Tour du Mont Blanc - East

Duration: 6 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km / 9 - 12 mi per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m / 1640 - 3281 ft ascent per day

> Trek through Italy, Switzerland and France
> Spend your nights in mountain huts
> Start in Courmayeur and do more than half of the TMB

This hike is one of the most famous in Europe and traditionally crosses 3 countries: France, Italy, and Switzerland. The famous Tour du Mont Blanc is a 170-kilometer long circuit, which encircles the Mont Blanc massif and has 10 kilometers of ascent/descent. The trek can be completed in 7 to 11 days, depending on the route and physical condition.

This 6-day trek is ideal for those who lack the stamina or time to complete the entire Tour du Mont Blanc. Our 6-day trek leads you through the eastern half of the TMB, starting in Courmayeur, Italy, and ending in Chamonix, France. Along the way, you will spend the nights in Italian, Swiss and French mountain huts. There you will meet other hikers and enjoy delicious local dishes. During this 6-day adventure, you'll enjoy stunning mountain views, snow-capped peaks and walk through small picturesque mountain villages. You don't have to worry about the logistics of booking the huts. We'll take care of that for you, so all you have to do is enjoy this unforgettable adventure.

Itinerary

Day
1

From Courmayeur to Rifugio Gio Bertone

Duration: 02:20 h
Distance: 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Ascent: 730 m / 2395 ft
Welcome to Courmayeur. This is one of the most famous places in the world of mountaineering and is the place from which Bonatti undertook his impressive ascent of Mont Blanc in the 1960s. From here, the ascent to the Rifugio Giorgio Bertone mountain hut is magnificent. From here you get a phenomenal view of Courmayeur and of course Mont Blanc.

Rifugio Gio Bertone

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Rifugio Gio Bertone
Day
2

From Rifugio Gio Bertone to Gîte Alpage de La Peule

Duration: 08:45 h
Distance: 20.7 km / 12.9 mi
Ascent: 1090 m / 3576 ft
Descent: 990 m / 3248 ft
Today, you should have a good breakfast, because one of the great climbs of the Tour, the Col Ferret, awaits you. First, you hike to Rifugio Bonatti, named after the legendary climber. From here, it takes about 3 hours to cross the col and reach the Swiss Val Ferret. The view of the Grand Combin is breathtaking. You will spend the night in Gîte Alpage de La Peule, just before you descend to La Fouly.

Gite Alpage de La Peule

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Gite Alpage de La Peule
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3

From Gîte Alpage de La Peule to Relais D’Arpette

Duration: 07:50 h
Distance: 22.3 km / 13.9 mi
Ascent: 680 m / 2231 ft
Descent: 1090 m / 3576 ft
Welcome to Switzerland. Today, you have a fairly mild hike scheduled, from La Fouly to Champex, an idyllic spot in the Swiss Alps. Here you can enjoy the peace and have the opportunity to walk along the shores of the beautiful Lake Champex. You will spend the night at the foot of the Fenêtre d'Arpette, in the Relais d'Arpette of the same name.

Relais D'Arpette

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Relais D'Arpette
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Included

  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Tour du Mont Blanc for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Tour du Mont Blanc, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Tour du Mont Blanc, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

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