Friday, August 5, 2022
Dates are tentative. But all keen may RSVP on the Waitlist first. We'll get in touch with you.
"One of the most scenic treks that I've done! This TLC Tour Du Mont Blanc & Switzerland 11D itinerary is so much better than the 6D trek that I did previously as you'll get to enjoy many more spectacular views and experiences through picturesque farms, mountain flowers, mirror lakes, glaciers, snow etc. You got to experience and see it for yourself." Annie
This is AWESOME!
Seven Valleys, 71 Glaciers, 400 summits… The spectacular Mont-Blanc Alps is fascinatingly beautiful, like a diamond, viewed even from different angles.
Not sure what's this trek all about? Check out this video.
This is the full Original Classic Tour du Mont Blanc trek that we'll be doing and not the partial 6 Day tourist trail that do not include many scenic lookout points.
So come, join us on this Alpine trek across 3 Alps (French, Italian & Swiss Alps) with a breath-taking display of summits and glaciers everywhere !
From Courmayeur to the Chamonix valley, from la Fenêtre d’Arpette to the wild Val Ferret, the trails meander along the Swiss, Italian and French mountain Alps and valleys, through lust green pastures, over mountain & valleys, below tumbling glaciers and imposing peaks.
The Mont-Blanc range is inhabited by warm friendly people, hardy to mountain life, keeping pastoral farming and local mountain traditions alive. This is an enormous playground of untamed natural wilderness waiting to be discovered.
The good news is that we'll be doing the original breathtaking Tour du Mont Blanc trail that covers almost 90% of the entire circuit instead of the partial 6 Day tourist trail that covers only certain sections of it. This classic original trail although longer will take you to most of the scenic lookout points, valleys, farms, lush green pastures, blue glaciers, lakes and streams etc. that should not be missed.
With careful planning, we are able to do this TMB Trek in 7 days instead of 10 as we'll be omitting some 'not so scenic' trails that will take 2 to 3 days of walk or hike.
We will spend the extra days saved instead to explore the charming Chamonix French Village as well as the beautiful attractions around the Geneva Lake District (Switzerland).
* Chance to trek on the full Classic Tour du Mont-Blanc's (TMB)
trail (Highly recommended by locals & most trekking companies)
* 2 days to explore the charming French Village of Chamonix
* 1 day to enjoy the beautiful attractions in Geneva (Switzerland)
* Get close to the fabulous display of the majestic Alps and glaciers
* Enjoy the cool mountain air and freshness with lovely postcard
* Avoid the peak end July/ early Aug summer season crowd of hikers
* Enjoy cheaper airfare ex-SIN as you'll be avoiding the Public Holidays
* Only 5 or 6 days leave needed for a 10D trip!
* Enjoy a more serene "off the beaten track" mountain trekking
* See beautiful alpine mountain flowers blooming
* Be inspired by 3 awesome alps ie. the French/ Swiss & Italian Alps in just one trip
* Get to see cattle, sheep, horses & meet local dairy farmers at work in
their farms and mountain lodges
* Picnic beside tranquil lakes, on-rushing rivers, waterfalls, valleys,
streams, lush green meadows etc
* And more!
Max Group Size: 12 + 1 pax (TLC members Only)
TLC Early Bird Price: $2695 ONLY! (11 Days including 2 Day in charming Chamonix & 1 day in Geneva, Switzerland for sightseeing, shopping & relaxation)
Event Dates: 20 Aug (Fri) 23:00pm to 30 Aug (Mon) 04:00pm.
Initial Deposit: $695*ONLY (Next $500 to be transferred within 3 days after Trip confirmation & Balance 45 days before departure.)
*Refundable if Trip is cancelled by Organizer.
There will be a Trip Briefing for all confirmed pax once all slots are taken. Remember, this is a "First to Transfer, First to Confirm" basis.
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* Full Trip Accommodations - Hotels, gites, refuges, hostels, dorms etc
* Transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix to Geneva City Lake
* All Meals ie. Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner during the trek
* Fully transported baggage transfer (10kg) to your next accommodation.
You only need to carry your Day-pack during trek days with your
* I night stay in charming Chamonix Village Hotel (France)
* 1 night stay near Geneva Lake District Hotel (Switzerland)
* Sightseeing in and around Chamonix Village & Geneva Lake District
* Bus transfers from point to point (to save time) during trekking days
* 7 Days Fully Guided trek by a qualified professional Mountain Trek
* International Flight. I'll let you all know the exact flights to book during the Trip briefing.
* Personal Travel Insurance
* Expenses of a personal nature eg. personal transfers/ trips/ ordering
of drinks during meals
* All others not in the inclusions above.
Note: This Trip includes 2D in Chamonix & 1D in Geneva for shopping, sightseeing before & after the Tour Du Mont Blanc Trek.
PROPOSED TREK ITINERARY:
CHAMONIX - COL DE BALME - TRIENT
We will proceed to the trailhead and start our climb via the balcony trail of Posettes to the Col de Balme (2200m) on the French-Swiss border. Magnificent view of the surrounding glaciers of Argentière, Tour and the north face of the Mont-Blanc range. Descend into Swiss green pastures to the village of Trient. Night in a gîte.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +840m -920m
BOVINE OR ARPETTE - CHAMPEX
Depending on conditions and the fitness of the group, cross through the pastures of Bovine via a balcony trail overlooking the Rhone valley or take a more ‘high mountain’ route along the Trient Glacier to reach the mythic Fenêtre d’Arpette (2700m). Descend to Champex. Night in a gîte.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -750m (via Bovine)
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1300m -970m (via Arpette)
GRAND COL FERRET - ELENA
Descend to the village of Champex. Bus transfer to the village of La Fouly. Climb up through the vast pastures of La Peule with unavoidable encounters with local farmers to the Col Ferret (2537m). Descend into the Italian Val Ferret in the impressive foothills of Pré de Bar Glacier and Mont Dolent, meeting point between France, Switzerland and Italy. Night in a refuge facing the glacier.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +840m -750m
MONT DE LA SAXE - COURMAYEUR
Ascend to the refuge Bonatti. Follow the exceptional balcony trail of the Mont de la Saxe facing the Mont Blanc, the Mont Dolent, L’Aiguille du Triolet, the Grandes Jorasses and more. Descend to Courmayeur, short bus transfer to the refuge Monte Bianco nestled above Courmayeur.
5.5 hour walk / Elevation: +650m -750m
COL DE LA SEIGNE - LES MOTTETS
Climb the Val Veny via the glacial lake Miage to the Col de la Seigne forming the border between Italy and France. Possible detour via the Balcon Sud of Mt Blanc through the Col Chécroui and the Mont Fortin, unveiling another angle of the impressive Mont-Blanc range. Night in a refuge.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +850m -650m
8h00 de marche / Dénivelé : +/- 450 m ( par le Col Chécroui)
COL DES FOURS - COL BONHOMME - LES CONTAMINES-MONTJOIE
Meet the local dairy farmers of the Beaufort region at work. Climb through pastures and along waterfalls to the Col des Fours (2665m) the highest point of the tour. Followed by a descent to the Col du Bonhomme, once frequented by peddlers. Descend via the old Roman road to the chapel in Notre-Dame-de-la-Gorge. Short transfer to Les Contamines-Montjoie.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +850m -1500m
GLACIER DE BIONNASSAY - COL DU TRICOT - LES HOUCHES
Climb up to the Bionnassay Glacier through the village of Champel or via the Col du Tricot (2120m) with an unmissable view close to the Dômes de Miage, the Chamonix valley and the Mont-Blanc. Descend to the village of Les Houches.
5 hour walk / Elevation: +750m -800m (via Champel)
6.5 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -1250m (via the Col du Tricot)
End point at the bottom of the Prarion cable car in Les Houches, Chamonix
The above proposed itinerary may be re-routed, changed due to safety, weather or road conditions etc.
A certain level of fitness eg. ability to climb six 40-storey towers, hike at least 15 km; having a spirit of adventure & to look after and care for each other as a Team is a must.
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