Haute Route - Switzerland

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  • Excellent guide - very knowledgeable and experienced. Thank you. C.Gorrick WA, Australia
The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is steeped in mountaineering legend, a route first taken by British climbers at the end of the 19th century. We join this historic route using the 'trekkers version' from the beautiful hamlet of Verbier in Switzerland, where we are immediately immersed in the incredible mountain scenery. Skirting glaciers we ascend passes gaining breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the 4000m+ peaks of Dent Blanche, Zinalrothorn and Weisshorn. On reaching Zermatt we take in the instantly recognizable form of the Matterhorn and appreciate the scale of this mountain and its tumbling glaciers with a hike along the Hornli Ridge. Staying in a mixture of comfortable alpine huts, gîtes and hotels, we experience traditional European mountain culture and the camaraderie of our fellow travellers. Suitable for experienced trekkers, this route is rugged at times with considerable altitude gains of up to 1000 metres per day, and a high level of fitness is essential.
brief itinerary
DAY 1 Arrive Le Chable (near Verbier), transfer to Les Ruinettes, commence trek to Louvie (7hrs) DAY 2 Louvie to Praz Fleury (7hrs) DAY 3 Praz Fleury to Les Haudères (7hrs) DAY 4 Les Haudères to Grimmentz via the Torrent Pass (2919m) (6hrs) DAY 5 Grimmentz to Grüben (7hrs) DAY 6 Grüben to Zermatt Valley (7hrs), bus or train to Zermatt DAY 7 Trek along the flanks of the Matterhorn (4hrs), trip concludes Zermatt
trip dates

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what's included
*6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners *2 nights mountain refuges, 2 nights gîtes, 2 nights hotels in dormitory style accommodation (upgrade to 3 nights dorm, 3 nights double room - supplement applies) *International Mountain Leader *luggage transfer except days 1, 2 & 7 (10kgs limit) *internal transfers by bus and cable car
AT A GLANCE
Haute Route - Switzerland
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trip grading:
moderate to challenging
duration:
7 days
trip code:
HRT
2014 PRICING
US $1,190
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