Can you wild camp on the TMB?
If you continue walking a short way past the Nant Borrant Refuge, you’ll see some legal wild camping spots on the left hand side of the trail. The camping area is marked by a sign reading “bivouac” and you can spend the night here free of charge.
Can you camp at Lac Blanc?
While you cannot camp at Lac Blanc or anywhere within sight of the Lac Blanc refuge, you can camp at Lacs de Chéserys which is just 15 minutes before you get to Lac Blanc.
Where can I camp on TMB?
Camping site Les Contamines-Montjoie: Camping Le Pontet, located about another 30 minutes walk further down the TMB trail from the center of Les Contamines-Montjoie. Camping site info: €10.2 per person or €15.8 per 2 persons. Hot shower is for free! There are some picnic tables with parasol for communal use.
Can you camp the Tour du Mont Blanc?
Camping is allowed outside of the Refuge at La Flechere, ask permission but it will be granted for the lakeside. You should be able to return to Les Houches. However it would be a shame not to visit Chamonix while you are in the vicinity and I would recommend the campsite at Le Praz de Chamonix.
Can you wild camp in Chamonix?
Wild or off-site camping Camping is forbidden in the mountains and the PGHM will occasionally clamp down on it; however some of the mountain huts allow bivouacking on their land, so enquire if they are happy for you to pop up a tent before heading for the hills.
Is Tour du Mont Blanc hard?
The Tour du Mont Blanc is for sure a stunningly beautiful trek but it isn’t easy and each day you will experience some challenging terrain. The Tour du Mont Blanc is physically demanding, you will be travelling over rugged and mountainous terrain with a sustained amount of ascent and descent on a daily basis.
How much does it cost to hike the TMB?
A self-guided hike will generally cost from $50-$75 USD per day for a total of about $1500 USD, with mountain huts (or gites), which include breakfast, available for around $50 USD per night.
Can I camp anywhere in Switzerland?
Yes, wild camping is allowed in Switzerland. The basis for wild camping is the Everyman’s Right of Access. This allows you to spend one or two nights outside nature reserves, while signs point out possible exceptions. The use of a motorhome or campervan is not prohibited by law.
Is it legal to free camp in France?
France. Wild camping in France is a legal grey area, but is generally tolerated with the permission of landowners, or if you’re well away from tourist sites. You are also advised not to stay beyond 9am the next day. And whatever you do, don’t light a fire.