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Bespoke Self Guided Trek Chamonix

Chamonix Mont Blanc - what better place as a base for hiking in the French Swiiz and Italian Alps! Get up close to towering peaks, tumbling glaciers and stunning alpine flora and fauna, the valleys and peaks of this stunning area of the Alps will surely please. In conjunction with your requirements, we will put together the very best mountain hikes that ensure you get everything you have dreamed of from trekking in the mountains. Enjoy a hassle free walking holiday in Chamonix, with our private UIMLA qualified mountain leader.

Your walking holiday - your way

This is your chance to recieve the wealth of knowledge on the mountain from our local UIMLA mountain guide and our wealth of knowlede of the local area to ensure that everyone on your trip enjoys the walking holiday of their lifetime - whatever their preferences. Talk to us about what you'd like from this holiday - from the difficulty of the walks, your main interests on route, food preference, length of stay and accommodation requirments. We will then tailor a walking holiday to suit these needs.

Itinerary

This is completely based around you. The length of stay, grade of walk, food preferences, accommodation type etc. Therefore costs will vary according to your requirements.

We have based the example itinerary below on 3 star B&B accommodation in central Chamonix for one week, trekking with a UIMLA guide on 5 days of the holiday.

Sugested 7 night itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL:

Arrival in Chamonix, orientation meeting if required.

Accommodation:

3 Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 2 FLEGERE TO LAC BLANC:

From Chamonix we will commence the day walk within the stunning Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve to Lac Blanc 2352m. Enjoy the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc massif from this lofty position high above the Chamonix Valley.

Daily stats:

Distance: 10km | Height gain: +500m | Descent: -500m

Accommodation:

3 Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 3 LE TOUR TO AIGUILLETTE DES POSSETTES:

We take the bus to Le Tour and steadily up to the summit of the beautiful Aiguillette des Possettes with stunning views of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Chamonix valley. From here we descend to the Col des Possettes 2201m, and on to the Col du Balme before returning to Le Tour.

Daily stats:

Distance: 12km | Height gain: +800m | Descent: -800m

Accommodation:

3 Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 4 FREE DAY IN CHAMONIX:

A free day to explore the Chamonix and take advantage of the excursions on offer. Suggested activities: Aiguille du Midi cable car to 3842m, Mer du Glace train journey, day at an Italian Spa and Courmayeur. Please enquire for further information and prices.

Accommodation:

3 Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 5 LES HOUCHES TO LE PRARION:

Our day walk on day 5 takes us from Les Houches to the summit of the Prarion 1903m. Viewing the Mont Blanc range from the west we pass the Ferme du Charme and descend via the Col du Voza to the valley bottom.

Daily stats:

Distance: 16km | Height gain: +900m | Descent: -900m

Accommodation:

3 Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 6 BUET TO THE COL DE BERARD:

We take the Mont Blanc Express to Le Buet near the swiss boarder. The walk takes us from Le Buet and ascends steadily up the Bérard Valley towards the Col de Bérard at 2460m enjoying fabulous views of the Aiguille Rouges.

Daily stats:

Distance: 16km | Height gain: +1200m | Descent: -1200m

Accommodation:

3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 7 PLAN PRAZ TO LES HOUCHES VIA THE TMB:

Our final day takes us on the Tour du Mont Blanc route from Plan Praz at 2000m to Les Houches via the col du Brevent, Brevent 2525m. Truly stunning views are to be had all day long, as we head through the Aiguille Rouges nature reserve to the Aiguillette des Houches and finally descend to Les Houches where we will be transfered back to Chamonix.

Daily stats:

Distance: 13km | Height gain: +700m | Descent: -1200m

Accommodation:

3* Hotel, private en-suite rooms, B & B

Day 8 DEPART CHAMONIX:

Breakfast is included however on the departure day you are free to leave at any time you wish.

Guide notes:

Once you have completed the trek I hope you will agree that the Chamonix Trails is truly an exceptional trekking holiday.

"Take only memories, leave only footprints"
Chief Seattle