The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is probably one of the most famous routes in the Alps, connecting two mountain capitals, steeped in history by high altitude trails.
But six days is not enough!
This proposed route focuses on the Swiss landscapes. The trail leads us to the "Land of the 4000m", surrounded by an incredible panorama of high peaks known as the "Imperial Crown", ending in Zermatt at the foot of the legendary Matterhorn (4478m). A pyramid of rare elegance, the most mythical and most photographed summit of the Alps and the symbolic image of Switzerland.
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6 day tour, comfort.
Without baggage transport
690€ per person, 5 nights comfort accommodation in double or twins rooms
With baggage transport
Group of 2-3 pers.: 1130€ per person
Group of 4-5 pers.: 1020€ per person
Group of 6 persons and more: 930€ per person
Departure on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
Extras (price per person)
The price includes:
The price does not include:
Meet infront of Sion train station at 12:30.
SION - GRANDE DIXENCE DAM
Bus transfer to Thyon 2000.
Depart via along a balcony trail overlooking the Val d’Hérémence arriving at one of the largest dams in Europe the Grande Dixence dam. Night in a gîte at the foot of the dam. 4.5 hour walk / Elevation: +350m -200m
GRANDE DIXENCE DAM - LES HAUDÈRES
Hike along the Grande Dixence dam and climb alongside the Dix Glacier to the Pas de Chèvre mountain pass at 2855m. Descend to the village of Arolla.
Bus transfer to Les Haudères. Night in a gite or hotel.
7 hour walk / Elevation: +710m -850m
LES HAUDÈRES - ZINAL
Climb dotted with mayens (Swiss pasture chalets) to the Col Torrent at 2915m.
Descend to the Moiry dam. Transfer by bus to Zinal.
6 hour walk / Elevation: +1220 -700m
SAINT LUC - GRUBEN
Ascend to the Col Forcletta at 2870m. Descend into the tiny alpine hamlet of Gruben.
Night in a gite.
7 hour walk / Elevation: +1240m -1050m
GRUBEN - ZERMATT
Ascent to the Augstbord pass pass at 2900m and descent to the village of St Niklaus.
With a little luck you will see some shy chamois. Transfer by cable car and train to Zermatt. Overnight in hotel.
7 hour walk / Elevation: +1100m -950m
Circuit hike above Zermatt along a superb balcony trail facing the Matterhorn. Descent into the village of Zermatt to the train station.
End of the hike in Zermatt.
3 hour walk / Elevation: +/-350m
Elevation: +/- 600-1250m average per day.
Walking time: 5 - 7 hours average per day.
Type of trek: This tour is not technically difficult, Day 3 involves a ladder climb of 40m,
possibilty to take another route if this poses difficulties. A good fitness level is important.
Before departure, we send you a travel folder containing:
- 2 topographical maps (1/50 000) with the route highlighted.
- 1 road-book containing all the information necessary for the trek.
- 1 waterproof map holder.
- Accommodation list.
The tour is very well indicated.
- a black dot on a yellow diamond in the valleys and red and white stripes at altitude
(in both directions).
It is preferable to know how to read a topographical map at 1/50000.
5 nights in a hotel in a twin/double bedroom.
All accommodation has hot showers.
Breakfast and dinner are provided in each accommodation.
Picnics are not included and can be pre-ordered at each accomodation in the evening.
Possibility to buy picnic supplies in small local shops (Days 3, 4 and 6).
It is essential to carry Swiss Francs for the bus and cablecar transfers and for other personal expenses. 1€ = 1.07 CHF
Ability to easily walk 20km (on the flat) in a maximum of 4 hours.
If this is not the case, we recommend that you train during the three weeks prior to departure, for example running 4-5km or hiking/cycling 3-4 hours, 2 to 3 times per week. Your physical preparation will enable you to enjoy your trek to the maximum.
We can personalise a tour according to your requirements (number of days, participants, level of route, accommodation, etc.)
Federal Office of Topography: Grand St Bernard 5027 T, Monte Rosa 5028 T.
From end of June to mid September.
Departures every day.
Departure at the train station in Sion VS (Switzerland).
Inbound: Depart Gare de Lyon (Paris) at 08:11 arriving in Sion at 13:56.
Return: Depart Zermatt at 14:39 arrive (Paris) Gare de Lyon at 21:37.
Times given are indicative and should be verified at a train station or at
www.oui.sncf and www.cff.ch
Take the A40 motorway to Chamonix, follow direction Martigny (Switzerland), continue direction Sion. Or from Geneva, take Lausanne direction, then Sion. (Be careful, compulsory Swiss pass on motorways to buy at the border or in petrol stations)
End point during the afternoon in Zermatt.
At the end of the tour the return from Zermatt to the departure point in Sion is possible by train or taxi (by taxi is the option for groups).
In accordance with regulations, we are covered by Professional Liability Insurance. In no case can we be responsible for your own Personal Liability. If you chose to take out repatriation insurance with EUROP ASSISTANCE whom we propose, Altitude Mont Blanc will only serve as an intermediary between the client and the insurer. We cannot influence either party. We adhere to strict conditions of sale. You are responsible for compliance with the reporting procedures of any incident.
Before making any decision, contact EUROP ASSISTANCE.
If you are late please contact the agency as soon as possible: +33 (0)4 50 79 09 16 or +33 (0)6 42 49 76 07
Bring a comfortable backpack of 50 - 60 litres for your personal belongings (clothes, waterproofs, water, etc.).
Possible on request.