Best of the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek
France & Italy & Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £945 (land only) - from €1,180 (land only) - from $1,655 (land only)
Day 1: We rendezvous at our chalet accommodation in Argentiere in the Chamonix Valley. KE Land Only package services begin with dinner. Your guide will chat about the days ahead and check out your equipment.
Day 2: Leaving Argentiere, we first take a cable car to Bellevue and from there, hike to the Col de Tricot. We descend to the Chalet de Miage and continue on to Les Contamines where we spend the night. Walk distance: 16km, Ascent: 1016m, Descent: 1698m, Approximate time taken to complete the day: 7 - 8 hours.
Day 3: We follow the valley to the refuge at Le Balme and continue to the Col de Bonhomme (2469m). Traverse the Croix de Bonhomme before gentle descent to Les Chapieux. Walk distance: 18km, Ascent: 1537m, Descent: 1044m, 8 - 9 hours.
Day 4: We leave France via the Col de la Seigne (2513m.) and descend into Italy and Courmayeur. Public transport to Arnouva. Walk distance: 20km, Ascent: 1057m, Descent: 1061m, 7 - 8 hours.
Day 5: We climb to the Col du Grand Ferret (2530m) for great views of the Grand Combin (4090m) and Mont Dolent (3823m). Entering Switzerland we descend to La Fouly. Transfer to Champex. Walk distance: 15km, Ascent: 954m, Descent: 1115m, 7 - 8 hours.
Day 6: Two options today, depending on conditions. Either climb up to the Fenetre d'Arpette (2670m) with its spectacular views across the Trient Glacier from the pass before descending to the village of Trient, or we take the Bovine Trail through high Alpine meadows. Transfer to Argentiere and overnight at our chalet. Walk distance: 15km, Ascent: 1587m, Descent: 1572m, 6 - 8 hours.
Day 7: We take the path up through the Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve to reach the start of a ridge-walk that leads to picturesque Lac Blanc, with its Mont Blanc views. From the lake we follow a trail to La Flegiere with the option of a cable car descent. Overnight in Argentiere. Walk distance: 10km, Ascent: 1066m, Descent: 629m (with cable car option), 6 - 7 hours.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.