HHT3 Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative

GO Hut to Hut Hiking in Switzerland and Italy

GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you


  • GO take in the food and culture in both Italy and Switzerland

  • GO get closer to nature. This tour stays mostly out of civilization, unlike the Tour du Mont Blanc

  • GO  to our very favorite hut in the Alps

With charming huts, stunning vistas, and physical challenge, the Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative hut to hut hiking tour has almost everything the Tour du Mont Blanc has, but without the crowds. Located just two valleys to the east of the Tour du Mont Blanc, this tour also circles a large massif, and also crosses borders. Hiking in Switzerland and Italy doesn't get better than this.

This is the peaceful and backcountry alternative to the Tour du Mont Blanc. We can almost guarantee your friends who did the Tour du Mont Blanc will be jealous when they see your pictures.

Although this tour is feasible from mid-June to mid-September, it is likely to encounter problematic snowfields in late-June, and snowstorms in early September.

See our photo album of this tour


6 days


July to mid-September


Geneva, Switzerland

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Skills & Experience Required

-General hiking and navigation skills

-Alpine hiking experience

-It is possible to encounter snowfields on this route

Responsible Travel Score

13/15 Responsible Travel Leader

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Only 20% payment due

at the time of booking!


Map and Elevation Profile

Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative elevation profile

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Choose your own dates

Choose your own pace

Choose your own hiking buddies

Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative Itinerary

*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.

Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary. 

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Included in all packages

  • Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline

  • Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more

  • GPX File

  • Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)

  • Optional Airport to Airport full service booking

  • Booking and logistics assistance during your tour

  • Unlimited time spent answering your questions

  • Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts

  • More time for the important things in life 

*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:

Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person

Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person

**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.


Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Public

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Private

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva

  • All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 13 to 10 points



  • Sack lunches for 4 days

Rest Day 

+1 day


  • Add on an extra night at a hut included in the itinerary

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

  • Paper map

  • Emergency response and rescue

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • Any meals not specified

  • Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)

  • Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses

  • Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night  


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