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Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt in 10 days

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Join E-S Adventure Guides, who will take you along the incredible Haute Route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland on this exciting 10-day hiking adventure.



10 Days

Jun - Sep




Every mountaineer dreams of completing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Join me for 10 incredible days in the French and Swiss Alps.

This ten day excursion is an amazing opportunity to discover one of the world's most iconic mountain environments. Along the way, we'll be surrounded by  beautiful views of alpine peaks, lakes, mountain villages and we may even see marmots and ibex. You can check the itinerary below for more information on the places we'll be visiting. Nonetheless, we are flexible and can change the route to adapt to the group's abilities, interest and fitness level. Also, if you want a shorter excursion, then I offer the possibility of doing only half the trip and returning from Arolla after day 5.

Whether you decide to come for the full 10-day excursion or for 5 days, you will need to consider that this will be an exhilarating challenge. In order to complete the Haute Route in 10 days, we'll be walking 15 kilometers a day and ascending 1,500 vertical meters. Therefore, you will need to make sure you are physically fit for the challenge. Certainly, I will be there to help and guide you.

Are you ready for an exciting trip in the Alps? Then book your trip now and get ready to tackle the impressive and rewarding Haute Route.

If you’re looking for more hiking adventures in the area, be sure to check out the ones I offer to the Dolomites and to the Vanoise National Park.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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


Day 1: Chamonix - Trient

First, we’ll meet at the Chamonix center and take a train to Montroc Le Planet. Then, we’ll ascend Col de Balme and reach the summit of Aiguilette des Possettes.

Night at Trient with local homemade food.

Day 2: Trient - Champex-Lac

This will be a challenging day. The path from Trient to Fenêtre d’Arpette includes an untouched mountain pass, which will allow us to reach Arpette Valley.

Night at Champex-Lac.

Day 3: Champex-Lac - Cabane de Louvie

We’ll hike to Orsières to take a bus to Fionnay.

Finally, after an exhilarating day, we will spend the night at Cabane de Louvie, a mountain hut next to the Lake of Louvie.

Day 4: Cabane de Louvie - Cabane de Prafleuri

In order to reach Cabane de Prafleuri, where we’ll spend the night, we’ll go through Col de Louvie and Col the Prafleuri.

Day 5: Cabane the Prafleuri - Arolla

On our way to our hotel in Arolla, we’ll go through Lac des Dix and Col de Riedmatten (between the Val d’Hermence and the Val d’Arolla). We’ll get to enjoy stunning views of Mont Blanc de Cheillon and the Pigne d’Arolla.

End of trip for those doing only half of the journey.

Day 6: Arolla - Zinal

This is the most challenging day on the trip. First, we’ll take a bus to La Sage and walk to Col de Torrent (3,000m). Then, we’ll descend to Val de Moiry through Lac the Moury. And the last part is Corne de Sorebois (views of Val d’Anniviers and Val de Zinal).

Finally, we will go from Gondola to Zinal, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 7: Zinal - Gruben

This will be an easier day. We’ll got to Anniviers passing several villages. We’ll pass Col de la Forcletta and access Turtmanntal.

Night at Gruben.

Day 8: Gruben - St. Niklaus

We’ll climb the Augstbordpass and spend the night at a hotel at the Swiss village of t. Niklaus.

Day 9: St. Niklaus - Europahütte

We’ll get beautiful views of Matterhorn Valley and the Matterhorn.

Day 10: Europahütte - Zermatt

Finally, on the last day of our trip we will end our trip in  Zermatt.



What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Le Jeu de Paume Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Mont Blanc Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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Hôtel Les Granges Chamonix Mont Blanc France
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About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



Had a wonderful bouldering experience in Fontainebleau, Léo is supper instructive and helpful guiding me around and select suitable route problems for me. Would recommend to my family and friends and defiantly revisit:)



Willy was a great instructor. He explained everything exahustively with real examples. Later, he checked how we were doing the maneuvers on our own. We got confidence to climb next day by ourselves using all the techniques he taught us. Apart from that, he was nice, funny and we even had a beer together. we hihgly recommend him.



Quite expensive... but great guide and super spot.



This was the greatest exiting experience in my life! Beautiful, scary and challenging! Willy our gide is a very good one for this experience! He is very professional but also very caring for the safety and pleasure. He is also a good photographer, you can be relaxed and enjoyable and the cool fotos us a following gift are guaranteed! Than you very much Willy!



Great Experience and would hire again in a heart beat!

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