The Haute Route
The Definitive Alpine Trek.
An epic trek between the world’s most revered mountaineering centers, Chamonix to Zermatt, Mont Blanc to The Matterhorn. With incredible hiking over high passes and alongside jaw-dropping glaciers and offering the adventure of a lifetime, The Haute Route is a true classic.
Key information

July / August / September 

Duration: 13 days

Grade: Strenuous 

Airport:  Geneva

Accessing the wild, high-level plateaux of the Grande Desert

4 * Spa hotel in Chamonix and Zermatt

Private vehicle support provided on request

At A Glance

Days 1 - 6

Beginning in Chamonix you hike the Grand Balcon to enjoy views of the Mont Blanc massif including glaciers, aiguilles and Mont Blanc itself. Ascending to the Col de Balme on the Swiss border you begin the downhill trek to Trient, Switzerland.

From Trient you navigate the Trient Glacier to the Fenettre d’Arpette and into the Arpette Valley, heading towards your destination of the lakeside village of Champex-Lac. From Champex-Lac you descend through traditional alpine villages and picturesque farmsteads to reach Sembrancher. The Lac de Louvie offers the setting as you hike to Col, traversing the Grande Desert, and Rosablanche glacier before descending to your destination, the Cabane de Plafleuri.


Days 7 - 10

Setting out from Cabane Plafeuri you ascend the Col du Roux towards Lac Dix and the Pas du Chevre heading towards your overnight destination of Arolla. Day Seven offers a welcome rest day, the opportunity to explore Arolla, enjoy a day hike or have lunch in the village of Evolene.

Refreshed, you set out from Arolla towards the Moiry dam and an ascent of the Cabane de Moiry, a stunning setting for your overnight stay.


Days 11 - 13

An early descent from our refuge is followed by a hike up into the Sorebois Pass and a trek into the iconically Swiss village of Zinal, hiking to the Meidan Pass and the hamlet of Gruben. Day Eleven includes forested trails and the steady climb up to the Augustbordpass before taking the cable car and train to Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Zermatt is the perfect location for a day hike to the base of the Matterhorn, a stunning train journey to the Gornerglat glacier or simply a day spent exploring this amazing town. A farewell dinner to celebrate your completion of the Haute Route is a fantastic way to conclude the trip, before departing to your onward destination.

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Need To Know

3 x nights in rustic mountain refuges

2 x nights in family run 2 * hotels

2 x nights in 1* basic rural hotel

1 x night in lakeside 3* hotel

4 x nights in 4* fabulous central Hotel with Spa facilities in Chamonix and Zermatt

What’s included

All accommodation

All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks on first and last night (apart from 2 lunches & 1 dinner in Zermatt)

Lifts / gondalas apart from last day in Zermatt

Private vehicle support can be provided on request.

Our guides are exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the mountains, flora and fauna with you. All qualified and licensed International Mountain Leaders they will bring the trip alive.

We adopt an excellent guiding ratio meaning we can cater for differing levels within the group and offer extra add-ons where appropriate, such as taking in a side peak or giving two different trail choices.

One Guide – 1 – 7 clients

Two Guides – 8 – 14 clients

Booking and Price

Cost: Please contact us for details.

Single Supplement available in most hotels

We manage every booking independently to ensure attention to detail and provide a personalised service.

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