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During your Deluxe Haute Route trip, you can share a room with another hiker or reserve a single room for an additional fee. Only 2 single rooms are available for each date. Let us know if you are interested and we will let you know if there are any more single rooms available. In case there are none, we will deduct your 2nd payment by the single supplement fee.

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  • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
  • For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 70% refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 0-89 days before the trip, there is no refund.
  • Booking fees are non-refundable after 48 hours grace period.
Flexible
  • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
  • For cancellations 90 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 60-89 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, there is no refund.
  • Booking fees are non-refundable after 48 hours grace period.
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  • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
  • For cancellations 60 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a full refund of the trip price.
  • For cancellations 0-59 days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
  • Booking fees are non-refundable after 48 hours grace period.
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1 Person
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Duration
11 day
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Cloud 9 Adventure
Reserve deposit (30%) $0
Second Payment Amount: $0
  • You want to lace your Haute Route hiking adventure with some irresistible Alpine luxury? We’ve got you covered. Apart from hiking along one of the world’s most beautiful and spectacular treks, you will also be spoiled by luxurious hotels boasting incredible food, as well as spas, saunas, pools, and wellness suites wherever possible. You will also have an extra day in the Swiss resort town of Saint-Luc and luggage delivery during all days.

    • Your trip begins in the famous mountain town of Chamonix, found at the foot of Mont Blanc. You will meet your guide and fellow hikers at 6pm for a trip briefing, followed by dinner.
      Meals: Dinner
      Accommodation: Luxurious 4* hotel

      View of the town of Chamonix beneath Mont Blanc.
    • Your Haute Route adventure begins with taking the Planpraz cable car, followed by a hike along the famous Grand Balcon Sud, famous for its fabulous Mont Blanc views. As your path is located in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges nature reserve, you’re likely to see ibex, chamois, and marmottes. Lanter, traverse to the stunning Lac des Chéserys, descend to the Col des Montets and follow the valley to Vallorcine and your comfortable accommodation.
      Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
      Ascent: 1,411 m / 4,629 ft
      Descent: 1,200 m / 3,937 ft
      Walking time: 6.5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: High-quality hotel

      Grand Balcon Sud, hiking trail near Mont Blanc.
    • Start your day with a short transfer from Vallorcine to the start of today’s hike at the Col de la Forclaz: 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 luxurious accommodation in the resort town Champex, found by a gorgeous lake.
      Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles
      Ascent: 1,411 m / 4,629 ft
      Descent: 1,200 m / 3,937 ft
      Walking time: 8 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Luxurious hotel

      Alpine pass of Fenetre d’Arpette featuring glaciated mountains.
    • This morning we’ll leave the picturesque village of Champex behind. We’ll cross summer meadows and farmland to reach the little village of Sembrancher. From here we take a private transfer to Evolène in the picturesque Val d’Herens. We then spend the afternoon making our way from Evolène to La Sage where our very comfortable hotel awaits for the evening.
      Distance: 16 km / 10 miles
      Ascent: 305 m / 1,000 ft
      Descent: 305 m / 1,000 ft
      Walking time: 5-6 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: High-quality hotel

      Val d’Herens in the Swiss Alps with a turquoise like.
    • Day 5 begins with a long, but not-to-difficult ascent to the Col de Torrent (2,912 m / 9,554 ft). Your group will then descend to the turquoise Lac de Moiry. From here, you can admire some of the giant peaks of the Pennine Alps, including the Dent Blanche and the Weisshorn. From the Lac de Moiry, it’s a 1.5-hour walk to the historic village of Grimentz, where you’ll stay for the night.
      Distance: 13 km / 8 miles
      Ascent: 1,270 m / 4,166 ft
      Descent: 693 m / 2,273 ft
      Walking time: 6 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: High-quality hotel

      Swiss Alpine town of Grimentz with typical wooden houses.
    • This morning, you’ll head out of Grimentz following the forested trail into the Val d’Anniviers. From here, pick up the path which will lead your group up through flower-strewn alpine pastures to the historic Hotel Weisshorn (2,337 m / 7,667 ft), a great place to stop for lunch. After lunch, you’ll descend to the village of St Luc, perched high above the valley. This will be your base for the next two nights.
      Distance: 13.5 km / 8 miles
      Ascent: 1,150 m / 3,772 ft
      Descent: 1,065 m / 3,495 ft
      Walking time: 5.5 hours
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Luxurious hotel

      Val d’Anniviers, a scenic valley in the Swiss Alps seen during the Haute Route hiking trip.
    • A wonderful luxurious hotel is chosen for your two-night stay in St Luc, the perfect juncture for a well-deserved rest day. Enjoy a restful and relaxing day in St Luc, taking advantage of the hotel’s excellent spa facilities. There are various shorter walks that are also possible today.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: Luxurious hotel

      Swiss town of St Luc, known for typical Swiss alpine architecture and scenic views.
    • Today you’ll pass from the French-speaking part of Switzerland to the German-speaking Val Turtmanntal. From St Luc, your group will retrace their steps out of the village and up into the open pastures to make a steady ascent to the Meidpass (2,790 m / 9,154 ft). Here, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the Alps. While approaching the pass, you may even spot some edelweiss, the symbol of Switzerland and mountaineering. Descend from the pass into the peaceful Turtmanntal valley and reach the tiny hamlet of Gruben, your home for the night.
      Meals: Breakfast and dinner
      Accommodation: High-quality 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 / 9.9 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: High-quality 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: Luxurious hotel

      Europaweg hiking route along the Haute Route, views of Matterhorn.
    • Your Deluxe Haute Route guided 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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