WALKERS’ HAUTE ROUTE TOUR DU MONT BLANC

7-days Haute Route Tour du Mont Blanc  in dormitories or in comfort formula from 1380 €

On this fabulous WHR itinerary you will have the opportunity to look at the stunning views of the Mont Blanc range as well as walking on glaciers. This trek is mid way from hiking and mountaineering and is made for the hiker who want to step beyond.

WHYS THIS TOUR DU MONT BLANC ?
A wild and alpine trek
  Claciers crossing !
This trek is a beautiful challenge for the experienced hiker.
 View on the Mont Blanc every day
 Guaranteed departure from 4 hikers
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Difficulty

4/5
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Duration

7 days

Group size

10 persons maximum

Accomadations

Dormitories / Private rooms

Dates

Every Sunday on summer time

Starting point

Les Contamines

Bags transfer

Included

Ending point

Le Tour
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Difficulty

4/5

Groupe size

10 persons maximum

Dates

Every Sunday on summer time

Bags transfer

Included

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Duration

7 days

Accomadation

Dormitories / Private rooms

Starting point

Les Contamines

Ending point

Le Tour
WHY THIS TOUR DU MONT BLANC ?
A wild and alpine trek
  Claciers crossing !
This trek is a beautiful challenge for the experienced hiker.
 View on the Mont Blanc every day
 Guaranteed departure from 4 hikers
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DAY-TO-DAY PROGRAM

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DAY-TO-DAY PROGRAM

> DAY 1 : LES CONTAMINES – REFUGE DES CONSCRITS

Meeting point is on the parking of le Cugnon in Les Contamines Montjoie at 9 AM. By a small and nice trail in the forest, we hike first to the traditional refuge of Tré la Tête. Then we continue to the refuge of les Conscrits by a nice path in balcony or by the glacier according to the mountain conditions. No baggage tonight.
 6 hours / 9 km
Night in refuge without baggage
D+ 950 m

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> DAY 2 : REFUGE DES CONSCRITS – REFUGE ROBERT BLANC

After crossing the glacier, we hike up to the wild Col du Tondu (2880 m). The way down is slightly more challenging but keeps nice with a pleasant high trail towards the refuge Robert Blanc. No baggage tonight.
 6 hours / 8 km
Night in refuge without baggage
D+ 650 m / D- 350 m

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> DAY 3 : REFUGE ROBERT BLANC – MAISON VIEILLE

A balcony trail leads us to the Col de la Seigne where we catch the classical TMB itinerary. Then the lac Combal and its milky water offers us a nice view before climbing up to the balcony trail towards the refuge. The South face of the Mont Blanc and its nice mountaineering stories face us tonight.
 6 hours / 18 km
Night in refuge
D+ 850 m / D- 1000 m

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 > DAY 4 : MAISON VIEILLE – REFUGE BONATTI

Descent to Courmayeur, called the « italian Chamonix ». We pass through its old streets before climbing towards the val Sapin ad the refuge Bertone. By a spectacular balcony offering great views on the Mont Blanc, we reach the refuge Bonatti named after the famous italian mountaineer. No baggage tonight.
6 heures / 16 km
Night in refuge without baggage
D+ 1000 m / D- 1100 m

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> DAY 5 : REFUGE BONATTI – LA FOULY

Nice and wild day out of the beaten tracks towards the Col du Ban d’Array (2695 m). The way down is a pleasure in the swiss meadows as we pass close to La Peule, a nice pasture land. We finally reach La Fouly a small and pleasant village.
6 heures / 21 km
Night in refuge
D+ 1000 m / D- 1300 m

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> DAY 6 : LA FOULY – CABANE D’ORNY

We first have a small drop in taxi to Praz de Fort before climbing up to the Cabane d’Orny. Here we will stay tonight at an altitude of more than 2800 m. No baggage tonight.
 6 heures / 16 km
Night in refuge without baggage
D+ 1600 m / D- 300 m

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> DAY 7 : CABANE D’ORNY – LE TOUR

The glaciers awaits us for a fantastic last day in the mountains. Many summits are close to us and we will take time to enjoy theirs views. We reach the refuge Albert 1er, before starting the long and nice descent to the village of Le Tour. End of the trek in Le Tour around 3 PM.
 7 heures / 15 km
End of the trek
D+ 500 m / D- 1000 m

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The price of the confort formula is 1465 € per person.

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

  • 3 nights in double bedrooms with or without sanitaries in the room
  • 3 nights in small and collective dormitories

 

In order to book this formula, tick the « Comfort » option when you book.

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

Map of the access to the starting point

Back to the starting point : Take the train in Montroc until Le Fayet and then take the local bus to Les Contamines Montjoie.

All details are available at the tourism board in Les Contamines Montjoie( 00 33 (0)4 50 47 01 58) or Chamonix (00 33 (0)4 50 53 00 24).

We can additionnally help you by driving you to and from the starting/ending point of the trek. Contact us.

Hébergements avant et après le tour :

  • 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

A professionnal guide leads you all along the trek and you only carry your day daily bag.

In order to get your bag welle prepared, have a look at our Equipment and FAQ pages.

Here is a small reminder of somme essentials :

  • A rucksack of 30 to 50 Liters
  • Hiking boots
  • Mountain adapted clothes
  • Gourd/Bottle
  • Yours meds 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 a Tour du Mont Blanc without ay trouble, Watse Trekking Mont Blanc suggets 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 Multirisks 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 that 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 Leader and a professional High Mountain guide
  • Accommodations as said in the program
  • Half board formula in the accommodation said in the program
  • Pick nick lunch prepared by our Chef
  • Dried fruits during the hike
  • Bag transfer on day 3 and day 5
  • Transfer as said in the program
  • Showers in the accommodations described in the program

The price does not include :

  • Transport to and from the start of the trek
  • Personnal drinks
  • 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

In order 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 online account. The rest have 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 us by mail or email the registration form 

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

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