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Mont Blanc Highlights

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Mont Blanc Highlights - Exodus Travels
Mont Blanc Highlights - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Chamonix
+4 Destinations
Mont Blanc
Ends
Chamonix
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Highlights

  • Enjoy superb panorama views
  • Explore picturesque hamlets and farmhouses
  • Walk through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy
  • Dip in chalets' bubbling Jacuzzis
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Mountain Hikes
Start and end in Chamonix! With the hiking & trekking tour Mont Blanc Highlights, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Chamonix, France and 3 other destinations in Europe. Mont Blanc Highlights is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 1
    Written on June 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely impressed with everything this trip had to offer. While we were not able to follow the planned itinerary due to remaining heavy snow accumulation at altitude the trip was still able to provide amazing hikes and mountain views. The meals from Rich and Sarah were on par with any high end restaurant in the area and they were very accommodating to all diets.The chalet was well kept and only a short walk away from downtown Chamonix. I felt that everyone with Exodus was a consummate professional and I would book another tour with them in a heartbeat.
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  • ZD
    Written on July 29, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This week in Charmonix was a dream! The chalet is quaint and comfortable, and the hosts Rich and Sarah are extremely hospitable. Everynight we got served 5 star meals and came home to freshly baked cakes each afternoon. The walks themselves are beautiful and certainly are 'highlights'. Thank you Exodus!
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  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 3
    Written on November 6, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a really enjoyable week walking with a very pleasant and interesting group of people.  Our hosts Jayne and John at Chalet Chocolat gave us a warm welcome and provided excellent food.  What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Probably the top station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car.  The mountain views up there are fantastic.   What did you think of your group leader?Mark was very good.  He led the group in a relaxed way, letting people come along at their own pace, which meant that I never felt rushed. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Read the trip notes and walking grade before booking.  There were people in the group who were surprised by the steep ascents and struggled to do them.Is there anything else you would like to add?We were unlucky with the choice of day for the walk on the Italian side of the mountains as low colud persisted all day whereas it was clear in Chamonix

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 4
    Written on November 5, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    VERY VERY NICEACCOOMODATION  VERY NICE -FOOD VERY GOOD SP. VEGETARIANWALKS VERU=Y GOOD What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?WHOLE TRIPWhat did you think of your group leader?EXCELIENTDo you have any advice for potential travellers?YOUR NEXT TRIPIs there anything else you would like to add?NO NEED TO HAVR A FEE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 5
    Written on October 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great walks...great leader...great chalet with very welcoming hosts and fab food!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?We had a week of mixed weather, ranging from full waterproofs, rain & low cloud, to blue sky, sunglasses and sun cream.  The 2 best walks were (a) through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy for a walk in the shadow of Mont Blanc giving amazing views, and (b) the walk up to Tete de Balme on the France/Switzerland border.What did you think of your group leader?Nick was very good.  He modified the walks to take account of the poor weather conditions, and made the very best of the days with good weather.  He managed a group of mixed abilities well, including offering different options on the Tete de Balme day.  He also entertained us with slide shows of some expeditions he had been on.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?There are many options for the free day.  We went to Annecy, which takes awhile by train, but which is well worth a visit to see the lovely medieval old town.  Also would recommend the micro brewery in Chamonix ;-)Is there anything else you would like to add?Special mention to John & Jayne, who looked after us so well at Chalet Chocolat.  Breakfasts were vast, and there was lots of choice for packed lunches, while the dinners were just fab, with very tasty menus, and even a beer tasting session one evening.  John & Jayne even parted with their fab recipes so we can try to create the same standard at home!  However, a word of warning...John is a dab hand on the in-house table football...you have been warned!

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 6
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Briiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliant.The whole experience was great, we were not dissapointed with anything, the trip notes were accurate and Exodus kept us informed all the way. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I guess the most unexpected and uplifting exerience for Kathy and I was the bonding with our fellow walkers, guide Nick, John & Jane, our hosts.The bonding of everybody was a delight, we had so much fun both on and off the walks.What did you think of your group leader?Nick was great, he was very thorough in his preparation of the walks and was attentive to everyones needs.Nicks passion for the wilderness is evident in his manner, he just lives for it. He also has a great sense of humour.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Just do it as the saying goes, I celebrated my 60th birthday on the trek and could not have been more at ease, the accomodation was fantastic. Just read the trip notes, they are comprehensive and don't be afraid to ask questions of Exodus if you have any, we found Exodus responded in a timely and professional manner. Is there anything else you would like to add?Having had one of the best holidays ever and making some new friends, we are now planning our next trip, possibly spain with Exodus.To all the gang, happy trekking.

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 7
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great accommodation and excellent trek. Well paced and good variety of walking routes.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?We had pretty poor weather for most of the week. On one of the days we had climbed for 2/3 hours without seeing very much as there was very thick fog. But on our way down the sun came out and through the deep clouds the peak of mount blanc appeared. It was the most beautiful sight - simply breathtakingWhat did you think of your group leader?He was very good. Lead the group well and allowed us to go at our own pace aswell as keeping together. Had lots of fascinating stories to tell from previous expeditionsDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Definitely do it !!!! Will recommend to anyone looking for a bit of a challenge and beautiful sceneryIs there anything else you would like to add?Will be booking something again very soon !! Thankyou

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 8
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was really good, I would recommend the trip. I normally do munros in Scotland and thought the walks on this holiday were much easier than that. The paths are generally really good which makes the walking much easier.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Weather was a mixed bag, so the best day was when we went to Italy and got good weather so we could see the mountain tops.What did you think of your group leader?Group leader (Nick) was good. I though he took really good care of us.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take waterproof trousers. Also, I was wondering whether to use boots or trail shoes so I took both. I never used the shoes, I would say that the walks definently need boots.Oh and go up the Aiguille du midi cable car, Its really expensive (about £50 return) but well worth it!

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 9
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded our expectations, the chalet hosts  john and janet were amazing , nothing was too muchtrouble and we were spoiled with gourmet meals everyday. The setting was very beautiful and the hot tubwas very special after a days walking. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were a number of inspiring moments, the trip on the cable car to the Accueill de Midi is magnificentit takes you up to 4480 mtrs and is right next to Mont Blanc a truly enchanting exparience, the other highlightsoccured on every walk just being in the Alps and seeing such majestic sights in particular the numerous glaciers. What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was Nick Mortley and he was absolutely first class he had a real depth of knowledge forall things mountain and walking . He lead our group of 14 very well always being sensitive to the needs ofeveryone and getting the pace just right. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The trip is graded as moderate and whilst we coped well it was no less demanding than the trip we did to Mt Toubkal which was graded as challenging i would say make sure you have good fitness because of the amount of ascending and descending each day it can be hard on the knees if they are prone to problemsbut other than that just the usual stuff i.e good boots waterproofs wicking layers and water bottles. Is there anything else you would like to add?My wife and i loved this trip the other people on the trip were great fun and real team players we couldnthave asked for more and genuinely found it excellent value for money. 

  • Mont Blanc Highlights reviewer 10
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded our expectations, the chalet hosts  john and janet were amazing , nothing was too muchtrouble and we were spoiled with gourmet meals everyday. The setting was very beautiful and the hot tubwas very special after a days walking. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There were a number of inspiring moments, the trip on the cable car to the Accueill de Midi is magnificentit takes you up to 4480 mtrs and is right next to Mont Blanc a truly enchanting exparience, the other highlightsoccured on every walk just being in the Alps and seeing such majestic sights in particular the numerous glaciers. What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader was Nick Mortley and he was absolutely first class he had a real depth of knowledge forall things mountain and walking . He lead our group of 14 very well always being sensitive to the needs ofeveryone and getting the pace just right. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The trip is graded as moderate and whilst we coped well it was no less demanding than the trip we did to Mt Toubkal which was graded as challenging i would say make sure you have good fitness because of the amount of ascending and descending each day it can be hard on the knees if they are prone to problemsbut other than that just the usual stuff i.e good boots waterproofs wicking layers and water bottles. Is there anything else you would like to add?My wife and i loved this trip the other people on the trip were great fun and real team players we couldnthave asked for more and genuinely found it excellent value for money. 

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  1. Day 1: Start Chalet Chamonix or Chocolat.
  2. Day 2: Drive to the head of the Chamonix Valley; walking towards Switzerland via the trekking peak L'Aiguillette des Posettes and onto Col du Possettes and then descend back towards La Tour.
  3. Day 3: Drive to the head of the Chamonix Valley; walking towards Switzerland via the trekking peak L'Aiguillette des Posettes and onto Col du Possettes and then descend back towards La Tour.
  4. Day 4: Starting from Les Houches we cross the Col de Voza and continue towards Les Contamines.
  5. Day 5: Free day for optional walks, activities or sightseeing.
  6. Day 6: Drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Italy; climb to Bonatti refuge and traverse high above the spectacular Ferret Valley to Courmayeur.
  7. Day 7: Starting from Les Praz; walk via Lac Blanc to La Flegere then descend by cable car.
  8. Day 8: End Chamonix.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 47 km.
  • Chamonix (France)
  • 7 km
  • Les Houches (France)
  • 8 km
  • Mont Blanc (France)
  • 9 km
  • Courmayeur (Italy)
  • 17 km
  • Les Houches (France)
  • 7 km
  • Chamonix (France)

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