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Self-guided Tour du Mont Blanc half circuit from Chamonix to Courmayeur

Tour du Mont Blanc West, half circuit, Self-guided 2024

The Western part of the Tour du Mont Blanc with 4 days independent, self-guided walking from Chamonix to Courmayeur

Setting off from Chamonix in France, the Western half-circuit follows the same itinerary as the classic Tour du Mont Blanc into Italy and finish in Courmayeur. The half-circuit self-guided TMB is perfect for walkers wishing to complete the full classic Tour du Mont Blanc trek but prefer to do it in two shorter parts. It's also very suitable for anyone who is looking for their first independent walking holiday in the Alps.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day : Meeting in Chamonix
You arrive in Chamonix and check in at your hotel. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Chamonix. Night in hotel.

Day 2: From Chamonix to Les Houches
our trip starts with a cable car ride that takes you up to nearly 2000 meters. Here, above the tree line, you begin a stunning high level traverse above the Chamonix valley with exceptional views of Mont Blanc. You descend to the village Les Houches and your hotel for the night. (B+D)

Day 3: From Les Houches to Les Contamines
You walk (or take a cable car) up through the ski area of Les Houches. A lovely traverse below the Aiguille du Gouter takes you to the snout of the Bionnassay glacier, which you cross via an airy suspension bridge. You climb to the Col de Tricot and descent to the Miage mountain pastures for lunch. After lunch, you have another short climb to the Chalets du Truc before the final descent to Les Contamines. (B+D)

Day 4: From Les Contamines to Vallée des Glaciers
From Les Contamines you climb steadily up an old roman way towards the top of the Contamines valley. A stunning and wild walk takes you over a succession of mountain passes before your descent to the Vallée des Glaciers (the Glaciers Valley) and the final short stretch to your charming mountain hut. (B+D)

Day 5: From Vallée des Glaciers to Courmayeur
You leave the hut and ascend to the Seigne mountain pass, where you cross the border into Italy and get the first views of the dramatic Italian side of Mont Blanc. It's a gentle descent into the beautiful Val Veny, before another climb takes you to Col Checrouit and, finally, the long descent into Courmayeur. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Courmayeur. Night in hotel. (B)

Day 6: Departure day
Breakfast in the hotel and the official end to your Tour du Mont Blanc West trek. (B)

Trip details

Suitable for experienced, ndependent mountain walkers with good fitness and stamina and an adventurous spirit.

6 days holiday with 4 days walking

4 nights in hotels and 1night in mountain hut.

Group size and guides:
Min 2 people. No max sizes and no guide.

Dates & prices

Any dates between mid-June and mid-September 2024.

Price: £ 1295 p.p.

Price based on min. 2 people joining.

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Standard inclusions & exclusions:

- Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks
- Detailed route cards
- Topographic maps (1:25000), NOT photo copies
- Practical information pack
- 5 nights accommodation
- Meals (5x breakfast and 3x 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

Accomodation upgrade:
Add private rooms for ALL nights to avoid dorms. Contact us for details.

Rest days
Trek at your own pace and take as many rest days as you prefer. Contact us for details.

Luggage transfers:
Add bag transfers on some or all stages.
Contact us for details.

Mont Blanc Ascent:
6 days course to climb Mont Blanc after your trek. Click here for more information.

Guided Tour du Mont Blanc West trip:
This trip is available as a guided trip. Click here for details.

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