5473543287 73ea44d6a4 The Mont Blanc Tour: The best summits in 12 days

The Mont Blanc Tour can not be missing the curriculum of any mountain lover. It is an adventure trip to the Alps that will completely change your perception of hiking. A trek of 170 km through the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps in 12 days leaves much of an impression.

What makes the Mont Blanc Tour so special are the peaks and landscapes that we are treading during these days. The minimum height is about 2,000 meters of altitude and the views that give us ten mountain passes and 40 glaciers that descend from the peaks are amazing. Let’s review a little bit the summits and places we will contemplate in this trekking in the Alps.

We start on the Argentiere Refuge, from there we will reach first Aiguillette des Posettes at 2,201 meters of altitude to reach from there the pass that divides the French Alps and the Swiss Alps, the Col de Balme of 2,191 meters. The hiking party has only just begun.

From Switzerland, we will drive to Champex, a typical Swiss mountain village with its wooden houses and a large lake. The next day we will go through the mythical climbing area, L’Amone, and then walk to La Fouly where we will rest to face a fifth day of luxury.

Our goal is the Grand Ferret (2537m) from where we will observe with veneration the views offered by the imposing Mont Dolent (3823m), before crossing to Italy. If for the day there are great summits, at night we rest in the middle of the valley, with the Great Jorasses and the glacier of Frébouze.

The route gets interesting thanks to the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Our goal will be Courmayeur, but before we will see Tète Bernarda and the Brenva glacier descending from Mont Blanc, the Dent du Geant, and the Grandes Jorasses. When the Mont Blanc Tour takes a week, the collection of kilometers and peaks is incredible. However, we want more.

From Courmayeur, we go towards Dolonne, before climbing Collado de Chécrouit (1967m). From there we walk to Lake Combal, at the foot of the Miage Glacier and down to the valley of Lee Blanche. We slept with the Petit Mont Blanc to our left and the glacier of Lee Blanche almost caressing us.

The passage through Italy will be unforgettable, but the return to France is also very palatable. On the eighth day we will climb the Col de la Seigne (2696m) and then the Col de Fours (2665m). That night we slept at 2433m.

The next day we descend slightly to the pass of Bonhomme (2323m) and then to Contamines. From there, on the tenth day of trekking, we climbed the Tricot pass (2123m) and enjoying the Bionnassy glacier. We go down to a suspension bridge to the Himalayan in perfect condition.

We pass the Voza pass and then walk to Les Houches, where everyone starts the tour in the opposite direction to ours. From there we have begun the ascent towards the Brevant, but we stayed 200m from him, spending the night looking at the whole valley of Chamonix, its imposing glaciers, and the beloved Mont Blanc.

On the penultimate day of the Tour of Mont Blanc, we start from Brevant (2526m), and we will arrive at All Chalet of the Fleguere. With the valley walking parallel to us we arrive at the refuge from where many of the typical photos of the valley of Chamonix are taken. On the last day, we descend towards Tre-le-Champ, passing by the Cheserys lakes.

As you see, an unforgettable adventure and hiking trip.

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