The Tour du Mont Blanc is a unique trek of more than 170 km around Mont Blanc that can be completed in between 7 and 10 days passing through Italy, Switzerland and France.

Hikers, climbers and mountaineers will greatly appreciate stop overs offered by refuges and gites along the Tour du Mont Blanc.

Hôtel du Col de la Forclaz ( 1527 m )
TRIENT (Swiss)

Capacity : 65 persons
Open from December, 25th, 2023 until mid November 2024

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Forclaz 2
1929 TRIENT (Swiss)
Tel. (During the season): 0041 (0)27 722 26 88
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It was in around 1830 that our ancestor Joseph Gay-des Combes opened the first inn at the summit of the Col de la Forclaz with his wife.
Subsequent extensions have led to the look that the inn has today. L'hôtel du Col de la Forclaz is still owned by the same family. The 6th generation of the family welcomes today's travellers to the inn.
R. Toepfer, T. Cook, Goethe, G. Flemwell, E. Javelle, E. Wymper, V. Hugo, A. Dumas : just a few of the famous tourists who have visited before you…
The Swiss entry point to the Mont-Blanc region, le Col de la Forclaz (1527m/5010ft) connects Martigny (Switzerland) to Chamonix in the Haute-Savoie (France).
Located at the northern tip of the Massif du Mont Blanc, Col de la Forclaz provides access to the Haute Vallee du Trient: a vast and unspoilt wilderness and an alpine hiking paradise in both summer and winter.


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Lunchtime meal, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos , Bread for sale, Small groceries for sale

Services offered

Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Electricity (220v)


Private Parking, Terrace, Bike and mountain bike storage area

Languages spoken

French, English


Animals welcome

Payment methods

Bank Card, Cash

Services located close by

Bus, Grocers
Small alpine hotel located between Martigny and the French border on the road to Chamonix.
You can get there by car on the international road Col de la Forclaz, by train on the châtelard chamonix line by taking the mail route at châtelard or on foot via numerous walking trails that are spread across our beautiful region.
Gay-Crosier Family
Tel : +33 (0)27/722.26.88
Fax : +33 (0)27.723.18.07
Email :
Hôtel du Col de la Forclaz 2
1929 Trient
Prices 2024

=> Gîte
38 beds in 4 dormitories
Our dormitories include duvets, showers and lavatories
Accommodation only = 45 CHF
Accommodation and breakfast = 55 CHF
Half-Board = 75 CHF

=> Camping
Small but wonderful and perfectly organised campsite
10 CHF per person
5 CHF per child < 12 years
8 CHF per place for a small tent
10 CHF per place for a large tent
12 CHF per camper-van
5 CHF per car
3 CHF per motorbike
Breakfast = 16CHF / Half-Board = 45 CHF

=> Overnight stay in a Yurt :
Overnight stay for 1 person with breakfast = 120 CHF
Overnight stay for 4 persons with breakfast = 240 CHF

= > Hotel
3 categories of room
Well appointed room with private bathroom
Room and breakfast = 143.-- CHF for double occupancy
Room and breakfast = 90 CHF for single occupancy
Half-Board = 199.-- CHF for double occupancy
Half-Board = 121.-- CHF for single occupancy

Room with sink (shower and WC upstairs)
Room and breakfast = 115 CHF for double occupancy
Room and breakfast = 68 CHF for single occupancy
Half-Board = 171 CHF for double occupancy
Half-Board = 99.-- CHF for single occupancy

Room (wash basin, shower and WC upstairs)
Room and breakfast = 95 CHF for double occupancy
Room and breakfast = 58 CHF for single occupancy
Half-Board = 151-- CHF for double occupancy
Half-Board = 87.-- CHF for single occupancy

taxe de séjoure not including

Our cancellation policy :
By reserving a room or dormitory bed, you are taking out a legally enforceable contract.
No costs will be incurred if you cancel your reservation at least 72 hours before your arrival.
If you cancel less than 72 hours before your arrival, do not show up or leave earlier than anticipated, we will charge you for the cost of your room or dormitory for the entire reservation period.
We recommend you take out cancellation insurance
Thanks for your understanding.
Warm and cosy restaurant
Refined fine dining at all hours of day, typical Valais dishes with a wide variety dishes derived from our family recipes.
Our menu varies from season to season, we use only the best quality fresh produce.
We also make a wide variety of home made fruit tarts (it is always advisable to reserve if you want to be sure that the tart of your choice will still be available when you return from your hike).
In both summer and winter you have access to a sun terrace with stunning views
You will find a wide selection for every budget
Souvenir Shop/General Shop
Gifts- Souvenirs - Food - Shop

Caretaker :


Other refuges :

Traditional direction of the TMB

Refuge Le Peuty (30mn)
La Grande Ourse (35mn)
Auberge Mont-Blanc (35mn)
Gîte d'Alpage Les Ecuries de Charamillon (3h50mn)
Gîte Le Moulin (4h45mn)
Auberge la Boërne (4h55mn)
Gîte Mermoud (5h10mn)

Clockwise direction of the TMB

Chalet La Grange (3h25mn)
Auberge Gîte Bon Abri (3h25mn)
Pension en Plein Air (4h05mn)
Au Club-Alpin ( 4h10mn )
Relais d'Arpette (4h30mn)
Gîte de La Fouly (8h00mn)
Auberge des Glaciers (8h00mn)
Hôtel Edelweiss (8h00mn)
Maya-Joie (8h05mn)
Chalet 'Le Dolent' (8h05mn)
Gîte La Léchère (8h30mn)
Hotel du Col de Fenêtre (8h45mn)
Gîte Alpage de La Peule (10h15mn)
Hotel Chalet Val Ferret (13h25mn)
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