Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days – dormitories

The iconic trek through France, Italy and Switzerland.

The Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days

A not-to-be-missed trek for all mountain lovers, allowing you to explore the most beautiful landscapes of the Mont Blanc mountain range.

On a full circuit that takes you through France, Italy and Switzerland, discover the highest peak of the Alps from all angles, as well as the amazing surrounding scenery. As you walk along, the diversity of the different valleys on the Tour du Mont Blanc will be revealed to you.

Enjoy the pleasure of hiking with a lightweight pack and nights spent in comfortable mountain refuges for an unforgettable adventure.

Listen to the guide's description of the trip (french)
Your consultant
Pierrick Delattre, guide Watse
Pierrick Delattre 06 65 93 29 29 contact@watse.fr
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 7 days

most beautiful stages The best stages of the TMB in 7 days
comfortables accomodation Accommodation chosen for its friendliness and comfort
direction A direction that makes sense, even though it’s the opposite direction to that which other agencies offer, which means the paths are less busy
departure guaranteed Departure guaranteed as soon as 4 people have signed up.
local expert Expert local mountain guide

Duration

duration7 days

Difficulty

difficulty3/5

Group

taille du groupe12 max.

Departure from

departure placeLes Houches

Departure date

departure dateEvery 2 weeks, on Sundays in summer

Accomodation

accomodationDormitories

Luggage

luggageOne night without (day 4)

The program in detail

Day 1: Les Houches – Les Contamines

5 hrs 30 walking time – Accommodation: B&B or refuge – 650 m (2,130 ft) ascent / 1,300 m (4,260 ft) descent
Meet at the cable car station at 9 am for the ascent to Bellevue. The route takes you through the Col de Tricot mountain pass and across the Alpage du Truc mountain pastures via a beautiful route along the foot of the glaciers. Night in a B&B or inn in Les Contamines.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D1

Day 2: Les Contamines – Les Chapieux

7 hrs walking time – Accommodation: Refuge – 1,450 m (4,750 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,620 ft) descent
This stage starts on the Roman road, which marks the start of the climb up to the Col du Bonhomme and the Col des Fours mountain passes. In the afternoon, you will join the Les Chapieux valley at the end of the Tarentaise, home of the famous cheese.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D2

Day 3: Les Chapieux – Maison Vieille

6 hrs walking time – Accommodation: Refuge – 1,100 m (3,600 ft) ascent / 1,050 m (3,450 ft) descent
On the third day of your walk, it will already be time to enter a new country. After a superb climb with Mont Blanc ahead of you, you will pass through the Col de la Seigne, a route linking France and Italy. This will take you into the Aosta Valley via Val Veni and the Italian side of Mont Blanc is revealed. The evening is spent in a comfortable refuge.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D3

Day 4: Maison Vieille – Refuge Bonatti

6 hrs walking time – Accommodation: Night in a refuge without luggage – 1,100 m (3,600 ft) ascent / 1,000 m (3,280 ft) descent
The day begins with a descent into the old village of Courmayeur. You will then climb up towards the Bertone refuge to enjoy amazing views over the Mont Blanc mountain range. Simply breathtaking! The day will be rounded off with a beautiful traverse to the Bonatti refuge, marking the end of a stunning stage.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D4

Day 5: Refuge Bonatti – La Fouly

6 hrs 30 walking time – Accommodation: at an inn – 900 m (2,950 ft) ascent / 1,300 m (4,265 ft) descent
On the fifth day of walking, you will enter another new country on your Tour du Mont Blanc! After a climb with magnificent views of Mont Dolent, you will cross the Grand Col Ferret mountain pass into Switzerland. The day ends with a gentle descent to the mountain pastures of La Peule and the small village of La Fouly, a picture postcard setting in the Valais.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D5

Day 6: La Fouly – Champex -Trient

Night in an inn Option 1: 715 m (2,345 ft) ascent / 925 m (3,030 ft) descent / 5 hours walking time Option 2: 915 m (3,000 ft) ascent / 1,260 m (4,130 ft) descent / 7 hours walking time
After a short transfer in Val Ferret to Champex, you will embark on a beautiful high-level traverse above Martigny and the Rhone valley. In the distance, the vineyards bear witness to the canton’s wine production. Depending on how the group feels and current conditions, there may be an option to take the Fenêtre d’Arpette route and enjoy a beautiful alpine setting. Your guide will make the best decision
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D6

Day 7: Trient – Le Tour

5 hrs walking time – 1,000 m (3,280 ft) ascent / 850 m (2,790 ft) descent
Your last day on the TMB and time to return to France. Views over the Chamonix valley open up on the way down, as you enjoy a final breathtaking moment before arriving at the village of Le Tour, which marks the end of your adventure.
Tour du Mont Blanc in 7 days - D7

Useful information

Useful information
Luggage transport

The transfer of one piece of luggage per person is provided every day between the different accommodations (except on the evening of day 4 in Bonatti): one soft bag per person, of a maximum of 12kg each (duffle bag type).

You carry only your stuff for the day, in a backpack of about 30L.

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: Local bus from Le Tour, not included in the price of the trip.

Bus timetables at the Chamonix tourist office (info@chamonix.com +33(0)4 50 53 00 24)

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
Equipment

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.

Insurance
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!

Booking

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 7 days – dormitories

Date Options DescriptionQuantityTotal
11 to 17 june 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

25 june to 1 july 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

9 to 15 july 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

23 to 29 july 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

6 to 12 august 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

20 to 26 august 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

3 to 9 september 2023Dormitories Registrations in progress
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980,00 

Included in the price
  • Supervision by a qualified mountain guide
  • Accommodation, 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 (except day 4)
  • Showers where applicable (as described in the trek programme)
  • Cable car ticket
Not included in the price
  • Transport to and from the start of the trek
  • Drinks other than water served with meals
  • Supplement for a private or single room, as part of our comfort offer (contact us)
  • 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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Contact us!

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