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Trekking Experience 10 Days, Chamonix Mont Blanc to Chamonix Mont Blanc
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Overview

Challenge yourself to the much talked about Mont Blanc trek that covers the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland. One of world's premier hiking circuits, this gives you a chance to uncover the alpine heart of Europe. Marvel at the mesmerising views of glaciers, steep valleys and the Mont Blanc itself, enjoy some delicious mountain cuisine and sleep under the stars on this 10-day adventure.

  • Travel Style Active
  • Service Level Basic
  • Physical Rating Grading
    Challenging
  • Trip Type Small Group
  • Age Requirement 12+

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The Mont Blanc Trekking Experience- 10 days, 9 nights

VISIT : CHAMONIX MONT BLANC, LES CONTAMINES, LES CHAPIEUX, COURMAYEUR, VAL FERRET, LA FOULY, TRIENT, CHAMONIX MONT BLANC | TRIP DATE: AUG 08TH, 2017

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Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    • <p> Arrive at any time.</p> <p> Our circuit begins and ends in Chamonix, France.<br /> This evening is our first opportunity to try out some of the best Alpine specialities in a typical restaurant, such as Cheese fondue, Tartiflette or Raclette accompanied with some famous &quot;Vin de Savoie&quot; wine.</p> <p> <strong>Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting</strong><br /> 1h17:00 Evening<br /> As this is a challenging active trek, demanding good fitness and equipment, it is very important that you arrive on time for this briefing to learn more about the route and to hear your leader&#39;s recommendations on equipment. Please make every effort to arrive on time. If you are delayed, your CEO will leave you a message detailing where they can be contacted and when to meet later in the evening or early the following morning.</p>
  • Day 2Chamonix-Mont-Blanc/Les Contamines-Montjoie
    • <p> Travel to Les Houches and enjoy a 24km (14 mi) hike through the stunning countryside to Les Contamines and savour a delicious dinner in the evening.</p> <p> We set off this morning after breakfast for our first day of hiking. We&#39;ll take the bus or train to the village of Les Houches, where we begin with a cable car ride to Bellevue. From here on a clear day you&#39;ll enjoy great views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Range, before beginning our hike to Les Contamines.</p> <p> <strong>Local bus</strong><br /> Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - Les Houches<br /> Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Les Houches - Les Contamines - Montjoie 6h30m 24km<br /> Hike past the Bioniassay glacier and the rolling slopes of Col du Tricot (if weather permits,) afterwards descend into the Valley of Les Contamines-Montjoie. Then climb up along an old Roman ridge and past an original Roman bridge. Arrive to the Gite in a valley that leads to the Col du Bonhomme and stop for the night for a well-deserved rest.</p>
  • Day 3Les Contamines-Montjoie/Les Chapieux
    • <p> Hike the challenging 18km (11 mi) from Les Contamines to Les Chapieux.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Les Contamines-Montjoie - Les Chapieux 7h30m 18km<br /> Begin the steep ascent to the Col Du Bonhomme (2329m or 7641 ft), then hike to the Croix du Bonhomme (2483m or 8146 ft) and stop for lunch. While eating your meal, enjoy the amazing view of the Vallee des Chapieux. Descend to Les Chapieux for the night. Today the group will tackle steep uphill and downhill routes on rough terrain, this part of the tour can be extremely difficult but hikers&#39; feeling of satisfaction after climbing the Col du Bonhomme make the challenges worthwhile.</p>
  • Day 4Les Chapieux/Courmayeur
    • <p> Pass glacial lakes on the 23km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Les Chapieux - Courmayeur 8h 28km<br /> Climb through open pastures and snowfield to Col de la Seigne (2516m or 8254 ft) and the border with Italy. Pass by picturesque glacier lakes while descending into beautiful Val Veny. A 45 minute descent will bring the group to La Visaille, from this small hamlet take a bus or taxi to the picturesque town of Courmayeur, Italy.<br /> <strong>Free Time</strong><br /> Courmayeur Evening<br /> Free time to explore what the biggest town in the Italian Mont Blanc circuit has to offer such as restaurants and bistros.</p>
  • Day 5Courmayeur
    • Opt to ride a cable car to Pointe Helbronner or go for a day hike.

      Today we have a scheduled rest day to put up our weary feet or take the opportunity to enjoy the lovely town of Courmayeur and La Saxe.

      Enjoy an optional dinner with the group and our leader to taste some of the Italian Alpine specialities offered in Courmayeur's many atmospheric restaurants.

      Free Time
      Courmayeur Full Day
      The picturesque mountain town of Courmayeur is an ideal backdrop for a free day. Relax and enjoy the mountain scenery or enjoy one of the optional activities available here.

      Optional Activities - Day 5
      Spa Centre of Pre St Didier

      Courmayeur 1h-3h
      50EUR per person
      Enjoy an indulgent thermal bath or massage to relax those well-worked muscles at the amazing Spa Centre of Pre St Didier.

      Cable Car Ride to Pointe Helbronner
      Courmayeur
      45EUR per person
      Enjoy a magnificent cable car ride to Pointe Helbronner and back -- the views are stunning.

  • Day 6Courmayeur/Val Ferret
    • <p> Hike the 14km (8.6 mi) from Courmayeur to the Italian Val Ferret. It&#39;s a steep climb but the rewarding views are worth it.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Courmayeur - Val Ferret 5h-7h 14-20km<br /> Lace those hiking boots back up! Start the steep climb up to Rifugio Bertone (1970m or 6463 ft) with the best view of the Mont Blanc Massif. Hike along the Mont de la Saxe, taking the balcony path facing the ridge of the Grandes Jorasses. Stop for a picnic lunch and take in the unforgettable view. Descend to Rifugio Bonatti, overlooking the Italian Val Ferret for the night.</p>
  • Day 7Val Ferret/La Fouly
    • <p> Embark on a long, steep hike of 20km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Val Ferret - La Fouly 20km<br /> Start towards Arp Nouva, then begin the steep climb across the Grand Col Ferret (2537m or 8323 ft), and descend into the hamlet of Ferret (1705m or 5593 ft), Switzerland. Take a quick bus ride to the village of Praz de Fort (1151m or 3776 ft) passing through beautiful forest and some small villages, including charming Les Arlaches. From here, enjoy the view of the deep, green forest crawling up the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Climb up to the mountain village of La Fouly where you can finally kick those feet up and relax.</p>
  • Day 8La Fouly/Trient
    • <p> Follow the &quot;Bovine Way&quot; and trek from La Fouly to Trient.</p> <p> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> La Fouly - Trient 8h 16km<br /> Taking the Bovine Way, an old trail used to access the flower-filled summer cow pastures high above the valley, we continue along our circuit today, passing the Col de la Forclaz (1526m) and then heading downhill to Trient (1297m). Weather and group ability permitting, we have the option of taking the Fenetre d&#39;Arpette route, a &quot;window&quot; through the mountains offering spectacular views, but only after a very long, technical and steep up and downhill (8hrs, 1210m up and 1360m down).</p>
  • Day 9Trient/Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    • <p> Enjoy a final day of trekking over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley. Take local transport back to Chamonix.<br /> <strong>Mont Blanc Trek</strong><br /> Trient - Montroc 6h 14km<br /> Head back towards the Chamonix Valley and out of Switzerland. Walk uphill through a large forest and then open alpine slopes to the Col de Balme (2201m or 7221 ft). Trek the last downhill stretch to Montroc in the Chamonix Valley to wrap up this unforgettable trek.</p> <p> <strong>Local bus</strong><br /> Montroc - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 30m<br /> Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.</p>
  • Day 10Depart Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    • <p> Depart at any time.</p> <p> <strong>Departure Day</strong><br /> Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.</p>
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (Hotels (2 nts), basic hotels (2 nts, possibly multi-share), mountain refuges (5 nts, multi-share)).
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Local bus, walking, cable car).
  • Challenging mountain hikes led by an International Mountain Leader (IML) (7-day).
  • Services of Qualified international mountain leader as CEO throughout the tour.