Each day you’ll take vigorous hikes through breathtaking scenery framed by mountain peaks and glittering glaciers, stopping along the way to admire the majestic vistas of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps.

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 Chamonix Needles in the French Alps Credit: © Gavriel Jecan/CORBIS  Sunrise glow on the peaks at Grandes Jorasses Credit: Sunny Awazuhara-Reed  Observation point at the top of the Aiguille du Midi- Chamonix ariel tram  Credit: Kaelani Baker  View of Bossons Glacier from a cafe in Chamonix Credit: Sunny Awazuhara-Reed  View of White Lake on a tour of Lac Blanc in the valley of Chamonix Credit:  Fedora Magnin  Hiking in France in view of the Mont Blanc massif Credit: Joanna Kentolall

Mont Blanc Hiking

7 days from $3,995

Each day you’ll take vigorous hikes through breathtaking scenery framed by mountain peaks and glittering glaciers, stopping along the way to admire the majestic vistas of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps.

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Overview

Mont Blanc has drawn hikers and mountain lovers to the Alps throughout history. This new hiking trip features exhilarating day hikes in France, Switzerland, and Italy from the lovely resort town of Chamonix. Each day you’ll take vigorous treks through breathtaking scenery framed by mountain peaks and glittering glaciers, stopping along the way to admire the majestic vistas of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps. Your expedition leaders (qualified by the prestigious Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix) will lead you on mountain hikes that will become lifelong memories. In the evenings, discover the lively nightlife and restaurants of Chamonix. Plus, enjoy the many Old World charms and gracious hospitality of the Grand Hôtel des Alpes during your five-night stay. Dating to 1840 and located in the town center, your hotel exudes warmth and elegance and features upscale accommodations and a luxurious spa and pool. (Hikes of 3 to 6 hours, maximum ascent/ descent of 2,100 feet)

Highlights

  • Hike through three countries in one week- Switzerland, France, and Italy.
  • Travel worry-free with your comfortable 4-star hotel in Chamonix as your home base—no need to repack every day!
  • Enjoy dining flexibility with free evenings in charming Chamonix

Itinerary

Day 1 — Depart the U.S.

Depart the U.S. on your overnight flight to Switzerland.

Day 2 — Arrive in Geneva / Chamonix, France

Arrive at the airport in Geneva, Switzerland. Meet your guide and transfer to the mountain-ringed resort town of Chamonix, France.

Rest a bit or explore before meeting your guide and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner and orientation this evening. (D)

Day 3 — Aiguille du Midi-Montenvers

We begin our first hike in the Alps directly from the hotel, crossing the town of Chamonix and entering the forest. Ascend a steep trail passing the Blaitiere farm to reach the Grand Balcon and take in the fabulous view of the Chamonix Aiguilles towering above us. Traverse below these towering peaks toward the Montenvers railway sitting high above the Mer de Glace glacier where we may spot alpinists making their ascent.

Return to Chamonix by the bright red cog railway. 5 hours hiking (B,L)

Day 4 — Lakes of the Aiguilles Rouges

North of Chamonix, the Aiguilles Rouges offers beautiful views of the Mont Blanc massif. The aerial tram allows us to quickly escape the valley floor for hikes to luminescent mountain lakes. According to the group's hiking abilities, two hiking options are available today: Lake Cornu, a five- hour hike with an ascent/descent of 1,500 feet; or White Lake, an easier three-hour hike that offers a reduced 600-foot ascent and a 1,500-foot descent. Hiking 3 to 5 hours (B,L)

Day 5 – Courmayeur to Bonatti Refuge

On the Italian side of Mont Blanc is the resort town of Courmayeur. Here the views of Mont Blanc are Himalayan in scale—the mountain rises in a breathtaking abruptness from the Veny Valley to the summit 10,000 feet above. We'll hike from here to the Bertone Refuge, with its views of the entire Aosta Valley of Italy.

We can continue to Bonatti Refuge, which faces the famous peaks and needles of the Grandes Jorasses. From here we descend into the Val Ferret, a beautiful valley connecting Italy and Switzerland, and meet a waiting vehicle that takes us back to Courmayeur for dinner on your own before returning to Chamonix. 6 hours hiking, 2,100' up, 1,500' down (B,L)

Day 6 —High Altitude Meadows of the Grands

After breakfast, we’ll transfer 30 minutes to Trient, in Switzerland. From Trient, we hike a portion of the famous Tour du Mont Blanc route. Above treeline, a narrow path brings us to the high pastures of the Grands where the views are spectacular.

We will return to our hotel in Chamonix this afternoon with time to freshen up before our farewell dinner tonight. Hiking 6 hours, 2,100' up and down (B,L,D)

Day 7 — Departure

Bid goodbye to the Alps this morning. A group transfer is provided back to the Geneva airport for your homeward-bound flight. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)