Tour du Mont Blanc in 4 days

A sensational tour along the top of the Alps

The Tour du Mont Blanc in 4 days

In our opinion, this accessible hike is without doubt the most beautiful way to discover trekking. Experience the joys of a multi-day hike in the magnificent setting of the Mont Blanc mountain range!

With views of a range of superb landscapes, contemplate the most beautiful sights the Alps have to offer. The recipe for a simple life in the open air, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This trek allows a gentle discovery of the Tour du Mont Blanc with its forests, mountain pastures, villages and glaciers… Get away from it all on one of the most beautiful treks in the world.

Listen to the guide's description of the trip (french)
Your consultant
Pierrick Delattre, guide Watse
Pierrick Delattre 06 65 93 29 29
Pierrick, the founder of the agency, grew up in the Mont Blanc region.

As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession, always with your happiness as his goal. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.

The advantages of the TMB in 4 days

trek france italy A beautiful route from France into Italy
panoramas A short trek with exceptional panoramas
varied section The most varied section of the TMB
comfortable accomodation High-quality accommodation


duration4 days




group12 max.

Departure from

departure placeLes Houches

Date of departure

departure dateEvery Sunday in Summer




luggageEvery evening

The programme in detail

Day 1: Les Houches – Bionnassay

5 hrs 30 walking time – Accommodation: refuge – 800 m (2,625 ft) ascent / 500 m (1,640 ft) descent

Today, you will meet the group and your guide in front of the Bellevue cable car at 9 am. The day begins with a climb through the forest, until you reach the summit of Prarion (1969m), from which you can enjoy a first 360° panorama.

Descent to the Fioux refuge for the night.

Jour 1 TMB 4 jours

Day 2: Bionnassay – Les Contamines

6 hrs walking time – Accommodation: gîte – 950 m (3,115 ft) ascent / 1,300 m (4,265 ft) descent
For this second day of walking, get ready to be amazed! By a beautiful route at the foot of the glaciers, we pass the Col de Tricot (2120 m) and we cross the alpine pasture of Truc.

Descend to the village of Les Contamines for the night.

Jour 2 TMB 4 jours

Day 3: Les Contamines – Les Chapieux

7 hrs walking time – Accommodation: refuge – 1,450 m (4,760 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,625 ft) descent
By the path of the Roman road, we climb towards the Cols du Bonhomme (2408 m) and des Fours (2665 m), objectives of our morning. After a picnic facing a vast panorama, we will reach the Vallée des Chapieux, at the end of the Tarentaise, the place of production of Beaufort!
Jour 3 TMB 4 jours

Day 4: Les Chapieux – Courmayeur

6 hrs walking time – 1,100 m (3,610 ft) ascent / 1,050 m (3,445 ft) descent
Today is a magnificent day facing Mont Blanc ! It begins with a climb to the Col de la Seigne (2514 m), border between France and Italy. We then enter Val d’Aosta via Val Véni. The Italian side of Mont Blanc is offered to us. The descent to Courmayeur marks the end of the adventure.
Fin du trek

Useful information

Useful information
Luggage transport
The transfer of one piece of luggage per person is provided every day between the different accommodations: a soft bag, of the duffle bag type, of a maximum of 12kg per person.

You only carry your day’s belongings, in a backpack of about 30L.

Ideally, you should have some hiking and/or trekking experience before embarking on this type of trek, but any physically fit beginner is welcome to join us. We’re here to guide you.

Between 6 and 8 hours’ walking per day throughout the trek, with some more difficult sections, particularly at the start of the season when the snow is still present. You should be able to climb at least 1,000 m (3 200ft.)a day for several days in a row.

We strongly recommend that you practice an endurance sport regularly and train specifically for this trek.

Directions and accommodation

Directions to the starting point : Meet at Bellevue cable car station at 9 am on Day 1.

You can leave your vehicle in the Prarion car park a few meters above. It is a free outdoor car park.

> Map to get to the starting point

Return to the starting point: Bus from Place Monte Bianco in Courmayeur to Chamonix, or taxi. Then bus, train or taxi from Chamonix. Return from Courmayeur not included in the price of the stay.

Bus timetables at the Chamonix tourist office ( +33(0)4 50 53 00 24) or Courmayeur ( 00 39 01 65 84 20 60).

Accommodation before and after the trek:

  • Hotel Saint Antoine – 7 route Napoléon, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 40 10
  • Hotel du Bois – 475 Avenue des Alpages, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 50 35
  • Gîte Michel Fagot – 2 Allée des Sorbiers, 74310 Les Houches – 04 50 54 42 28

Even if you choose to do it in summer, it can get cold on the TMB! We strongly recommend that you pack clothes suitable for a multi-day hike, such as:

  • A fleece
  • A windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Walking trousers.

The terrain is varied and we recommend you wear walking boots that protect your ankles.

The accommodations provide blankets and pillows, but you will need a silk sheet, for hygienic reasons.

For more information, voir notre our special TMB equipment page.

To ensure your TMB goes off without a hitch, Watse Trekking Mont Blanc offers three insurance policies with our partner April International Voyage, and a comprehensive Covid-specific contract.
These contracts are designed especially for treks like the Tour du Mont Blanc.

The Comfort cancellation contract covers you in the case of cancellation before your departure and/or a missed flight.

The Comfort multi-risk contract includes:

  • Cancellation before departure and interruption of your trek
  • Missed flight and flight delay
  • Luggage and personal belongings option
  • Worldwide repatriation and travel assistance
  • Search and rescue costs up to €15,000
  • Individual travel accident option
  • Third-party liability abroad
  • Impossible return and early return

The COVID contract includes:

  • Cancellation before departure and interruption of your trek
  • Missed flight and flight delay
  • Luggage and personal belongings option
  • Worldwide repatriation and travel assistance
  • Search and rescue costs up to €15,000
  • Individual travel accident option
  • Third-party liability abroad
  • Impossible return and early return
  • Cancellation due to illness 30 days before departure
  • Cancellation due to denied boarding
  • Remote consultation before departure
  • Medical repatriation
  • Hotel costs and medical fees
  • Psychological support
  • Grocery deliveries and home help

The price varies according to the Tour du Mont Blanc you choose. To take out one of these two contracts, just select the option when you book your trek!


To book, you must:

  • Click on one of the “book this trek” links and select the insurance, and date options.
  • Select your payment type (cheque, bank transfer, debit card): There are several ways to pay.
    • To pay by cheque: please make it out to WATSE and send to: WATSE – 63 avenue de la gare – 74170 Saint Gervais les Bains Le Fayet – France.
    • To pay by bank transfer: contact us for our bank details.
    • To pay by debit card: your invoice will be in your online account as soon as your payment has been confirmed by the bank. You will then be able to pay the balance directly from your account.
  • Pay a 30% deposit or the balance for your trek
  • Print out the booking form then fill it in, sign it and send it back to us by email or post. Your reservation will only be effective when 30% of the total cost is credited to WATSE’s bank account.
  • The balance must be paid at least one month before departure without a reminder from us.


Dates and prices

Tour du Mont Blanc in 4 days

Included in the price
  • Supervision by a qualified mountain guide
  • Accommodation in dormitories, as described in the trek programme
  • Half board, as described in the trek programme
  • Packed lunches prepared by a chef
  • Dried fruit and nut snacks prepared by a chef
  • Luggage transfer every night
  • Showers in the accommodations
Not included in the price
  • Transport to and from the start of the trek
  • Drinks other than water served with meals
  • Any private transport or cable car tickets not included in the trek programme
  • Assistance and cancellation insurance, to subscribe at the time of booking
  • Anything not listed in “Included in the price”

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