Mont Blanc

The Challenge

Join us on this 5-day trek in the beautiful Mont Blanc region. Mont Blanc, or 'White Mountain', is the highest mountain in the Alps at an elevation of 4,810m. It is named Mont Blanc because it is permanently covered in snow and ice, giving rise to its nicknames, La Dame blanche 'the White Lady' in France, and Il Bianco 'the White One' in Italy. This 3-day trek will take you along part of the Tour du Mont Blanc trail.

Itinerary

Day 1 (Thursday 5th July 2018): London - Geneva - Chamonix
Depart London for Geneva. On arrival we will meet the local team and transfer to Chamonix for the night where we will enjoy a welcome dinner and a briefing on the trek to come this evening. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Friday 6th July 2018): Chamonix - La Fouly
This morning we set off by bus to reach the starting point of our trek at Val Ferret, on the Italian border. During the day we ascend to the Grand Col Ferret at 2537m, the highest point of the day, where spectacular views unfold across the valley. This afternoon we descend into the village of La Fouly for our first night at the refuge. Trekking time: approx. 7 - 8 hours. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 (Saturday 7th July 2018): La Fouly - Champex
This morning we enjoy a scenic trail through the Swiss part of the Val Ferret, passing scenes of traditional rural life such as open meadows and farmland all with a stunning mountain backdrop. Tonight's stop is by the lake in the village of Champex. Trekking time: approx. 7 hours. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 (Sunday 8th July 2018): Champex - Chamonix
Our final day of trekking begins with a tough ascent to reach the glacial area of Val d'Arpette, and the breath taking views from Fenetre d'Arpette, at 2665m, the highest point on the trek. After a descent to the Col de la Forclax we re-join the vehicles and return to Chamonix for a farewell dinner. Trekking time: approx. 8 hours. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 (Monday 29th July 2018): Chamonix - Geneva - London
Today is free for you to relax or explore until the transfer to the airport for the flight back to London. Meals: Breakfast

N.B. This itinerary may change due to unusual weather patterns, the ability of the group and so on. We will do our best to keep to the itinerary however we cannot be held responsible for changes that might occur outside of our control. In such circumstances your guide and tour leader will have the final say in the interest of the health and safety of the group.

What is included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Local transfers and transport
  • 3* hotel and refuges on the trek
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Different Travel UK tour manager
  • All meals
  • Trek permits
What is not included
  • Any necessary vaccinations
  • Drinks, laundry and personal expenses
  • Spending money (tips and gratuities, souvenirs)
  • Transport to/from UK airports
  • Personal trek kit
  • Travel insurance
  • EHIC card
  • Carbon emission offsetting
Trip Dates

5th - 9th July 2018

Tour Price

£1495
(inc £295 deposit)

Sponsorship Option

Registration Fee: £295
Sponsorship: £2400

Which payment option?
Sponsorship

This option is for those who wish to raise sponsorship to cover both the costs of the trip (flights, accommodation, food, guides etc) and a donation to their chosen charity. There is a minimum sponsorship amount for each tour that you are required to raise in order to participate.

  • There is a registration fee payable at the time of booking.
  • The minimum sponsorship must be paid to the charity 12 weeks prior to departure.
  • The amount the charity receives is at least 50% of the minimum sponsorship total.
Self-Funded

This option is for those who choose to pay the tour costs (flights, accommodation, food, guides etc) themselves. There is no sponsorship required although if you wish to raise sponsorship for a charity you are welcome to do so.

  • A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • Tour cost balance is payable to Different Travel eight weeks prior to departure.
The prices vary - please refer to individual tour pages for exact pricing.
Trip Difficulty

Challenging

This trip is graded as Challenging

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