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Chamonix-Zermatt 7-day hike

Mountain shelters
Hiking the French Alps
Hiking in Chamonix
Ascending the Alps

Join a certified mountain guide on this one-of-a-kind week in the French Alps. Hike the impressive Chamonix-Zermatt route.

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Alps

7 Days

Aug, Sep

Fit

Beginner


Description

Explore the wonderful route that links the two mountaineering capitals of the Alps on this 7-day hike. The impressive Chamonix-Zermatt route offers incredible views, mountain huts and an exciting and easy path. Join me for a spectacular week in the mountains!

During the 7 days of our trip, we’ll hike along the incredible French Alps and visit some unforgettable places. We’ll go to Col d’Orny, Col du Mont Rouge, Lire di Rose glacier, Cheilon glacier, Eveque, Col Collon and others. Each of these places offers simply stunning views! You can review the itinerary below for a more detailed description of the trip.

This is a moderately easy trip, but you need to be physically prepared to endure 7 days in the mountain. Additionally, keep in mind that the itinerary can be modified for more experienced hikers.

So book your trip now and get ready to hike the iconic Chamonix-Zermatt route. I would love to be your guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Flight to the start

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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

Price does not include transport to the start of the trip, personal expenses, equipment rental or the shuttle from Zermatt to Chamonix.


Itinerary

Day 1: Albert Refuge

We’ll go from the top of the Charamillon chairlift to the Albert refuge, going through the Tour Glacier. We’ll get to enjoy impressive views of the Aiguille du Chardonnet and the crevasses of the glacier. Night at the shelter.

Elevation gain: 800 meters.

Day 2: Mauvoisin Hotel

We’ll hike through the glacier, the plateau de Trient, Col d’Orny and finally descend to the Champex village. Taxi to the Mauvoisin Hotel.

Elevation gain/loss: +600 m -1,300 m.

Day 3: Cabane des Dix

This will be one of the longest days. We’ll visit Col du Mont Rouge, Lire di Rose glacier, the Giétroz glacier plateau and Ruinette to the Cheilon pass. We may even see ibexes, chamois and edelweiss.

Elevation gain/loss: +1225 m -400 m.

Day 4: Vignette refuge

We’ll climb the Cheilon glacier towards the Serpentine hill and reach the Brenay platau. Views of Mont Blanc to 4000 Saas Fee.

Elevation gain/loss: +950 m -400 m

Day 5: Cabane de Bertol

We’ll descend the Mont Collon glacier, cross the Chermotane plateau, ascend Eveque (3,392 m), cross the Col Collon (3,087 m) and descend the Arolla glacier (2,540 m).

Elevation gain/loss: +1,162 m -980 m.

Day 6: Schöenbiel refuge

We’ll cross the Monte Miné and Monte Ferpècle glaciers to Col d’Herens. Then, we’ll ascend the Tete Blanche (3,274 m). After enjoying the views, we’ll descend through the Stockji glacier.

Elevation gain/loss: +400 m -1,120 m.

Day 7: Zermatt

Down the Zmutt glacier to the final destination: Zermatt.

 

Details

More info

Make sure to bring snacks for the mountain. I can guide you on what equipment to bring.

Meeting point

"Snell" sports shop in Chamonix Mont Blanc.

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari

5.00

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas

5.00

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Greg

5.00

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Colin

5.00

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley

4.00

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

 

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