7-day Chamonix-Zermatt summer hiking tour

Come join Jon, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 7-day Chamonix-Zermatt summer hiking tour. And enjoy the beauty of the most famous route in the Alps!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
     

    This 7-day Chamonix-Zermatt summer hiking tour might be one of the most beautiful hikes in Europe!

    Both towns are famous alpine resorts. Chamonix is located at the heart of the French Alps, under the shadow of Mont Blanc. And Zermatt is on the Swiss side of the Alps, under Mount Cervino (also called Matterhorn). As a result, there is a great magnetism between both towns.

    While the entire tour has some of the most amazing views of the Alps, there is a special treat for you. We’ll walk through four glaciers: Du Tour, Otemma, Arolla and Stockji. And let me assure you that this is an unforgettable experience.

    So we’ll leave Chamonix to enter the wild world of this high route. During our path we’ll go over mountain passes and rest in beautiful and cozy mountain huts. Always putting safety and pleasure first, we’ll walk through the glaciers and beside great cliffs with unique views.

    So please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I’ll get everything ready for you to enjoy this 7-day Chamonix-Zermatt summer hiking tour. 

    And if you’d like to check out some of my other shorter programs, please take a look at my Mount Aneto ascent or my Midi d’Ossau rock climbing program.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2000 EUR

    Group of 2
    1000 EUR

    Group of 3
    667 EUR

    Group of 4
    500 EUR

    Group of 5
    500 EUR

    Group of 6
    400 EUR

    Group of 7
    400 EUR

    Group of 8
    300 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). A minimum of 4 people is required for this expedition.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival and group introduction

      Drive to Chamonix (1030 m). We’ll check in to CAF Chalet on Le Tour. Group introduction and dinner.

    • Day 2Le Tour to Trient mountain hut

      Cable car from Le Tour (1453 m) up to col de Balme (2100 m). From here we’ll hike up to Albert mountain hut (2702 m). Now we’ll put our crampons on and start walking through Du Tour glacier. We’ll go up to Du Trient mountain hut (3170 m).

    • Day 3Trient mountain hut to Chanrion mountain hut

      Today we’ll go down to col du Orny (3098 m). From here we’ll walk through a path under the aiguilles de Arpette to Breya chairlift. From here down to Champex. Drive to Mauvoisin. Then hike up to Chanrion mountain hut (2462 m).

    • Day 4Chanrion mountain hut to Vignettes mountain hut

      Hike through Otemma glacier. We’ll go over col de Charmane (3037 m). Hike up to Vignettes mountain hut (3158 m).

    • Day 5Vignettes mountain hut to Bertol mountain hut

      We’ll cross through col du Evêque (3392 m) and hike up the Arolla glacier to reach Bertol mountain hut (3311 m).

    • Day 6Bertol mountain hut to Schönbiel mountain hut

      Tête Blanche (3724 m) ascent. Long descent through the Stockji glacier till Schönbiel (2694 m).

    • Day 7Schönbiel mountain hut to Zermatt

      Great way down to Zermatt (1616 m).

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

    Meeting point

    Chamonix.

    More info

    A minimum of 4 people is required for this expedition.

    Included Personal equipment (if necessary) :

    - Ice axe and crampons.

    - Harness.

    Personal equipment recommended:

    – 40L backpack.

    – Thermal underwear.

    – warm jacket.

    – GoreTex jacket and pants.

    – Hood, gloves (2 pairs) and goggles.

    – Snacks (on the mountain huts we'll only have breakfast and dinner).

    – Warm sack if desired (on the mountain huts there will be blankets).

    – Sunscreen and lip balm.

    – Basic toilet kit.

    – Personal first aid kit.

    – Thermos.

    – Cash (many mountain hut don't take credit cards).

    – Mountain federate card.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

    I’m a mountain guide and alpine ski instructor and trainer.

    Since many years ago I enjoy transmitting the enthusiasm that I feel for the mountains, in any of the possible mountain disciplines: alpinism, ski, climbing…

    I’ve always had a special interest for sports and teaching sports at all levels, from beginners to complex guiding in all kind of mountain terrain.

     
     


     

     

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