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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
  • Trip Type Small Group
  • Age Requirement 12+

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MONT BLANC CIRCUIT TREK- 10 days, 9 nights

VISIT : Chamonix, Chamonix, Les Contamines, Les Chapieux, Courmayeur, Val Ferret, Trient, La Fouly | TRIP DATE: AUG 08TH, 2017




  • Day 1Chamonix
    • Arrive at any time.

      Our circuit begins and ends in Chamonix, France.
      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 "Vin de Savoie" wine.

      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's recommendations on equipment. Please make every effort to arrive on time. If you are delayed, your OEL will leave you a message detailing where they can be contacted and when to meet later in the evening or early the following morning.

  • Day 2Chamonix- Les Houches - Les Contamines-Montjoie
    • Travel to Les Houches and enjoy a 24 km (14 mi) hike through the stunning countryside to Les Contamines and savour a delicious dinner in the evening.
      We set off this morning after breakfast for our first day of hiking. We will take the bus to the village of Les Houches, where we begin with a cable car ride to Bellevue. From here on a clear day you will enjoy great views of the Chamonix Valley and the Mont Blanc Range, before beginning our hike to Les Contamines.

  • Day 3Les Contamines - Montjoie - Les Chapieux
    • Hike the challenging 18 km (11 mi) from Les Contamines-Montjoie to Les Chapieux.

      Begin the steep ascent to the Col Du Bonhomme, then hike to the Croix du Bonhomme 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' feeling of satisfaction after climbing the Col du Bonhomme makes the challenge worthwhile.

  • Day 4Les Chapieux - Courmayeur
    • Pass glacial lakes on the 23 km (14 mi) trek from Les Chapieux to the Italian town of Courmayeur.

      Climb through open pastures and snowfield to Col de la Seigne and the border with Italy. Pass by picturesque glacier lakes while descending into beautiful Val Veny. Continue on a 45 minute descent to Rifugio Elisabetta, then a further 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.

  • Day 5Courmayeur
    • The picturesque mountain town of Courmayeur is an ideal backdrop for a free day. 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.

  • Day 6Courmayeur - Val Ferret
    • Hike the 14km (8.6 mi) from Courmayeur to the Italian Val Ferret. It's a steep climb but the rewarding views are worth it.

      Lace those hiking boots back up! Start the steep climb up to Rifugio Bertone 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. Continue to Rifugio Bonatti, overlooking the Italian Val Ferret for the night.

  • Day 7Val Ferret - La Fouly
    • Embark on a long, steep hike of 20 km (12 mi) followed by a stay in the Swiss mountain village of La Fouly.

      Start towards Arp Nouva, then begin the steep climb across the Grand Col Ferret, and descend into the hamlet of Ferret, Switzerland. Continue the decent into the Alpage at La Peule before reaching a high traverse above the valley; from here, enjoy the view of the deep, green forest crawling up the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Continue downwards on the final passage, finishing in the mountain village of La Fouly, where you can finally kick those feet up and relax.

  • Day 8La Fouly - Champex - Trient
    • After a short bus journey to the picturesque village of Champex, follow the "Bovine Way" and trek 16 km (10 mi) from La Fouly to Trient.

      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 and then heading downhill to Trient. Weather and group ability permitting, we have the option of taking the Fenetre d'Arpette route, a "window" through the mountains offering spectacular views, but only after a very long, technical and steep up and downhill.

  • Day 9Trient - Montroc - Chamonix
    • Enjoy a final day of trekking 14 km (8.6 mi) over the Col de la Balme to the Chamonix valley. Take local transport back to Chamonix.
      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. Trek the last downhill stretch to Montroc in the Chamonix Valley to wrap up this unforgettable trek.

  • Day 10Depart Chamonix
    • Depart at any time.

      Not ready to leave? Your OEL can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

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What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (hotels (2 nights), basic hotels (2 nights, possibly multi-share), mountain refuges (5 nights, multi-share)).
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 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 OEL throughout the tour.
  • Trekking equipments.