Level Of DifficultyAverage
Max Aaltitude4,810 m /15,781 ft
TransportationFlight & Private Vehicle
Minimum Paxmin 2 pax
Mont Blanc stands tall with a height of 4,808m (4.808km) between the regions of Italy and France. It is the highest as well as the most popular mountain among the Alps and among the mountains of Western Europe.
However, it is the second-highest mountain in Europe because of Mount Elbrus. The name Mont Blanc came from the Italian word ‘Monte Bianco’ and the French word ‘Mont Blanc’, both of which means the ‘white mountain’.
It is believed that the era of modern mountaineering was started after two climbers successfully reached the summit of Mont Blanc. This mountain is considered as the ‘ Mecca’ for the climbers.
The climb to Mont Blanc is considered one of the most beautiful natural sites to visit. The climbers get to experience the actual place where modern mountaineering itself originated.
The giant white peaks that surround the Mont Blanc and are part of the Mont Blanc massif welcomes the climbers with mesmerizing and breathtaking beauties. The climbers also get to catch the sight of the beautiful valley of Chamonix.
Mont Blanc Climbing Difficulties
Climbing Mont Blanc might be less difficult than climbing mountains like K2 and Nanga Parbat. But it should never be underestimated. The climb to Mont Blanc doesn’t have much difficult technical climbing training but they need to have basic training in mountaineering and should be acclimatized properly.
The climbers should also be well trained to deal with the extreme conditions of the mountains like avoiding avalanches, beside the usual altitude sickness. Climbers have to look out for the challenges caused by the uneven rocks and solid ice that are present along the trails.
Also, most trails are delicate as well as exposed so there will always be the danger of rockfalls and avalanches. Rockfall is one of the prominent reasons for the high fatality of this mountain. One needs to have experienced guidance and should be fully prepared before attempting to reach its summit.
Mont Blanc with the best Expedition company
Climbing Mont Blanc is refreshing as well as once in a lifetime experience. However, it has its own set of challenges that one has to go through to reach the summit. The long, delicate and exposed trail is always a challenge for the climbers. This always increases the chances of rockfall and avalanches.
Besides this, they need to be familiar with using gears like crampons and ice axes. Experienced guidance and proper preparation are a must to reach the summit and return back safely.
This is where Marvel Treks come into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Treks deliberately works to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When is Mont Blanc usually climbed?
Mont Blanc, like every other high mountain, has unpredictable weather which gets more difficult during winters. So the best season for an expedition to Mont Blanc is from June to September when it is summer and the beginning of autumn.
The weather is somewhat less harsh. Also, the weather is comparatively stable during these months, so climbers have to face fewer difficulties.
How hard is it to climb Mont Blanc?
Mont Blanc’s climb might not be as hard as that of K2 and Nanga Parbat. However, it can’t be underestimated. One needs to have basic knowledge of technical climbing.
They should be familiar with basic mountaineering and be acclimatized properly. Also, the trails that are to be followed to reach the summit are very delicate and exposed.
This makes the journey prone to rockfalls and avalanches besides the usual altitude sickness. The uneven rocks and solid ice are other challenges that make this expedition far from being easy.
The climbers must be properly prepared and guided during the expedition to reach the summit and descend back safely.
How long does it take to climb Mont Blanc?
Climbing Mont Blanc might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too. So making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety. The trip will be for 9 days. There will be days in between the trip for adjusting ourselves with the high altitude and climate. We will also be getting some training and practice done before the actual climb.
Day 1: Flying to Geneva International Airport in Switzerland and then travelling to Chamonix in France through shuttle
Day 2: Briefing for the expedition and receiving basic mountaineering trainings
Day 3: Travelling to Chabod mountain hut in Grand Paradiso National Park through Mont Blanc tunnel
Day 4: Training by ascending Gran Paradiso and returning back to hut
Day 5: Return to Chamonix
Day 6: Travelling to Nid d’ aigle and then moving to Tete Rousse hut
Day 7: Climbing Mont Blanc and returning to Tete Rousse hut
Day 8: Returning back to hotel in Chamonix
Day 9: Travelling back to Geneva and flying back home
COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the shuttle rides and cable car rides during the trip.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 4-star hotel as well as in well equipped camps during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.
Permits and fees: Papers and letters required for VISA will be managed. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from government of France. Permits and national park entry fees will also be added
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company .In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through other means.
Guides and porters: Members will be facilitated with guides and porters.
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flight: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Geneva.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Geneva. You have to pay for their insurance in case of any accidents.
Meals in Chamonix: While staying in Chamonix, you have to pay for your lunch as well as dinner yourself.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking guides and the base camp workers for their hard work.
Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not mentioned above like arrangement of single room or a single vehicle ride, then you have to pay extra from your pocket.