Tour du Mont Blanc

This 5 day / 4 night version of the Tour du Mont Blanc trek is an incredible opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the mountains and enjoy the natural beauty of the valleys that surround western Europe’s highest mountain. The trek offers an unusual variety of spectacular scenery and varied walks and you are sure to come away from this trek refreshed and invigorated, if a little creaky at the joints. The route crosses three borders (France, Italy and Switzerland) in 4 days, traversing beneath huge glaciers, and meandering through beautiful alpine meadows and picture-book villages. That's right, this is a truly memorable journey and one of worlds classic long-distance hiking routes.


Who is this for

The Tour du Mont Blanc Trek is well suited to fit hillwalkers, capable of trekking for multiple days carrying a midsized rucksack. We follow footpaths each day and the terrain is very hilly so expect big climbs and descents each day. We stay in a mixture of mountain refuges and local hotels during the trek, which all provide basic but comfortable lodging and good food. This helps keep our packs light carrying only snacks, clothing and essentials. You must be 16 or over to take part on this trip as long as you are accompanied by an adult. If you have a group with children younger than 16 we can put together a bespoke private trip for you.

Arrive in Chamonix. Meet your guide and teammates for the trip. There are no plans on the arrival day other than getting to Chamonix, France and checking in to the accommodation we've provided. If you do arrive early and need more equipment, Chamonix has a huge number of outdoor shops with a large choice of kit, so it’s a great place to top up your supplies. Overnight in a centrally located hotel.

Accommodation: 3* comfortable hotel twin rooms ensuite 

After breakfast we transport through to Courmayeur in Italy where we will walk through the historic Italian town. The trek starts with a push up to the Bertone hut for a late morning Italian coffee. It is a stunning day – not many people, breath-taking scenery, and avoids the crowds in the Val Ferret. We spend tonight at the delightful Rifugio Bonatti hut, from where you can watch the beautiful sunset behind Mont Blanc. 

Accommodation: Mountain hut dormitory
19km / 1500m up / 750m down / 7 hours trekking

Today we trek over the Grand Col Ferret (one of the highest cols on the trip at 2530m). We are rewarded with stunning views of the Grandes Jorasses, the Grand Combin and the Mont Dolent (whose summit is the border of France, Switzerland, and Italy). At the top of the col, we cross over into Switzerland, where the scenery changes yet again. We continue to La Fouly, an alpine village with traditional Swiss “chocolate box” chalets. Here we take a short transfer to the beautiful alpine resort of Champex, where we overnight in a cosy auberge

Accommodation: Auberge dormitory
17km / 1130m up / 1450m down / 6 - 7 hours trekking

We have two options to cross over to Trient today. One is the Fenêtre d’Arpette route, which is steeper and more challenging and can only be done in fair weather, and the second is the Bovine to the Col de la Forclaz which is less steep and cuts around the mountain with amazing views out over the Valais. Both routes offer spectacular scenery. Either way we will end up in Trient, a cute village of no more than a handful of houses, and a lovely family run Auberge to stay for the night. 

Accommodation: Auberge dormitory
14km / 1200m up / 1650m down / 7 hours trekking

And here we are already... our final day! We will leave Trient early and hike over the Col de Balme back into France. It's again a fairly steep climb that will be mostly in the shade early on, and it leads us back to the sunny side and we are greeted by the panoramic views of Mont Blanc. From here we descend to Le Tour and then on to Montroc, from where we take the train back to Chamonix to end the trip before 16:00. From here you can either transfer to Geneva for an evening flight, or continue your visit by staying on in Chamonix. Let us know and we can help with planning. 

15km / 1100m up / 1300m down / 7 hours trekking



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      • 4 Nights accommodation
      • 4 Days guiding
      • Half Board on the trek (3 nights)
      • Breakfast in Chamonix on the first night
      • Fully qualified local guide


      • Airport transfers
      • Luggage transfers
      • Equipment rental
      • Evening meal in Chamonix on the first night
      • Travel Insurance
      • Drinks, snacks and lunches 

      Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation of a booking or failure to join a trip will result in retention of funds by Wild Guanabana as follows:

      • -  Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the trip 45 days or longer prior to departure, 25% of the total trip price of the canceling party will be retained by Wild Guanabana and the balance of the package price refunded.

      • -  If a cancellation is received at least 21 days and up to 44 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by Wild Guanabana.

      • -  If a cancellation is received less than 21 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by Wild Guanabana and all outstanding payments will become payable immediately.

        A non-refundable admin fee of $100 per person is retained by Wild Guanabana automatically once a payment is made.

        Wild Guanabana reserves the right to terminate, at their discretion and with immediate effect, the participation of any person on the trip with the aforementioned policy applicable.