Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 
 

Mont Blanc Encompassed

There is something unique about a circumnavigation of the Mont Blanc massif on foot. Perhaps it is a feeling of exhilaration from being immersed in some of the most beautiful mountain scenery on earth while a quaint village is only a few hours away. Or perhaps it’s the daytime forays where you tough it out over a glacial pass to descend to your evening accommodation for a nice quiet ‘local red’ to reflect on the days adventures. This is trekking at its most civilized! The route is always inspiring, ambling through flowering meadows, dipping into old oak forests and breaking out above the tree line into high alpine pastures which showcase the snowy peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif. The finishing touch... the opportunity to sample the warm mountain hospitality of the French, Swiss and Italian villages along the way.

Brief Itinerary

DAYS 1-3 Walk from Chamonix Valley across mountain passes and villages, through the 'Bonhomme' mountain passage and over high pastures to Italy (6-8hrs per day)
DAY 4 Ascend to Berthone refuge (6-8hrs)
DAY 5 Continue along the Val Ferret to Elena Refuge (6-7hrs)
DAYS 6-8 To Switzerland across the Grand Col Ferret and to Trient along the "Fenętre d'Arpette" (5-8hrs per day)
DAY 9 Traverse the Balme mountain passage, with excellent views of the Mont Blanc range (6-8hrs)
DAY 10 Traverse balcony path to Chamonix , trip concludes (5-6hrs)

traveller reviews

We have trekked and hiked many places (Nepal, NZ, South America to name a few) and this has been our favourite trek by far. The views of the Mont Blanc massif were just so incredibly stunning and right in your face. Walking through wild flower fields and gravel trodden paths it really is one of the best hikes in the world you will ever do. You don't have to be super fit to do it either although recommended training will help you but we had plenty of rest stops on a couple of the steeper climbs. The refuges where we stayed every night had absolutely unbelievable views to the mountains and beyond. The food was delicious and Max our guide was an absolute champion ! Walking through villages with our red packed mule was a highlight too and highly recommend this trip

P. Lehrke. East Brisbane, QLD. Australia

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