Haute Route ski touring traverse Chamonix to Zermatt

Join Sebastien, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, and explore the mythical Haute Route on a 6-day unforgettable ski traverse, from Mont Blanc (Chamonix) to the Matterhorn (Zermatt).

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    I invite you to join me on the mythical Haute Route ski traverse, a legendary tour that links Chamonix, in France, and Zermatt, in Switzerland. It will be an unforgettable 6-day trip, from the Mont Blanc to the feet of the impressive Matterhorn.

    During these days, we will cross the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Alps. We will go through high mountain passes and amazing glaciers. Most important, we will enjoy incredible descents!

    Also, during this week, I will teach a variety of topics, like risk assessment on glacial terrain, glacier travel and the use of avalanche beacons and special equipment.

    On the first day, we will meet in Chamonix and we will enjoy a descent of 3000 metres. This first night we will sleep in the Argentière hut (2771 m). On the second day we will start touring to the Col du Chardonnet (3325m), and then we will ski down to the Saleina glacier. This day will continue with amazing descents and we will end up in the Montfort Hut (2457 m).

    On the third day, after we get to the summit of Rosablanche (3336 m) we will have a beautiful descent to the Prafleuri Hut. The next day, we will ski up to the Lac des Dix, where we will find quite flat terrain. We will finally get to the Cabane des Dix.

    On the fifth day, we will climb up to the Berthol Hut (3311 m), one of the most beautiful huts in the Haute Route. We will enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Dent Blanche, the Dent d’Hérens, and of course the impressive Matterhorn.

    Finally, on the sixth day, we will ski up to the summit of the Tête Blanche (3724 m ). From there, we will have amazing views of the Zermatt valley. Then, all is left is enjoying an unforgettable descent and then finally arriving to Chamonix.

    You can check the day-by-day detailed itinerary below this text. Also, please note that this itinerary can be modified according to the group’s ski level, the wishes of everybody and weather conditions. I take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 people per group, to ensure everyone’s safety.

    Please don’t hesitate in getting in touch with me if you want to join me on this Haute Route ski traverse! Book a date and we can start planning right away!

    You can as well check my 6-day Gran Paradiso ski touring trip in Italy. Or you can take a look at all the tours, courses and trips that I offer here!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    540 EUR

    Group of 5
    435 EUR

    Group of 6
    360 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Chamonix – Argentière Hut

      Elevation gain: 200 m – Descent : 3000 m. (5 hours). We will meet at 9 in Chamonix for a briefing and equipment check. After a nice descent of the Aiguille des Grands Montets, we will practice avalanche awareness. Then we will go down the Argentiere glacier towards the Argentière hut (2771 m) where we will spend the night.

    • Day 2Argentière Hut – Montfort Hut

      Elevation gain: 1200 m – Descent : 2400m. (6 to 7 hours). We will begin touring up to the Col du Chardonnet (3325m). Then, we will ski down to the Saleina glacier. From there we will ski up to the Fenêtre de Saleina, then descend underneath the Aiguilles Dorées. After we cross the Trient glacier, we will pass through the Fenêtre de Chamois (2985m), from where we will start skiing down to the Val d’Arpette. The descent will end 1300m further down in Champex. A quick transfer by bus brings us to Le Chable, from where we take the cable car up to Mont Fort. A quick descent and we will be at the Montfort hut.

    • Day 3Montfort Hut – Prafleuri Hut

      Elevation gain : 1000m – Descent : 800 m. (6 hours). From Montfort hut (2457 m) we will go to la Chaux pass (2940 m), a quick descent and then  we will get to the Momin pass. Then we can ski tour up to the summit of Rosablanche (3336 m). From there, we will have a beautiful ski descent down to the Prafleuri hut.

    • Day 4Cabane de Prafleuri-Pas du Chat-Pas de Chèvre-Arolla

      Elevation gain: 800 m – Descent : 1300 m. (6 hours). Today we will ski tour up and along Lac des Dix. The terrain is quite flat, and a good sliding technique will help us to preserve energy reserves needed for later. Then, we will go through the Pas de Chat, the  Pas de Chèvre, then a great descent to Arolla. We will spend the night in a very nice hotel.

    • Day 5Arolla-Berthol Hut

      Elevation gain : 1343 m (5 hours). Today we will climb up to the Berthol Hut, one of the most beautiful huts in the Haute Route. We will enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Dent Blanche, the Dent d’Hérens, and of course the impressive Matterhorn.

    • Day 6Berthol Hut-Zermatt

      Elevation gain: 550 m- Descent : 2110 m. (4 hours). Finally, on the sixth day, we will ski up to the summit of the beautiful Tête Blanche (3724 m ). From there, we will have amazing views of the Zermatt valley. Then, all is left is enjoying an unforgettable descent down the  Stocki glacier and to Zermatt, our final destination. Then, a bus ride will take us back to Chamonix.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
    Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
    His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
    Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.

     
     
    FROM 360 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Sébastien Laurent

     

    Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren
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