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Mont Blanc Tour (TMB) is a 102.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

Length 102.5 mi Elevation gain 34,721 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Lake

Partially paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

Historic site

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Getting There

Le Tour du Mont Blanc (ou TMB) est l’un des sentiers les plus connus d'Europe. Cette randonnée de plus ou moins 170Km comporte plusieurs segments en France, en Italie et en Suisse. Cette marche de 11 jours autour du Mont-Blanc se fait dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre. Il y a beaucoup de possibilités d'hébergement le long du sentier. Vous aurez l'occasion de raccourcir ou de prolonger vos journées de randonnée grâces à ces options d'hébergements. Les points de départ habituels sont Les Houches dans la vallée de Chamonix ou Les Contamines dans la vallée de Montjoie (en France), Courmayeur du côté italien et Champex ou un point proche de Martigny en Suisse. Les points culminants de toutes les variantes du sentier sont le Col des Fours en France et la Fenêtre d'Arpette en Suisse, tous deux situés à une altitude de 2665 m (8743 pieds). Bien que vous n'ayez probablement pas le mal d'altitude à ces altitudes, cet itinéraire sera difficile en raison des nombreuses montées. La météo peut changer rapidement et les randonneurs doivent être expérimentés, préparés et en bonne condition physique. Pour obtenir une liste des segments, voir: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/tour-du-mont-blanc--7

Les points de départ habituels sont - Les Houches dans la vallée de Chamonix (en France) - Les Contamines dans la vallée de Montjoie (en France) - Courmayeur (en Italie) - Martigny (en Suisse)

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Reviews (417)
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Recordings (467)
Completed (370)
Ha Ho
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Hiking

Day 7

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Ha Ho
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Hiking

Day 6

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Milon Quayim
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Hiking

Almost no one on trail doing the full TMB. Some day hikers, empty refugios, empty hotels and very medium occupied campgrounds. Oddly best time right now to do this hike. Nothing closed as far as I could see it. Beware of the ladder and rope section at charmonix. Not for people afraid of heights or exposed climbing. We went another alternate route but had to climb down due to thunderstorms rolling in.

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Ha Ho
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Hiking

Day 4. bus from Courmayeur to Lavachey

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margaux chartier
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Hiking

TMB départ des Houches, boucle de 165km faite en 8 jours. Semi autonomie, ravitaillement sur Courmayeur et Champex. Bivouac. Top!

Mohamed Naddari
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Hiking

From refuge du fioux to camping le pontet (les contamines)

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Mohamed Naddari
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Hiking

Les houches to refuge du Fioux

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lokeshreddy pothapu
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Florence Verra
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HikingMuddyScramble

Ascension des Houches au Col de Voza. Chemin forestier. Pente 10%. 2h à bon pas.

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Kristen B.
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wonderful time, good food, met great people. completed the hike with my 22 year old son. we hiked early July, a few years ago

Jeff Leman
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Hiking

The trip of a lifetime. 11 days/10 night. Counter clockwise from Les Houches. Sept 3-13 2019. Cannot recommend enough. Did own bookings for refuges without a problem. Plan ahead!!

Samuel Strömberg
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Oh jas veri gud rekomend veri muth

Laurel Robbins
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The TMB was my first multi-day hike. I loved that you could stay in mountain huts and eat there which significantly reduces how much you have to carry. It's a gorgeous hike through France, Italy and Switzerland around the glacier-covered Mont Blanc which you'll see from all angles. Read more about my trip here: https://monkeysandmountains.com/tour-du-mont-blanc-trek/.

Tomas Christensen
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I walked this trail in september 2019 as my first ever hiking trail. It took me and my girlfriend 9 days to complete it and we camped in tent through the whole trip. It was defintely the best trip I have ever been on and has started a new passion for me to do more hiking trips in the future. This was defintely a challenging trail for us, because we where new to this and also because we had to carry camping gear. But if you're a beginner and have the right mindset like we had, then you can still enjoy it like we did the hole way through. If you're camping, then be aware of the different rules there are ind France, Italy and Switzerland. France is more loose when it comes to their rules, which is why france was defintely the best place to stay in tent I would say. That's why it only gets 4 stars, in Italy and Switzerland it wasn't as friendly to people doing the trail with tents. Sometimes we had to walk 2-3 km just to find a camping spot away from the trail, which is the biggest reason for us ending up walking 200+ km instead of the original 176 km. But to conclude it all, I would highly recommend you doing this hiking trail, you will never forget it. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and i'm confident that you will think the same after you have completed it. I would love to return in the near future, just because it was that good. But keep in mind, it isn't friendly to people with camping gear.

Jae Lilly
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Hiking

This is a once in a lifetime hike! Just do it.

David Castillo
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Hiking

Great experience! I met amazing people along the trail some of which I am still in contact with . I started this hike on 9/20/2019 (off season) it took about 8 moving days took a rest day in Chamonix. Paid for camping twice, stayed at a refuge once, and wild camped 5 nights The hike was not to difficult as long as you can handle going up a pass once or twice a day. Luckily for me I have the sierras as a training playground. But keep in mind I hike very slow. With that said anyone can do this .. as long as you don’t have bad knees. Weather at this time light drizzles during day time, occasional storm at night.

Paige Klein
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Hiked the trail over 9 days. Exceptional views, lots of steep up and down.

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