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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.
alternately, Zurich or Milan
Skills & Experience Required
-General hiking and navigation skills
-It is possible to encounter snowfields on this route
Only 20% payment due
at the time of booking!
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
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Tour du Mont Blanc Self-guided
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
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
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 nights 2- or 3-star hotel in Chamonix
Transportation between Geneva Airport and hotel (public transportation)
Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Private
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
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.
All prices are per person
*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy
Emergency response and rescue
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