TMB EAST: SELF GUIDED

TMB EAST SELF GUIDED TREK

TREK OVERVIEW

Self Guided Trek: Tour du Mont Blanc - East
Duration: 7 nights
Suitability & grading: Grade 3- Good level of stamina & fitness required for 10 days of trekking over alpine terrain
Accommodation: 4 x 3* Hotels, 2 x Auberge & 1 x Mountain Refuges
Meals: 2 x B&B in Chamonix & Courmayeur, 5 x half board (B&B + 3 course evening meal) whilst on the tour
Trek price: £1245 per person
Bag transfer: Price depending on group size
Solo trekker supplement: £500
Dates 2018: To suit you

7 NIGHT ITINERARY

 DAY 1

Arrival in Courmayeur.

DAY 2

COURMAYEUR TO REFUGIO BONATTI:
The first day of your trek takes you up to the Refuge Bertoni with amazing views of Mont Blanc and Courmayeur down below. You spend the rest of the day on a lofty traverse from high above the Val Ferret with stunning views of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc before reaching your accommodation at the beautiful Refuge Bonatti 2056m.
Distance: 17k
Height gain: +750m
Descent: -0m

DAY 3

REFUGIO BONATTI TO LA FOULY:
An early start and a new country awaits, you continue through the Val Ferret to Arnuva before making your ascent to the Grand Col Ferret 2537m via the Refugio Elena and the Italian/Swiss border. You then make a relatively easy and enjoyable descent via la Peule & Ferret to La Fouly and your hotel accommodation for the night.
Distance: 20k
Height gain: +900m
Descent: -1400m

DAY 4

LA FOULY TO CHAMPEX-LAC:
Day 4 brings an easy day in comparison walking in the beautiful Swiss Val Ferret. You pass through the villages of Praz de Fort and Issert before making your ascent to the charming village of Champex-Lac and your resting place for the evening.
Distance: 15k
Height gain: +420m
Descent: -570m

DAY 5

CHAMPEX-LAC TO TRIENT:
An initial easy start to the day is to be had as we wind our way on easy paths to Plan de l'Au. You then climb up steadily to the Alpage Bovine 1987m and enjoy fabulous views over Martigny and the Swiss Valais. From this lofty position you make your descent to the Col du Forclaz 1526m and on to the little village of Trient. Option to take the variant via Fenetre d'Arpette.
Via Bovine
Distance: 18k
Height gain: +750m
Descent: -950m
Via Fenetre d'Arpette
Distance: 15k
Height gain: +1200m
Descent: -1350m

DAY 6

TRIENT TO ARGENTIERE:
Again today you have two options as you can take the route directly to the Col du Balme from Trient or by following the variant up through alpine woodland to the Alpage of Tseppes, Catogne and on to the Col du Balme 2191m and the Swiss/French border. From the col you then make your descent to the hamlet of Le Tour and across pastureland to the village of Argentiere and your hotel accommodation for the evening.
Direct via the Col du Balme
Distance: 13k
Height gain: +900m
Descent: -900m
Via Catogne & the Col du Blame
Distance: 15k
Height gain: +1000m
Descent: -1000m

DAY 7

ARGENTIERE TO CHAMONIX: 
Your final day and a fitting end to the trek takes you back into the Aiguille Rouges to the stunning Lac des Cheserys & Lac Blanc 2352m. You then make a descent to Flegere and take the balcony path traversing high above the Chamonix valley to Planpraz completing the easterly half of the TMB. A final decent via the cable car back to Chamonix in time for a celebratory drink as you have just completed half of the best multi day treks in the world. In the event of lift closures you make our descent back to Chamonix via Flegere.
Distance: 14k
Height gain: +1200m
Descent: -500m

DAY 8

Departure.

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