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Tour du Mont Blanc – Self Guided

Self Guided Tour Du Mont Blanc

11 day holiday: from £1299 per person

  • Highlights

    Self-guided trek in hotels

    • 11 days, independent self-guided trek
    • 165km on foot with a built-in rest day
    • Dramatic mountain views, pretty hamlets, Alpine flowers
    • Family-run hotels
    • Main luggage available for 6 out of 10 nights

     

  • Group size: minimum 2 people
  • Our self-guided TMB offers the same level of accommodation as the guided trek, but you can enjoy the independence of trekking alone. You spend 9 nights in hotels and 1 night at an auberge and most nights you will have an en-suite bathroom. Trekking in a clockwise direction you cross 5 major passes, cover around 165km and trek at your own pace. Most dinners are included and you can find lunch at the mountain refuges or take a picnic. This trip has a built-in rest day in La Palud (Courmayeur) when you can relax or trek and you can extend your stay in Chamonix if you want to do some more walking.
  • Itinerary

     

    1. Arrive at our hotel in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. Hotel
    2. Trek Chamonix Valley to Lac Blanc (2352m) and on to Argentiere. Hotel
    3. Trek from Argentiere, over the Col de Balme (2191m) and on to La Forclaz. Hotel
    4. Trek to Champex (1486m) along the Bovine route. Hotel
    5. Trek to Champex to La Fouly (1600m). Hotel
    6. Trek La Fouly to La Palud (Courmayeur) via the Grand Col Ferret (2532m). Hotel
    7. Rest day in La Palud (Courmayeur) or trek to La Visaille. Hotel
    8. Trek to Chapieux via Col de la Seigne (2516m). Auberge
    9. Trek to Les Contamines (1167m) via the Col du Bonhomme (2479m). Hotel
    10. Trek Les Contamines to Les Houches and back into the Chamonix Valley. Hotel
    11. Trip ends Les Houches.

     

    Climbs and descents: 6670m ascent / 7150m descent

    Approximate distance: 165km

  • What’s included and detailed Trip Dossier

    • Twin-share accommodation in hotels for 9 nights, one night in an auberge
    • All breakfast & 6 dinners
    • Main luggage available 6 out of 10 nights
    • Route Notes provided

    Click here for a detailed 2018 Trip Dossier

              Click here for a detailed 2019 Trip Dossier

     

  • Getting Here

    Getting to Chamonix is really easy: it is 100km/62 miles from Geneva Airport and takes one hour. Mountain Drop Offs provide a professional and frequent shuttle service between Geneva Airport and the Chamonix Valley. You can book with them for as little as €33 each way: www.mountaindropoffs.com/

    Geneva Airport can be reached from 17 airports in the UK and Ireland and is only one hour from the Chamonix Valley. It is well-connected with the USA, Canada and Australasia. Both Chamonix and Geneva Airport can be reached by train from the UK. You can also drive to Chamonix in approximately 10 hours from Calais. Please do not book non-refundable travel before we guarantee your departure.

  • Extend Your Stay in Chamonix

    You can easily extend your stay in the Chamonix Valley at our hotel. Please ask us for details.

  • How to Book Your Trek

    Step 1 – Choose Your Tour

    Select your tour and check availability, either by phoning us or sending an on-line enquiry.

    Step 2 – Complete a Booking Form

    Complete an on-line booking form and pay a deposit of 10% of the tour.

    Step 3 – How to Pay

    Payments are in British Pounds (GBP). You can pay by bank transfer, credit or debit card or with a Sterling cheque.

    Please indicate how you wish to pay on the booking form.

    If you wish to pay by bank transfer we will send you the account details by e-mail.

    If you wish to pay by credit card or debit card we will send you an email via worldpay that allows you to pay online. We accept GBP, USD, CAD, NZD, AUD, EUR only.

    Cheques should be made out to Salamander Treks Ltd.

    Please note that your money is safe when you book with us. All monies are deposited and held in trust by the trustees of the Travel Trust Association (TTA). Only when your tour has finished do we receive your money.

    Step 4 – Email Confirmation

    Once the payment has been received we will send you an e-mail confirmation.

Available Dates

Date Availability Price Per Person
19 Jun – 29 Jun 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available £1299
26 Jun – 06 Jul 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available  £1299
02 Jul – 12 Jul 2019 (Tue-Fri) Available £1299
03 Jul – 13 Jul 2019 (Wed-Sat) Please contact us about availability £1299
10 Jul – 20 Jul 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available £1299
17 July – 27 Jul 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available  £1299
24 Jul – 03 Aug 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available  £1299
31 Jul – 10 Aug 2019 (Wed-Sat) Please contact us about availability  £1299
07 Aug – 17 Aug 2019 (Wed-Sat) Available £1299
14 Aug – 24 Aug 2019 (Wed-Sat) Please contact us about availability £1299
04 Sep – 14 Sep 2019 (Wed-Sat) Full  £1299
09 Sep – 19 Sep 2019 (Mon-Thu) Available  £1299
 

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The hotels offer meals for vegetarian diets. Not all of the hotels cater to other diets, such as vegan and gluten-free, and so we are regretfully not able to guarantee this.

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