La Haute Route 7-day ski tour Chamonix – Zermatt

Ski touring from Chamonix to Zermatt, following the wonderful Haute Route, during 7 days. Join Hervé, IFMGA certified guide, in a personalized trip.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

La Haute Route is a mythical ski touring course linking the two mountaineering European capitals, Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.

 

Price per person

 
Group of 4
1980 EUR

Group of 6
1800 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
 The price doesn't include: insurance, individual equipment, tips and personal expenses.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Chamonix – Argentière refuge

    Meeting in Chamonix or Argentière (to be defined), Grand-Montets lift. Descent of the Argentière glacier, 2 hours of sealskin ascent to reach the Argentière refuge.
    Dinner and overnight in refuge (dormitories)

  • Day 2: Argentière refuge – Trient hut

    Early breakfast, short descent and ascent with sealskins to the Chardonnet pass (3 hours). Descent to the glacier (mixed rope or abseil to descent a couloir). Descent to Saleinaz glacier, and ascent with seal skins or crampons up to the Fenêtre de Saleinaz (1 hour). False flat descent before ascending to the Trient hut (1 hour).
    Picnic or late lunch at the refuge.

  • Day 3: Trient hut – Montfort hut

    Descent from the Trient glacier to below the Fenêtre d’Arpette. Slight climb on foot (20 min) and long and beautiful descent to Val d’Arpette. Private transfer to Verbier (45 mins).
    Picnic or frugal meal at Champex or Chable.
    We take Verbier lifts to reach the Montfort hut.
    Dinner and overnight at the hut. Comfortable hut (showers, small rooms for 4).

  • Day 4: Montfort hut – Prazfleuri hut

    Breakfast. Ascent with sealskins to Leschaux pass then climb to Rosablanca (4-5 hours). Descent to the Prazfleuri hut. Comfortable hut (showers).

  • Day 5: Prazfleuri hut – Arolla

    Breakfast. Ascent to the Roux pass (2 hours). Long journey along Dix Lake, climb of Pas du Chat and Pas de Chèvres (ladders), lasting more than 4 hours. Descent to Arolla.
    Overnight at a hotel in Arolla (to be defined), dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Arolla – Bertol hut

    Breakfast and short transfer to the valley to ascend to the Bertol hut (the most beautiful of the Alps). 6-7 hours climbing.

  • Day 7: Bertol hut – Zermatt

    Breakfast. False flat, then ascent to Tête Blanche with sealskins (2-3 hours) and long descent from Valpeline to Scönbiel Glacier to reach Zermatt by Zmutt below the Matterhorn.
    Lunch in Zermatt, meeting with the taxi and return to Chamonix.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
At Chamonix.
Accommodation

In mountain huts and hotels.

More info

Equipment: backpack 50L (preferably with airbag), arva, shovel, probe, spare batteries, silk sheets, ski touring equipment (skis, telescopic poles, hiking boots, knives, skins), lightweight crampons and ice axe, helmet, mask, glacier glasses, fleece set (jacket + tights), all Gore-tex (trousers + jacket), warm gloves, hat, headlamp, replacement clothes (and technical underwear), camera, wireless charging, batteries, memory cards, small personal pharmacy, toiletries, trek towel, passport or valid identity card.

 

About the Guide

 
 

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !

 
 
FROM 1800 EUR per person
 

 

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