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trekking in yurts facing Mont Blanc a beautiful itinerary in the French Alps, starting from Saint Gervais, accompanied by an experienced trekking guide

Yurts facing Mont Blanc

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640 €

We will leave from Saint Gervais for a 5 days Easy Trek, facing a spectacular view on Mont Blanc! Before or after the trek, you may be able to enjoy St. Gervais Thermal Baths for a week of sport&nature and well-being to recover your energies in an idyllic setting.



Yurts facing Mont Blanc

We will leave from Saint Gervais for a 5 days Easy Trek, facing a spectacular view on Mont Blanc! Before or after the trek, you may be able to enjoy St. Gervais Thermal Baths for a week of sport&nature and well-being to recover your energies in an idyllic setting.

Walking in beautiful mountain pastures, every day we will enjoy an exceptional view on Mont Blanc: easy paths and short days for a beginner trekking in a magnificent environment. We add some spice with two nights in original Mongolian Yurts in the middle of the Alps ;) traveling in the Land of Mont Blanc .

Paths are easy and the difficulty slightly and gradually increases, but it will go together with the beauty of the landscapes to keep motivating yourself! a perfect route to make your first mountain trekking! 

DAY 1 - MONDAY
SAINT GERVAIS - MONT D'ARBOIS - REFUGE PAVILLON DU MONT JOLY

Vertical drop: + 500 m
Walking time: around 4 hours walk

Meeting at 11:00 am in front of the Saint Gervais train station. We will briefly check your backpacks and your equipment. We will start our trek by taking the Thermal Path to reach the cable car to go to Mont D'Arbois. We will therefore walk two to three hours to reach the refuge of the Pavillon under Mont Joly.

DAY 2 - TUESDAY
REFUGE PAVILLON - COL DE VERY - NIGHT IN A MONGOLE YURT

Vertical drop: - 600 m and + 600 m
Walking time: 5 to 6 hours walk with breaks.

After a good night in this cozy hut from where, if we are lucky with the weather, we could enjoy an amazing sunset and sunrise on Mont-Blanc, we will start with a descent into the mountain pastures and into the forest before going up by gentle slopes to reach the Col du Véry where our refuge and our Yurts are located.
We will sleep in our Yurt, a unique experience for two nights.

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY
YURT - CRET DE NOON- MONT DU BELLER - YURT

Vertical drop: - 700 m and + 700 m
Walking time: about 5 to 6 hours walk

We will leave quietly in the morning to make a nice loop which will take us through the Petit Tetraz refuge, the Cret du Midi where paragliders may take off to follow a pretty ridge to Mont du Clocher, in case the group is tired it is possible to shorten a little and come back to our Yurt earlier for our last night here.

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
YURT - AIGUILLE CROCHE - TETE COMBAZ - MONT JOLY- PAVILLON

Vertical drop: - 750 m and +750 m
Walking time: around 6 hours

We will leave for the big day of the Trek and the most beautiful one for sure! We will leave early in the morning to walk in the cool air and enjoy the sunrise on the path of the Aiguille Croche.
At the top the view is amazing, here we will be walking on a magnificent ridge now that you are improving your technique and you are fitter: you will get used to this path which may sometimes seem dizzying, but ultimately the path is well laid out and wide. The view on Mont Blanc is great! We will be back at Mont-Joly before arriving at the Pavilion refuge which we will have left three days ago. We can take advantage of the last night to look at the stars ...

DAY 5 - FRIDAY
PAVILLON - LE BETTEX - SAINT GERVAIS

Vertical drop: - 700 m
Walking time: about 4 hours walk

We will descend to the thermal city of Saint Gervais after a good night at the Pavillon, we will take the ski lifts so that the descent is not too long. We will arrive to eat all together at noon in Saint Gervais, then everyone can take his way by train or stay in the hotel of their choice for the weekend.

End of the Trek from 2:30 p.m.

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17/08/202021/08/2020660 €4 Pers. FULL

* Price per person (without insurance)

The price includes

  • assistance of a certified mountain guide from our Team;
  • Half board accommodation as described in the program (5 guided days and 4 nights);
  • Cablecars tickets;
  • Picnics, every day;
  • Mandatory transports along the program.

The price does not include

  • Cancellation / interruption of stay / luggage loss and accident insurance;
  • Drinks and personal expenses;
  • Additional nights outside the program;
  • All that is not indicated in the section "The price includes".

Your expenses on site

  • Drinks;
  • Out-of-program visits and transfers;
  • Tips.

The backpack

If possible take a light backpack with good carrying, the backpack should not exceed 1.5 kg.

Backpack for 5 to 6 days:

 
Leters:
  • Small people: 45 liters max
  • Tall people : 50 liters max

Your backpack must have 10 to 15 liters of space for picnics that you will carry for lunch.

Kilos to carry - It is better to wash than to carry:
  • Small size: 6/7 kilos max, without water and food
  • Large size: 8/9 kilos max, without water and food

Count 2 liters of water and 1 kg of food for the day.
Count an extra kilo for 10-day treks.

Head-to-toe material for the Trek:

  • 1 cap or hat for the sun
  • 1 Hat for the cold
  • 1 optional buff or choker but very pleasant in bad weather
  • 1 Jacket Type Gore Tex or similar windproof and waterproof
  • 1 pair of gloves, waterproof if possible
  • 1 additional pair of ski warm gloves for altitude treks
  • 1 warm fleece or thick down to withstand negative temperatures
  • 2 sweater: a light one and a warmer one, if it's cold you can put all the layers on
  • 3 Technical T-shirts
  • 3 underwear and 3 - 4 warm socks, you can wash them in the torrents near the shelters (1 solid soap to wash)
  • 1 Warm pant
  • 1 Tight
  • 1 Lighter pant, there are pants that you can zip off to make shorts
  • 1 Short
  • 1  waterproof over-pant  (Gore tex or other) for Trek with altitude passes around 3000m.
  • 1 light rain hood or waterproof bag protector
  • 1 waterproof bag to keep items dry inside your backpack
  • 1 bag for dirty things
  • 1 light sheetbag for sleeping at the huts
  • 1 pair of light slippers for the refuge, in case you do not want to wear the hut' slippers or a pair of light Trail shoes.
  • 1 pair of mountain shoes with Vibram type sole of good quality or similar: if possible try ans wear your shoes before the trek, watch out for old shoes which can deteriorate very quickly in the mountains.

Do not forget  :

  • Sunscreen index 30 to 50
  • one pair of sunglasses category 3
  • one front lamp
  • cash money for huts and documents

Special Covid 19:

  • a pair of light shoes for the Hut
  • 1 light sleeping bag for the night at the Hut (comfort about + 10 ° C)
  • an inflatable pillow
  • hydroalcollic gel and two washable masks

Toiletries  :

  • 1 Lightweight Quick Dry Toilet Towel
  • 1 Body soap
  • 1 Toothbrush with small toothpaste or a started one
  • 1 small shampoo (small format - specialized stores sell small bottles that you will keep your hiker's life).
  • 1 pair of earplugs to better sleep at night in a refuge

Pharmacy & others:

  • Your Usual or Personal Treatments
  • 1 Light Survival Blanket
  • 1 nail clipper
  • What to make small dressings
  • Some compresses and plaster or better Strappal

Your guide will have a more complete pharmacy in the event of a larger accident.

For realx time: A small book or Card game (less than 150 grams)…

Necessary for meals:

  • 1 TuperWare large enough to contain a nice salad for lunch
  • 1 light knife: Opinel type
  • 1 Fork and 1 Spoon
  • 1 nice specialty to share with the rest of the Team, liquid or solid

The hiker's enemy is weight, but a frozen or soaked hiker is a hiker without pleasure, so take the time to properly pack your bag.

Insurance

Cancellation and repatriation insurance is advised as well as other insurance guaranteeing search and mountain rescue (10,000 Euros guarantee approximately).

Access

How to reach Saint Gervais les Bains

  • By train, access by TGV to Saint Gervais les Bains - Le Fayet;
  • By car from Annecy or Geneva, access by expressway to Saint Gervais les Bains - Le Fayet, which is 2.5 hours from Lyon.

Accommodation in Hut and Yurts

The Yurts are original from Mongolia! The group will be alone in the yurts (5 people per yurt) and the Refuge du Pavillon is quite small, which will allow us to be often alone in the refuge.

For those who would like to arrive one day earlier or leave one day later in order to enjoy the Thermal baths, here below some links to some Hotels in Saint Gervais to organise your trip as you prefer: 

Hôtel Le Terminus

Hôtel Des Deux Gares

Hôtel de La Chaumière

For les Thermes de Saint Gervais

Meeting on the first day in front of Saint Gervais Les Bains - Le Fayet train station, at 11:00 a.m.

There is a free parking where you can leave your car for the week right next to the train station. 

For those arriving by train, you will find your Trekking Guide waiting for you in front of the SNCF Train Station, starting from 10:30 a.m. 

Last Day - Departure 

You will be back at Saint Gervais train station arouns 12:00 a.m. The last day luch is not included in the price, each participant can eat wherever he prefers in Saint Gervais or make lunch with the rest of the group before saying Goodbye and to the next adventure!

Do not take any transport before 2:30 p.m. in order to have some spare time just in case.

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