Mont Blanc walking holiday

“Our lowest priced 7 day trekking holiday around Mont Blanc, in a small group led by an international mountain guide, staying in mountain lodges.”

Highlights

Chamonix Valley | Trient | Forclaz Pass | Valais des Hommes | Grand Col Ferret | Courmayeur | Checroui Pass | Miage glacier | Col de La Seigne | Estelette Glacier | Col de la Croix du Bonhomme | Contamines Natural Reserve.

Description of Mont Blanc walking holiday

This small group Mont Blanc walking holiday takes you on one of the world’s most incredible treks – the historic Tour du Mont Blanc – along with a crew of likeminded fellow travellers and an experienced bilingual mountain guide.

Starting in France’s Chamonix Valley, this walking holiday takes in incredible landscapes, from enormous glaciers, to craggy mountain passes, to deep green valleys, to pretty alpine villages. You’ll pass through both Italy and Switzerland on a horseshoe-shaped route that takes you around the Mont Blanc massif, with plenty of time to enjoy the good life along the way, including time spent at the charming villages of La Fouly and Trient.

Your main luggage is transported by mule and you’ll only have to carry a day pack, so you’ll be free to enjoy the walking unencumbered. Nights are spent in village gîtes or comfortable mountain refuges.

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25 Jul 2021
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Our top tip:
Wear boots with ankle support and, if you have bad knees, take walking poles
Trip type:
Small group, guided.
Activity level:
Moderate to challenging.
Accomm:
Shared dorms in hostels.
Included:
Accommodation, all meals, baggage transfer by mules or vehicles (max 7kgs), transfers, mountain leader.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome but shared dorms the norm.
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Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
The alpine landscapes you will experience on this Mont Blanc walking vacation are simply stunning so it is essential then, that our small groups of up to hikers minimise our impact on the mountain to ensure that they remain so for future generations.

All rubbish will be carried out of the mountains and disposed of sensibly. The mountain huts and their immediate environment are particularly sensitive to degradation and it up to us to ensure that we use the facilities sensibly and leave them as we would expect to find them.

The natural landscapes we explore are some of the richest, often most challenging, yet at the same time some of the most fragile environments on earth. With education, experienced leadership and appropriate equipment and techniques, it is possible to travel responsibly through these regions. For us, it is critically important that such wilderness travel experiences do not diminish the natural values of the environment.

Our environmental sustainable principles: True sustainability is a guiding aspect in all aspects of our business planning and operations. Specifically our tour operations should be managed in a way where the natural and cultural values of the host region are undiminished in the long-term.

Where possible, we engage in partnerships with local environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation.

Our Responsible Travel Guidebook: Our philosophy since 1975 has been to leave only footprints and take only photographs. To reiterate this, every customer who travels with us receives a copy of our award-winning Responsible Travel guidebook. This detailed book outlines our environmentally sustainable principles, and outlines how each customer can minimize their impact while traveling.

Global Warming and Carbon Balancing: The root cause of Global Warming is society's dependence on emission creating fossil fuel. Planting trees is not going to reverse this trend or cancel our carbon emissions very quickly or effectively. We believe the way to reduce these dependencies is to create clean energy production. Therefore, we support renewable energy projects like wind and solar power, and we are aligned with Climate Friendly, the gold standard setter in effective, meaningful action addressing climate change. So, while we believe that tree planting can play a small role in greenhouse gas abatement, we have gone the extra mile in promoting a longer term solution. Is this cheap? No. Is it responsible? Absolutely!
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Our starting point of Chamonix is heavily geared up for tourism but this does not mean that everyone is a tourist or understands our language. It is up to us to make all reasonable effort to communicate in the local language and to fit in with the local way of life.

Our responsible travel principles: Our company aims to maximise the positive benefits of tourism for host communities. This includes training and employment of local staff, using local suppliers and assisting in the development of sustainable local businesses.

We actively minimise the negative effects that tourism can have by ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up prices on local resources.

We provide opportunities for real cultural exchange, where locals and visitors alike can share and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect.

We contribute to the welfare of the host community. This is epitomised in our Community Project Travel program where we organise for our travelers to spend time in disadvantaged villages upgrading basic facilities such as health, education and water access.

We strive to educate our travelers about the destination and its local cultures as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behaviour to minimise impact.

No local payments policy: Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the adventure travel industry. This policy seems to benefit the tour operators more than the local economies or the travelers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the costs and risks of cash handling onto the travelers. In accordance with our Responsible Travel practices, we have chosen a policy of not asking for such payments.

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9 Reviews of Mont Blanc walking holiday

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Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable parts of the holiday were the beautiful scenery along the way, professional guide, (and) friendly teammates. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable part of the trip was arriving at the top of the Col de La Croix du bonhomme after a long, long climb and sharing the moment with other lovely people, hitherto strangers, several of whom had dug really deep to get up there. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2019 by

Getting to hike in the alps in 3 countries and seeing the wonderful landscapes was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was the incredible views. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2018 by

We had some stunning views, every day! Although the days were very different, they did not disappoint. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by

A great experience, really glad I was there for the wild flowers. Well organised and a brilliant guide. Good rapport among the group despite language differences. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2016 by

Excellent - this is our third family vacation through Responsible Travel and each one has been fantastic. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2016 by

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Reviewed on 28 Sep 2015 by

Perfect! Read full review

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