Tour du Mont Blanc Classic, Guided

The classic full circuit Tour du Mont Blanc trek, starting and finishing in Chamonix Mont Blanc, including a rest day in Italy plus bag transfers for maximum comfort and enjoyment.

13 days holiday | 10 days hiking | 1 rest day | Bag transfers

On this full circuit Tour du Mont Blanc trek, we'll walk 160 km (100 miles) of stunning alpine trails and climb over 9000 vertical meters - more than the height of Mount Everest - during 10 days of varied and interesting alpine walking, enjoying world-class mountain scenery.

The views and the impressions vary each day as we hike over mountain passes between valleys and travel across three different alpine countries.

At night, we relax in comfortable hotels in charming alpine villages, but are also treated to a couple of nights in traditional alpine mountain huts in remote and scenic locations. Local, tasty food will restore our energy levels.

This full circuit Tour du Mont Blanc trek is an absolute classic and should be on every serious mountain walkers' tick-list!


17 - 29 June 2024 Full

08 - 20 July 2024 Full

12 - 24 Aug 2024 Full

02 - 14 Sept 2024 1 space

Cost 2024: £2895 p.p.

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15 - 27 June 2025 Available

07 - 19 July 2025 Available

21 July - 02 Aug 2025 Available

11 - 23 Aug 2025 Available

01 - 13 Sept 2025 Available

08 - 20 Sept 2025 Available

Cost 2025: £2995 p.p.

Other dates available on request.


  • Hiking around Mont Blanc
  • Crossing the Balme pass between Switzerland and France on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • A guided group hiking through Swiss alpine pastures on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Hiking through alpine pastures with cows on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • Our guided group hiking past shepherds hut high above the valley on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • An old chapel in a peaceful location in a small hamlet on the Tour du Mont Blanc guided hike
  • A guided hiking group enjoys lunch at the Bovine high mountain pastures in the Swiss Alps on the TMB
  • A guided group is posing in front of Mont Blanc from the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix
  • One of our guided groups hiking towards Chamonix on the Tour du Mont Blanc
  • The iconic 'TMB' marker showing the way on the Tour du Mont Blanc


DAY 1: Meeting in Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Meet with your guide and tour leader in our hotel for welcome, equipment check and a briefing on the Tour du Mont Blanc ahead. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Chamonix.

DAY 2: Above Chamonix to Les Houches

Our trip starts with a cable car ride that takes us up to nearly 2000 meters. Here, above the tree line, we begin a stunning high-level walk above the Chamonix valley with exceptional views of Mont Blanc. We descend to the village Les Houches and a traditional Savoyard hotel for the night. (B+D)

DAY 3: Les Houches to Les Contamines

We take a cable car to the top of the ski area in Les Houches. From here, we traverse below the towering Aiguille de Bionnasay and cross the snout of it's glacier on a suspension bridge, before arriving at the Col de Tricot. It's now steeply downhill to the Miage mountain pasture, where a charming mountain hut offer refreshments, before we continue on the last stretch down to the charming village Les Contamines. (B+D)

DAY 4: Les Contamines to Vallée des Glaciers

From Les Contamines we climb steadily up an old roman way towards the top of the Contamines valley. A stunning and wild walk takes us over a succession of mountain passes before our descent to the Vallée des Glaciers (the Glaciers Valley) and the final short stretch to a traditional mountain hut. (B+D)

DAY 5: Vallée des Glaciers to Courmayeur, Italy

We leave our charming hut behind and ascend to the Seigne mountain pass, where we cross the border into Italy and get the first views of the dramatic Italian side of Mont Blanc. A gentle descend into the beautiful Val Veny where we transfer the final, short distance into the Italian town Courmayeur. Your evening is free to explore the many bars and restaurants in Courmayeur. (B)

DAY 6: Free day in Courmayeur, Italy

A well-deserved free day to rest, relax and explore the many sights and activities around the chic and charming Italian town of Courmayeur. (B)

DAY 7: Courmayeur to Rifugio Val Ferret

From the town center of Courmayeur, we start our climb to the Bertone mountain hut and the Mont de la Saxe ridge. We contour the ridge above the Ferret valley, enjoying breathtaking views of the towering peaks that form the Italian side of Mont Blanc. The night is spend at the splendid Bonatti mountain hut. (B+D)

DAY 8: Val Ferret to La Fouly, Switzerland

From the Bonatti hut, we continue up the Ferret valley. At the hamlet Arnouva we start the ascend to the Grand Col Ferret, passing the Elena mountain hut on the way for a final Italian coffee stop. We now enter Switzerland and descend into the idyllic Swiss Ferret valley to the village of La Fouly. (B+D)

DAY 9: La Fouly to Champex-Lac

A gentle day today, starting with a walk down the Swiss Ferret valley, along a gushing river and through charming old Swiss farming villages. A relatively short ascent takes us through wood-land to the picturesque lake-side village Champex. (B+D)

DAY 10: Champex-Lac to Trient

Leaving Champex, we have a choice of two routes depending on how the group feels. We can cross the notorious Fenêtre d’Arpette - a tiny mountain pass cut into a rugged alpine ridge, or we can opt for the gentler Bovine route, which takes us by an old farm in a high mountain pasture, which serves as a mountain hut and offers superb views of the Rhone valley. Either way, we end the day at a bustling auberge in the small village of Trient. (B+D)

DAY 11: Trient to Argentière, France

From Trient, we hike steadily up to the Balme pass, where we cross the border back into France and the Chamonix valley. We traverse the ridge line of the Aiguilette des Posettes, enjoying breathtaking views in all directions. We descend to the village Argentière for the night. (B+D)

DAY 12: Argentière to Chamonix Mont Blanc

We leave Argentière for the last leg of our tour, ascending to the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve. A stunning high level walk delivers some of the finest views in the Alps and provides an extraordinary finale to our trek. All too soon, we commence our final descend to Chamonix and the completion of our tour. (B)

DAY 13: Departure day

Breakfast in the hotel and the official end to our Tour du Mont Blanc trek. (B)



Suitable for mountain walkers with good fitness and stamina and an adventurous spirit.


13 days holiday with 10 days walking plus 1 rest day


9 nights in hotels, 1 night in auberge and 2 nights in mountain huts.

Group size and guides:

Max. 10 clients with 1 certified English-speaking guide (UIMLA).



Expert tour planning and organisation by Alpine Treks

10 days guiding by English-speaking certified guide (UIMLA)

12 nights accommodation

Meals (12x breakfast and 8x dinners)

Luggage transfers (not to mountain huts)


Travel to and from Chamonix

Lunches, snacks, drinks and meals not mentioned above

Cable cars and busses if/when used