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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.

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Alps

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


Description

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.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2520 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1260 Each

Group of 3

EUR 840 Each

Group of 4

EUR 630 Each

Group of 5

EUR 504 Each

Group of 6

EUR 444 Each

Group of 7

EUR 369 Each

Group of 8

EUR 360 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix - 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 2: Albert 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 3: Champex - 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 4: Cabane 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 5: Vignettes 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 6: Bertol 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.

 

Details

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.

Meeting point

Chamonix

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

La Clusaz


What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

David Pyle

5.00

October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao

5.00

September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White

5.00

June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler

3.00

February, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Robert Davis

5.00

July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.

Lauren

5.00

January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

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

david guo

4.00

September, 2018

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Alexandra Robert-rodiere

5.00

January, 2017

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!

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian

5.00

December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!

Jorge

5.00

July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.

Dimitri

5.00

April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.

Gilles

5.00

February, 2015

Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.

Gauthier

5.00

May, 2014

Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier

Ghislain

5.00

May, 2014

Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!

Nicolas

5.00

May, 2014

Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!




 

 

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