Haute Route summer hiking tour from Verbier to Zermatt

Explore the Haute Route in this challenging 7-day program along Mario, an IFMGA certified guide, and discover the beautiful Swiss Alps in summer.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

-

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

I invite you to join me in a challenging trek through the Haute Route from Verbier to Zermatt, in Switzerland! We will follow the trail of the famous skiing route, but enjoying the nice summer weather instead.

Most important, we will hike along glaciers and summits known all over the world! Also, we will even have the opportunity to see the Matterhorn, one of the highest summits in the Alps! Besides, we will enjoy the view of the Grand Combin Massif, Dent Blanche, Pigne D’Arolla, Bishorn, Weisshorn, and others.

We will begin our hike in Verbier, a village located in the canton of Valais, south-western Switzerland. It’s a popular ski area and holiday resort. It’s well known as one of the top off piste resorts in the world. But now, we’re going to visit this beautiful city in summer!

And after six amazing days of trekking along huts and villages, our Haute Route will end with a deliciousy dinner and a well-deserved rest in the Swiss city of Zermatt.  We will spend a night there and get back on the seventh day.

So if you are interested in this fantastic hike along the Haute Route, contact me and I’ll give you more details! We can plan it together and spend 7 amazing days next summer! Also, I offer a great 8-day rock climbing program in Kalymnos, Greece. Check it out!


Price per person

 
Group of 4
1190 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Mountain guide's 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: Verbier - Cabane du Louvie

  • Day 2: Cabe du Louvie - Grand Desert - Cabane de Prafleuri

  • Day 3: Cabane de Prafleuri - Col de Riedmatten - Arolla

  • Day 4: Arolla - Lac de Moiry - Zinal

  • Day 5: Zinal - Col de Forcletta - Grüben

  • Day 6: Grüben - Augsborpass - St. Niklaus - Zermatt

  • Day 7: Zermatt

 
 

Other details

 
Meeting point
Verbier
Accommodation

4 nights in a B&B Hotel (double room or dormitory)
2 nights in a cabin (half-board meals)

More info

The price also includes:
Organization and assistance with the trip preparation.

I will send you a list with the required material, equipment and clothing for the expedition upon registration. You can also contact me if you need to rent or buy any equipment.

I strongly recommend you to have a Personal Travel Insurance, which should cover flight cancellation, early departure, assistance during travel, baggage loss, etc. I can help you with this upon request.

Disclaimer
The itinerary is described as a guidance. I may change it depending on the conditions. All that is not to be considered as my professional guidance is made in collaboration with authorized agencies.
 

About the Guide

 
 

My name is Elisabetta but everyone calls me Betty. I'm Italian but based in Lugano Ticino, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. I graduated in Environmental Science. Besides Italian, which is my native language, I also speak English and German.

I felt in love with the mountains as a child, during my first experience in the snow and tree climbing in my Grandpa's garden. Now many years have gone by, but my passion is still as strong!

I covered many trails and paths in the Alps as Monviso Ring, Monte Rosa Trek, Bernina Trek, Altavia n1 Dolomiti...

I've been to Patagonia (Hielo Continental Sur), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro 5985m), Nepal (Khumbu Valley), Bulgaria (Rodope), Canada (Quebec's Parks), Morocco (Toubkal 4167m), Spain (Sierra Nevada Mulhacen 3479m), Ireland (Carrantuohill 1.39m & Kerry Ring), Norway (Tromso), Mt. Elbrus (5642m) so far….

Since 2010 I’m an UIMLA Mountain Leader now joint to the Swiss organization ASAM and Nordic Walking instructor. I propose daily and weekly hiking tours between Como (Italy) and Lugano (Switzerland) and in the central part of the Alps from San Gottardo (CH) to Stelvio pass. Especially in Graübunden – Engadin (CH) and Valtellina (I).

No matter the season, any time of the year is good for hiking and exploring, so let’s do it together!!!

 
 
FROM 1190 USD per person

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