This 6-day Tour du Ciel ski touring itinerary is a great alternative to the Alps' Haute Route. Come explore it with a certified mountain guide.
The Tour du Ciel (Sky Tour) is a great alternative to the famous Haute Route in the Alps. We’ll go from Zermatt to St. Nikolaus in an amazing 7 days!
Like its name suggests, this traverse takes place in a really impressive high mountain environment. We’ll see and ski on several four-thousanders during the trip: Obergabelhorn, Zinalrothorn, Weisshorn and Dent Blanche, among others. Several exposed ridges, fantastic glacier slopes and also some beautiful crossings will be on the agenda.
Believe me: you won’t get bored! Far away from the crowds and amid the most perfect stillness, this ski tour is perfect for those looking to spend some quiet time in contact with nature.
You should be able to ski on all types of snow conditions and also all types of terrains to be able to participate in this ski tour. A very good physical condition is also necessary.
Want to join me on this Tour du Ciel? So contact me now. The sky is the limit!
Hotel Bergfreund and mountain huts
Extra costs: - Transfer from Herbriggen-Zermatt and from St. Nikolaus-Herbriggen - Train tickets - 1 night accommodation with half-board in Hotel Bergfreund - Accommodation with half board in mountain huts, plus drinks
Arrival and meeting point by 6 pm at the Hotel Bergfreund in Herbriggen. Preliminary discussion of the tour and equipment check.
Transfer to Zermatt, drive to Schwarzsee (2583m). After a short descent, the ascent to Schönbielhütte begins (2694m). Around 3h, -300m and +500.
From the Schönbielhütte to the Arbenhorn (3712m). Then descend to Cabane du Mountet (2886m). Approximately 6-8h, +1100m and -900m.
From the Cabane Mountet over the Blanc de Moming (3657m) and the Col de Milon (2990m) to the Cabane Arpitettaz (2786m). Approximately 6-8h, 1150m up and 1250m down
From the Cabane Arpitettaz, go to the Cabane du Tracuit (3256m).
Cabane Tracuit to the Turtmannhhütte (2519m). Approximately 5-6h, +1000m and -1600m down
From the Turtmannhütte to the Wasuhorn (3343m). Continue by cable c