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About this tour
The Haute Route is one of the best-known long-distance ski-touring routes in Europe; running roughly parallel is a spectacular summer trek from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. Covering approximately 100mi (160km), it links the valleys of the Haute-Savoie in France to the Swiss Valais. Following our guide, a qualified International Mountain Leader, we pass beneath 10 of the 12 highest mountains in the Alps. Walk through a landscape scattered with glistening glacial lakes and lush, undulating valleys by day and sleep in remote Alpine huts and under canvas by night.Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here
Age range18 - 99
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Day 1: Start at Les Bossons, near Chamonix (dinner)
Day 2: Free day in the Chamonix Valley (breakfast,dinner)
Day 3: Walk the Grand Balcon Sud from Chamonix to Les Frasserands (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 4: Cross Col de Balme to Switzerland (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 5: Over Fenêtre d'Arpette to Champex (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 6: From Champex, the trail leads to Verbier and to Cabane de Louvie (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 7: Cross the highest pass of the route, Col Prafleuri. Views of Rhone valley, Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin and the Matterhorn (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 8: Long walking day with two passes to cross; overnight at Les Haudères (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 9: Rest day (breakfast)
Day 10: Past Lac Moiry to the picture-postcard village of Grimentz (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 11: Longest walking day with excellent views of the Weisshorn (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 12: Join Zermatt Valley; descend to Jungu and St Niklaus, short transfer to Randa (breakfast,lunch,dinner)
Day 13: Follow a high-level balcony path that contours along the valley towards Zermatt (breakfast,lunch,dinner)