TMB-15 Tour du Mont Blanc Self Guided

15-day Relaxed Itinerary

GO do the Tour du Mont Blanc Self-guided

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 three different countries: France, Switzerland, and Italy​

  • GO enjoy breathtaking views and high passes while circling the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc

  • GO enjoy more comfortable accommodation than what is available on most multi-day hiking tours in the Alps

The Tour du Mont Blanc, or TMB Trek as it is also called, is the most famous hut-to-hut hiking tour in the Alps, and for good reason. This 15-day self guided Tour du Mont Blanc hike loops around the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, which towers over the surrounding landscape at 4,808 meters above sea level. In addition to traveling through some of the most spectacular terrain in the Alps, a full rotation on the Tour du Mont Blanc brings you through France, Switzerland, and Italy. 

We love the Tour du Mont Blanc, but it is not for everybody. This is a very demanding hike with a lot of elevation gain over high passes. There is also an exposed section of ladders that is not everybody's cup of tea. Thanks to its popularity, the Tour du Mont Blanc is becoming increasingly crowded and expensive. We do encourage you to take a look at our other Hut to Hut Hiking Tours before deciding for the TMB.

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.


15 days


mid-June to



Geneva, Switzerland

alternately, Zurich or Milan

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Skills & Experience Required

-General hiking and navigation skills

-It is possible to encounter snowfields on this route

Responsible Travel Score

11/15 Responsible Traveler

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Safety Briefing

Only 20% payment due

at the time of booking!

Walking Tour du Blanc as a couple
Tour du Mont Blanc trek
Mont Blanc Tour with snowy peaks
Self guided Tour du Mont Blanc
Sheep on Tour du Mont Blanc trek

Choose your own dates

Choose your own pace

Choose your own hiking buddies

Tour du Mont Blanc

Map and Elevation Profile

Exact elevation gain per day will vary according to availability

Tour du Mont Blanc in 15 days map

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Tour du Mont Blanc Self-guided

15-day Itinerary

This itinerary is likely to vary based on the availability of the accommodations

*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. 

Tour du Mont Blanc Cinema

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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 2- or 3-star hotel in Chamonix

  • Transportation between Geneva Airport and hotel (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Private

+2 days


  • 2 nights 3-star hotel in Chamonix

  • Transportation between Geneva Airport and hotel (private transportation)

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 11 to 9 points

Luggage Transportation

11x - 280€*

*Rate is per 15 kg. bag. Lower rates available based on group size.

Luggage transportation is available to all but 3 accommodations (pending availability).

Luggage transportation availability and prices will vary based on the accommodations booked on the final itinerary.

This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 11 to 8 points

For this add-on, luggage is driven approximately 440 km. around the tour in a taxi. Thanks to the huts, you can easily carry the items you need in a backpack and avoid this option. Check out our Packing Resources on our Staying in Mountain Huts Page, and check to see if we have an upcoming Free Webcast on Packing for more information.

7-Sack Lunches


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