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7-day glacier hike from Chamonix to Zermatt

Join an IFMGA mountain guide for a 7-day glacier tour connecting two capitals of mountaineering in the Alps: Chamonix and Zermatt.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to an amazing adventure in the Alps! We’ll connect two capitals of mountaineering in 7 days: from Chamonix, in France to Zermatt, in Switzerland. 

Chamonix is a valley in south-eastern France, laying at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, which is the highest mountain of Western Europe, at 4808 m.

The Swiss town of Zermatt, on the other hand, lays at the base of another iconic peak: the Matterhorn, also known as the sphinx of the Alps.

In fact, the traverse along this two cities is one of the most classic routes for mountain lovers.

During this 7-day tour we’ll pass through high mountain passes as well as the great glaciers of Valais and Mont Blanc. Besides, we’ll walk among many 4 thousand meters peaks in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland.

We’ll also walk through beautiful valleys and blue lakes. Then, we’ll spend the night in mountain huts that seem to be sticked into the walls of the mountains.

You can find a complete itinerary below for further details.

Do you want to live a mountaineering experience in the Alps? This trip is just for you! Contact me and we can organize a great adventure together.

Accommodation

Mountain huts.

More info

Does not require prior experience. Strong physical condition.

Meeting point

Chamonix

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Itinerary

Day 1: Albert 1

We meet, check our equipment and backpacks.

Quiet boarding trip to Albert 1 mountain hut (2702 m). (+ 550 m)

Day 2: Orni hut

We climb the French Tête Blanche (3429 m) and then go on the Col du Tour (3282 m) and the Glacier du Trient to Orni hut (2826 m). (+ 730 m / -500 m)

Day 3: Chanrion hut

Descent to Champex, transfer and quiet climb to Chanrion hut (2462 m). Swiss cow bells wake us in the morning. (-620 m / + 500 m)

Day 4: Vignette hut

On the gentle glaciers d’Otemma to the Col de Chermotane (3053 m). We rise as sharply upward to Vignette hut (3158 m). (+ 750 m).

Day 5: Bertol hut

We have a long day ahead. We go back to the col de Chermotane and begin to climb to the Col de l’Eveque. From there, we go back a long way down to eventually take the snow slope in the direction of the Col de Bertol. Some calf bite on the ladders of Bertol hut (3311 m) and our day is done. (+ 1200 m / -1000 m)

Day 6: Schönbielhütte

Another solid day. We cross the glacier plateau of the glacier du Mont Miné to the top of the Swiss Tête Blanche (3721 m) from where we get a magnificent view of the Matterhorn.

We descend to the Zmutt gletsjer. A brief but intense climb brings us to the Schönbielhütte at the foot of the North Face of the Matterhorn (2694 m). (+650 M / -1100 m)

Day 7: Return to Chamonix

Descent to Zermatt and return by minibus to Chamonix. (-1100m)


About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.

We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 3079 each

Group of 2

EUR 1540 each

Group of 3

EUR 1047 each

Group of 4

EUR 830 each

Group of 5

EUR 788 each

Group of 6

EUR 697 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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