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5-day Haute Route Ski Touring from Zermatt to Chamonix

5-day Haute Route Ski Touring from Zermatt to Chamonix | France

Join Herbert, a certified mountain guide, on this exquisite 5-day Haute Route ski tour from Zermatt to Chamonix.


5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




* Ski tour one of the oldest routes in Europe in reverse.

* Stay in a remote and cosy mountain hut for two nights.

* Pass by the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc along the way.


Join me for a 5-day ski tour of the Haute Route in reverse, putting bit of a twist on this storied and iconic traverse through the Alps!

Instead of Chamonix, we begin in Zermatt, and over the course of five days we will make our way along the 180 kilometers of one of the oldest ski touring routes in Europe, through the sublimely picturesque Swiss and French Alps.

En route to our destination we will see some of the most iconic peaks in the whole mountain range, including the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. There will be plenty else to marvel at as we pass through picturesque valleys and stay in remote mountain huts with the brilliant night sky above us.

Each day we will ski for about four to seven hours, covering quite a bit of ground along the way. For this reason we recommend some prior skiing experience and a relatively good level of physical fitness.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable five-day ski tour along a classic route through the sublimely scenic Swiss and French Alps!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you might also be interested in our 6-day Haute Route Ski Touring from Chamonix to Zermatt!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

- Transportation, accommodation, meals and drinks are not included in the price.

- Prices and programme are subject to change.


Day 1: Schwarzsee to Schoenbielhuette

Day 2: Schoenbielhuette to Arolla

Day 3: Arolla to Cab. des Vignettes

Day 4: Cab. des Vignettes to Courmayeur

This leg includes a taxi ride.

Day 5: Courmayeur over the Valle Blanche to Chamonix to Zermatt

Upon completion of our reverse Haute Route we will return to Zermatt.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.


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What people are saying about -Herbert



I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.



We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.



My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.



Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure



Le guide n'a pas pris le temps de donner des explications, ne nous a quasiment rien expliqué. Il semblait plus lui importer de faire la courses avec les autres cordées que de nous prendre en charge correctement. Il s'est énervé à la moindre difficulté rencontrée, se montrant grossier et très peu professionnel. N'a donné que des indications très vagues, s'est montré brutal dans les manipulations. Un honte.

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