Hiking around Mont Blanc is a perfect approach for a first trekking. Filled with discovery, it is a step into the world of outdoor adventures.
DescriptionDuring one week, kids will camp under the stars, hear mountain tales, play and have great fun in the evenings, enjoy mountain hiking and much more… They will also sleep in a mountain hut and check out a farming operation in the Alps. We even suggest a visit to Courmayeur, eating ice cream and shopping for little souvenirs. Each hiking day is designed to suit young hikers’ ability and expectations. Our minibus driver takes care of group luggage and sets up camps each day, leaving children plenty of time to play and relax before dinner. Our staff members are certified mountain leaders, they have a very good experience of working with youth in the outdoors. So, come and join us soon!
Group transfers, luggage transportation and lunch preparation are taken care of by the mountain leader team. Kids just need the hiking necessary to fully enjoy the hike !
Day 1 : Chamonix - Trient
We start our beautiful hike from the village of Le Tour. We hike up to the Col de Balme and the Swiss border. After saying goodbye to Chamonix Valley and the Aiguilles Rouges range, we enjoy our descent towards the Swiss village of Trient (1326m). Night at Col de la Forclaz campsite. Elevation gain : 800m - Elevation drop : 800m
Day 2 : Trient – La Fouly
Starting from the Forclaz pass (1526m), the hike meanders into the forest above the upper Rhone valley and the old roman town of Martigny. Lunch will take place nearby a herd of black Swiss cows, at the "Bovine" alpine meadows (1987m). After lunch, we hike down to Champex (1482m) where we'll meet our minivan and drive to the campground in La Fouly. Elevation gain : 460m - Elevation drop : 500m
Day 3 : La Fouly - Val Veny
We leave the Swiss Val Ferret for a hike up and across beautiful Swiss alpine pastures, where we meet a shepherd and his herd of sheep. At the Grand Ferret pass (2490m), we walk across the Italian boarder, enjoying the stunning views of the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Mont Dolent stands proudly on the right with the 3 alpine boarders meeting on its summit. The descending trail allows great views of Pré de Bar and Miage glaciers. We spend the night in a campsite at Planpincieux. Elevation gain : 700m - Elevation drop : 800m
Day 4 : Val Ferret - Courmayeur
Today a nice traverse of the Saxe Mountain is waiting for us. From the hamlet of Lavachey (1650m) we reach the famous Walter Bonatti mountain hut. The small valley of Malatra lead us to the pass “d’Entre deux sauts” (2521m) followed by the pass “Col des sapins” (2435m). The follow Sapin valley’s path to reach the hamlet of Villair Superiore where we stop our hike for the day. It is now time to enjoy nice ‘gelati’ in Courmayeur. Night in a campsite in Val Veny. Elevation gain : 1150m - Elevation drop : 1300m
Day 5 : Val Veny – Les Mottets mountain hut
Starting from the Visaille hamlet (1659m), we heading towards the cold waters of Combal lake. Step by step we reach the Italian-french border the “Col de la Seigne” pass (2516m). It is time to say goodbye to the Italian side of Mont Blanc. On our way down we walking through the Beaufortin mountain pastures full of goats and the famous Tarine cows. We spend the night in Les Mottets mountain hut. Elevation gain : 900m - Elevation drop : 700m
Day 6 : Les Mottets mountain hut – Les Contamines
Today we are doing the Col du Bonhomme pass (2433m), a nice hike up through the mountain pasture where we might have surprising encounters and surely a nice lunch on a natural terrace. Step by step we are heading down to Notre Dame de la Gorge. This is the end of our hike. Transfer back to Chamonix around 5p.m, it will be time to say good bye … until our next junior trip in the Alps together! Elevation gain : 900m - Elevation drop : 1200m
Child (9-12 years): 650 € (Minimum 10 kids.
Included in the package :
- The organization and supervision by two state qualified trekking guides
- All nights and dinners during the trek
- The picnic lunches
- Transfers throughout the trek
- Lift passes
- Luggage transportation throughout the trek
Not included :
- Drinks and personal expenditure (souvenirs…)
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory)).
From 06/07 to 25/08.
- From Monday 15th to Saturday 20th of July
- From Sunday 4th to Friday 9th of August
3/5 - Junior Tour du Mont-Blanc hiking trip is a moderate trek. A minimum of 700m (2350ft) vertical gain and about 5 to 7 hours of hiking daily. Hiking on generally well-maintained mountain trails, sometimes including easy out-of-trail sections. For active people who do not mind training to prepare for the hike. A great multiday hike for people with trekking experience.
Minimum 10 to maximum 15 children for 2 mountain leaders on the field.
4 nights under tents in a campground and 1 night in a mountain hut. Our camp is set with 3/4 people tents and a large group tent is used for meals and meetings.