Between the Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva, straddling the French-Swiss border is a mountain range disconnected from the world... The Dents Blanches, Dents du Midi, Tenneverge and Mont Ruan. Incredibly shaped alpine landscapes, including lunar like deserts, alpine lakes, waterfalls and forgotten pastures. Here there is no human stress, just nature and a preserved wilderness only hikers can discover.
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Meet on Sunday at 10:00am in the Bout du Monde parking in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
CIRQUE DU BOUT DU MONDE - VOGEALLE
After a short bus transfer, traverse the natural amphitheatre of the Bout du Monde passing numerous waterfalls. The nature reserve of Sixt-fer-à-cheval is full of treasures to discover. Night in Refuge Vogealle (*without baggage).
3 hour walk / Elevation: +900m
COL AND LAKE CHAMBRE - POINTE DE BELLEGARDE
Cross to Lake Vogealle, then climb to Col de Chambre via the forgotten valley of the Vogeallette. La pointe de Bellegarde, 200m higher offers an enormous view over the Giffre valley. Descend into the wild Chambres valley. Night in Refuge des Folly (*No baggage transport).
6 hour walk / Elevation: +600m -800m (+800m -1000m option Bellegarde)
LA COMBE AUX PUAIRES - PAS AU TAUREAU - BARME
Early morning start to the karstic limestone valley of La Combe aux Puaires, cross the Pas au Taureau at 2500m, with a short cabled passage on the descent. Col de Bostan, direction Barme in Switzerland via the Pas de la Bide. Night in the pretty pastoral village of Barme with the sound of tinkling bells.
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1000m -1050m
BARME VALLEY - CABANE DE SALANFE
Cross the Pas d'Encel with its path overlooking the impressive gorges, before entering into the wild natural amphitheatre of Susanfe, dominated by the glaciers of Tour Salière (3220m) and Grand Mont Ruan (3057m). Climb to the Col de Susanfe under the Haute Cîme (3200m) and descend via a cabled trail to Lake Salanfe. Night in refuge.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +1150 -780m
COL D’EMANEY - COL DE BARBERINE - EMOSSON
Cross to the Salanfe dam, climb to the Col d’Emaney then to the Col de Barberine (2481m). Descend towards the vast Emosson dam. Nuit in refuge on the lakeshore.
7 hour walk / Elevation: +1250 -1200m
LE CHEVAL BLANC - GRENAIRON REFUGE
In the Veudale combe, the trail passes by sandstone slabs with visible traces of fossilized dinosaur. Climb to the Col du Vieux for to reach the summit of Cheval Blanc (2891m) home to chamois and ibex. Descend to Refuge Grenairon via the large Plan du Buet valley and the ridgeline of Mortine. Night in refuge.
7.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1200m -1450m
Elevation: +/- 1100m approximately per day
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours per day
Type of trek: this tour passes via rocky terrain with a few technically difficult cabled sections at the Col de la Golette, Cheval Blanc and at the Col de Susanfe.
6 nights in dormitory in refuges.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are included and are carefully prepared daily by your mountain leader, comprising a variety of a healthy salads and local products.
For the night without your baggage at the accommodation (you will get it back the night after), here are the things to add to your backpack (about 2 kilos are enough!):
- small toilet bag
- sleeping bag liner sheet
- change of clothes (bare necessities!)
IGN Top 25 - 3530 ET - SAMOENS and Top 25 - 3630 OT - CHAMONIX (1/25 000)
MPA (yellow) Trient valley (1/25 000)
Meet Sunday at 10:00am in the Bout du Monde parking in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Take the A40 motorway to Cluses, then direction Taninges, follow signs to Samoens and
continue to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Parking for the week (5€)
End point Sunday at 3:00pm in the Bout du Monde parking
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 (except Days 1 and 2) 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.