Best of Tour du Mont Blanc: Lac Blanc

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day
> Visit the stunning alpine lake Lac Blanc
> Enjoy views across the entire Mont Blanc Massif
> Encounter wildlife such as the Alpine Ibex

Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world's most famous multi-day trekking routes. And rightfully so! The mountains and glaciers of the Mont Blanc Massif are spectacular and it's of course pretty special to hike around the highest peak in Western Europe. If you can't commit to a lengthy trek, but you still want to know what the Tour du Mont Blanc is all about, then this two-day hike may be the perfect solution. This is the Best of Tour du Mont Blanc: Lac Blanc

The Lac Blanc hike is at a high elevation, skipping the tiring climb from the bottom of Chamonix by taking the Flégère gondola to higher ground. You'll climb in less than two hours to Lac Blanc, famous for its iconic views across all the peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif. The trail continues to the upper Chamonix valley, where you stay in the charming Gîte le Moulin. On day two you loop back to La Flégère via a different route with epic views of the roof of Western Europe. Allez!



Chamonix / La Flégère - Gîte Le Moulin

Duration: 03:45 h
Distance: 10.4 km
Ascent: 500 m
Descent: 1020 m
Lowest Point: 1350 m
Highest Point: 2350 m
On the north side of Chamonix, take the gondola to La Flégère, skipping more than 700 meters of ascent on foot. The path to Lac Blanc is way-marked. Start ascending towards the north, passing the tiny Lac de la Flégère after roughly half an hour. From here the terrain is less developed and there's a good chance to spot Ibex from close up. After an our and a half walk you'll reach Refuge du lac Blanc where you can grab a bite and a drink. Lac Blanc is behind the hut and is a must-visit, with epic views across the Mont Blanc Massif. The route bends to the east and passes Lac de Chéserys. When you reach the ridge line from where you can see the valley, stay on the level path keeping the same altitude. After a couple of kilometers, the trail starts descending and ends up in zigzags to the road (across you see a car park). Turn right and follow the road to Tré-le-Champ Haut. From here, descend to the village of Les Frasserands where you will stay for the night in the lovely Gîte Le Moulin.

Gite Le Moulin

Gite Le Moulin

Gîte Le Moulin - Chamonix / La Flégère

Duration: 03:10 h
Distance: 8 km
Ascent: 780 m
Descent: 250 m
Lowest Point: 1340 m
Highest Point: 2090 m
Go back uphill to Tré-le-Champ Haut. Do not follow yesterday's route, but take the path straight across the road. The path rises gradually at first. At the fork, keep right and zigzag up briefly before the path straightens out again. The hardest part of the hike is half an hour further at the Aiguille d'Argentière. Three ladders take you up the escarpment from where you continue to the trail junction you past yesterday called La Tête Aux Vent. Turn left and descend in a southwesterly direction. Keep descending to La Flégère where you take the gondola back to Chamonix.


  • 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.


  • 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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