Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
Join a small group led by an international mountain leader as you hike for 10 days and rest for 3 whilst undertaking the Mont Blanc Circuit, clockwise from Chamonix.
Chamonix Col de Balme Switzerland Col de Forclaz Champex Val Ferret Grand Col Ferret Monte de la Saxe Col de la Seigne La Ville des Glaciers Col de la Croix du Bonhomme Col de Tricot Chamonix Valley Brevent Les Bossons
US $2749ToUS $2879excluding flights
Optional single supplement £272.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Late availability on these dates: 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 02 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 20 Aug
Description of Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
If you prefer to travel by train we can book a this for you from and to London and the nearest train station to the start point of the vacation. Contact us for full details and prices.
3 Reviews of Mont Blanc Circuit hiking vacation
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Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019 by Sherine ThomasExcellent trip, really recommend the camping trip Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018 by Angie PantallThis vacation exceeded my expectations, I was buzzing when I came back from it and just wanted to do it all again!!!!! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jul 2017 by Barbara HayersThe whole walk on the Mont Blanc circuit is amazing. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
Few vacations have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a walking and trekking trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints and have a strict policy with proper disposal of litter. We understand that this sense of responsibility is even more necessary in the case of Mont Blanc than some other trekking sites as the mountain does not have National Park status and regulations to protect it. Our staff are trained with environmental stewardship in mind and protective guidelines are then passed on to our clients through briefings in order to keep our impact neutral.
Water is a really important issue with trekking trips and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. We suggest that instead of repeatedly buying bottled water, guests should use fresh water springs on the way to re-fill a singular container. These springs are clean and are a wonderful resource for reducing plastic waste, or guests can simply re-fill at the campsite where they stay.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleAccommodation & Meals:
By camping throughout this trip, we minimise energy usage and meals are usually communally organised which is more efficient and less impactful. Where meals are provided, we try to use local supplies if possible and encourage clients to do the same when they shop independently: for example, there is a Saturday market in Chamonix with plenty of local shops and cafes en route. When we eat out, we use family run business that benefit the local community by keeping investment in the area. We stop almost daily in locally run refuges where our trekkers usually have a coffee and a big slice of cake. It does not sound like much but these are all locally owned establishments and our business is an excellent source of income for them.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
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