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Bellevue cable car station in Les Houches with the Aiguille du Midi beyond
Bellevue cable car in Les Houches
Walkers in Courmayeur with mountains, both high and low, in the background
Courmayeur and surrounding hills
Clients take a rest with the Mont Blanc massif in the background
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in view

Sunshine at Col de la Seigne, the Italian-French border
Sunshine at Col de la Seigne
A fine Martagon lily in the Italian Val Veni, Tour du Mont Blanc
Martagon lily; Val Veni in Italy
Above the Mer de Glace, one of Chamonix`s sights
Above the Mer de Glace

The Tour du Mont Blanc: A guide to the trek

Cows graze above Nant Borrant in Val Montjoie
Cows graze in Val Montjoie
Mist on the ascent to Fenetre d'Arpette from Champex
A misty climb to Fenetre d'Arpette
Les Arlaches (Praz-de-Fort) Swiss Val Ferret
Les Arlaches, Swiss Val Ferret

TMB trekkers with the Mont Blanc massif behind
A TMB group and Mont Blanc
Civilisation in the mountains at Rifugio Elisabetta
Civilisation at Rifugio Elisabetta
Rosebay willowherb in meadows on the TMB
Rosebay Willowherb on the trail

The lake at Champex, a peaceful stop for TMB trekkers
Champex's lake: a peaceful spot
The Tour in Italy: approaching Rifugio Elisabetta in Vallon de la Lee Blanche
Vallon de la Lee Blanche, Italy
Early morning encounter with an ibex in the Aiguilles Rouges
An ibex in the Aiguilles Rouges

Walking up the Val Montjoie towards Col du Bonhomme, a major pass on the TMB
Walking up the Val Montjoie
A view back down Val Montjoie
... and the view back down
On the Grand Balcon Sud, Mont Blanc ahead
Hiking the Grand Balcon Sud

The hamlet of Tre-le-Champ on the TMB with the Aiguille Verte beyond
Tre-le-Champ and Aiguille Verte
On the grassy ridge of Mont de la Saxe
On Mont de la Saxe, Italy
The descent from Col de Tricot from Chalets de Miage
Col de Tricot from Miage

Rifugio Elena in the Italian Val Ferret, looking distinctly pre-season
A pre-season Rifugio Elena, Italy
On the TMB trail between Col du Bonhomme and Col de la Croix du Bonhomme
Walking near Col du Bonhomme
Trekking the TMB above Glacier de Miage
Above Glacier de Miage in Italy

Time for a breather at Rifugio Bertone high above Courmayeur
Rifugio Bertone near Courmayeur
Boots and poles on the trail
Boots and poles on the trail
Dusk falls over Lac Combal from Rifugio Elisabetta
Dusk falls over Lac Combal

Tour du Mont Blanc - take our full TMB trip, self-guided and a big experience
Tour du Mont Blanc North - walk half the TMB route from Courmayeur to Chamonix, again self-guided
Tour du Mont Blanc South - see the first five TMB stages on this self-guided route to Courmayeur
Tour du Mont Blanc Weekend - take a short trek on the final three stages above Chamonix
Tour du Mont Blanc (Guided) - be led by an IML on this guided trip
Tour du Mont Blanc North (Guided) - like our full guided trek, but just one week
Tour du Mont Blanc South (Guided) - another shorter trek; join our IMLs for a superb introduction
TMB High Routes (Guided) New for 2014- explore further up the hillsides

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