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Tour details
Destinations: Chamonix, Les Houches
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1376
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Your chance to
Walk the best of Mont Blanc Circuit
At a glance
5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day
Beautiful alpine walking on the best of the Mont Blanc Circuit
The circuit of Mont Blanc is one of the finest walking routes in the Alps. It is in reality a series of paths linking the seven valleys that surround the highest mountain in Western Europe, Mont Blanc. To complete the whole circuit normally takes a fortnight, but for those with less time this one-week Exodus tour takes in the most outstanding sections with beautiful mountain highlights each day. Throughout the holiday we are based in the delightful Chalet Chamonix with dramatic views of Mont Blanc and use private buses to travel out each day to re-join the next stage of our walk covering beautiful secitons of the famous circuit. At the end of each day we return home for afternoon tea or for those who wish a dip in the chalet’s bubbling Jacuzzi.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 3 11.0km/6.8miles
Day 4 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 6 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 7 9.0km/5.6miles


Number of days walking:
5
Pace:
Approximately 5-7 hours walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths with some steep ascents

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Chalet Chamonix

2
Day 2
Drive to the head of the Chamonix Valley; walk to Switzerland via Les Bonhommes and the Col de Balme; descend back into France passing Chalets de Balme.

3
Day 3
Transfer above Les Houches; ascend to the Bel Lachat Refuge, before crossing the Carlaveyron Natural Reserve and summiting the Aiguillette des Houches and the Aiguillette du Brevent.

4
Day 4
Starting from Les Houches cross the Col de Voza and continue towards Les Contamines.

5
Day 5
Free day for optional walks, activities or sightseeing.

6
Day 6
Drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy; climb to Bonatti refuge and traverse high above the spectacular Ferret Valley towards Courmayeur.

7
Day 7
Drive to Col de Montets; walk via Lac Blanc to La Flegere then descend by cable car.

8
Day 8
End Chalet Chamonix.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 14 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 6 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Chalet Chamonix
Our comfortable and modern chalet has en suite rooms throughout and a pleasant open plan lounge with south facing panoramic windows and balcony overlooking Mont Blanc. Surrounded by a private garden with Jacuzzi and just 15 minutes walk into Chamonix, Chalet Chamonix is the perfect base for walking the best of the Tour du Mont Blanc and a relaxing week in the Alps.


2 bedrooms on the top floor have Velux windows set into a gradually sloping roof. Half the room has a full height ceiling while the beds are positioned under the sloping section. There is still plenty of room to get in and out of bed without bending or ducking and for most this will not be an inconvenience. To compensate for the difference a £20 per person discount will deducted from the price for those staying in these rooms. These two rooms will be allocated to anyone who wishes to receive the discount or for the last 4 to book.

Single rooms are not available.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sat 30 Jul 16 - Sat 06 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,235
Sat 06 Aug 16 - Sat 13 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,235
Sat 13 Aug 16 - Sat 20 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,235
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 27 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,235
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 10 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 24 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 24 Sep 16 - Sat 01 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
Sat 01 Oct 16 - Sat 08 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,155
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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