Haute Route: Ski traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt in 8 days

Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Tal on this unique 8-day ski touring trip in the Alps. Complete the famous Haute Route with an expert!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
     

    Are you looking for a unique ski touring expedition in the Alps? Then join me for a 8-day trip and discover the fabulous Haute Route!

    The Haute Route is probably the most famous ski touring route in the world. It connects Chamonix, home of Mont Blanc (France) with Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn (Switzerland). First charted as a summer mountaineering route in the mid-19th century, nowadays it is very popular among winter sport adventurers.

    On this 8-day trip (6-day expedition) we will cross huge glaciers and ski on top-quality snow. Furthermore, we will enjoy awesome views of the Alps. In the evenings, we will spend the night in traditional huts along the way. You an check the complete itinerary below!

    This trip is only suitable for expert off-piste skiers. A good fitness level is also necessary. Previous mountaineering experience is not a requirement but definitely an advantage!

    So, if you are up for an unforgettable ski touring trip in the Alps, please get in touch with me. Let’s discover the famous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt!

    I can also take you to an amazing ice climbing trip in the Dolomites: check it out here.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    1038 EUR

    Group of 5
    866 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). Safety equipment is included in the price. Additional Costs: Flights Shuttles to/from the airport Personal insurances Skiing equipment rental Lunches Other food and beverages outside of the half-board Transfers during the activity (Total price estimation 1,850 euro) *In case of 3 participants, the activity can still take place with an additional payment
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Welcome

      Meeting point at 5pm in the Hotel. Welcome briefing, gear check, and distribution of safety equipment.

       

       

    • Day 2Argentiere

      First, we will ascend to the Grands Montets glacier in Argentiere on one of the cable cars. Then, on the high glacier we will go over the essentials: how to put on crampons, use an ice exe and arrest a fall. After, we will ski down to the Argentiere glacier and put on our skins to climb towards the Refuge d’Argentière hut (2769 m).       

       

       

       

    • Day 3Champex - Verbier

      Through the Col du Chardonnet (3323m) we will descend to the village of Champex. There we will ascend approximately 5 hours and ski down about 1700m. A taxi will take us to the village of Verbier.

       

       

    • Day 4Col de la Chaux

      With the Verbier lifts we will arrive to Col de la Chaux. From there we head up to Col de Momin and the Rosablanche. If the weather is nice we will catch a magnificent view of the Mont Blanc. Later we will descend to the Cabane de Prafleuri hut  (2935 m), where we will spend the night.

       

       

    • Day 5Col des Roux

      We will start the day heading up from the hut to the Col des Roux. Overnight in Cabane de Dix hut (2928 m).    

       

       

    • Day 6Pigne de Arolla - Glacier de Piec

      At the the summit of Pigne de Arolla (3798 m) we will reach the highest point of our journey. The night will be spent at the famous Cabane des Vignettes hut (3157 m), perched on a rock face above the Glacier de Piece.

       

       

       

    • Day 7Zermatt

      We will ascend about 1100 meters through three cols: Col de L’Eveque (3392 m), Col de Mont Brule (3210 m) and Col de Valpelline (3568 m). From there we ski down 1800 meters to the town of Zermatt. Return to Chamonix.

       

       

    • Day 8End of the trip

      Breakfast and end of the adventure.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    Accommodation

    Hotel and huts.

    In the hotel, the overnights are based on 3-4 people bedrooms

    In an alpine hut, the overnights are usually in bunkbeds with 4-6 people in one room.

    More info

    The mentioned itinerary may change due to weather conditions and ability of the participants.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

    In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

    We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!

     
     

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