5 days - Guided TRIP

The Haute Route, a mountain route linking Chamonix (France) to Zermatt (Switzerland), is probably the most famous glacier trek in the Alps, or even in the world. Inaugurated in 1903, it connects the two historical capitals of mountaineering through passes at more than 3000m and a summit at 3800m. The beauty of its landscapes makes it an unmissable destination. In spite of its fame, the Haute Route is a serious challenge requiring a good general physical preparation but remains technically accessible to good walkers with little or no experience in mountaineering.

A real trans-alpine journey linking the 2 most emblematic summits of the Alps: the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

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About the Haute-Route by the glaciers: from Verbier to Zermatt

The summer version of the Haute Route is a glacier hike. There are normally (i.e. in usual snow conditions) no technical difficulties. It is therefore accessible even without any experience of cramponing/mountaineering. On the other hand, you need to be in very good physical condition. You need to be used to hiking, doing sports for several hours (the days are on average 6/7h of walking on 5 days) and the altitude quickly tires the organism.

To conclude, if you are in a good shape and used to maintaining physical efforts for several hours, this adventure is for you.

The Swiss railway network as well as the local bus lines make it easy to reach Martigny or Zermatt from any city. The village of Zermatt itself is only accessible by train. We have chosen not to include the transfers so that everyone can have the possibility to spend a little more time in Zermatt at the end of the stay, or even stay there a few days more. On the other hand, a departure from Martigny allows all of us to meet up and take a cab to the Val de Bagnes, which is not well served by public transport.

When you register, please let us know if you have a special diet. Making several menus in the huts is constraining for the guards and it is very important that they can anticipate both for dinners and picnics.

In the case of a gluten-free diet, it is good to come up with extras (bread, bars, …).