4-DAYS TOUR DU MONT BLANC SHORT CIRCUIT

4-days Tour du Mont Blanc short circuit in dormitories or in comfort formula – from 465 €

Go with us on this  initiation trek during 4 days and 3 nights to discover the pleasure of nights in mountain refuges. 4 days in mountains to enjoy stunning views and to walk across 3 cols and 2 countries (France and Italy) : this trek is made for hikers who want to experiment trekking in a beatiful place.

Starting from Les Contamines Montjoie and following the trails of the Tour du Mont Blanc, this short trek partly follows the GR5. The GR5 is a long trail starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Nice. We will pass leave it at the Col du Bonhomme, the Col des Fours, the Col de la Seigne and we will finish in Courmayeur. This Tour du Mot Blanc and its variety of landscapes is a perfect circuit for a short trek in the Alps.

WHY THIS TREK

An unforgetable experience in the mountains
Bags transfer
Discover of a local cheese cellar (possibility to buy directly from the farm)
A short trek with wonderful views
Guaranteed departure from 4 hikers

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Difficulty

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Duration

4 days

Group size

12 persons maximum

Bags transfer

Included

Accomodation

Dormitories / private rooms

Starting point

Les Contamines

Dates

Every Sunday on summer time

Ending point

Courmayeur

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DifficultY

2/5

Group size

12 persons maximum

Dates

Every Sunday on summer time

Bags transfer

Included

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Duration

4 jours

Accomodation

Dormitories / private rooms

Starting point

Les Contamines

Ending point

Courmayeur

WHY THIS TREK ?

An unforgetable experience in the mountains
Bags transfer
Discover of a local cheese cellar (possibility to buy directly from the farm)
A short trek with wonderful views
Guaranteed departure from 4 hikers

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DAY-TO-DAY PROGRAM

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PROGRAMME DÉTAILLÉ

> DAY 1 : LES CONTAMINES – NANT BORANT

Meeting is at 9 AM on the parking of Le Cugnon in Les Contamines Montjoie. We take a small path in the forest leading to the refuge of Tré la Tête. Then we hike down towards the roman way. We finally reach the refuge of Nant Borant, a nice and quiet place. No baggage tonight.

 5 hours / 8 km
Night in refuge without baggage
 D+ 790 m / D- 550 m

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> DAY 2 : NANT BORANT – LES MOTTETS

We go on the roman way, the starting point to the Col du Bonhomme and the Col des Fours, which we reach for noon. We then hike down to the refuge by a nice pasture land trail with local cows. Pleasant and traditional evening in the refuge.

 5 hours / 16 km
Night in refuge
D+ 900 m / D- 1020 m

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> DAY 3 : LES MOTTETS – MAISON VIEILLE

Today the Mont Blanc shows off with magnificent view on the italian side of the range. On the way, ou will enjoy the milky lac Combal on a beautiful balcony trail !

 6 hours / 20 km
Night in traditional auberge
D+ 1110 m / D- 1020 m

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 > DAY 4 : MAISON VIEILLE – COURMAYEUR

Descent to Courmayeur, called the « italian Chamonix » for an eventual gelato. We can hang around in the small streets of the village. End of the trek around 3 PM at the bus station of Courmayeur.

 4 hours / 10 km
End of the trek
D+ 0 m / D- 600 m

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The price of the confort formula is 495 € per person.

The itinerary is the same. You will stay in the same houses or close to the ones described above. Are included :

  • 2 nights in double bedrooms with or without sanitaries in the room
  • 1 night in small and collective dormitory

To book this formula, choose the « Comfort » option when you book your trek !

Access: M

eeting is at 9 AM on the parking of Le Cugnon in Les Contamines Montjoie.

> See the map to the starting point

We can help you in driving you to and from the starting/ending point of the trek (supplement).

> Contact us

Accomodations before and after the trek :

  • Hôtel la Gelinotte aux Contamines : 91 Chemin de la Revenaz, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie – 04 50 47 01 61
  • Hôtel Le Christiania aux Contamines : 593 Route de Notre Dame de la Gorge, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie – 04 50 47 02 72
  • Chalet du CAF aux Contamines : 22 Route du Plan du Moulin, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie – 04 50 47 00 88
  • Camping Gîte le Pontet aux Contamines : 2585 Route de Notre Dame de la Gorge, 74170 Les Contamines-Montjoie – 04 50 47 04 04
  • Le Vieux Pommier à Courmayeur : Viale Monte Bianco, 25, 11013 Courmayeur AO, Italie – +39 0165 84 22 81

  A professionnal mountain guide leads you all along the trek and you only carry your day bag. In order to get your bag well prepared, have a look at our Equipement and FAQ pages ! Here is a small reminder :

  • A rucksack of 30 to 50 Liters
  • Hiking boots
  • Mountain adapted clothes
  • Gourd/Bottle
  • Medicaments if you have a personnal treatment.

> Learn more about the recommended equipment for a Tour du Mont Blanc

> Take a look at the FAQ

In order to offer you a Tour du Mont Blanc without any trouble, Watse Trekking Mont Blanc suggests you two contracts of insurance with our partner April International Voyage. These contracts are adapted for a trek like the Tour du Mont Blanc.

The Cancellation Insurance contract insures you if you have to cancel your trip before the start or if you missed your flight.

The Multirisk Insurance contract includes:

  • Cancellation before the start and interuption during the trip
  • Missing flight and flight delay
  • Baggages option and personnal belongings included
  • Repatriation and travel insurance all over the world
  • Search and rescue costs until 15 000 €
  • An accident travel insurance
  • Public liability abroad
  • The impossible return and the anticipated return

The cost of these insurances is based on the Tour du Mont Blanc you choose. In order to subscribe to one of this contract, please tick the choosen option when you book your trek !

The price includes :

  • Leading by a professional Mountain Guide
  • Accommodations as said in the program
  • Half board formula in the accommodation said in the program
  • Pick nick lunch prepaired by our Chief cook
  • Dried fruits during the hike
  • Bags transfer every day excepted on day 1
  • Showers in the accommodations described in the program
The price does not include :

  • Transport to and from the start of the trek
  • Personnal drinks
  • Any supplement for a private or single room in the comfort formula, contact us
  • Eventual private transferts or cable car not included in the program
  • Insurances
To book this trek, please proceed as described :

  • Click on one of the links «  book this trek » and choose your insurance options, type of accommodation and the date of start.
  • Choose the payment method between credit card and bank transfert.

If you choose the bank transfert method, contact us in order to get our account details. If you choose the credit card method, your invoice will be in your personnal account on line as soon as we will get the confirmation of the paymen. You can pay the rest directly from your personnal o line account. The rest has to be paid at the latest 1 month before the start of the trek without any reminder from us.

  • Pay 30 % deposit
  • Print, fill in, sign and send t us by mail or email the registration form

Your booking is only effective when we have received the deposit of 30% of the total price on our bank account.

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