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

Upper Tour du Mont-Blanc (on the glaciers)

The upper Tour du Mont-Blanc (on the glaciers) is an original way of doing the Tour du Mont Blanc, away from the classic trail. A beautiful way to discover glacier walking. Ideal for those who want to go hiking in the high mountains, but also a great preparation to try to climb the summit of Mont Blanc …

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2020 Dates

Departure every Monday from June 10 to mid-September (other departures possible for private groups).

2020 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:

880€ / personne

Price of the private option:

2 participants: 1350€ par personne
3 participants: 1020€ par personne

* The price includes

  • Supervision by a mountain guide
  • Picknicks or lunches
  • Half-board in huts
  • Lift passes
  • Transportation back to the starting point

* The price doesn’t include

  • drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • your personal insurance
  • transportation to the starting point
  • 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.

 

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed 4-day program

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

Day 1
Departure from Cugnon in Contamines Montjoie. Go up to the Tré la Tête refuge where we will take lunch. We will continue the ascent to the Conscrits Refuge at 2600m. Introduction to crampon walking on the Tré la Tête glacier.
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours. Elevation gain: +1500m

Day 2
We will descend on the glacier of Tré la Tête that we will cross to go up that of Tondu. Climb to the summit of the Sugar Loaf of Tondu 3169m. We will descend to the Col du Tondu then to Robert Blanc refuge 2750m.
Walking time 5h. Difference in height: + 800m / – 600m

Day 3
From the refuge, after a short descent, we will go back up to gain to the Glacier des glaciers. We will go up towards to the Aiguille des Glaciers. We will cross it to join the Col Supérieur de la Seigne at 3000m. Descent into the Val Veni in Italy to Lac Combal (1900m).A taxi will take us to the departure of the cable car to Pointe Helbronner. We will sleep at the top at Torino refuge (3400m).
Walking time: 6 to 7 h. Difference in height: + 500m / – 1200m

Day 4
We will cross the glacier du Géant to refuge Cosmiques (3600m) where we will have lunch. Beautiful glacier trek, amongst the high peaks of Mont Blanc. An unforgettable discovery of the high mountains and without technical difficulties! After lunch we will go up to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3842m) where we will descend to Chamonix by cable car. Return by taxi to Les Contamines.
Walking time: 5h. Altitude difference: + 700m / – 400m

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.