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Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt in 10 days

Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt in 10 days | France

Join a certified mountain leader in the Happy Tracks team will take you along the incredible Haute Route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland on this exciting 10-day hiking adventure.


10 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, 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.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

We are a team of 2 certified mountain leaders and canyoning guides, Anja and Raphy. We specialize in multi-day and long distance trekking in some of the best spots in the Alps.

From the amazing Tour du Mont Blanc to the challenging but very rewarding Haute Route, we strive to take our guests on unique adventures in nature. We also offer canyoning adventures in Switzerland, France and Italy.

Come join our tours. We will make you HAPPY!


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What people are saying about Happy



I don’t usually write reviews, but I gladly do for this trip because it was fantastic! Great guide, fantastic tour! The accommodation is really basic, that is just something to be aware of. The only point to not give a 5 star trip rating is the fact that the group size being twice as large as was promised, it made for a 14 person mixed dormitory the first night- and thus no sleep.



The tour was fantastic and it was made even better because of our guide, Raphael. He was incredibly nice and helpful while telling us funny and cool stories and facts! LOVED THE TOUR! RECOMMEND 10000000%



Raphael was a fantastic guide, extremely competent and organized, ready to deal with every contingency, and also a lot of fun. The trip exceeded our expectations across the board!

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