Day 1 – Join trip in Chamonix.
Arriving in Chamonix the famous Mountain town of the French Alps based at the foot of Mont Blanc, we meet the group at 6pm for a trip briefing with your guide for the trek. Afterwards we have our evening meal.Accommodation: 3* hotel. Dinner included. Luggage availability
Day 2 – Transfer to Les Houches and trek to Les Contamines.
Arriving in Les Houches by private transfer we then take the cable car from the Bellevue lift. Crossing the hanging suspension bridge by the snout of the Bionnassay glacier we head up to the col du Tricot and down to the chalets du Miage for a coffee break before carrying on to Les Contamines. If it is very bad weather we can use a lower route option. Accommodation: 3*, Breakfast & Dinner included. Lunch not included. Luggage delivery. Walking: Approx 6 hrs, Ascent +837 mtrs Descent -1520 mrs
Day 3 – Les Contamines – Les Chapieux.
Trekking up the old Roman road to Notre Dame de la gorge, we then start up hill past the Chalet de Barme and on up to the Col de Bonhomme at 2328 mtrs where we stop to eat our lunch. After lunch we carry on traversing on a gentle climb path to the Col de la Croix de Bonhomme at 2478 mtrs. From here it is a two hr descent to Les Chapieux where we stay for the night. Accommodation: Guest house, Breakfast & Dinner included.Lunch not included. Luggage delivery. Walking : Approx 7-8hrs, Ascent +1348 mtrs Descent -960mtrs
Day 4 – Les Chapieux – Courmayeur Italy.
After taking a mini bus transfer to miss walking on 5 km of tarmac road, we cross the river at Ville des Glaciers and start heading towards the refuge des Mottets from where we start the climb up to the Col de la Seigne at 2516 which marks the frontier of France and Italy. From the col you look down the awe inspiring Val Veni and into Italy. Descending past the Rifugio Elisabetta we head down to Les Visaille where we take a local bus into Courmayeur where we stay in a central good quality hotel for the night. Accommodation: Hotel, Breakfast & Dinner included. Lunch not included. Luggage delivery. Walking: Approx 5-6 hrs, Ascent +867 mtrs Descent -1015 mtrs
Day 5 – Courmayeur – Rifugio Bonatti Val Ferret
Today we start steeply up on lovely forest trails to the Rifugio Bertone and the Mont de la Saxe ridgeline. If conditions are good we can take the lesser-trodden variant to the Mont de la Saxe ridge and up to the Tete de la Tronche and then descending steeply to the Col Sapin. A couple more descents and ascents finally bring us to the Col Entre Deux Sauts. Today is quite a long day but with really amazing jaw dropping scenery and not so many other trekkers. Overnighting in the wonderful Rifugio Bonatti with stunning views of the Mountains and glaciers as the sunsets. Tonight is the only night with out luggage availability. Accommodation: Mountain Refuge, Breakfast & Dinner included. Lunch not included. No Luggage delivery. Walking: Approx 7hrs, Ascent +1584mtrs Descent -940mtrs
Day 6 – Bonatti Hut Italy – La Fouly Switzerland
Today see`s us cross the Grand col Ferret at 2537mtrs and one of the highest cols of the trek. We get great views of the Grand Jorasses, the Grand Combin and Mont Dolent (the only mountain in the range to sit with a foot in France, Italy and Switzerland). At the col we cross over in to the Swiss Ferret and it is completely different to the Italian Val Ferret that we have left behind us. Dropping down we arrive at the small alpine village where we stay in a hotel for the night. Accommodation: Hotel, Breakfast & Dinner Included. Lunch not included. Luggage delivery. Walking: Approx 6-7 hrs, Ascent +1128 mtrs Descent -1580mtrs
Day 7 – La Fouly – Champex en Lac.
A shorter day today finds us traversing through classic Swiss alpine meadows and small villages. A final climb see us arrive at the alpine resort of Champex that sits beside a picture perfect lake. Staying in a tradition hotel with simple but very clean rooms and great food. Accommodation: Hotel 3*, Breakfast & Dinner included