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Tour du Mont Blanc Self Guided 15-day Relaxed Itinerary TMB-15

Tour du Mont Blanc
Tour du Mont Blanc self guided
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc
Sheep on the Tour du Mont Blanc
Self guided Tour du Mont Blanc


  • 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. ​
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.

Tour du Mont Blanc – 2023 Booking Update
Updated March 23, 2023


We are 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.
Due to the tight booking situation this year, we recommend you book as soon as you are ready.
We can 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.
Note: 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.

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Length        15 days

Season        mid-June to mid-September

Airport       Geneva, Switzerland alternately, Zurich or Milan

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

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Responsible Travel Score:
11/15 Responsible Traveler
(detailed summary available in Tour Documents)

Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!

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Booking Process

  1. Initiate the booking process by selecting the green button labeled, GO Book the Tour
  2. Complete the fields in the booking process and continue on to process the deposit (usually 20%, sometimes 30%) via Paypal (Paypal account not needed)
  3. We'll start checking availability and working on your bookings. As long as there is availability, we will book the accommodations and send you your eGuidebook within 21 days of the booking (this may take longer for custom tours and last-minute tours). This will include GPS waypoints of the accommodations and will be in a format that can be saved on your smartphone for convenient use on the tour. If any changes need to be made during the tour, there will be a phone number available to you during the tour, although additional charges may apply

If there are any issues with availability, we will contact you and work with you to find an alternative solution. If we are unable to find one, we will refund the deposit in full.

The remaining balance for the tour is due 30 days prior to the first date of the tour.

Group Discount

Only one discount will be applied per tour participant. Discounts are only applicable to tours. Discounts are not applicable to fees or additional services, such as Airport to Airport Packages or bicycle rentals.

Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount for all participants & customize an existing tour without Customization Fees