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Tips | Gear for the Tour du Mont Blanc trekking checklist (above)

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a hiking route that is unanimously recognized by mountaineers as one of the world's top 10 classic hiking routes, and has been named one of the world's top 20 Dream Trails by National Geographic. With a total length of 160 kilometers, it is important to choose and prepare your gear before embarking on the Tour du Mont Blanc. Today, we will talk about how to choose and prepare the necessary equipment for the Tour de Mont Blanc trekking based on the Tour de Mont Blanc Grand Circuit route.

Tour du Mont Blanc Guide: Equipment Edition


Do you know why the Mont Blanc Circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Europe? It's because hikers can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the Alpine outdoor culture of the unique huts on this route, which is unique among outdoor routes all over the world.

On the borders of France, Switzerland and Italy sits the perennially snow-capped Mont Blanc, a place of endless beauty; where meadows meet mountains and peaks are beautifully silhouetted against a clear blue sky. Traversing the mountains offers unforgettably stunning views of Mont Blanc and the Beaufort Range, and only the sound of chapel bells can bring you back to reality in such an idyllic landscape.

Therefore, completing the Mont Blanc circuit is a dream for many hikers. Every year, more than 11,000 hikers follow their desire and complete the Mont Blanc circuit! Will you be one of them?

If you're interested in this unique experience, find out how to equip yourself and prepare yourself for the world-famous Mont Blanc Circuit trek!

1. Clothing:

- First layer of technical clothing (quick-drying short-sleeve upper body)

- First layer of technical clothing (quick-drying pants at the bottom)

- Second layer of technical clothing, e.g. fleece or softshell

- Hard shell jacket (waterproof and breathable)

- Hiking shorts

- Hiking pants

- Waterproof rain pants

- A pair of lightweight gloves

- Hat

- Corded hat

- Velcro

2. Socks and shoes:

- Hiking shoes (high top)

- Hiking socks (mid-top)

- Sandals or flip-flops

3. Technical equipment:

- If you have booked our luggage transportation service, choose a single day hiking backpack of around 20 liters

- Trekking backpack of 40 to 50 liters if you are fully self-sufficient

- Water bag

- Water bottle

- Sunglasses.

- A pair of retractable trekking poles

- Lunch box and cutlery

- Accessories for your backpack

- Sleeping bag liner

- Flashlight or headlamp

- Positioning equipment: map, altimeter, compass, GPS.

- Personal medicine kit

- Toiletries

- Sunscreen

- Lipstick

- Identity documents

- Euros and Swiss francs (for personal expenses)

- A waterproof bag with your ID, money, insurance policy, proof of rescue.

- Sliced soap for washing

- Salted and sweet snacks

- Spare shoelaces

- A warm blanket

- Garbage bags

- Earplugs

- Lighter

- Small rope to dry clothes

Depending on your booking options, you can choose to complete the Mont Blanc Circuit trek completely self-sufficiently or choose a team of companies with mountain guides and luggage transportation services. If you choose a luggage transportation service, such as our Altitude trekker outdoor company, gear that you don't need during the day can be packed in a 15KG camelbak, which will be transported by transporter from the hut to the next hut.

For more information about technical equipment, you can add our customer service for more details. Our team will be happy to assist you!

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