These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps.
TMB Route: Trient - Tré-le-Champ – Argentière
Distance: 11 km
Duration: 5 hrs
Ascent / Descent: 1069 m / 970 m
Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX
Guidebook: From Trient follow the minor road to re-join the TMB at Le Peuty. Page 105: STAGE 9: Col de La Forclaz - Tré-le-Champ Page 110: Follow the directions for the path down to Argentière
Notes: It is possible to shorten this stage by taking the variant described on page 109 to descend to Le Tour, the descent can be further shortened by taking the telecabine. I would not recommend this variant except in poor weather as you are descending through a ski area.
Transport: Optional telecabine to Le Tour. The telecabine and chair to Autannes operates from mid-June to the third week in September. Opening hours change slightly during the season but are normally 09:00 – 16:30. A single ticket for the chair and gondola costs around €25.
In the Chamonix Valley, all the lifts are operated by Compagnie du Mont Blanc and up to date opening hours and tariffs are available on their website here: http://www.compagniedumontblanc.fr
Bus from Tré-le-Champ to Argentière. There are regular buses to Argentière from Tré-le-Champ, just make your way to the bus stop on the main road, which has a bus timetable attached.
Chambus from Le Tour to Argentière/Chamonix. (Line 02)There are regular buses to Argentière/Chamonix from La Tour, just make your way to the bus stop opposite the lift station, which has a bus timetable attached. Or check online for details: http://chamonix.montblancbus.com/en