I have included most of my costs for doing this trip - I've included costs where I've stopped and bought a snack, but not when I've bought a drink as these are discretionary. I haven't included buying food to cook, a lot of which was bought in the UK. Shopping in supermarkets round the route cost about the same as small convenience stores at home.
Drinks and snacks bought at refuges are expensive, I paid 5 EU for an Oringina from one refuge - things like this are not included. Two beers at the Contamines campsite cost £13.6 EU.
Finally I got back to Chamonix about 5pm, so an overnight stay was inevitable, though you could camp if you wanted. We stayed in a hotel for a couple of nights and enjoyed the town before flying home.
Getting there and back
|Return flights Newcastle to Geneva||£262.45|
|Hotel in Chamonix, sharing a twin room, my share only: Langley Hotel Gustavia||£32.00|
|Chamonix Transfer - two ways||60 EU||£42.09|
During the trip
|Campsite Trient||4 CHF||£2.60|
|Campsite Relais D'Arpette||15 CHF||£9.70|
|Transport off Chamonix to Zermatt route back to Champex||38 CHF||£24.58|
|Campsite Champex||15 CHF||£9.70|
|Breakfast Champex||12 CHF||£7.76|
|Campsite La Fouly||10 CHF||£6.47|
|Refuge Bonatti - Accommodation, Meal, Breakfast||65 EU||£45.60|
|Campsite Monte Bianco||7 EU||£4.91|
|Coffee and snack - Refuge Bonhomme||5 EU||£3.50|
|Campsite Contamines||8 EU||£5.61|
|Campsite Les Houches||6 EU||£4.21|
|Chair lift from Col de Balme to La Tour||32 EU||£22.45|
|Bus back to Chamonix||5 EU||£3.50|