Dents Blanches tour between France and Switzerland

Duration : 7 days

France, Switzerland

Level : intermediate

from 1298 € / p. from 1 to 8 persons

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Description

This magnificent 7 day trekking tour for experienced hikers takes you out of the ordinary and into the wild, romantic mountains between Switzerland and France. This little paradise has not been discovered by many hikers yet. You'll discover the haut Giffre mountains and the Val d’Illiez, and stay in cozy mountain huts/guest houses. We will walk over passes and trough mountain meadows and dip in some of the many crystal blue mountain lakes.

You will sleep in typical mountain guest houses in beautiful spots surrounded by mountains and mountain lakes. Delicious dinners will be cooked for us and a hot shower every night awaits you after the hike. Dips in mountain lakes, alpine flowers, great views and local fauna – there will be a lot to explore!

Come join me on this hidden paradise hike!

Program

D1: Martigny - Les Marecottes - Salanfe.
We meet at Martigny train station in the morning. From there we take the Mont Blanc Express train to the lovely montain town of Les Marecottes. A cable car brings us up to the mountains where we can enjoy great views. Now we start our walk toward a beautiful alpage where we stop for lunch. From there we hike up towards our first pass of the tour, Col d’Emaney. The big mountain we see now is the Luisin and also de Dents du Midi come in sight. From here we can overlook Salanfe lake and can already see our lodge for the night.
Night and dinner at Auberge de Salanfe (1925m), double rooms or dorms, shower.
ltitude differences: +967m, -700m, duration: 6h.

D2: Salanfe - Barmaz.
today our pass is called Susanfe, squeezed in between Tour Salière and Dents du Midi. Our very charming guest house tonight is located in the alpin pastures of Chambéry at the Val d’Illiez.
Here, no power lines that distort the landscape, energy is self-produced, a real return to nature! You will find yourself in the middle of pastures strewn with hundreds of flowers, crossed by the torrents surrounded by a green forest.
The majestic "Dents Blanches" (2756m) massif dominates this enchanting setting. And you can see in the distance the high alpine peaks of the "Dents du Midi" (3257m) as well as the eternal snows of the Ruans glacier.
Night and dinner at Cantine des Barmaz, double rooms available, shower.
Altitude differences: +750m, – 1200m, duration: 6h.

D3: Barmaz - Refuge de Bostan.
We enjoy a nice breakfast this morning before getting ready for our walk into France today. We follow an old smugglers trail over Col du Cou. From here we walk down toward Samoëns and to the alpine pasture of Bostan where our refuge for the night stands.
Night at refuge of Bostan (1763m), double rooms available, shower.
Altitude differences: +750m, –250m, duration: 4h.

D4: Refuge de Bostan - La Vogealle..
We hike up to the small mountain Lac des Verdets for a snack stop. Trough the Natural Reserve of Sixt / Passy we reach Pas de Taurau. Now it’s nor far for our next lake, Lac de Vogealle and a refreshing swim. The refuge for tonight is just a short walk away.
Night at Refuge la Vogealle (1902m), in dorms, shower.
Altitude differences: +700m, -400m, duration: 4h.

D5: La Vogealle - Sixt Fer à Cheval - Refuge des Fonts.
Trough the Pas du Boret with splendide views our trail winds down to the Giffre valley and the impressive natural amphitheatre of Cirque du Cheval, and then to the small town of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. We enjoy a nice lunch here. Shortly after lunch we start our climb up to refuge des Fonts situated in a natural amphitheatre.
Night at refuge des Fonts (1380m), in dorms, shower.
Altitude differences: +600m, – 988m, duration: 6h.

D6: Refuge des Fonts - Refuge Moede Anterne (2000m).
A magnificent day walking up towards the Fiz mountain range and the high plateau of refuge Wills. From here it’s not far to the beautiful Anterne lake. A jewel of a mountain lake where we’ll stop for picnic and maybe for a swim. Onward over Anterne pass from where we’ll have an incredible view over the Mont Blanc mountain range. Short walk down to our refuge.
Night at refuge Moede Anterne 2000m, in dorms, no showers.
Altitude differences: +900m, –250m, duration: 5h.

D7: Refuge Anterne - Brévent - Chamonix.
Our last breakfast in the mountains. We start our walk with a gentle downhill to cross the Diosaz river on a bride before our last uphill to one of the best viewpoints in the Chamonix valley. Brévent top station marks the end of our hiking tour. We can enjoy a lunch on the terrasse and take a cable car all the way down in to Chamonix in the afternoon.
Altitude differences: +710m, -180m, duration: 3h.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • All refuges / guests houses on half board basis (double room if possible or dormitories).
  • Hot showers.
  • 7 picnics.
  • Guide's fee.

The price does not include

  • Personal insurance.
  • The trip to Les Marecottes and the return from Finhaut.
  • The Brévent cable car.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Drinks.

Accommodation

  • We stay in mountain guest houses and "refugesr during the trekking. Some offer double rooms and other shared dorms. You’ll able to take a hot shower every night. Lunches will be picnics with local products on most days. Somedays we will be able to eat in mountain restaurants. Warm dinners will be cooked for us in the huts.
Next departures :

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

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