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Tour du Mont Blanc Camping Trek

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Tour details
Destinations: Chamonix
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1879
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Trek the classic Tour du Mont Blanc
At a glance
14 nights camping, mostly in good campsites with hot showers, occasionally in the wild
A point-to-point trek with 3 rest days to enjoy spectacular surroundings
Experience has taught us that 15 days is the perfect duration to fully appreciate this iconic circuit around Mont Blanc - 10 days of trekking complemented by three days of relaxation. Led by an experienced International Mountain Leader (IML) the circuit crosses three borders, climbs over six passes, traverses beneath huge glaciers, and meanders through beautiful alpine meadows and picture-book villages. To lighten our load our baggage is transported between each campsite by support vehicle, leaving us free to enjoy the inspiring scenery found only on this classic trek, hiking around Mont Blanc.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 3 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 4 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 5 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 6 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 8 13.0km/8.1miles
Day 9 22.0km/13.7miles
Day 10 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 12 18.0km/11.2miles
Day 13 10.0km/6.2miles


Number of days walking:
13
Pace:
Approximately 6-8hrs walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths with some steep ascents

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start at Les Bossons, near Chamonix.

2
Day 2
From Chamonix the route heads past Lac Blanc to Les Frasserands.

3
Day 3
Cross over Col de Balme to Switzerland and camp at Trient.

4
Day 4
Cross Col de Forclaz to Champex.

5
Day 5
Head up Val Ferret to La Fouly.

6
Day 6
Climb to Grand Col Ferret, the highest pass of the trek.

7
Day 7
Rest day.

8
Day 8
Ascend to Monte de la Saxe, then steep descent to Courmayeur and on to Val Veny.

9
Day 9
Re-enter France across Col de la Seigne and through La Ville des Glaciers to Les Chapieux.

10
Day 10
Climb to Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and contour around to Col du Bonhomme.

11
Day 11
Rest day.

12
Day 12
Cross Col de Tricot and Col de Voza to re-enter Chamonix Valley and descend to village of Les Houches.

13
Day 13
Probably best views of Mont Blanc today on the long ascent to Brevent; descend to Les Bossons.

14
Day 14
Free day at Les Bossons.

15
Day 15
End Les Bossons.

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 have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches, 13 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Camping
You will spend 14 nights camping. This will mainly be at comfortable campsites with modern facilities, hot showers, electricity to recharge batteries etc. However you will have to camp rough on 2 occasions. Facilities at these rough camps are minimal with public toilets and cold running water only. There are no showers at the rough camps.

Single accommodation available on request from GBP130 (single tent)

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 13 Aug 16

Solo departure

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 06 Aug 16 - Sat 20 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 13 Aug 16 - Sat 27 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 20 Aug 16 - Sat 03 Sep 16

Solo departure

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 27 Aug 16 - Sat 10 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 03 Sep 16 - Sat 17 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,665
Sat 17 Jun 17 - Sat 01 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
Sun 18 Jun 17 - Sun 02 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
Sat 24 Jun 17 - Sat 08 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
Sat 01 Jul 17 - Sat 15 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,595
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