Tour of Mont Blanc integral 11 days

Tour of Mont Blanc integral 11 days with guide - sleep in refuge

All of it in 11 days!

A trek starting and finishing in Chamonix Le Tour Train Station. This is the big loop, the entire route of the Tour du Mont Blanc, the entire route, for all the balconies in 11 days through France, Switzerland and Italy in full without shortcuts. The full Tour du Mont Blanc is a trek for mountain lovers…

 

11 days (6-7h / d)

Average duration

825 m / day

Average altitude gain

825 m / day

Average altitude loss

Easy

Technical difficulty

Easy-medium

Physical difficulty

Refuge

Accomodation

Bag transport

On the 4×4 mule!

12 max

Group size

Every sunday in summer

Departure dates

Chamonix - Chamonix

Departure-arrival point

Highlights

  • No car transfer
  • The full tour, no shortcuts

From 1195€ / hiker

Price

The original TMB without shorcuts!

The highlights of this tour :

  1. no bus transfer, it is a true “integral”
  2. opportunity to change immediately in case of rain (the bags are on the mule)
  3. this feeling of autonomy provided by the animal aligns us with the landscapes and the mule is the link
  4. no stretch “irrelevant”: the local culture of the mule (and teaching) makes the difference in the valley where traditional heritage is exhibited all around us
  5. we go through all the balconies
  6. crossing the Col de Balme (immediate view of the lakes Emosson) between Trient and Tré Field
  7. Guaranteed departure from 2 registered
  8. sauna last night
Our tour covers a distance normal for 11 days. No endless steps or bus transfers in Italy (Val Veni) during the trek. Nature stay!

 Whether alone, with friends, couple or family, you will be part of a group constituted by our agancy ONLY and composed of people do not necessarily know at the beginning of the week, but often inseparable at the end of trek …

The route

Argentière – La Flégère

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clock125 6h       point39km

La Flégère – Bellachat

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clock125 6h       point39km

Bellachat – Bionassay

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clock125 6h       point312,5km

Bionassay – La Balme

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clock125 6h       point320km

La Balme – Les Mottets

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clock125 6h       point314-18km*

*dep on route

Les Mottets – Maison vieille

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clock125 6h       point320km

Maison Vieille – Refuge Bonatti

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clock125 6h       point316km

Refuge Bonatti – La Peule

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clock125 6h       point314km

La Peule – Champex

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clock125 6h       point321km

Champex – Trient

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clock125 6h       point318km

Trient – Montroc

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clock125 6h       point39km

Chamonix
(Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France)
Gite Le Moulin (alt 1350 m)
(45.99368754216431, 6.9332749815657735)
Refuge de la Flégère (alt )
(45.95906111405481, 6.874524587765336)
Refuge de Bellachat (alt 2136 m)
(45.9223959853308,6.829720258538146)
Refuge du Fioux (alt 1350 m)
(45.89294536517077, 6.72157573630102)
Refuge de La Balme (alt 1700 m)
(45.75736108396616, 6.711703061882872)
Refuge des Mottets (alt : 1870m)
(45.7371378593484, 6.779530404601246)
Refuge Maison Vieille (alt 1956m)
(45.79075758796201, 6.9312576041556895)
Refuge Bonatti (alt m)
(Courmayeur, Vallée d'Aoste, Italie)
La peule (alt 2071m)
(La Peule, Orsières, Suisse)
Champex
(Champex-Lac, Orsières, Suisse)
Trient (alt m)
(Trient, Suisse)

Practical informations for this trek

Departure point access
Accomodation the day before departure

If you arrive the day before : gite Le Moulin 32, chemin du moulin des Frasserand, Argentière 74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc. Ph +33(0)6 82 33 34 54 benoit.henry2@wanadoo.fr or OT Chamonix (info@chamonix.com +33(0)4 50 53 00 24)

Included / Not included
Included : Accomodation, food, guide and bag transport.
Not included : travel to meeting point, drinks, snacks, the option “hike on glacier back to Chamonix on day 7 and cancellation insurance

General practical informations

Suggested equipement

A qualified guide will take you throughout the trek. A mule carrying your stuff up to 7 kg. To prepare your bag : check the luggage and equipment page and FAQ

Cancellation insurance

Buying an insurance for a hiking holiday in the Alps costs 4.5% of the total price per person. We must therefore add that amount to the price of each stay bought. For more information read the page cancellation insurance

Before coming

Read: “The life of the mountain” Bernard Fischesser Ed Abrams. “Know read the stars” of the Maritimes H. A. Rey editions and overseas territories. “The social life of plants” by Jean-Marie Pelt www.amazon.fr/vie-sociale-plantes-Jean-Marie-Pelt/dp/2213013713
Maps: IGN Top 25: 3630 and 3531 OT Chamonix and St Gervais les Bains
To do: since you are acclimatized, climb to the top! The ascent of Mont Blanc
See: Cable car to the Aiguille du Midi. The cave of the Mer de Glace.

How to book ?

To book you must:
Contact us by phone or email to verify that your dates are a departure planned
Click on a link “book this trek”
Choose your means of payment (check, bank transfer, CB)
Paid 30% deposit or the balance of your stay
Print to complete, sign and return the contract attached in the email confirming your order.
Several payment methods are possible: 1) By check: to make the order of TREK MONT BLANC and send to TREK MONT BLANC 431, Col de Joux Plane route of Hamlet Mévoutier 74340 Samoëns – Haute Savoie – France. Booking your stay will be effective only when 30% of the amount will be credited to the account of TREK MONT BLANC.  2) By bank transfer: Our bank details will be stated in the order confirmation email 4) By credit card: your invoice will be in your account online as payment confirmation of your stay by the bank.

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