Trek through three different countries
Trek through France, Switzerland and Italy while you circle the sensational Mont Blanc in the European Alps. The adventure will begin in Chamonix, the site of the world’s first winter olympics in 1924. From there, you and up to 14 other girls will begin your trek along this well established route through stunning alpine scenery while circumnavigating Mont Blanc. Your route will cross into Switzerland, Italy and back to Chamonix. Along the way, you’ll experience some of the local culinary specialties as you pass through charming mountain villages. After the trek you’ll have another day to relax and explore Chamonix - the adventure capital of Europe . Your accommodations will be a combination of Hotels, Auberge and Mountain Refuge dormitories. Bags will be transported for you each day so you are free to focus on the glacial vistas. This destination will be challenging, rewarding, and absolutely unforgettable.
Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe.
You must be able to tackle steep climbs, hike for several hours, have good balance and trek to a at various higher altitudes for 6 days
You must be willing to immerse yourself in an incredible culture of local foods and diverse people.
You must possess a US passport that does not expire within 6 months of the trip.
July 28 - August 5, 2016 $3150
You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 at the time of the event.
All participants must have a valid passport. You will receive a list of recommended items to pack after you are enrolled.
A $200 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.) You will be responsible for round-trip transportation to/from France by way of JFK airport. All participants will meet at JFK airport on July 29th and depart for France that evening. Specific flight numbers will be provided when we send out the detailed packet around April 1st.
Departure home will occur on August 6th.