Haute Route

8 or 12 days

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Haute Route

  • Completed in 8 days (Highlights) or 12 days (Full trek)
  • Starts in Chamonix, France, finishes in Zermatt, Switzerland, nearest airport Geneva
  • Guided by an experienced International Mountain Leader
  • Choose to stay in mountain huts, valley hotels or a mixture
  • Carry your items or have your luggage transported every day
  • Sample wonderful French and Swiss food and wine in a variety of local restaurants and mountain refuges throughout the trip.
  • Experience the beauty of the Alps including the fauna, flora and culture of this unique trip.

Guiding fee €295 per day + an arrangement fee to cover the trip organisation. Max group size 14. Nb. For larger groups we recommend two guides on the mountain to give you flexibility on the trail.

Based on your requirements and our knowledge of what is available in the local area, we organise accommodation and food to suit. Accommodation & food is paid by you directly to the hotels and restaurants.  Details of this will be explained prior to the trip.

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Experience Counts…

LBH have been guiding the Haute Route for the past 20 years, ‘Our aim is to put together the best possible tour, listening to your needs and meeting your requirements every step of the way.’

  • Complete this world class hike traversing from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland.
  • The Grade for this trip is ‘Strenuous‘ requiring excellent levels of fitness and stamina to complete this demanding trek.
  • Questions? don’t hesitate to get in touch info@livebreathehike.co.uk
Trip Grading

Haute Route Highlights

This tour starts in Chamonix and finishes in Zermatt, completed over 8 days, whilst avoiding the hut section between Verbier and Arolla.

We hike every day on this tour, so no rest days!

An impressive trip which allows you to complete the tour without having to stay in huts therefore avoiding dormitory accommodation.

Haute Route Full

Hike the entire tour every step of the way! Completed over 12 days including two rest days in Champex and Arolla, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Swiss village of Champex and the delightful village of Arolla.

Your rest days could include a trip to the world famous Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny which hosts a world class exhibition every summer, or exploring the charming villages of Arolla and Les Hauderes.

Enjoy a day hike above Zermatt, either to the Hornli Hut at the base of the Matterhorn or take the Gornergrat mountain railway for incredible glacier views before descending back to Zermatt.

Haute Route

  • Completed in 8 days (Highlights) or 12 days (Full trek)
  • Starts in Chamonix, finishes in Zermatt nearest airport Geneva
  • Guided by an experienced International Mountain Leader
  • Choose to stay in mountain huts, valley hotels or a mixture
  • Carry your items or have your luggage transported every day

You pay the guiding fee + an arrangement fee and we will do the rest. Max group size 14. Accommodation & food paid direct.

 

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Experience Counts…

Tanya Perret has been guiding the Haute Route for the past 20 years, she knows every possible variation having completed the tour in excess of 20 times. ‘Our aim is to put together the best possible tour, listening to your needs and meeting your requirements every step of the way.’

  • Complete this world class hike traversing from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland.
  • Sample wonderful French and Swiss food and wine in a variety of local restaurants and mountain refuges throughout the trip.
  • Experience the beauty of the Alps including the fauna, flora and culture of this unique trip.

 

Haute Route Highlights

This tour is completed over 8 days, completes the linear trek, whilst avoiding the hut section.

We hike every day on this tour, so no rest days.

An impressive trip which allows you to complete the tour without having to stay in huts.

Haute Route Full

Hike the entire tour every step of the way! Completed over 12 days including two rest days in Champex and Arolla, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful Swiss village of Champex and the delightful village of Arolla.

Your rest days could include a trip to the world famous Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny which hosts a world class exhibition every summer, or exploring the charming villages of Arolla and Les Hauderes.

Variation of the above?

Maybe you want to do something a little different, perhaps completing the tour in two halves? There are many possibilities so don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can create an itinerary to meet your needs.

What accommodation do we use during the trip?

In some of the valleys the accommodation choices are very limited due to the remote nature of this trip, however we choose simple charming hotels, use two huts to cross the ‘Grand Desert’ and have our choice of wonderful hotels in Chamonix and Zermatt.

How difficult is the walking?

This trip is graded as strenuous with all the Hikes taking between 6 – 9 hrs. Your mountain leader is exceptionally experienced at managing trekking groups and will ensure there is ample opportunity for taking photos, visiting mountain refuges and enjoying the flora and fauna of the Alps. For more information on our grades, click HERE.

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