Cross the spectacular Haute Route, a trek that connects the two adventure capitals of the Alps: Chamonix and Zermatt. Starting in the shadow of Mont Blanc, you will complete the 110-mile trail with a dramatic finish at the foot of Matterhorn—experiencing 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps along the way. Brace yourself for long daily hikes; patchworks of dramatic landscapes leading you from glaciated mountains reflecting in crystalline lakes to verdant valleys and meadows beneath 9,500-foot mountain passes. And once you reach yet another picture-perfect village, your typical mountain hospitality exuding from its wooden chalets wrapped in flowers, learn why the Haute Route trek is one of the best hiking experiences in the Alps. 

  • Hike past Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, and 8 other highest Alpine peaks

  • Get immersed in sublime mountain vistas of Switzerland and France

  • Experience unique mountain lifestyle in typical Alpine villages and towns

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Classic Haute Route Trek
Jul 12|Jul 22|Aug 05|+1 more
Haute Route Trek Highlights
Jul 22|Jul 29|Aug 05|+2 more
Deluxe Haute Route Trek
Jul 15|Jul 27

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Cloud 9 Adventure
Cloud 9 Adventure
Offering a diverse range of trips in the Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites, Jura and beyond, Cloud 9 Adventure is all about conveying their passion for adventure travel among some of the world’s most magnificent mountain landscapes—and as far away from the crowds as possible.  

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Haute Trip
paul k about Cloud 9 Adventure on Tripadvisor

This trip has been in the works for almost 3 years and through the Covid epidemic you somehow managed to pull it off. The additions and changes you had to make were remarkable in fitting our needs. How can an 11 day trip go off without 1 hiccup? It did because of your knowledge, professionalism and extreme dedication to your clients. As one of your guides(Suze) said: Emma never sleeps! Every single detail from luggage delivery, hotel accommodations, trip notes, maps, food requests(we had 2 vegetarians) was spot on. From the bottom of my heart, you made a 25 year dream to hike the Haute come true. It was way beyond my expectations. To do it with friends was even more special. On any future expeditions, I would never consider another person(or company) to arrange my trip. No wonder Richard Branson so highly recommends you. To all who read this review, I personally have arranged dozens of trips over the years, but I knew from the start that Emma was the one to arrange this one.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 9, 11, or 12 days of hiking, depending on your chosen itinerary (involving 7-10 hiking days)
      • Accommodation based on double occupancy
      • Meals as specified in the itinerary 
      • Luggage delivery (except on days where you will stay in mountain huts)
      • Transfers during the adventure

    What’s not included:

      • Flights and airport transfers 
      • Lunches, personal drinks and snacks
      • Cable-car rides
      • Travel insurance covering medical expenses, mountain rescue including helicopter evacuation, and cancellation
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Even though hiking the Haute Route doesn’t require any technical skills, it is generally recommended to those with a great level of fitness and an experience of multi-day hikes on mountain trails. You can expect 4,000-foot ascents on more challenging days and hiking between 10 and 15 miles for 7 hours on average for 7-10 consecutive days.

    Keep in mind that hiking can be made difficult because of changing weather. However, you will always have a guide by your side who will be able to quickly notice if hiking gets too strenuous for you or somebody in your group and make any adjustments. You will also be able to take many breaks, including those that allow you to take in the views.

    Due to some more exposed sections, the tour is not recommended for those with severe fear of heights.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you will need during a day (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Waterproof pants 
      • Base layers (top and bottom)
      • Mid layer—usually a fleece 
      • Hiking pants (shorts as well if you want)
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For these group adventures, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 10:1. 
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate. 
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking along the Haute Route can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 30% non-refundable deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 10 weeks (70 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to seventy (70) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, only the Client’s deposit will be forfeited. 
      • For cancellations thirty-one (31) to seventy (70) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total price of the trip.
      • For cancellations thirty or less days in advance, Client is not entitled to any refund.
      • Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
  • To get to Chamonix, France—your starting point—most people fly into Geneva Airport in Switzerland, which is 1.5 hours away. From there, you can rent a car or take a train or bus.

    You will meet your guide in your accommodation in Chamonix on day 1 at 6 pm—the exact location will be given to you once your trip has been confirmed. 

    Your Haute Route guided adventure will finish in a different location—Zermatt. There are many bus and train lines connecting the town to Geneva, which is 3.5 hours away.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the in France and Switzerland, please refer to France Diplomacy’s advice for travelers and foreign nationals and Switzerland’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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