La Haute Route ski tour, fast version 4d

4 days of ski touring traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt (La Haute Route), dedicated for racers or very fit ski tourers, together with Marco, IFMGA mountain guide.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified



    This Chamonix – Zermatt (La Haute Route) ski touring program is studied for people that like to go fast in the mountain but staying safe. Usually this ski touring traverse is done in 7 days, here, we will do it in 4 days!

    Here is the program I propose you :
    Day 1
    Starting from Argentiere. Grand Montets cable car. Ski down to Argentiere Glacier and climb up to Col Passon (3028 mt) – Col Sup du Tour (3288) mt – Col des Ecandies (2793 mt) and down to Champex village (1486 mt) in the swiss side. Taxi to Bourg Saint Pierre. Overnight in hotel
    – Ascent: 1200 mt
    – Descent: 2900 mt
    – Distance: 24 km

    Day 2
    Bourg Saint Pierre (1664 mt) – Cabane du Valsorey (3030 mt) – Plateau du Couloir (3650 mt)- Cabane de Chanrion (2462 mt)
    – Ascent: 2350 mt
    – Descent: 1600 mt
    – Distance: 21 km

    Day 3
    Cabane de Chanrion (2462 mt) – Col de La Serpentine (3547 mt) – Pigne d’Arolla (3796 mt) – Col de l’Eveque – Rifugio Nacamuli (2828 mt)
    – Ascent: 1800 mt
    – Descent: 1300 mt
    – Distance: 22 km

    Day 4
    Rifugio Nacamuli (2828 mt- Col du Mont Brulé (3213 mt) – Col de Valpelline (3562 mt) – Tete de Valpelline (3799 mt) – Zermatt
    – Ascent: 1300 mt
    – Descent: 2400 mt
    – Distance: 23 km

    I usually bring my friends and clients there in March and April.
    I will take max 4 people with me. If you come with a larger group, I will ask an other guide to join us.

    You must be an experienced ski tourer/racer and able to climb up with skins 600/700 meters per hour. A good technique with crampons and ice axe is required for climbing the Plateau the Couloir.

    For any more info or doubts please contact me directly.

    Extra details


    Starting from € 350 per day

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1600 EUR


    Price includes

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

    About the Guide


    I'm focused on helping people achieve their dreams. My goal is to enjoy the challenge and demands of the mountain in total safety. I offer my professionalism to guide people in mid and high mountain. Mountaineering, Off-piste skiing, Heliski, Rock climbing, Ski touring are a few of my favourite activities that I conduct all year round, in Courmayeur, Val d'Aoste and all around the world.



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    What People are Saying about Marco Tamponi


    We had a great couple of days in the mountains with Marco, who is very experienced guide and he shared us lot of information regarding mountaineering and the surrounding mountains. We definately recommend everyone to book a trip with Marco.
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    Mikko Jarvinen

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