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1 Person
12 day
Cloud 9 Adventure
Reserve deposit (30%) $0
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  • Meandering between Chamonix and Zermatt for 12 days, discover the heart of the Alps by getting up close to its highest peaks and experiencing its unique lifestyle in charming towns and villages. Your adventure offers superb hiking speckled with stupendous panoramic views, accommodation in quality hotels, auberges, and rustic mountain huts, as well as luggage delivery during all but two days—allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the sublime Alpine scenery. 

    • Your trip begins in the famous mountain town of Chamonix, found at the foot of Mont Blanc. You will meet your Haute Route hiking guide and fellow hikers at 6pm for a trip briefing, followed by dinner.
      Meals: Dinner
      Accommodation: 3* Hotel

      View of the town of Chamonix beneath Mont Blanc.


    • Your adventure starts with a beautiful train journey on the famous Mont Blanc Express. Start trekking in the hamlet of Montroc, and begin with a climb up the stunning Aiguillette des Posettes. Straying from the standard route, your group will take a quiet and beautiful variant through the meadows of Les Tseppes and into Switzerland. You will stay for the night either in Trient or Col de la Forclaz—depending on accommodation availability.
      Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
      Ascent: 1,100 m / 3,610 ft
      Descent: 1,100 m / 3,610 ft
      Walking time: 7-8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Simple hotel

      Swiss Alpine village of Trient.
    • Start today’s hike with an easy stroll to the Chalet des Glaciers, a small café next to the impressive Trient glacier. Here, your group will begin a long and at times steep ascent through spectacular scenery up the high pass known as the Fenêtre d’Arpette, from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the Trient Plateau. What follows next is a steep descent through the Val d’Arpette to your accommodation in the resort town Champex, found by a gorgeous lake.
      Distance: 16 km / 10 miles
      Ascent: 1,411 m / 4,630 ft
      Descent: 1,200 m / 3,937 ft
      Walking time: 7 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel

      Alpine pass of Fenetre d’Arpette featuring glaciated mountains.
    • Leaving the picturesque village of Champex, hike through the meadows and farmland to reach the little village of Sembrancher. From here, it’s a short walk to Le Châble, a traditional village en-route to the famous resort of Verbier. From Le Châble, you will take the cable car to Les Ruinettes, above Verbier. Afterward, head to the well-known Cabane du Mont Fort, where you can relish the fantastic views of the Mont Blanc massif and the Grand Combin.
      Distance: 20 km / 12.4 miles
      Ascent: 1,350 m / 4,430 ft
      Descent: 1,300 m / 4,265 ft
      Walking time: 8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Mountain hut

      The Swiss resort town of Champex, situated by the lake.
    • Day 5 is one of the most spectacular days of the trek as it involves crossing 3 cols with dramatic views throughout. After climbing the Col Termin, you will make another traverse and then climb to the Col de Louvie. From here, your group will make a steep descent at the edge of the Grand Désert glacier. Later, make your way up to the Col de Prafleuri (2,987 m / 9,800 ft), then descend to the Cabane de Prafleuri (2,642 m / 8,668 ft) for the evening.
      Distance: 16.7 km / 10.4 miles
      Ascent: 1,377 m / 4,517 ft
      Descent: 1,170 m / 3,838 ft
      Walking time: 8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Mountain hut

      View of the Lac de Louvie along the Haute Route in the Swiss Alps.
    • A short, steep climb greets you this morning as you summit the Col de Roux, overlooking the waters of the Lac de Dix. A gentle descent will then take your group to the shore of the lake, which you’ll follow to its end, in the shadow of Mont Blanc de Cheillon and the Pigne d’Arolla. Afterward, it’s a steep ascent to the base of the Col de Riedmatten, where your group will either have the option of climbing up to the col or taking a more direct route up the Pas de Chèvres ladders. Your guide will decide which route to take, based on the weather and the group’s desires. Later, it’s downhill to Arolla, where you’ll stay for the night.
      Distance: 16 km / 10 km
      Ascent: 735 m / 2,411 ft
      Descent: 1,360 m / 4,462 ft
      Walking time: 6-7 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel

      Glaciated mountain Pigne d’Arolla in the Swiss Alps, seen along the Haute Route hiking trip.
    • On day 7, you’ll approach the halfway point of the trek. Enjoy a leisurely walk through woodland to the Lac Bleu, one of the locals’ favorite spots to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. From here, there is an easy descent through a beautiful gorge to Les Haudères, where your group will stop for lunch. After a final short climb, today’s hike finishes at the small farming hamlet of La Sage.
      Distance: 11 km / 7 miles
      Ascent: 215 m / 705 ft
      Descent: 550 m / 1,805 ft
      Walking time: 4-5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: 3* Hotel

      Valley Les Hauderes in Switzerland, pass during the Haute Route trek hiking trip.
    • Your hiking on day 8 starts with a long, but not-too-difficult ascent to the Col de Torrent (2,912 m / 9,554 ft). Afterward, descend to the turquoise Lac de Moiry, enjoying the views of the imposing peaks of the Pennine Alps. Reaching Col de Sorebois is a more difficult climb due to being shorter and steeper than the previous ascent. From here, you can take in the spectacular views of the Weisshorn, the Dent Blanche and the Zinalrothorn. After a steep downhill, you will have reached the hotel at Zinal, a welcome sight after the hardest day of the trek so far.
      Distance: 21 km / 13 miles
      Ascent: 2,000 m / 6,561 ft
      Descent: 1,850 m / 6,070 ft
      Walking time: 8-9 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel

      Views of glaciated peaks from a high-altitude mountain pass Col de Sorebois in Switzerland.
    • Start today’s hike with a steep but pleasant ascent through larch forest, before a rising traverse takes you through alpine pastures to views across the Val d’Anniviers. Later, you’ll tackle the Forcletta pass (2,874 m / 9,430 ft). From there, you’ll be able to see into the Turtmanntal, entering the German-speaking part of Switzerland. During the descent, apart from the magnificent peaks, you’ll probably be able to spot the rare edelweiss, one of the symbols of Switzerland and of mountaineering. You’ll stay for the night in the tiny hamlet of Gruben.
      Distance: 19 km / 12 miles
      Ascent: 1,200 m / 3,937 ft
      Descent: 1,165 m / 3,822 ft
      Walking time: 7 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Simple hotel

      Edelweiss flower seen in the Swiss Alps along the Haute Route.
    • Start today’s trekking by walking through open woodland, then across high pastures, followed by rocky wilderness. The trek soon opens up to some of the most spectacular views in the Swiss Alps. The last pass you will cross during your Haute Route trek is the Augstbordpass (2,894 m / 9,495 ft), beyond which your group will descend steeply to the viewpoint known as the Twära, offering views into the Mattertal. Later, it’s another descent to the hamlet of Jungu. From here you can walk or take a cable-car ride to Saint Niklaus, your base for the night.
      Distance: 16 km / 10 miles
      Ascent: 1,070 m / 3,510 ft
      Descent: 1,765 m / 5,790 ft
      Walking time: 7-8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Hotel

      Scenicly located Swiss Alpine town of St Niklaus with a church bell.
    • Today, your group will have a choice between two different routes. The first one involves taking a short taxi journey to Randa and heading up to a high-level route to finish the Haute Route in style. You’ll cross the newly opened Charles Kuonen suspension bridge—the longest one in the world—and continue to Zermatt along the iconic Europaweg route. If the weather is bad, or if there is danger of rockfall, your group will take the alternative route through the valley floor. Celebrate your achievements with your group and your guide in Zermatt—your adventure finishes tomorrow.
      Distance: 13 or 18 km / 8 or 11 miles
      Ascent: 450 m / 1,476 ft via the valley floor, or 1,400 m / 4,593 ft via the Europaweg
      Descent: 0 m / 0 ft via the valley floor or 1,000 m / 3,280 ft via the Europaweg
      Walking time: 8-9 hours or 4-5 hours via the valley floor
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: 3* Hotel

      Europaweg hiking route along the Haute Route, views of Matterhorn.
    • Your Haute Route trekking tour finishes after breakfast. Say goodbye to your guide, fellow hikers, and the Alpine wilderness Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to stay on for some extra nights in this beautiful area close to the iconic Matterhorn.
      Meals: Breakfast

      Swiss town of Zermatt, last stop of the Haute Route, with wooden houses and the view of Matterhorn.
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Guided Walker’s Haute Route (9, 11, or 12-day tour, you choose)
        • 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 
        • Airport transfers — we recommend Mountain Drop-Offs
        • Lunches, personal drinks and snacks
        • Cable-car rides
        • Travel insurance covering medical expenses, mountain rescue including helicopter evacuation, and cancellation
        • Guide gratuities — optional
    • These guided Walker’s Haute Route tours don’t require any technical skills, but they are 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. The most difficult option is generally the Classic Haute Route since it features longer daily distance on average and involves 10 consecutive hiking days. Deluxe Haute Route features slightly shorter distance (on average) and includes a rest day. The least challenging option is the Haute Route Highlights trek, since it includes less hiking 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 encourage you, keep you safe, and 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 guided Walker’s Haute Route tours, 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. 

      Guided Walker’s Haute Route tours 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.
    • To get to Chamonix, the starting point of your guided Walker’s Haute Route, most people fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA), one hour away. Once you arrive, there are several ways to reach your destination, including public transport. Looking to make airport transfers hassle-free? Check out Mountain Drop Offs—they provide door-to-door service in their comfy and spacious shuttles. Use the code 57HCHX to get a 5% discount!

      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 guided Walker’s Haute Route tour 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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