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Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route 6-day splitboarding tour

Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route 6-day splitboarding tour

Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on a unique 6-day splitboarding tour along the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route, which crosses the Alps from France to Switzerland.

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6 Days

Mar, Apr, May




If you are an experienced splitboarder, this trip is a must for you!

The Haute Route (High Route) is one of the most famous and most scenic ski tours in the world. It runs from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland, across the center of both the French and Swiss Alps. It begins in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif (4,808m) and ends at the base of the legendary Matterhorn peak (4,478m).

Our trip’s meeting point will be Courmayeur (1,224m), a town in the Aosta Valley, in Italy. We will then travel to our voyage’s starting point, the beautiful mountain village of Argentiùre (1,252m), within the commune of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, in the southeast of France.

During our 6-day journey, we will traverse long distances at high elevations, across massive glaciers and snow-topped rocky peaks, such as the Rosa Blanche (3,336m) and the Pigne d’Arolla (3,796m). Every day, we will perform long climbs followed by stunning descents with breathtaking views to some of the most iconic mountains in the Alps: Mont Blanc (4,808m), Monte Rosa (4,634m), Matterhorn (4,478m), Grand Combin (4,314m), and Dent d’Herens (4,174m), among others. Along the way, we will spend the 5 nights in different mountain huts so as to stay at high altitudes. Our final descent will leave us in Zermatt (1,608m), an alpine village lying beneath the Matterhorn’s east face, in the Swiss German-speaking canton of the Valais.

This is a challenging, long high-altitude adventure. Participants need to be in good shape and have previous splitboarding experience. While optimal snow and weather conditions are vital, the route requires technical skills and a lot of effort to be completed.

Below you will find the tour’s detailed itinerary, with estimated ascent times and cumulative elevation gain per day.

Don’t miss this iconic trip in the heart of the Alps! Send me your booking request now.

In case you are interested, I also offer a ski touring version of this program. If you are looking for other splitboarding outings in the area, I recommend the Tour des Periades (Chamonix) 1-day alpine program and the Grand Saint Bernard pass 3-day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Rope

Price details

Please note that the price doesn’t include:

- the extra meals and beverages for you and the guide


Day 1: Courmayeur – Argentiùre Hut

We will meet in the town of Courmayeur, in the Italian Aosta Valley, where we will go over the equipment and the itinerary. We will travel to the village of ArgentiĂšre, in Chamonix, from where we will take a cable car to the Col des Grands Montets pass (1,461m). We will then begin a steep descent on the Rognons Glacier to the massive ArgentiĂšre Glacier (2,168m). Overnight at the ArgentiĂšre Hut (2,691m).

Ascent time: 3 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 200m

Day 2: Argentiùre Glacier – Champex-Lac

We will begin the day riding down the ArgentiĂšre Glacier. We will then skin up to a 200-meter gully, which we will climb with ropes and crampons up to the Col du Passon pass (3,028m) and on to the Le Tour Glacier (2,150m). We will traverse towards the Col Superieur du Tour (3,288m), arriving at the Trient Plateau on the Trient Glacier, which we will descend up to a point below the Col des Ecadies. We will ride down the Val d’Arpette valley up to a mountain hut in Champex-Lac, where we will spend our second night.

Ascent time: 6-8 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 1,000m

Day 3: Le Chñble – Cabane de Prafleuri

A transfer will take us from Champex to Le ChĂąble village, from where we will take a lift up to the Verbier ski area, followed by two more lifts to the Col des Gentianes pass (2,906m). After a 200-meter descent, we will skin to the Col de La Chaux (2,940m). After another descent, we will climb to the Col du Momin (3,005m), up to the Rosa Blanche peak (3,336m). Soon after, we will begin a descent to the Cabane de Prafleuri hut (2,657m), where we will spend the night.

Ascent time: 6 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 800m

Day 4: Col des Roux – Cabane des Dix

We will traverse to the Col des Roux (2,804m) and then begin a long descent above the reservoir of the Grande Dixence Dam (285m). At the end of the lake, we will ascend the Pas du Chat, up to the Cabane des Dix (2,928m), where we will spend the night.

Ascent time: 7-8 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 800m

Day 5: Cheillon Glacier – Cabane des Vignettes

We will start the day with an ascent on the Cheillon Glacier up to the Col du Brenay pass, heading to the Pigne d’Arolla (3,796m). A long descent on glacier will take us to the Cabane des Vignettes refuge (3,160m), where we will spend the last night.

Ascent time: 6-7 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 850m

Day 6: Col de Charmontane – Zermatt

We will ride down to the Col de Charmontane. From the Arolla Glacier, we will ascend the Col de l’Eveque (3,716m), followed by the Col du Mont BrulĂ©. A descent will drive us to the Tsan Glacier, and the following ascent will take us to the Col de Valpelline. From this point, we will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Dent d’Herens mountain (4,174m) and the Matterhorn’s west face (4,478m). Finally, we will begin the descent to Zermatt, with a 2,500-meter vertical drop, down the Stockji Glacier, below the Matterhorn’s north face.

Ascent time: 8-10 hours

Cumulative elevation gain: 1,000m




Mountain huts

More info

Estimated costs for your reference:

‱ Half-board accommodation in mountain huts per person: Argentiùre Hut (€48-63), Prarayer Hut (€48-60), Cabane de Prafleuri (CHF 70), Cabane des Dix (CHF 82), Cabane des Vignettes (CHF 80). ‱ Equipment rental (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €15 per person ‱ Taxi service to Le Chñble: CHF 120 (divided among all participants) ‱ Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days

Meeting point

Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

Can I join a group?

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain?

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

About the guide

Giving and receiving smiles, seeing the satisfaction on the faces of our customers, seeking opportunities for growth, stimulating authenticity in personal and group relationships, in sharing mountaineering disciplines, fears, efforts, and moments of difficulty, which are part of the integrated with experiences, essential ingredients of every summit climb: these are our focus, our beliefs, and our most important results, as outdoor Professionals and as people who love the mountains and their work as Alpine Guides!

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides is a team of IFMGA-certified Mountain Professionals and outdoor activities experts, based in the town of Aosta, not far from Courmayeur-Chamonix, on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif.

We live and work in the beautiful Aosta Valley region, very close to French and Swiss borders near to Geneva, Milan, and Turin international airports.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Dufourspitze, Pyramide Vincent and Regina Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Lyskamm, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits you can climb with us: most of our team of Guides were born and grew up close to these mountains and they have explored the ascent routes several times during different seasons, with skis or crampons!

- We love our work: we plan all our trips with great commitment and deep respect for the Alpine environment, for its inhabitants, and its territories. Including local traditions in different valleys and Alpine areas.

- We love Mountain, Nature, and Outdoor activities, that we like to share with people from all around the world. We are enthusiastic to meet like-minded adventurers and share new experiences and memorable emotions with the support of our Mountain Guides.

- Safety and Risk Management are essential for us, as elements of fundamental importance during every single trip we plan and carry out with our customers: for this reason, we offer introductory courses to the different alpine disciplines (Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Ski mountaineering, Freeride, Rescue Crevasse, and Avalanche) to convey awareness and responsibility to our customers.

- We offer solid Experience, with several years organizing outdoor disciplines around mountain and wild areas, in many different countries of Italy and Europe, for individuals or groups, including 7-day customer support for booking, logistics, and personal assistance for planning and reservations.

- As certified Mountain Guides, we offer training courses, to improve technical skills and to learn basic knowledge about mountaineering in the Alps, which is essential to explore and climb the Mountains safely in any situation or conditions.

- We are happy to provide customized programs for every customer's demand: our Experience is synonymous with Professionalism and Customer Care to guarantee unforgettable emotions and beautiful smiles!

Fulfill your dreams, discover breathtaking views or simply enjoy an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will carry out your trip as you desire to live it!

Let’s plan your next mountain project together!


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What people are saying about -PeaksHunter Mountain Guides

Ian Bate


September, 2023

A very well organised trip by both parties, we will define use again for future trips 🙂



September, 2023

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Jeroen Broeze


September, 2023

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Evan Grimes


September, 2023

Had a blast with Elis from Peakshunter. We enjoyed the climbing quite a bit, and Elis was kind and helpful, and the views at Albard di Bard were amazing! We had never done multi pitch climbing before and he made it a really fun time for us.

Craig Wilkinson


September, 2023

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Lee Rae


August, 2023

Explore share were easy to work with and their outsourced guides “Peakshunter” were absolutely amazing. Our guides ELIS MARTIS and ALESSANDRO BELTRAMI were amazing they made the trip so much better. They were patient, professional and really knowledgable.

Angus Aagaard


August, 2023

We booked two trips for our 17 year old son. The first, a small group ascent of Breithorn with Angelo as guide, went to plan; the second - the Aiguilles MarbrĂ©es - didn’t because of adverse weather conditions. As we had come from London and had limited flexibility, Silvia was super helpful and arranged for him to have a day on a via ferrata climb with Paolo instead. Communication was excellent and the guides great; our son loved both days and we would thoroughly recommend. Thank you!


August, 2023

Although we didnt summit due to weather, the entire experience was wonderful! really well done by peakshunter and our guide matteo!

Arjun Srivatsa


August, 2023

Hi Explore-Share, I really loved the overall experience during the summit of the wonderful Gran Paradiso. I got to meet new people who were also like-minded, and understand each other and helping along the way. In particular, I must say the guidance offered by our team leader Simone and Fabio were really important, to understand the safety measures and technical challenges along the way. They also gave key insights into the terrain, weather and adapting to the changes accordingly. Of course, for me being in the mountaineering field as a hobby for 20 years now, it was still helpful and I learned new things. I would really want to come back again to this experience and re-live it with you all over again. Special thanks to Fabio who dropped me all the way from Valsavarenche to Ivrea with a special shot of coffee he made in his car. :) Best regards, Arjun Srivatsa

Ivan Zupanic


August, 2023

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Boris Kruljevic


August, 2023

What a great experience this was! Thank you guide Angelo for being so patient, I am really happy to have done this trip!

Anna Scolaro


August, 2023

I had the best experience and a really great time doing this trip! Thank you to the guides who helped me. It was the highlight of my Europe trip :)

Will Rhodes


August, 2023

The guides were great,with a wealth of experience. The comunication between the explore share was very poor . We were not told what b and b we were staying until the day before. We were lucky we had signal on are phones to get the address. If we didn't have signal it would of caused a major issue for us .

Eric Axtelius


August, 2023

Great climb of Gran Paradiso with Piercarlo. Truly unique character and great guide.

Richard Bates


August, 2023

Lived up to expectations. Great guides, Davide and Nicola who measured the pace and were attentive and fun! Organisation by Peaks Hunter worked to a tee. Highly recommended


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