Day : Meeting in Courmayeur
You arrive in Courmayeur and check in at your hotel. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Courmayeur. Night in hotel.
Day 2: From Courmayeur to Refuge Bonatti From the town center of Courmayeur, you start your climb to the Bertone hut and the Mont de la Saxe ridge. You follow the ridge above the Ferret valley, enjoying breathtaking views of the towering peaks that form the Italian side of Mont Blanc. The night is spend in the splendid Bonatti hut. (B+D)
Day 3: From Refuge Bonatti to La Fouly From the Bonatti hut, you continue traversng above the Ferret valley until you drop down to Arnouva. Here. you start the ascend to Grand Col Ferret, pasing the Elena mountain hut on the way. You now enter Switzerland and descend into the idyllic Swiss Ferret valley to the village of La Fouly. (B+D)
Day 4: From La Fouly to Champex
A gentle day today, starting with a walk down the Swiss Ferret valley, along a gushing river and through charming old Swiss farming villages. A relatively short ascent takes you through wood land to the lake side village Champex. (B+D)
Day 5: From Champex to Trient
Leaving Champex, you have a choice of two routes. You can hike over the notorious Fenêtre d’Arpette - a narrow mountain pass cut into a rugged alpine ridge, or you can walk via the gentler and more idyllic Bovine mountain pastures. You descend to the small village Trient, where you spend the night in a bustling auberge, where you can share your experiences with other hikers. (B+D)
Day 6: From Trient to Argentiere
From Trient, you climb steadily up to the Balme pass, where you cross the border back into France and the Chamonix valley. You traverse the ridge line of the Aiguilette des Posettes, enjoying breathtaking views in all directions before descending to the village Argentiere for the night. (B+D)
Day 7: From Argentiere to Chamonix
You leave Argentiere for the last leg of your tour, ascending to the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve. A stunning walk takes you to the beautiful lac Blanc. From the lake, you continue via a stunning high level traverse with some of the finest views in the Alps. All too soon, you arrive at the Planpraz cable car station and your final descend to Chamonix. (B)
Day 8: Departure day
Breakfast in the hotel and the official end to your Tour du Mont Blanc trek. (B)
Suitable for experienced, independent mountain walkers with good fitness and stamina and an adventurous spirit.
8 days holiday with 6 days walking
5 nights in hotels, 1 night in auberge and 1 night in mountain hut.
Group size and guides:
Min 2 people. No max sizes and no guide.
Dates & prices
Standard inclusions & exclusions:
- Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks
- Detailed route cards
- Topographic maps (1:25000), NOT photo copies
- Practical information pack
- 7 nights accommodation
- Meals (7x breakfast and 5x dinners)
- Travel to Courmayeur and back from Chamonix
- Lunches, snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above
- Cable cars and transportation along the route
Option and Extras
Add private rooms for ALL nights to avoid dorms. Contact us for details.
Trek at your own pace and take as many rest days as you prefer. Contact us for details.
Guided Tour du Mont Blanc East trip:
This trip is available as a guided trip. Click here for details.
Read our "Guide to Tour du Mont Blanc"