Tour Du Mont Blanc – Wild Camping Spots

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Our trip started at Les Houches at 15:00 pm so we did not hike too far on the first day – around 11km.

By the way, the actual map with marked locations is at the bottom of this post

The French Camping Spots

We stopped at the Location 1. We just couldn’t hike anymore. A 9h bus ride, 10h hike in Warsaw and 4h flight to Lyon while sleeping a night in the Airport. So please do understand us – we were exhausted. This campsite was chosen by accident and not planned. We camped right outside the zone of the summer house.
The plus side of our campsite was a table to eat breakfast and lunch and the gorgeous view.

In addition, the owners were not there. So I found the water hose and a switch under the rock. This allowed us to refill our water reserves cook food and take a shower.

Location 2 – the place we wanted to camp but had no more power to get there. It is a flat ground right beside many streams from the glacier and with the magnificent view!

Location 3 – a free campsite ( I think) right beside the river. If stop there you will be able to take a dip in the rive and wash your clothes.

Location 4 – around 2/3 km away near the chalet.

It has a free campsite and a beautiful view towards the valley. We camped here.

Location 5 – around an hour hike up from location 4. It is a large flat area that used to be used as grazing grounds.

Location 6 – another hour or 2 hike up to the lakes. We did not go there but I believe there is a great place to sleep with a beautiful view.

Location 7 – 3 min walk from the chalet there is a river if there is no rain planned right behind the bend of the road there is a nice flat place to camp beside the river. If the rain is forecasted I suggest moving up the mountain to not get flooded.

The Italian Camping Spots

Location 8 – paid campsite or so we have been told.

Location 9– one of the extreme places that we slept. In the vicinity of the city 10 meters outside the car park. We pitched our tent at around 20:00 and packed at 07:00. The benefit – cascades to shower under and free water.

The Swiss Camping Spots

Location 10 – Switzerland. Beautiful location. One minus – the water available is near the Italian border. So camp not too far. But be aware that weather is unpredictable at such height:)

Location 11 – public paid campsite with hot showers.

Location 12 – possibility to camp in the forest. Harder with the water but do-able if you get down to the river. Be safe!

Location 13 – another paid campsite it is possible to camp near the highest pass of the TMB but there are not that many open places.

Location 14 – a great location right beside a chalet. You just need to ask the owner if he allows but as we saw the guy is very accommodating and allows to tent in the area around.

The French Camping Spots

Location 15 – near the Lac Blanc. What a beautiful place. The lake is out of this world and the view is majestic.

A little secret if you go a straight line from the lake towards the cliff you might find a secret camping ground with a view to Mont Blanc and hideaway from the wind!

Location 16 if and only if you want some more extreme before finishing your hike or all campsites in town are booked there is a parking lot and a football field you can pitch your tent there once it gets dark.

Otherwise, Campsite 17 is a cheap place to pitch your tent.

If you are wondering what you should take for this trip here is a very short, non-concrete blog post about it.

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Authors

Simonas R.
Arune M.

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P.s.s. Here is an interactive map with all the camping spots marked – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/493069

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