trip duration TRIP DURATION
5 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period BEST PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
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Description

This route allows us to almost never leave the glaciers and to stay in the Haute Route atmosphere. There, we will enjoy the refuges and fabulous panoramas of Valais for some awesome backcountry skiing.

This beautiful Haute Route takes 5 days. The itinerary consists on different mountain ascents and ski descents from Verbier to Zermatt. Each night we’ll be staying at a different mountain hut.

Reaching the summits of Rosablanche (3336 m) and Pigne d’Arolla (3790m) will be two of the highlights on this trip, which includes stunning views of the Alps.

For further details, you can find the complete itinerary below.

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Itinerary

Day 1

From Verbier to the Cabane de Prafleuri (+800m / -1100m) 4-6h.

We will meet at the Châble facilities at 8 AM. We will use the lifts to reach the Gentianes pass, therefore gaining more than 2000m of altitude. To warm up, a small ascent to the Chaux pass (2940 m), closely followed by the Momin pass  (3000 m). For the bravest, the Rosablanche summit (3336 m) is waiting. From there, we only need to slide down to the Cabane de Prafleuri (2657 m).

Day 2

From Prafleuri to the Cabane des Dix (+700m / -400m) 4-7h.

We will leave at daybreak to the Roux pass  (2800 m). Then we descend to the Dix dam. From there, the Cabane des Dix (2928 m) is only protected by the Pas du Chat (2500 m).

Day 3

From the Cabane Les Dix to the Cabane des Vignettes (+900m / -600m) 4-6h.

The ascent of the Pigne d’Arolla (3790m) by the Serpentine wall is part of one of the main stages of the Haute Route. Then, the descent to the cabane des Vignettes (3160m) will offer fantastic panoramas.

Day 4

From the Cabane Les Vignettes to the Cabane de Bertol (+1100m / -900m) 5-8h.

Zermatt is not far anymore. But we still have to reach the Evêque pass (3382 m), descending the Arolla high glacier and ascending to the Cabane Bertol (3311 m).

Day 5

From the Cabane Bertol to Zermatt (+500m / -2100m) 5-7h.

After putting on our skis and walking at dawn, we will make a short stop at Tête Blanche (3707 m), to enjoy breathtaking views before descending to Zermatt.

Price per person

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Accommodation

In mountain huts

More info

Price per person for 9 people: 1130 CHF.