Offering you a selection of the most beautiful hikes in the Chamonix valley, a panoramic stay in the Mont Blanc range whereby one may discover all its splendour. Strolls between the Mer de Glace, Lac Blanc, Posettes... Easy hikes to fill your eyes with this fantastic high mountain scenery.
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Departures from 20 June to 10 September 2020
4 days / 3 nights: 425€ per person (based on a double/twin bedroom)
Single supplement: 140€
Information and reservation is simple by telephone or email.
The price includes:
The price does not include:
The price is all inclusive from departure to end point.
Meet at your hotel in the centre of Chamonix
SIGNAL FORBES - LA MER DE GLACE
Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car to the mid station Plan de l'Aiguille and hike along a balcony trail through the alpine pastures of la Blaitière to the Forbes signal (2200m). Descend along the the Mer de Glace facing the Aiguille des Drus and the Grandes Jorasses. Descend to Chamonix on foot or on the Montenvers train. Overnight in Chamonix.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +200m -500m (-900m extra if descending to Chamonix on foot)
Take the Planpraz telecabine and walk to Lac Cornu (2250m). Panoramic view of the entire Mont Blanc range, the Aravis and Faucigny mountains. Descend to Chamonix by the Planpraz telecabine or on foot. Overnight in Chamonix.
4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +600m -600m (-1000m extra if descending to Chamonix on foot)
BALCONY TRAIL OF MONT BLANC - LE TOUR
Cross Chamonix and ascend with the cable car to Planpraz. Facing the Mont Blanc range, balcony trail to reach the refuge at La Flégère. The path continues on to the Chéserys lakes, passes at the foot of the Aiguilles Rouges mountains and then descend to Col des Montets. Incredible views over the Mont Blanc range from this balcony day. Possible detour to Lac Blanc. Night in a gîte in the village of Le Tour.
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +600m -850m
COL DE BALME - AIGUILLETTE DES POSSETTES
From the gîte hike to the Col de Balme and the Aiguillette des Posettes. Panoramic view of the Mont Blanc and the glaciers of Le Tour and Argentière. Descend through the alpine pastures to Montroc-Le Tour. Return by train or bus to Chamonix.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +950m -950m
End point during the afternoon at Montroc-le-Planet.
The itinerary is established according to the latest information available, the possibility of unknown factors affecting this itinerary is possible including situations beyond our control which may change the route, timings etc.
Elevation: +/- 400m to 950m approximately per day.
Walking time: 4.5 to 6 hours approximately per day.
Type of trek: this tour is not technically difficult and is open to children from 10 years old.
Before departure, we send you a travel folder containing:
- 1 IGN TOP 25 with the route highlighted.
- 1 road-book containing all the information necessary for the trek.
- 1 waterproof map holder.
- Accommodation list.
The tour of Mont Blanc is a trek which is very well indicated:
In France: marked with red and white stripes for Grande Randonnée (in both directions).
With baggage transport: your baggage is transported daily to your accommodation by our logistics vehicle.
COMFORT: 3* Hotel
Day 1 and 2 - night in 3* Hotel on B&B basis in Chamonix (twin/double bedroom).
Day 3 - night in 3* Hotel on half board basis in Argentière (twin/double bedroom).
Breakfast is included and provided in each accommodation. Dinner is included on night 3.
Picnics are not included and can be pre-ordered at each accomodation in the evening.
We can personalise a tour according to your requirements (number of days, participants, level of route, accommodation, etc.)
IGN Top 25 - 3630 OT - Chamonix
Meeting point Sunday at 10:30am in front of the train station of Montroc-le-Planet.
Inbound: departure from Paris-Gare de Lyon the day before at 12:45pm (or 12:11pm) arrival in Chamonix at 7:48pm (6:48pm).
Night bus: departure from Paris Bercy Gare at 11:20pm, arrive at Lyon Perrache at 5:15am, connection at 6:00am, arrival in Chamonix at 9:35am.
There are regular buses throughout the whole Chamonix valley - with an hourly bus service between Les Houches and Montroc-le-Planet.
Return night train: in progress...
Times given are indicative and should be verified at a train station or on the SNCF website.
Take the A40 motorway to Chamonix, follow the main road towards Argentière and Switzerland to the village of Montroc (1km after Argentière) or exit at Les Houches, Bellevue/Prarion.
There is ample parking at the meeting point in Montroc-le-Planet or in the village of Le Tour 1km away.
If you wish to leave your car in a covered garage, contact:
Chamonix Auto Park: 04 50 53 65 71 (40 to 50€ per week).
The easiest option for your return is to leave your car at the end point of the tour at the Prarion gondola in the village of Les Houches and take the bus to the meeting point in Montroc-le-Planet.
1 hour by car to Chamonix.
Bus and minibus services direct to your accommodation (25-35€ pp each way)
2h15 by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix, 4h15 journey (40-45€ pp return)
7 hours by car to Chamonix.
Train every 2 hours to Chamonix / 5-6 hour journey (80-120€ pp return)
End point Saturday at 4:00pm at Montroc-le-Planet.
At the end of the tour the way back from Montroc-le-Planet to Chamonix is easy via bus.
By request we can book a bedroom for you before and/or after your trek.
Les Houches - Hôtel St Antoine: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 10
Hôtel les Campanules: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 71
Hôtel les Mélèzes: +33 (0)4 50 54 40 09
Le Tour - Chalet Alpin: +33 (0)4 50 54 04 16
Chamonix Tourist Office : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 24
If you book a night in the Chamonix valley, ask the hotel reception for a bus/train pass to use public transport for free in the Chamonix valley.
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible on: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 30 to 40 litres for your personal belongings for the day (warm clothes, waterproofs, water, plate and cutlery for your picnic, sunscreen and your identity papers) and please keep a little room to carry a picnic and snacks.
Your baggage will be transported daily between accommodation by our logistics vehicle. You are allowed 1 soft, sports type bag with all your possessions inside, no heavier than 12kg. Your bag has to be carried everyday by the driver, where access is not always easy, please think of their backs! Baggage which is too big and too heavy won't be accepted by the drivers!
If you wish to prolong your holiday, we can safely hold another bag for you which you may leave with us at the departure point and it will be deposited at the end point with your other baggage.