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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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 Argentière (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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1980 EUR

    Group of 2
    990 EUR

    Group of 3
    660 EUR

    Group of 4
    540 EUR

    Group of 5
    470 EUR

    Group of 6
    420 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Please note that the price doesn’t include the guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Courmayeur – Argentière 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 Argentière, 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 Argentière Glacier (2,168m). Overnight at the Argentière Hut (2,691m).

      Ascent time: 3 hours

      Cumulative elevation gain: 200m

    • Day 2Argentière Glacier – Champex-Lac

      We will begin the day riding down the Argentière 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 3Le Châble – Cabane de Prafleuri

      A transfer will take us from Champex to Le Châble 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 4Col 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 5Cheillon 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 6Col 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 Brulé. 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

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

    Accommodation

    Mountain huts

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    Estimated costs for your reference:

    • Half-board accommodation in mountain huts per person: Argentière 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 Châble: CHF 120 (divided among all participants)

    • Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

    Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

    We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

    I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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    Alexey Semakov
    We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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    Andre Silveira
    Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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    Roy Schindler
    Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!
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