HIGH ROUTE TREKKING. CHAMONIX-ZERMATT

The iconic route of the Alps through its GLACIERS

Make the treking from Chamonix to Zermatt along the route of the glaciers. Known as the Haute Route, this trekking route crosses the Alps following the direct route between these two iconic towns.

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SUMMARY

  • From 9 days
  • From €1,450/person
  • Physical condition: Occasional athlete
  • Experience level: Refinement
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Alps
  • Minimum 4
  • Cancellation policy: Pol. Cancellation 3
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Languages: Spanish, English

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Trekking Haute Route (Chamonix-Zermatt) through the glaciers.

15/07/2024 – 9 days
1.450€/persona

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Trekking Haute Route (Chamonix-Zermatt) through the glaciers.

11/08/2024 – 9 days
1.450€/persona

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TRIP DESCRIPTION

TREKKING THE HIGH ROUTE OF THE ALPS

The Chamonix-Zermatt is the iconic route that connects on foot two of the most famous towns in the Alps at the foot of the two most emblematic mountains of the Alps, Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

On this trek you will leave the cradle of mountaineering, the French town of Chamonix, to enter the forests and alpine landscapes surrounded by the great peaks of the area.

We have prepared a route in 7 trekking stages (+2 days trip); where you will cross the Alps from France to Switzerland passing through peaks close to 4000 meters and crossing different glaciers.

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Our high mountain guide will evaluate the level of the group and at all times will seek, apart from the safety of the group, that all participants feel comfortable and see their expectations fulfilled, as well as transfer their knowledge in the mountains and progression on glacial terrain.

Every night we will sleep in mountain refuges where we will rest with a good dinner, remembering the moments lived in each stage and preparing the next one.

The trek starts in Chamonix and ends in Zermatt from where we will organize a transfer back to Chamonix, there is always the possibility of extending your stay and why not, climb the Matterhorn or enjoy the Swiss landscapes.

CROSS THE GLACIERS FROM FRANCE TO SWITZERLAND SURROUNDED BY THE GREAT MOUNTAINS OF THE ALPS”

ITINERARY

Day 1

FLIGHT AND TRANSFER TO CHAMONIX

We recommend arriving in Geneva around half a day to take the transfer to the Chamonix Valley, which takes about an hour and a half. You can also travel by own car from Spain. Once in the valley we can make the last purchases before the trekking and walk through Chamonix. At night there will be a presentation of the route and all the material will be checked.

day 2

CHAMONIX – ALBERT 1º REFUGE

From Chamonix we will take a transfer to the town of Le Tour where we will begin to ascend to the Albert 1º refuge. We are already entering an alpine landscape surrounded by the great peaks of the Montblanc massif. The route can be shortened by using the Balme cable car. Progression techniques will be practiced on glacial terrain.

Time: 2-3h.; Asc: 600mts; Desc: 0mts

Day 3

ALBERT 1 SHELTER – CHAMPEX

Our first day of contact with the ice, we will ascend to the Collado Superior du Tour (3288mts) and then cross the glaciers of Trient and Orny. We are already in Swiss lands. You can use the Breya cable car to descend to the town of Champex.

Time: 6-7h; Asc: 650mts; Desc: 1100mts

Day 4

CHAMPEX – CHANRION REFUGE

From the town of Champex we will take a private transfer to the Mauvoisin dam, from there a path that runs through the reservoir will take us to the Chanrion refuge.

Time: 4-5h; Asc: 800mts; Desc: 200mts

Day 5

CHANRION SHELTER – VIGNETTES SHELTER

Following the Otemma glacier we will ascend to the Collado de Charmotane (3024mts) to finally reach the Vignettes refuge, which enjoys dreamy views.

Time: 6-7h; Asc: 800mts; Desc: 200mts

ROUTE MAP

Day 6

VIGNETTES REFUGE – BERTOL REFUGE

Today will be a hard stage through glacial terrain and with a strong final climb up to the Bertol refuge.

Time: 7-8h; Asc: 1200mts; Desc: 800mts

Day 7

BERTOL SHELTER – SCHÖNBIEL SHELTER

Another day of a long stage, which will make us get up early. A day to take advantage of the last contacts with the glacial terrain and the highest point of the route, the Tete Blanche (3707mts). Finally we will arrive by means of a small via ferrata to the Schönbiel refuge.

Time: 6-7h; Asc: 600mts; Desc: 1300mts

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Day 8

SCHÖNBIEL-ZERMATT SHELTER.

The last descent to the famous town of Zermatt, we walk through its streets before taking the transfer that will take us back to Chamonix.

Time: 3-4h; Asc: 0mts; Desc: 800mts

Day 9

MORNING IN CHAMONIX AND TRANSFER TO GENEVA

We will have the chance to get on the Aguille du Midi cable car, from where we will be able to admire Mont Blanc, the Grandes Jorasses and other of the most spectacular mountains in the area, as well as touring the Valle Blanche. At mid-morning we will transfer to the Geneva airport to catch our return flight.

WHAT INCLUDES

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • High Mountain guide who knows the area.
  • Mountain huts during the journey (breakfast and dinner).
  • Collective safety material.
  • Mandatory internal transfers during the journey.
  • Technical and material advice.
  • Access to our training platform and OUTDOOR films for 75 days.

THE SERVICE EXCLUDES

  • Flights and/or transfers to Chamonix (we can manage them).
  • Travel and/or cancellation insurance (we can manage it).
  • Dinners and lunches in Chamonix.
  • Extra cable cars (customers and guide).
  • Everything not included in the “INCLUDED” section.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Price for a minimum group of 6 people.
  • Increase of €150/person (groups of 5 people).
  • Increase of €200/person (groups of 4 people).
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Practical information:

Physical and technical level:

You need a minimum level that allows you to do a mountain route with a gradient of 1200m in one day and some experience in progression with crampons and ropes. The guide will go over all the key concepts before entering glacial terrain. The route can be shortened or lengthened by using different cable cars and/or routes. The mountain guide together with the group will look for the best route to meet the group’s expectations. For those who always want more, we have several extensions to do during the afternoons from the shelter.

Safety:

As mountain professionals we not only seek the greatest enjoyment, but also the highest possible degree of safety during the activities. For this we will have personal safety and communication equipment and a sufficient first aid kit.

Material:

A list of materials will be provided to participants. Although it will be very similar to the material required to carry out activities in the mid-mountain in the Pyrenees.

Accommodation and Food:

During the trekking we will use the indicated mountain refuges on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).

Recommended courses

We advise you to take the following courses before your trip to enjoy the experience to the fullest:

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