Tour de Mont Blanc

We hiked approximately 175 kilometers (km) in 12 days. On each days itinerary, we have included a route profile. Elevation gains and losses are quite significant, this is no 'Walk in the Woods'.
We carried a water purification system and a sleeping bag, neither of which ever saw the light of day. Nevertheless, we felt somewhat reassured, knowing that the equipment was available should the need arise.
Drinking water was freely available, from the tap at the refuges and also from water pipes along the trail. The water is safe to drink unless a sign (eau non potable) advises otherwise.
Basic sleeping arrangements in the huts are dormitory style, side-by-side mattresses with a pillow and two blankets allotted to each space. A hut 'sleep sack' is required, this is a thin cotton or silk sheet which provides a barrier between one's body and the provided bedding. There is no segregation by gender, dormitories and bathroom facilities are shared by men and women alike.
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Day 1: Les Houches to Bionnassay (Auberge de Bionnassay)
Day 2: Bionnassay to Nant Borrant (Refuge Nant Borrant)
Day 3: Nant Borrant to Chapieux (Auberge de la Nova)
Day 4: Chapieux to Refuge Elisabetta
Day 5: Refuge Elisabetta to Courmayeur (Hotel Centrale)
Day 6: Courmayeur to Refuge Elena (Refuge Elena)
Day 7: Refuge Elena to la Fouly (Hotel des Glaciers)
Day 8: la Fouly to Champex (Chalet En Plein Air)
Day 9: Champex to la Forclaz (Hotel du Col de la Forclaz)
Day 10: la Forclaz to le Tour (Chalet Alpin de Tour)
Day 11: le Tour to la Flegere (Refuge la Flegere)
Day 12: la Flegere to les Houches (Hotel Gustavia, Chamonix)