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.
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc in 15 days, as opposed to the standard 10 or 11 days, is an easier itinerary since it breaks the entire tour into shorter stretches for each day. This is a great way to to take it easy(er) and to truly enjoy the region.
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 Trekking 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.
Mont Blanc – 2023 Booking Update
Updated March 23, 2023
successfully booking itineraries for the Tour du Mont Blanc, although the
15-day itinerary has heavily restricted availability. There are already
stretches along the route where it is very difficult to find availability, but
it's still possible with a flexible date range and some creativity. Our 10-day Tour du Mont Blanc
itinerary and 11-day Tour du Mont Blanc Itinerary have more availability.
the tight booking situation this year, we recommend you book as soon as you are
book the best itineraries for customers who provide us with a flexible date
range (the bigger the better). If private rooms are a priority for you, then
the date range should be 4+ weeks, or you should be open to some creative
solutions, such as using transport to get to an accommodation at the end of a
day. The Tour du Mont Blanc has the most availability in August.
June and July are very full, especially if you want private rooms. Itineraries in late June and early July will almost definitely require using transport on an
evening or two to reach your accommodation. Currently August has the most
availability on the route.
The Tour du Mont Blanc has gained in popularity
over the years, and thanks to social media and blogs, this trek claims a spot
at the top of many bucket lists. We encourage you to keep in mind that the most
marketed tour isn’t necessarily the best tour. There are about 800 mountain
huts in the Alps and countless other tours that are incredible and have yet to
be discovered by the masses. We offer several other tours that have more
availability and that are great alternatives to the Tour du Mont Blanc:
Bernese Oberland Traverse
– this is especially ideal if you want private rooms and look forward to
traveling through villages and having grocery stores along the way.
Tour du Mont Blanc Alternative
– this tour has a similar character to the Tour du Mont Blanc, in that it
circuits around a massif and across borders (Switzerland and Italy). It is;
however, much more remote than the Tour du Mont Blanc and is more suitable for
experienced hikers. The accommodation on this route is mostly in dormitories in
rustic but charming huts.
out all of our trekking tours.