5 days
Duration
France, Massif du Mont-Blanc
Destinations
Summer
Dates
Beginner
Level

Tré-la-Tête glacier trek

Our terrotory! The Tré-la-Tête glacier trek takes place in a wild and often unknown setting in the Mont Blanc massif, you will climb the Mont-Tondu, the Dome of Glaciers and last but not least, the crossing of Domes de Miage.

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Dates

Every Sunday from June 16 to mid-September (other departures possible for private groups).

Rates

If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.

Price of the group session:

1065€ / person

Price of the private option:

2 participants: 1265 € / person
3 participants: 1285 € / person
5 participants: 1085€ / person

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Half-board in huts
  • Picknicks or lunches
  • Water during the meals

* The price does not include

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Technical and physical level

It’s recommended you already have hiking experience (mid range mountains). The climb requires a good training and is addressed to sports people. You’ll be walking for between 6 and 9 hours per day, so you’ll have to prepare and practice cardio during your endurance trainings. (biking, running, hiking in the mountains …)

Don’t forget that you’ll be walking with a 8 kilograms backpack, this increases the amount of effort needed to walk, be sure to be training with this extra weight.

You will progress on an unmarked high-altitude mountain route, you will then have to know the dangers linked to that activity (cracks, seracfalls, rockfalls, avalanches, very low temperatures).

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detaileed program for the 5 days

The previous day
Appointment at 6.30 pm at the guides’ office.

Day 1
Appointment in the beginning of the afternoon in the village of Contamines Montjoie to go up to the Tré-la-Tête refuge (1970m). Altitude difference: + 770m

Day 2
Departure from the refuge to reach the glacier Tré-La-Tête and the Tondu glacier. We go along the crest of Pain de Sucre (3169m) in rock a rock setting, to reach the summit of Mont-Tondu (3196m). Then return on the Tondu pass (2895m) and we spend the night at Robert Blanc refuge (2750m) which is located on the Bourg Saint Maurice side.
Altitude difference: + 1226m / – 450m

Day 3
From the refuge, we walk to reach the glacier wich we go up to climb the Dôme de Neige des Glaciers (3592m). Beautiful wild snow itinerary, unobstructed view of the Tré-La-Tête basin. Return by the same way to sleep again at Robert Blanc refuge. Altitude difference: + 842m / – 842m

Day 4
Passing the Tondu Pass (2895m) and descent on the
Tré-la-Tête glacier to sleep at the Refuge des Conscrits (2602m).
Altitude difference: + 150m / – 293m

Day 5
crossing of the Miage Domes that we reach by going up the top of the glacier Tré-la-Tête and Col des Domes. A classic ! Beautiful snow ridge facing Mont Blanc. Back down the valley.
Altitude difference: + 1170m / – 2500m

The guides could be led to change the programme depending on the weather conditions, the mountains and the level of the participants.

Booking

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Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.