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 as well as well-being, to recover your energies in this idyllic setting.
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 for 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 MONGOLIAN 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 - 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 4 - THURSDAY
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.
The price includes
The price does not include
Your expenses on site
If possible take a light backpack with good carrying, the backpack should not exceed 1.5 kg.
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:
Count 2 liters of water and 1 kg of food for the day.
Head-to-toe material for the Trek:
Do not forget :
Special Covid 19:
Pharmacy & others:
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:
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.
Cancellation and repatriation insurance is advised as well as other insurance guaranteeing search and mountain rescue .
HOW TO REACH SAINT GERVAIS LES BAINS
ACCOMODATION IN YURTS & HUT
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:
MEETING ON THE FIRST DAY
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.
You will be back at Saint Gervais train station arounD 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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