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Mont Blanc Trek

Italy, France, Switzerland Trek TOUGH
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About the Challenge

The Mont Blanc region boasts one of the world’s most renowned trekking circuits, with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable - all within a short hop from the UK! We take in three countries in three days of trekking as we circle the highest peak in Western Europe.


Mont Blanc Massif Trek

5 DAYS

Our challenge is physically demanding and will test your stamina and determination, but the rewards are some of the most spectacular views Europe has to offer – an array of towering cliffs, waterfalls spilling from glaciers, forested tracks, open meadows and crystal clear lakes. It’s wonderful trekking, and Mont Blanc is our constant companion throughout.

  • We fly to Geneva and transfer to Chamonix. Night hotel. (Lunch not included)

  • We transfer to the head of the Val Ferret and our start point at 1770m. The path quickly rises above the tree line and becomes steeper again as we climb the back wall of the valley to the high point of the day, the Grand Col Ferret (2537m). The Val Ferret is lined by steep vertical cliffs sliced in sections by fingers of crevassed glacier spilling with waterfalls to the valley bottom. From the Col we have wonderful views back down the valley to Courmayeur and onwards to the French border at Col de la Seigne, 25km away. We are now on the Swiss / Italian border and we descend over the other side to the pretty Swiss village of La Fouly (1600m). Night pension.

    Trek approx 7 hours

  • A less taxing day today, as we follow the scenic Swiss part of the Val Ferret to Champex (1450m). Our route takes us along forested tracks and through open meadows and traditional Swiss villages. Many farmers here still tend the land and their dairy herds using long-established traditional methods. The views are as spectacular as we’d expect from the heart of the Swiss Alps – you’ll be resting your legs with lots of photo stops! Champex is a picture-perfect village nestled around a crystal clear lake. Night pension.

    Trek approx 6.5 hours

  • A tough day to finish, we climb directly up out of Champex before contouring round the Fenêtre d’Arpette (2665m). The Val d’Arpette was not so long ago buried under hundreds of metres of glacier, and the sharp rocky moraine is evidence of the glacier’s destructive, eroding power. This is a non-technical walk but nonetheless a challenging day in the mountains. We descend to the Col de la Forclaz at 1526m where we meet our awaiting transport to return to Chamonix and a night of celebration. Night hotel. (Dinner not included)

    Trek approx 7 - 8 hours

  • We transfer to Geneva Airport and fly home.(Lunch not included)


Prices may vary depending on date.

  • Available pricing options

    Fundraising Option
    Registration Fee £250 Fundraising target £2,200 Tour Cost - Airline Taxes - Contact Charity

    Pricing Explained

    Registration Fee (i)
    Payable on booking

    Fundraising Target (i)
    Paid 10 or 6 weeks prior to trip departure

    Trip Cost (i)
    Payable 8 or 4 weeks prior to trip departure

    What's Included

    • Scheduled flights and all transport
    • All accommodation
    • All meals (exceptions detailed in itinerary)
    • Discover Adventure leader/*doctor (depending on final group numbers)
    • Support vehicles and local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, etc.

     

    what's excluded

    • Meals as detailed in itinerary
    • Celebration meal
    • Sleeping bag & sleeping mat
    • Personal travel insurance (to cover personal injury, cancellation/curtailment, lost items etc)
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Detailed Information

  • Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with communication devices (eg phones, radios and/or emergency satellite phones), medical kit and other safety apparatus appropriate to the destination. Our leaders always have access to our 24-hour emergency UK back-up. They are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary, should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration - such as medical questionnaires and travel insurance as appropriate - is all done with your safety in mind.

  • For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Preparing for the Challenge

  • We plan our trips around the optimal weather conditions, but could still be exposed to bad weather at any time. It is vital you are prepared for all conditions. We provide you with a detailed packing kit-list on registration, as well as details on useful discounts you are entitled to as a Discover Adventure customer. We are always available if you need advice.

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