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The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix offers a Mont Blanc sport tour ! Either the entire loop around the Mont Blanc, in 6 days, or about 155 km and  8600 m cumulative height difference.

A collective challenge where everyone finds their worth! Supervision is provided by a mountain leader, offering you a level of security and user-friendliness, as well as flexibility in the organization of our days and adaptation to the level of all. This trip combines effort, discovery of the mountain environment, an introduction to the Trail and advice throughout the trip.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Chamonix - Les Contamines                                        
From the church of Chamonix (1042 m), the emblematic place of the TMB departure, we go along the waters of the Arve to the village of Les Houches. We cross the Col de Voza (1653m) into Val Montjoie. Passing through multiple hamlets we reach the village of Contamines (1150m), the end of our first day.
Elevation gain: 1300m - Elevation loss: 1100m - Distance : 25km

Day 2 : Les Contamines - The Mottets                                    
After a warm-up at the bottom of the valley, at Notre Dame de la Gorge we tackle a long climb on a Roman road that leads us to the Col du Bonhomme (2329m). We cross to the Col de la Croix de Bonhomme and ascend to the Col des Fours (2665m), into the wildest part of the TMB. The descent into the Vallée des Glaciers where we spend the night.

Elevation gain: 1600m - Elevation loss: 1000m - Distance : 21km

Day 3 : The Mottets - Courmayeur                                           
Ascent of the border pass of Seigne (2516m). We discover the spectacular Italian slope of the Mont-Blanc massif. We descend into Val Veni. From Lac-Combal (2000m) our trail goes up to the alpine pastures of Arp Veille, a remarkable panoramic path. A long descent leads us to Courmayeur.
Elevation gain: 1100m - Elevation loss: 1700m - Distance : 23km

Day 4 : Courmayeur - Fouly
It's our longest day of the week. From Courmayeur we climb into a beautiful larch forest to reach the refuge of Bertone (1989m). This magnificent panoramic trail to the Bonatti refuge (2022m) is a feast for the senses. The Grand Col Ferret (2537m) is the culmination of our journey. We are now in Switzerland. A downhill run leads us to the village of Fouly (1600m), located in the Swiss Val Ferret.

Elevation gain: 2100m - Elevation loss: 1700m - Distance : 32km

Day 5 : La Fouly - Col de la Forclaz
We cross the Swiss Val Ferret dotted with small architecturally preserved hamlets to the village of Issert (1050m). A climb leads us to Champex le Lac (1450m). Continuing our climb we find the panoramic mountain pastures of Bovine (2000m). A long descent brings us to the Col de la Forclaz (1526m) and then to the village of Trient (1280m).
Elevation gain: 1500m - Elevation loss: 1800m - Distance : 32km

Day 6 : Forclaz Pass - Chamonix
We leave Switzerland by the mountain pastures of Catogne to join those of des Posettes (2000m). We are back in the Chamonix Valley. On the balcony facing the Mont Blanc Massif, we wrap up our week by finishing in front of the Chamonix church.
Elevation gain: 1000m - Elevation loss: 1300m - Distance : 20km

The guide may have to adapt the route to weather conditions and/or to group physical and/or technical ability.
 

GROUP BOOKING

The collective formula associates several people who do not necessarily know each other. It allows for a planned program to benefit from an attractive price on fixed dates. This formula is ideal for people looking for the friendliness of a group.

Dates : Find all the dates available in the drop-down list below
 
Price 2023 : 1020€ per person - based on a minimum of 6 participants
 
This price includes :
- the organization and supervision by a state qualified trekking guide
- half-board accommodation in either a basic hotel or small hotels in dormitories
- pic-nic lunches
- luggage transportation throughout the trek (1 piece of luggage per person, maximum 15KG per bag - No hard-shell suitcase)

Not included in the price :
- drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
- repatriation insurance (compulsory). Cancellation Insurance highly reccommended

 

PRIVATE BOOKING

A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a mountain leader to their clients. It allows you to be alone or in your own group with your mountain leader who will meet your specific needs.It is undoubtedly the ideal formula realise your projects because it guarentees you a maximum amount of comfort. You are free to choose your departure date. Depending on the weather conditions, the proposed route can be adjusted according to your level and expectations, the professional can suggest alternatives to the itinerary.

Prices 2023 :
1 person : 5420€ per person | 5 people : 1520€ par person
2 people : 2985€ par person | 6 people : 1355€ par person
3 people : 2170€ par person | 7 people : 1240€ par person
4 people : 1765€ par person | 8 people : 1020€ par person

This price includes :
- the organization and supervision by a state qualified trekking guide
- half-board accommodation in either a basic hotel or small hotels in dormitories
- pic-nic lunches
- luggage transportation throughout the trek (1 piece of luggage per person, maximum 15KG per bag - No hard-shell suitcase)

Not included in the price :
- drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
- repatriation insurance (compulsory). Cancellation Insurance highly reccommended

Further information

In this section, find all the information about this activity. For further information, please contact our advisor (contact details above).

Meeting point : meet at 8.30am in front of the Compagnie des Guides in Chamonix, 190 place de l'Eglise, 744000 Chamonix Mont-Blanc. 

Ability level : 5/5. The Tour du Mont Blanc fast walking trip is of a sustained difficulty. It is the duration of this trip that increases the difficulty. A minimum of 1000m (3280ft) and a maximum of 2100m (6889ft)  vertical gain, and between 5h - 7h of walking per day. Hiking on generally well-maintained mountain trails, sometimes including out-of-trail sections. For active people who have trained and are in a good physical condition.

Guiding policy :  minimum 6 and maximum 8 people per state qualified guide. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding business. It guarantees a better level of comfort and a high-quality personalised advice.
Important : Registration possible from 16 years of age. Registration is not permitted  to anyone under the age of 18 without a legal guardian.

Accomodation :
- During the trip : 5 nights half board in mountain huts or small hotels in dormitories.
- Before & after the trip : benefit from preferential prices from our partner hotels in Chamonix.

Documentation :
- Participants must have sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also includes cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up.
- Participants must also take valid ID with them.

Preparing for the trip : There is an information meeting with your mountain leader the day before departure at 6pm at the Compagnie des Guides Office.
 

Equipment

The content of your trail backpack is quite close to the mandatory equipment required on an Ultra Trail. Take special care in choosing your equipment because it contributes greatly to the success of your trip, lightening the load is paramount to a successful trip ! Lunches will be in a refuge or inn. All equipment must be protected against the rain (zip loc type freezer bags)

Equipment

- A trail backpack
- A compact and solid travel bag, maximum 15kg - No hard-shell suitcase).
- A pair of trail shoes in good condition


Clothes
For added comfort regarding underwear, (t-shirts, boxers, socks), avoid cotton which is heavy, cold and dries very slowly. Opt for synthetic technical fabrics or wool, which is making a comeback. They are warmer and dry quickly.
For the day :
- 1 running shorts
- 1 under t-shirt
- 1 pair of leggings
- 1 very light waterproof overtrousers
- 1 t-shirt
- 1 light warm layer
- 1 additional warm jacket (sufficiently compressible)
- 1 lightweight gore-tex jacket
- Lightweight beanie
- Cap
- Buff neckband
- Light gloves
- 1 pair of socks

For the entire trip :
- Change of technical clothing
- 1 pair of technical leggings
- 1 pair of comfotable shoes

Accessories
For the day :
- 1 pair of sunglasses index 3 minimum
- Sun protection cream
- Toilet paper and a lighter (to make it disappear)
- A reduced pharmacy (Ibuprofen, double skin, elastoplast-type bands, etc.)
- Survival Blanket
- Handkerchief
- Hydroalcoholic gel to clean your hands.
- 1 pair of poles
- Flasks or camel bag with a capacity of 1.5 litres
- Mini frontal light
- Energy food for the day
- Money for your personal expenses
- Nok-type anti-friction cream
For the entire trip :
- Sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk)
- Mini frontal light
- Personal pharmacy : elastoplast, (stretchable strapping tape), band-aids "second skin" kit, compresses, medicines for common ailments : diarrhea, constipation, sore throat, headaches, pain relief, allergies and any prescribed medication. The mountain leader always carries a first aid kit with them. Remember that packing light is essential.
- A toiletry bag reduced to its bare minimum (sample of toothpaste, toothbrush, small soap, dry shampoo, moisturizer, etc.)
- A small terry towel
- Earplugs for the dormitory
- Identification (passport or ID card)
- Money for your personal expenses
- A little laundry soap
- Charger for watch and smartphone

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & Co & Concept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet

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