JULY 5 - 19 - TOUR DU MONT BLANC (FRANCE, ITALY & SWITZERLAND)

  • July 5 · 1:00 PM
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Backabush is going back to the Alps -

this time to do the TOUR DU MONT BLANC!  



There can be few high mountain treks in the world as beautiful and iconic as the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). This is a chance to complete one of the Alps' great classic treks and offers plenty of adventure within a two week holiday. 


This famous circuit explores the mightiest mountain range in Western Europe and offers wold class scenery. You can expect landscapes on an epic scale - glaciers, jagged peaks, towers of rock and great expanses of snow.



Our plan is to take our time and really do this route justice as it passes through France, Italy and Switzerland. Over 14 days we will journey over high passes into 3 countries and sleep in delightful Alpine villages or in high mountain refuges. We have even planned 2 rest days into the itinerary to allow tired feet to recover and if you don't need the rest there are plenty of hikes or sight-seeing to be done! 



After flying to Geneva and taking the bus to the Chamonix Valley our journey on foot begins and ends in Les Houches in an anti-clockwise direction. This is the perfect way to get the best out of this once in a lifetime mountain adventure.


It is important to note that the Tour du Mt Blanc involves multiple days of trekking in high mountain terrain. Whenever possible we intend to take the high route variations of the classic circuit. For this reason the trip is best suited to fit hikers and the group size will be kept small at no more than 8 people. 



Day 1: Les Houches

Day 2: Les Contamines

Day 3: Refuge du Col de la Croix du Bonhomme

Day 4: Refuge Elizabetta

Day 5: Courmayeur

Day 6: Courmayeur

Day 7: Refuge Bonatti

Day 8: La Fouly

Day 9: Champex-Lac

Day 10: Champex-Lac

Day 11: Trient

Day 12: Tre-Le-Champ

Day 13: La Flegere

Day 14: Les Houches



WHAT IS INCLUDED:

14 nights accommodation.

Some meals.

Guided trekking lead by trained Mountain Leaders (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.

Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

Flights.

Airport transfers.

Some meals.


 

To confirm your place on this trip please send a £300 deposit. The account details are:


Account Name: BACKABUSH XPLORERS

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Please note that the final price for this trip has yet to be fully determined as we still need to get next years prices from some of our accommodation. The total price should be approximately £750 for everything under the "WHAT IS INCLUDED" above.



IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx.


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  • Geoff

    The world class mountain scenery on this trek was to be expected but the snow storms, lightning bolts and icy slopes were not what I had at first pictured in my mind. It really turned into a true mountain adventure and I couldn't think of a better bunch of people to share it with. Thanks everyone for a truly wonderful trip! :-)

    July 21

  • Geoff

    My guests as coming from the Backabush London group: http://www.meetup.com/Backabush...­

    November 5, 2013

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