Mont Blanc Climbing Holidays, Franceoffered by supplier M09905 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1990 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1990 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Outward journey. Arrive Geneva. Transfer to hotel in Les Houches. Meet up with your guides. Check equipment and make final preparations.
Day 2: Les Houches – Les Contamines. The tour commences after breakfast by taking the Bellevue cable car from Les Houches. This avoids the rather long and relentless ascent! Continue over the Col de Voza (1653m) and below the tip of the Bionassay glacier to the Col de Tricot (2120m). Descend to Les Contamines (1170m). Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Les Contamines – Les Chapieux. 6-7 hours. 10 miles/16 km. Ascend to the Col du Bonhomme (2329m) and traverse to the Col de la Croix de Bonhomme (2479m). Descend to Les Chapieux. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Les Chapieux – Courmayeur. 7-8 hours. 12 miles/18 km. After a steady ascent past Ville de Glaciers, cross the Col de la Seigne (2516m) into Italy. Follow the south side of the Val Veni to Courmayeur. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Courmayeur - Refugio Bonnati. 6-7 hours. 10 miles/16 km. Ascend the Mont de la Saxe ridge with superb views of the Italian side of Mont Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Refugio Bonatti – La Fouly. 7-8 hours. 11.5 miles/18 km. Cross the Grand Col Ferret (2537m) to enter Switzerland. From Grand Col Ferret descend through alpine meadows to Ferret and on to La Fouly (1595m), beautifully situated below the Glacier de l’A Neuve. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Fouly – Champex. 5-6 hours. 10.5 miles/17 km. An easier day following the beautiful Val Ferret before climbing to Champex, with its spectacular blue lake. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 8: Champex – Trient. 5-6 hours. 12 miles/ 20 km. One of the highlights of the tour across the Fenetre d’Arpette (2665m) before the descent to the Chalets du Glacier and on to Trient. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 9: Trient – Argentiere. 6-7 hours. 12 miles/20 km. Cross back into France via the Col de Balme (2191m) and Posettes ridge followed by a steep descent on good paths through forest to Argentiere. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 10: Argentiere – Les Houches. 7-8 hours. 15 miles/24 km. Route goes via Lac Blanc (2352m) and the Grand Balcon route to La Flegere (1877m). From La Flegere ascend Le Brevent (2525m) before the final descent to Les Houches. Includes: (B).
Day 11: Departure after breakfast for Airport and return flight. Includes: (B).
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- 5 nights half-board chalet accommodation
- 2 nights HB in mountain huts
- 6 full days guiding/off-piste coaching
- Resort transfers.
- Personal insurance
- Equipment hire
- Lift pass
- Travel to and from Chamonix
- Helicopter ride on Mont Blanc.
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