Hut to hut glacier hiking Chamonix-Zermatt

Enjoy the classic Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. A hut to hut hiking experience accompanied by Sebastien, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me to a great hut to hut hiking traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt in six days. A classic and must do hiking route for all walk lovers!

    Also known as the “Haute Route”, this beautiful hut to hut walk links Chamonix, home of the mythical Mont Blanc with Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

    The route traverses the highest peaks in the Alps as well as glacial valleys, alpine meadows and pretty villages. So that, this 6-day program promises you incredible and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

    The only requirement for being part of this trip is to be in a good physical condition, with experience practicing hiking regularly.

    Here are some of the highlights of this amazing hiking traverse through the French and Swiss Alps:
    • The Haute Route is one of the best hikes in the world. So, it is an important objective for passionate hikers.
    • Further, it traverses alpine valleys, glaciers, lakes and villages combining not only the natural beauty but also the culture of both regions: France and Switzerland.
    • The hiking links two of the most important and iconic summits of Europe: Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps; and the Matterhorn with its amazing beauty.
    • What is more, the Haute Route is a challenging hike but also a comfortable route.
    • And finally, an excellent guiding by an IFMGA certified mountain guide.
    Do you want to live an unforgettable traverse in the Alps??? Do not hesitate in getting in touch with me if you have any interest in the Haute Route. You will fin below an example of the detailed program. However, it can be modified according to your abilities and also the weather conditions at the moment. We will have time to discuss about it and defined the best itinerary for you. I will be glad to be your guide in this adventure.
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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2520 EUR

    Group of 2
    1260 EUR

    Group of 3
    840 EUR

    Group of 4
    630 EUR

    Group of 5
    504 EUR

    Group of 6
    444 EUR

    Group of 7
    369 EUR

    Group of 8
    360 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Chamonix - Albert Refuge

      Meeting with the guide at 8 am in Chamonix. Transfer by car from Chamonix to Montroc.

      Then reach the Charmillon chalets by cable car. Afterwards , climb on foot to Albert refuge. Beautiful panoramic view of Glacier du Tour.

      Dinner and night at the refuge.

    • Day 2Albert refuge - Champex village

      Breakfast at the refuge. Walk on glacier with crampons until Col du Tour, between France and Switzerland. Enjoy incredible views of Trient Glacier, and then descent to Col d’Orny.

      Finally, climb to the Breya lift which lead us to Champex village.

      Dinner and night at Champex.

       

    • Day 3Champex - Cabane des 10 (refuge)

      Transfer by taxi to Mauvoisin. From there, cross of Tsofeiret (2642m), Lire Rose (3115m), Mont Rouge (3395m) and the Col de Cheilon (3243m). Afterwars, we join the the Gietroz and Cheilon glaciers.

      Dinner and night at the Cabane des 10 refuge.

    • Day 4Cabane des 10 - Vignettes Refuge

      From Cabana des 10, climb by Tsena Refien glacier until reaching Pigne d’Arolla, the highest point of the Haute Route.

      Descent by the Vuibe glacier until the Vignettes Refuge.

       

    • Day 5Vignettes Refuge - Bertol Refuge

      Breakfast at the refuge and ascent to Bishop Pass which marks the border between Switzerland an Italy.

      Then back to Arolla glacier and finally to Bertol refuge.

      Dinner and night there.

    • Day 6Bertol Refuge - Zermatt

      Departure early in the morning to reach the Tete Blanche (3724m), facing the beautiful Matterhorn.

      Then, long descent to Stockj glacier to reach the Schonbiel moraine.

      Lastly, we finish our hiking traverse in Zermatt.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    More info

    - The price include only the Mountain Guide fees. I lend per person for free : harness, ice axe, helmet, for crampons the price will be an extra of 30€ per person. You will need to rent some mountaineering shoes.

    - Group size: From 5 to 8 participants maximum. The departure will be done with a minimum of 5 participants.

    - Technical level: Very good physical condition, with prior experience in hiking regularly.

    - Transfers by taxi.

    - We recommend you to take a Cancellation-Assistance-Repatriation insurance.

     

    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.

     
     
     

     

    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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    Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!
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    Alexandra Robert-rodiere
    Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!
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