Val Montjoie tour (Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie)

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 568 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Description

This short trip around Les Contamines in the Val Montjoie is perfect for hikers who like to enjoy stunning views over the Mont-Blanc massif, sleep in beautiful mountain huts and spot some ibex and wildflowers along the way.

I will make sure that you will get to the huts just in time to enjoy the beautiful nature around and a delicious typical local mountain dinner. You don’t have to worry about anything, just breathe in some fresh mountain air, listen to the cow bells outside the hut and take a peaceful rest.

Program

D1: Climb to  Miage hut (1559m).
Meeting at 9am in Chamonix then local bus to Les Houches. Prarion cable car brings you to a starting location with an exceptional view, right in front of the Mont Blanc mountain range. You will walk down to Col de Voza (1653m), cross an impressive suspensed bridge over a glacial stream and hike up to your next pass, the Col de Tricot (2120m). You will eat picnic along the way and have time to enjoy wild flowers and views over glaciers and peaks.
A steep trail down brings you to your beautiful final location of the day, the  Miage hut.
Overnight in one of the wonderful chalet of Miage alpage.
Distance: 8km, altitude differences: -700m, +500m.

D2: Miage hut - Tré-la-Tête hut (1970m).
You will walk up to the Chalet du Truc (1800m), a place where local farmers produce their cheese and dry sausages, then walk down trough a lush forest to the valley of Les Contamines. Now your way starts climbing up little by little to finally arrive at the Tré-la-Tête hut at the foot of the Dômes du Miage on the West side of the Mont Blanc. You might want to enjoy the homemade blueberry pie on the sunny terrace overlooking the mountains and valleys.
Night and dinner at refuge de Tré-la-Tête.
Distance: 9km, altitude differences: -300m, +850m.

D3: Tré-la-Tête hut - Les Contamines.
You stroll down to the Gorge Bon-Nant and can decide if you want to take a longer hike to Jovet lake or just a loop in the gorge and back down to Les Contamines.
Local bus back down to Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and train to Chamonix.
You will be back in Chamonix around 5 / 6pm.
Distance: 14km, altitude differences: -1400m, +800m including Jovet lake, can be much less up and down.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Guide's expenses.
  • Refuges in private room with half board.
  • 3 picnic lunches.
  • Prarion cable car.
  • Bus Chamonix - Les Houches.
  • Taxi Les Contamines - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains.
  • Train Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Chamonix.
  • Hiking map copy.

The price does not include

  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Beautiful mountain chalets in double, triple or family rooms. Hot showers available.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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