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Glacier trek, Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

On top of Tête Blanche peak

Linking the two famous cities of Mountaineering, Chamonix and Zermatt, through the "Haute Route Chamonix Zermatt", the dream of all hikers.

 

From 4,600 feet to 12,218 feet asl, from the huge Swiss glaciers to the mountain pastures of Champex and Zmutt, Chamonix - Zermatt High Level Route offers a superb tour, close to the most famous summits of the Alps: Chardonnet, Mont-Blanc, Argentière Peak, Hérens Peak, Matterhorn. 

 

Five or seven days within a wild environment, in full harmony with nature, to appreciate the authenticity of the mountaineers' welcome and of the Swiss mountain huts. The two last stages of the tour, linking Arolla glaciers to Zermatt glaciers, are known worldwide as the most beautiful stages of all the Swiss Glacier treks.

 

 

  • Summer Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt in 5 days, group from 6 to 8 hikers, departure each Monday from June 19 till September 4, Summer 2017, PRICE 774 Euros per participant. Discount price 714 € for departures on 24 July and further.

     

  • Summer Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt in 7 days, group from 6 to 8 hikers, departure each Sunday from June 18 till September 3, Summer 2017, PRICE 1090 Euros per participant. Discount price 1030 € for departures on 30 July and further.

 

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The 5 days Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route : Meeting place in Montroc (Chamonix valley) at 8.10 a.m. , Charamillon cable-car, Balme chair-lift (7,152 feet), Albert 1er hut (8,865 feet), Tour pass (10,768 feet), Orny pass (10,164 feet), Trient hut (10,400 feet) / Breya chair-lift, Champex, transfer in private minibus to Mauvoisin dam, Chanrion hut (8,077 feet) / Otemma glacier, Chermotane pass (10,016 feet), Vignettes hut (10,361 feet) / Evêque pass (11,128 feet), Bertol hut (10,863 feet) / Tête Blanche (12,218 feet), Zermatt (5,302 feet), separation at Zermatt in the middle of the afternoon. From Zermatt, trains to Lausanne, Geneva and Paris, and buses to Chamonix.

 

June departures : the Vignettes hut may be closed during the second fortnight of June. In this case, the night at Vignettes hut will be replaced with a night at Arolla village. After the night at Arolla village, the group will hike to Bertol hut, following Plan Bertol footpath.

 

Technical level and training for the 5 days route :

 

- Technical level : you are a complete beginner in Glacier Trek and mountaineering, but you are used to hike through hills and low-altitude mountains. Your Mountain Guide will teach you the basic techniques of mountaineering, to walk safely with your crampons, linked with the rope to the other members of your roped party (two roped parties will be formed).

 

- Fitness level : you are in very good shape, practizing 3 times a week outdoor and endurance sports. The average pace is 1,300 feet of rise per hour with a difference of level climbed each day rising from 1,880 to 3,852 feet. The average time of walking on the 3 longest stages is 7 hours per day.

 

- each Summer, we have to stop in Champex 1 or 2 participants which level of fitness is clearly inadequate, thus endangering the security of the group. You imperatively must have the fitness level required. If you have a doubt about your fitness level, please call us to take stock.

 

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The 7 days Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route : Meeting place in Montroc (Chamonix valley) at 1.30 p.m. , Charamillon cable-car, Balme chair-lift (7,152 feet), Albert 1er hut (8,865 feet) / Tour pass (10,768 feet), Orny pass (10,164 feet), Breya chair-lift, lodge at Champex (4,724 feet) / transfer in private minibus to Mauvoisin lake, Chanrion hut (8,077 feet) / Otemma glacier, Chermotane pass (10,016 feet), Vignettes hut (10,361 feet) / Evêque pass (11,128 feet), Bertol hut (10,863 feet) / Tête Blanche (12,218 feet), Schönbiel hut (8,838 feet) / Zermatt (5,302 feet), separation at Zermatt in the beginning of the afternoon. From Zermatt, trains to Lausanne, Geneva and Paris, and buses to Chamonix.

 

June departures : the Vignettes hut may be closed during the second fortnight of June. In this case, the night at Vignettes hut will be replaced with a night at Arolla village. After the night at Arolla village, the group will hike to Bertol hut, following Plan Bertol footpath.

 

Technical level and training for the 7 days route :

 

- Technical level : you are a complete beginner in Glacier Trek and mountaineering, but you are used to hike through hills and low-altitude mountains. Your Mountain Guide will teach you the basic techniques of mountaineering, to walk safely with your crampons, linked with the rope to the other members of your roped party (two roped parties will be formed).

 

- Fitness level : you practise twice a week either walking, running, or biking. The average pace is 1,000 feet of rise per hour, with a difference of level climbed each day rising from 1,902 to 3,770 feet. The average time of walking is 5 hours and 15 minutes per day.

 

- each Summer, we have to stop in Champex 1 or 2 participants which level of fitness is clearly inadequate, thus endangering the security of the group. You imperatively must have the fitness level required. If you have a doubt about your fitness level, please call us to take stock.

 

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To go back from Zermatt to Montroc, we use to reserve, only for clients interested, a private minibus which is allowed to pick us right in the center of Zermatt. A minibus transfer is faster than a train transfer (2 hours 15 minutes instead of 4 to 5 hours  by train) and cheaper (70 EUR, instead of 80 EUR by train).

 

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To get more informations on the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt:  

 

Consult the detailed chart of the 5 days route

 

Consult the detailed chart of the 7 days route

 

Your outfit

 

our Guides : Our French Guides are qualified worldwide as IFMGA Mountain Guides, and speak fluently English, with a near-native comprehension.

 

Next departures

 

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Feedback, Traveller´s comments :

 

 Keli and Dave Beard, USA

 

" Dear Marc,

As you know, Dave and I hired Le Pays d'En Haut and William to guide us and four of our friends from Chamonix to Zermatt as part of our honeymoon. In all aspects, the trip exceeded my expectations. It was more rugged, more beautiful, more difficult and more satisfying than I could have imagined.

William was a very good guide with knowledge and experience. I felt very safe with his lead. He was also very patient and fun. I would recommend the trip and William as a guide to anyone. Thank you so much! "

Franklin Cockshutt, Canada

 

" Just wanted to say again thank you for a wonderful trip. It greatly exceeded my expectations and you did an excellent job of communicating with everyone and finding amazing "picnic" spots. If you ever need a reference, I can give a strong recommendation "

Toki Okura, Japan

 

" Hello Marc,

It was great trek again and thank you for your guiding and support. You are really calm and I felt really safe during the trek. And I am so happy to make it to the famous Haute Route!! The scenery was breathtaking! Maybe see you again on Nepal Trek sometime in the future!!"

 Ken & Keiko Enami, Japan

 

" Dear Marc,

Thank you very much for everything throughout the trekking. We had a great time. The wiew on the glaciers were so fantastic. We never had such experiences before. You have made the perfect pace for us and taken care of us every time, so we comfortably completed our trekking. We, the trekkers not so strong could not make it without your perfect care.

We hope we can come back to Alps again in near future.

With love from Japan, Ken & Keiko"

 Jimmy Lo, USA

 

" Dear Marc,

What a wonderful trip!

Although the terrain is difficult and the accent is challenging, the reward of the picturesque Alpine valleys, majestic Alpine Mountain and vast and beautiful glacier is beyond words. I enjoyed the technical training you provided for the glacier trekking. I really appreciated the excellent pace and photo stops allowed to make the trip enjoyable. I will miss the time we had at hut exchanging tale from other trekking trips and jokes.

Thank you, thank you for the wonderful experience! Happy Trekking!!!

Jimmy Lo "    

 Sabrina Kammerer, Switzerland

 

" Hi Marc,

I would like to thank you so much for wonderful time I spent this year in the Alps. I expected much from the Haute Route, although I was not sure that this is so easy to spend a whole week in the mountains from hut to hut... and I was so delighted by this glacier tour, that I recommended you and Pays d'en Haut to all my friends! 

You are so positive and help people to feel so confident in any situations, that it is just so easy and fun to follow you. Many thanks and surely see you again for new endeavour!

Sabrina. "

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Photos of the Haute Route :

 

 

Albert 1er hut
On Trient glacier
Orny lake and hut
By Orny hut
Otemma glacier
a rest close to Vignettes hut (on the left), with Dent Blanche peak on the right
Heading up to Bertol hut, wiew on Bouquetins crests
Bertol hut
Down on Stöcki glacier, wiew on Matterhorn West face
In the way down on Stöcki glacier
Close to Schönbiel hut, Matterhorn in the back-ground
Going down Zmutt valley, between Schönbiel hut and Zermatt
From Zmutt mountain pasture, wiew on Matterhorn
Zmutt mountain pasture, on the way down to Zermatt
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