Chamonix-Zermatt, the Haute Route ski tour

Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route: a memorable tour through the heart of the Alps. Six days from hut to hut, among glaciers and deep slopes with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team!

 
 

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

 
     

    A 6-day ski touring trip that you cannot miss if you are coming to Chamonix.

    Let me share with you this incredible program I have planned in the region of Chamonix-Zermatt. It’s about a ski mountaineering tour along the famous Haute Route (High Route) that connects Switzerland to France.

    This route runs from Chamonix to Zermatt and it is the most iconic ski tour of the world. Moreover, I love to take my clients and friends through the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route because:

    • Its region has a legendary and historic atmosphere;
    • There are really rewarding climbs with breathtaking descents;
    • The Haute Route offers one of the most amazing views along the way.

    Regarding the technical difficulty, keep in mind that the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route is a long high-altitude challenge. That’s why it requires a good overall level of training and a proper physical condition.

    At the bottom of this description you can find a sample itinerary of this 6-day trip. You can also find details about the accommodation nights and the average ascent time for each day.

    For any other doubt or if you’re decided and want to book your place for the next departure, contact me. You can fill out the form and I’ll answer as soon as possible. I am happy to lead this exciting tour in the amazing region of Chamonix-Zermatt! 

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Courmayeur - Argentière Hut

      We’ll meet in Courmayeur for the equipment check and a short briefing. Transfer to Argentière from where a cable car will take us to the Col des Grands Montets. We’ll then begin a descent on the Rognons Glacier until we reach the Argentière Glacier. After a while we’ll reach the Argentière Hut, where we will spend the night.

      The altitude gain will be 200 meters and the ascent time for the day, about 3 hours.

    • Day 2Champex

      We’ll leave the hut around 7 am. We’ll begin skiing down a stretch of the Argentière Glacier. We’ll then skin up to a 200-meter snowy couloir, which we’ll ascend with ropes and crampons up to Col Passon. From here we’ll enter the Le Tour Glacier. We’ll cross in direction to the Col Superieur du Tour. The col gives us access to the Trient Plateau, which we’ll traverse descending until we’re under the Col des Ecadies. Along easy slopes we’ll ski down the entire Val d’Arpette until we reach Champex, where we will stop for the night.

      The elevation gain for the day will be 1000 meters and the ascent time between 6 and 8 hours in total.

    • Day 3Cabane de Prafleuri

      A transfer will take us from Champex to Le Châble. Then, a gondola lift will make us get into the Verbier ski area. Two more lifts to Col des Gentianes. After a 200-meter descent, we’ll put the skins on and move to Col de La Chaux. Another descent and we’ll skin up towards Col Momin. When we reach the Rosablanche, we’ll be able to see the Pigne d’Arolla. After that, a descent will take us to the Cabane de Prafleuri, where we’ll have dinner and sleep.

      Today we will ascend around 6 hours with a total altitude change of 800 meters.

    • Day 4Cabane des Dix

      From the hut, we’ll get to the Col des Roux in about 30 minutes. We’ll take off the skins and start a long descent above the reservoir of the Grande Dixence Dam. At the end of the lake, we’ll put our skins back on and ascend the Pas du Chat, then continue until we reach the Cabane des Dix. Dinner and overnight stay in the hut.

      Vertical drop: 800 meters. Ascent time: 7-8 hours.

    • Day 5Cabane des Vignettes

      We’ll start by ascending the Cheillon Glacier up to Col du Brenay, then continue to the Pigne d’Arolla. Here we’ll enjoy a breathtaking 360° view of the Western Alps!!! Then, a great descent on glacier will lead us to the Cabane des Vignettes, for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

      The altitude change for the day will be 850 meters with a total ascent time of 6-7 hours.

    • Day 6Getting to Zermatt

      We’ll ski down to the Col de Charmontane and from the Arolla Glacier, we’ll ascend to the Col de l’Eveque. Once we’re under the Col du Mont Brulé, we’ll put our skis on and our backpacks and climb the 200 meters that separate us from the col. Another descent will take us right in the middle of the Tsan Glacier. Then a long but easy ascent will take us to the Col de Valpelline. From here we’ll enjoy an unbelievable view of the Dent d’Herens and the Matterhorn’s west face. Finally we’ll begin the iconic descent to Zermatt, with a 2,500-meter vertical drop, down the Stockji Glacier, under the Matterhorn’s north face.

      Elevation gain of 1,000 meters and 8 to 10 hours of ascent time.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    In Courmayeur.

    Accommodation

    Half-board accommodation in mountain huts:

    € 48-63 per person at Argentiere Hut;

    € 48-60 per person at Prarayer Hut;

    CHF 70 per person in Cabane de Prafleuri;

    CHF 82 per person in Cabane des Dix;

    CHF 80 per person in Cabane des Vignettes.

    More info

    - Research and rescue insurance with IFMGA coverage (recommended): €12 per person for 7 days. Hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €15 per person.

    - The mountain guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) are not included in the price and must be covered by participants.

    - Taxi service to Le Châble (CHF 120, divided among all participants).

    - Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by they respective owners, without any liability attributable to the mountain guide.

     

    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

     
     
     


     

     

    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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