TMB WEST: GUIDED

TMB WEST GUIDED TREK

TREK OVERVIEW

Trek: Tour du Mont Blanc - West, Chamonix to Courmayeur
Duration: 6 nights
Trekking: 4 days, 1 free day to explore Courmayeur and Chamonix
Suitability and grading: Grade 2 - reasonable level of stamina and fitness required for 5 days of trekking over alpine terrain.
Accommodation: 5 x 3-star hotels, 1 x auberges and 1 x mountain refuges. Meals: 3 x B&B in Chamonix and Courmayeur, 3 x half board (B&B + 3 course evening meal) whilst on the half tour.
Group sizes: Minimum 2, maximum 12 (plus guide)
Trek price: £1385 per person
Bag transfer: Included
Single rooms: Available, 5 nights at £250
Dates 2018: 25 June- 1 July, 9- 15 July, 23- 29 July, 6- 12 Aug and 3- 9 September (bag transfer included on all treks).

7 NIGHT ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Chamonix, B&B hotel accommodation.

DAY 2

CHAMONIX TO LES HOUCHES
You commence the Tour du Mont Blanc from Chamonix, taking the cable car to the Planpraz at 2000m (option to walk up if preferred). From here, you take the TMB route to the Col du Brevent, Brevent 2525m and descend along the stunning ridge to Refuge Bel Lachat. From the refuge, you make the long and tough descent via Parc Merlet to Les Houches to reach your hotel accommodation for the night.
Distance: 13km
Height gain: +700
Descent: -1500m

DAY 3

LES HOUCHES TO LES CONTAMINES 
Our day starts with a cable car ride to the Bellevue 1802m, with stunning views of the Mont Blanc range from high above the western end of the Chamonix valley. We then have a choice of routes to Les Contamines via Bionnassay and Chapel or the Col du Tricot and Chalets des Miage. 
Bionnassay
Distance: 15km
Height gain: +100m
Descent: -700m
Via Col du Tricot:
Distance: 13km
Height gain: +800m
Descent: -1300m (using the cable car) 

DAY 4

LES CONTAMINES TO REFUGE MOTTETS 
A great day awaits you, as we make our ascent through three cols, Col du Bonhomme, Col de la Croix du Bonhomme and the Col des Fours 2665m. Descending steeply through the wild and remote landscape to Ville des Glaciers and our rest stop for the night at the atmospheric Refuge Mottets.
Distance: 20km
Height gain: +1500m
Descent: -900m
 

DAY 5

REFUGE MOTTETS TO COURMAYEUR
Staying at the Refuge Mottets gives us a great position below the Col du Seigne 2516m. Although we climb steeply at times, we soon find ourselves over the col and across the French and Italian border into Italy. We then make a descent into the stunning Val Veny with easy walking through the hanging valleys to Lac Combal. From here, we descend down to La Visaille and take the shuttle bus to Courmayeur.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +700m
Descent: -700m 

DAY 6

FREE DAY TO EXPLORE COURMAYEUR AND CHAMONIX
You have the morning in Courmayeur and then return by bus to Chamonix.
Suggested activities: Helbronner cable car or Aiguille du Midi cable car to 3842m.

DAY 7

Departure

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