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Express Tour du Mont-Blanc 5D/4N

Embark on a thrilling journey through the Alps, trekking from France to Switzerland over 6 days.

This immersive adventure spans diverse landscapes, from lush valleys to towering peaks.

Marvel at panoramic vistas, traverse historic trade routes, and unwind by serene alpine lakes.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you hike approximately 60 kilometres, discovering the natural and cultural wonders of the region along the way.

Tour Highlights

  • Ascending Col du Bonhomme Pass for panoramic views
  • Crossing the Italian border at Col de la Seigne Pass
  • Relaxing by Champex Lake amid Swiss meadows
  • Hiking to Lac Blanc for unparalleled Mont Blanc vistas
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$1,750.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 4 nights Accommodations in dormitories
  • - 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • - Transport included
  • - Handy extras and accessories

Departures:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Notre Dame de la Gorge – Les Chapieux, France

After a transfer in the morning to Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge (1210m), take the time to visit the renowned baroque church that marks start of the Roman road, the historic trade route used to travel from one mountain valley to another.

The steady climb to Col du Bonhomme Pass (2329m) presents a beautiful section of hiking along the far southern end of the range. The trail marks the boundary between the Mt. Blanc Range and the Beaufortain Mountains.

The ascent continues to Col de la Croix-du-Bonhomme Pass (2433m), which offers spectacular views of Mt. Pourri (3779m).

On the descent, hike through alpine pastures to the small hamlet of Les Chapieux (1549m), typical of the area, where you will spend the night.

Distance : 15km (9.5 mi)

Ascent : 1250m

Descent : 950m

Hiking : 6.5 hrs

Day 2: Les Chapieux, – Bonatti Hut, Italy

Transfer to Ville des Glaciers (1800m).

Make sure that you stop at the local farm along the way to learn about how world-famous Beaufort cheese is made.

Continue your ascent through beautiful alpine meadows to Col de la Seigne Pass (2516m) and the Italian border.

From here, admire the jagged, steep side of the Mt. Blanc Range; the views are simply breath-taking! Legendary summits like Mt. Blanc de Courmayeur, Noire de Peuterey Spire, and the Grandes Jorasses appear close enough to touch.

The descent takes you through Val Veny down to the foot of the Miage Glacier, with its peaceful lake and unique alpine flora.

Make the short transfer by local bus to the upper end of Val Ferret, one last effort up to the hut.

Distance: 15 to 25 km (10 – 16 mi)

Ascent : From 750 to 1250 m

Descent: From 850 to 1800m

Hiking: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3: Bonatti Hut – Champex Lake, Switzerland

This short day at the halfway point on your tour offers the opportunity to take it easy and recuperate.

After spending an unforgettable night at the foot of the Pré-de-Bar Glacier and Mt. Dolent (3823m), start the day’s hike with an ascent to Grand Col Ferret Pass (2537m), where you cross from Italy into Switzerland.

Take one last look back into Italy before starting the descent through Switzerland’s gentle alpine meadows as you hike all the way down to the small hamlet of Ferret (1740m).

Please note: it is possible to add a balcony traverse to the village of La Fouly. This alternate route is described in the roadbook.

Distance: 12.5 km (8 mi)

Ascent: 500 m

Descent: 900 m

Hiking: 4 hrs

Day 4: Champex Lake – Trient – Le Tour, France

Transfer by bus to Champex, a charming village along a lake.

From Champex, start by hiking through the Swiss mountain pastures and alpine meadows known for the grazing cows that produce some of the Alps’ most famous cheeses!

From Bovine, enjoy incomparable views of the Rhône River Valley.

We also offer an alternate hike: please be aware that this option presents a much longer and more committing adventure.

Fenêtre d’Arpette (2665m) is a spectacular high-mountain notch located near the Grands Glacier.

Finish the day in the village of Trient (1280m), where a private taxi will drop your to your Hut in le Tour.

Distance: 14.5 to 15.5 km (9 – 9.5 mi)

Ascent: 750 to 1200m

Descent: 900 to 1350m

Hiking: 5 to 8 hrs

Day 5: Le Tour – Chamonix, France

Enjoy a truly unforgettable hike on last day of your trip.

Scrambling through the Aiguilles Rouges, with the Mont-Blanc Range just across the valley, means incredible views of the many glaciers and summits high above Chamonix.

From Col des Montets Pass (1461m), follow the balcony trail to Cheserys Lakes, all known for reflecting in their clear blue waters some of the Alps’ most famous peaks.

Continue to Lac Blanc (2352m). Open your eyes, observe your surroundings, and look for one of the area’s many alpine ibex.

From here, walk down to Argentière or hike the balcony trail to Planpraz, where a gondola takes you down to Chamonix.

Distance: 12 km (7.5 mi)

Ascent: 1050 m

Descent: 600 m

Hiking: 6.5 hrs