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1st stage of the Tour du Mont-Blanc

1st stage of the Tour du Mont-Blanc
Number of days : 2
Price : 195€

Join us for a 2-day hike at the foot of Mont-Blanc, and immerse yourself in our mountains for an unforgettable experience. Discover the typical atmosphere of a hut nestled in the heart of a magnificent alpine hamlet just below Miage glacier. Our tour will cover the first leg of the Great Hiking network of the TMB (11 hiking legs). We will hike over Tricot pass (an optional trail called a “variante”) and make a loop above the Montjoie valley. Our itinerary does not present any major difficulty, only spectacular panoramas will take your breath away !  

Night in a hut (dormitory) – food and snacks available at the hut.

Day 1 : Les Houches – Voza pass – Le Champel – Miage hut                   Elevation gain: 1053m Vertical loss 570m
We star tour Tour du Mont-Blanc from the Les Houches village. A beautiful and pleasant climb leads to the Voza pass. Chamonix valley and its beautiful granite peaks give us a very nice view. We continue inBionnassay valley under the impressive east face of Mont-Blanc. The path goes down to Champel village before going up to the Chalets de Miage. The Miage pastures are beautiful and are to be contemplated.


Day 2 : Tricot pass - Bellevue                                                                 Elevation gain: 780m Vertical loss 400m
The hike up to Tricot pass makes our morning gymnastics. The muscular awakening, the perfect method to get a health! The panoramic view from the pass is rewarding. We continue to the Himalayan bridge that goes over the waters of Bionnassay glacier. Atmosphere guaranteed ! Our itinerary then joins the top of Bellevue cable car. We are back in Les Houches. We will consider the descent by cable car to reach the valley.

For safety reasons, the guide may modify the itinerary due to terrain, weather or other conditions.

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2018 DATES : Friday to saturday
- 13th to 14th of July
- 3rd to 4th of August
- 31th to 1st of September.

2018 PRICE: 195€/person (minimum 5 people)

Included in the package:
- Guiding service and organization
- Half-board in a hut (dormitories)
- Picnics
- Lift passes

Not included:
- Drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory)

- An all-inclusive program
- Only 5 to 10 people per group and mountain leader

 The Doorway to Tour du Mont-Blanc is a trek for any fit people. 4 to 6 hours of hiking daily, and 400 to 600m (1200 to 2000ft) of average vertical gain each day. Hiking on comfortable trails without specific difficulty We carry a light backpack for the day hike. This program is ideal to experience multiday hike. For active people with some hiking experience on mountain trails.

ACCOMMODATION : 1 night in a mountain hut (in dormitory).

GUIDING : For a maximum safety and quality guiding, each mountain leader guides groups of 10 people maximum.No booking accepted in our scheduled groups for people under the age of 18 without a legal guardian.

MEETING PLACE : 8.30 am at the Compagnie des Guides in Chamonix on Day 1.  You are welcome to come and meet your guide the evening before at our office at 6 pm.

Repatriation insurance is mandatory. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance.
Repatriation and cancellation insurance are available from our office.


TRAINING : Good physical condition will allow you to make the most of your holiday. A month before the hike at least, we suggest you walk upstairs, rather than use the elevator. During the weekends you can run, walk or ride your bike to train for the hike. Doing a medical check-up before signing for the trip is recommended. Your guide should be informed of any medical treatment.

CLIMATE : Alpine weather can change suddenly, involving wide temperature variations. Temperatures also drop with altitude, and snow falls in summer are not rare. A high pressure moving in can also bring in cool air.  You should anyhow bring warm clothes and be prepared for cold or very hot weather, while minimizing additional weight gain.

 Please, feel free to Anaïs at the Compagnie des Guides for any further information.

You are a private group, you can ask for a customized trip, and have your own guide !


- Exclusive guide
A more individualized relationship between your group and the professional.

- Choose your date of departure
You can choose your date of departure within the limit of the hut availabilities.

- Flexibility all along the trip
Depending on weather conditions, your level and your expectations, the guide can suggest you some different options of itinerary.

For any further information, please contact Anaïs:
Tel : +33 4 50 53 00 88 or Email : anais@chamonix-guides.com


190 place de l'Eglise

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88