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Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route Ski Tour

Join an unforgettable Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route ski tour with one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team!

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Alps

6 Days

Mar, Apr, May


Description

Enjoy a ski mountaineering tour along the famous Haute Route that connects Switzerland to France. This route runs from Chamonix to Zermatt and is the most iconic ski tour in the world.

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 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.

If you have any questions or if you’re decided and want to book your place for the next departure, contact us. You can fill out the form and we will answer as soon as possible.

We look forward to guiding you on this exciting tour in the amazing region of Chamonix-Zermatt!

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Oct 17, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 4700 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2820 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2020 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1890 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1710 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1280 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details


Itinerary

Day 1: Courmayeur - 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 2: Champex

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 3: Cabane 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 4: Cabane 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 5: Cabane 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 6: Getting 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.

 

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Details

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.

Meeting point

In Courmayeur.

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!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Aosta Valley, Italy


What people are saying about this trip

Ovidiu Valeanu

5.00

April, 2022

Due to bad weather conditions, we could not do the Haute Route. Instead, the guide proposed an alternative route in Gran Paradiso

Ollie Carleton

4.00

April, 2022

Amazing trip, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Unfortunately, the Haute Route was cancelled due to incline weather, a safe decision by the guides, but they were able to create a new tour on the fly which was still spectacular. The Guides were very friendly and helpful, were able to pick me up from town as i didn't have a car, and transport me to the starting location. Both Elis and Claudio were very hospitable, knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend PeakHunters for any guided needs!

Sonia Jungo

5.00

April, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Arkadijs Reimanis

5.00

March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Christian Juul Andersen

4.00

March, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Matthew

5.00

March, 2019

Claudio is an excellent guide who takes safety seriously. He is extremely knowledgeable and was able to judge our capabilities and pace our trips perfectly. We hired Claudio for a small group trip on two occasions in 2018 and 2019 and will go with him again in 2021 if we can. Our attempts at the Haute Route both failed after 4-5 days due to bad weather, but sooner or later we will complete it!




 

 

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