway, and cable car rides necessary for the itinerary,
  • all luggage transfers, and
  • a qualified English speaking alpine guide.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

These are not included in the trip price:
  • Flights, charges and expenses to/from your home city to Chamonix, excess/delayed baggage charges, and airport taxes,
  • individual transfers (possibly arising from flight delays),
  • optional cable car rides (for example the Aiguille du Midi cable ride is not included),
  • alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,
  • laundry fees and items of a personal nature (e.g. toiletries),
  • internet access,
  • optional guide gratuities, and
  • travel/emergency evacuation insurance.
  • Please note that exceptionally the hotel for last night (day 6) is not included in this trip, although we would be happy to arrange hotels and transport from Geneva airport at the appropriate extra fee.

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Our terms of service

Please refer to Trenoza Treks Terms of Service for full details of our payment and cancellation schedules, age limits, specific requirements, and obligations.  For more information contact us.

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