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Mountaineering along the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt (6 days)

Join a certified guide from the Azimut Montagne team for a 6 day mountaineering adventure along the famous Huate Route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Spend 6 days mountaineering on the famous Haute Route.

  • Explore the glorious Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt.

  • Traverse a number of different glaciers, passes, cols and peaks.

Description

Popular with skiers, mountaineers and trekkers, there is nothing quite like the Haute Route, which stretches from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. And on this 6-day expedition, you will get to enjoy an abundance of incredible views and highlights along the famed route.

Beginning in the Chamonix Valley, we will embark on an adventure that will take you into the heart of the illustrious Alps. Throughout this trip, you will get to make your way up and down several glaciers, including the Gietro glacier, the Arolla glacier, the Bertol glacier, the Mount Mine glacier and more. You will also get to enjoy amazing views on a number of passes as well. Those passes include the Brenay pass, the Pigne d’Arolla pass (which will lead you to the summit of Pigne d’Arolla), the Bertol pass and more. And at the end of each day, you will get to relax and rest in a comfortable mountain hut. The huts are varied and include the Ten hut, the Vignettes hut, the Bertol hut and Schonbiel hut.

In the even of inclement weather during this trip, there are several alternate routes we will be taking. Thus still providing you with a great adventure on the Haute Route, full of amazing sights and experiences.

In order to participate on this trip, some prior mountaineering experience with crampons is recommended. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

Enjoying the Haute Route is an experience you will never forget. Throughout this trip, you will get to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Alps. To join me on this trip, just send a request.

Would you like to enjoy some freeride skiing around Chamonix? Then come and join me on this 4 day trip.

Accommodation

1 night in a hotel and 4 nights in a refuge.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: lightweight hat or buff, glacier glasses, ski mask, technical underwear long sleeves and short sleeves, light fleece jacket, synthetic down jacket with hood, waterproof jacket, warm and waterproof gloves, pantyhose and warm undergarments, mountaineering pants, waterproof pants, hiking socks, mountaineering boots, gaiters, light shoes, drap bag, gourd, headlamp with spare batteries, 35-40 liter backpack, duffel travel bag, toiletry bag and basic emergency kit. Participants should also bring necessary climbing equipment, including crampons, baudrier, ice ax, helmet, walking poles.

Meeting point

The Rocky Pop Hotel in Les Houches in the Chamonix valley.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix

We will meet at Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. Once there, we will have a briefing, before enjoying dinner and a good night’s rest in the hotel.

Dinner included.

Accommodation: hotel.

Day 2: Gietro Glacier

Today, we will have breakfast at 6:00 am. Afterwards, we will go to the Mauvoisin lake in Switzerland. From there, we will ascent to the Gietro glacier. We will go to the foot of the Mont Blanc of Cheilon (3,869m) then ascend to the collar of Cheilon (3,237m). Finally, we will go to the Dix Hut, where we will spend the night (2,930m).

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Accommodation: hut.

Elevation gain: + 1390m / -430m.

Day 3: Pigne d'Arolla

Today, we will descend from the refuge and make our way to the crevassed glacier of Tsena Refien. From there, we will proceed to the Brenay Pass (3,639m) and then on to the Pigne d’Arolla Pass. After that, we will climb to the summit of the Pigne d’Arolla (3,796m). Finally, we will descend to the Vignettes hut (3,160m), where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Accommodation: hut.

Elevation gain: + 850m / -630m.

Day 4: Col de l'Evêque

Today, we will go to the crevassed glacier of Mount Collon and then on to the Col de l’Eveque (3,392m). After that, we will descend to the upper glacier of Arolla before reaching the main path of to Plans  Bertol (2,664m) then on to  the glacier Bertol to the Bertol Pass (3,269m). Finally, through a series of ladders, we will go to the Bertol hut (3,311m), where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Accommodation: hut.

Elevation gain: + 850m / -630m.

Day 5: Stockji

Today, we will venture up the Mount Mine glacier toward the neck of the Tête Blanche (3,707m). After the summit, we will make our way to the pass. Afterwards, we will descend the Stockji glacier and reach the Stockji (3,091m). We will then reach the Zmutt glacier and make our way to the Schonbiel hut (2,694m), where we will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Accommodation: hut.

Elevation gain: + 600m / -1200m.

Day 6: Zermatt

On the final day of this trip, we will make our way through the moraine, where you can enjoy amazing views of the Matterhorn. Afterwards, we will continue on until we reach Zermatt, where we will conclude our adventure at the train station.

Meals included: Breakfast, picnic, dinner.

Accommodation: hut.

Elevation gain: -1090m.


About the guide

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We enjoy very much discovering and re discovering the most beautiful spots in the world, in the Ecrins mountain range but also all around the planet.

Together with the guides in the team, we will share with you unique moments and an amazing journey. From les Ecrins to Chile, from Morocco to Greenland, from Les Gorges du Verdon to Japan, from Italy to Norway… tons of destinations offering all types of mountain activities, different every season. It makes us so happy when I can share them with my friends and clients.


Deal opportunities

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Aug 17, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020

6 open spots | EUR 1439 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1439 each

Group of 2

EUR 1439 each

Group of 3

EUR 1439 each

Group of 4

EUR 1439 each

Group of 5

EUR 1439 each

Group of 6

EUR 1439 each

Group of 7

EUR 1439 each

Group of 8

EUR 1439 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes minibus transportation, half-board in hotel for 1 night and 4 nights in a refuge, meals, guide expenses, ropes and a loan of collective safety equipment. The price does not include your return trip to Chamonix from Zermatt, personal equipment, insurance, drinks and other extra expenses. If you do not have the necessary equipment, we can rent it out to you at the following prices: complete ALPI pack (helmet, ice axe, crampons, harness and shoes) - 150 Euros. Mountaineering helmet - 35 Euros, Ice axe - 40 Euros, harness - 35 Euros, Mountaineering shoes - 55 Euros, Walking Poles - 30 Euros.


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