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Chamonix Treks Self Guided Trek

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Chamonix Trails makes for an excellent center based self-guided trekking holiday in the alps. This seven night itinerary that offers you five self-guided classic day treks in and around the Mont Blanc massif, returning each evening to the comfort of your hotel accommodation in the Chamonix valley. This week includes a free day to explore the famous alpine town and enjoy many of the fabulous activities on offer.

7 night itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN CHAMONIX:

As we are based in Chamonix please ask if you wish to have a self guided trek briefing to go through any aspect of your trek before you start on your adventure. If you require a briefing on your day of arrival please specify at the time of booking so we can make sure someone will be available.

When self guided the following itinerary can be done in any order.

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 you 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 & 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:

You 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