Mont Blanc Circuit
This itinerary circumnavigates Mont Blanc and explores the surrounding alpine region. Faced with picture postcard vistas from every vantage point, the scenery and landscapes that unfold before you are simply remarkable. This trek affords unsurpassed views of the different faces of the Mont Blanc massif along routes that traverse the Balme mountain passage and the highest point on the Tour du Mont Blanc, the Grand Col Ferret at 2537m. You are likely to see Ibex, marmot and other wildlife as you descend through alpine meadows towards charming fairy tale-like villages. Crossing the foothills of the Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland provides an opportunity to encounter the alpine cultures and cuisine unique to these areas and staying in hotels, gîtes and refuges is a great way to soak up the warm hospitality for which this region is renowned.
|DAY 1||Walk from Chamonix Valley to Trient in Switzerland (6hrs)|
|DAY 2||Trient to Champex (6hrs)|
|DAY 3||Walk through the Valais des Hommes to La Fouly (6hrs)|
|DAY 4||Walk across the Grand Col Ferret path into Italy (6hrs)|
|DAY 5||Walk to Courmayeur (5-6hrs)|
|DAY 6||Cross the Seigne mountain path into France (8hrs - or shorten to 5.5 hrs with bus)|
|DAY 7||Cross the Col de la Croix (2483m) and Col du Bonhomme (2329m) to the Contamines Valley (5hrs)|
|DAY 8||Cross the Col de Tricot (2120m) to Bionnassay (5hrs)|
|DAY 9||Walk to Les Houches (2.5hrs)|
|DAY 10||Walk to Chamonix Valley (6-9hrs), trip concludes|
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