Day 1: Arrival Chamonix
Arrive at your hotel in Chamonix.
Day 2: The Chamonix needles and the Grand Balcon North
Day 3: Lac Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges
We take advantage of the Chamonix cable car system and ascend swiftly above the tree line in the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve. Our walk takes us to the beautiful Lac Blanc, a mountain lake high above Chamonix, with amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif. We enjoy lunch by the lake, and maybe a coffee at the Lac Blanc mountain hut, before we return to Chamonix.
Day 4: Vallorcine
You start the day with a train journey on the Mont Blanc Express to the small hamlet of le Buet in the vallorcine valley. From here, he small hamlet of le Buet in the Vallorcine valley. We ascend through woodland until, above the tree line, we arrive at the Loriaz pastures and the old Loriaz chalets, which are now run as a mountain hut for hikers. The views are spectacular To one side we can see the Mont Blanc chain and to the other side we look far up the Swiss alps. All too soon, it's time to commence our final descend to le Buet, and a celebratory drink at the old Hotel Buet, before we return to Chamonix.
Day 5: Free day in Chamonix
A day to explore the many other activities on offer in Chamonix. Or maybe just relax...
Day 6: Le Tour and Aiguilette des Posettes
Oh la la
Day 7 Les Houches and le Prarion
Day 8: Depart Chamonix
After breakfast, you check out of your hotel. This is the end of your trip.
Suitable for active people with a normal level of fitness.
8 days walking holiday with 5 days walking.
Group size and guides:
Any group size. No guide, this is a self-guided trip.
Dates & prices
Any date from mid-June to mid-September
Price: £ 535 (or € 645) p.p.
Price is based on minimum two people joining.
Standard inclusions & exclusions:
- Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks
- Detailed route cards
- Topographic maps (1:25000), NOT photo copies
- 7 nights accommodation, incl. breakfast (hotel***)
- Free public transport in Chamonix valley (bus, train)
- Travel to and from Chamonix
- Lunches, snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above
- Cable cars