Val Montjoie tour at the foot of 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 mountain range, 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 Haut-Savoyard 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 refuge de Miage (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 across 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 refuge de Miage.
Overnight at one of the wonderful chalet of Miage alpage.
Distance: 8km, altitude differences: -700m, +500m.

D2: Refuge de Miage - refuge Tré-la-Tête (1970m).
You will walk up to 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 refuge at the foot of the Dômes du Miage on the West side of 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: Refuge Tré-la-Tête - 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 Conatmines.
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 Lac Jovet, 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.

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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