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Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

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Tour details
Destinations: Chamonix, Zermatt
Type of adventure: icon-08.png Camping
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2780
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Trek the classic 'Haute Route'
At a glance
11 nights camping, mostly in good campsites with hot showers; occasional wild camps; 2 mountain huts; 1 village inn (dormitory style)
Spectacular high alpine trail from Chamonix to Zermatt
The Haute Route is one of Europe's best known long distance ski-touring routes; running roughly parallel is a spectacular summer trek from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. Covering approximately 100km, it links the valleys of the Haute Savoie in France to the Swiss Valais. Following our guide (IML),our tour passes beneath ten of the twelve highest mountains in the Alps. Walking through a landscape scattered with glistening glacial lakes and lush, undulating valleys by day whilst sleeping in remote alpine huts and under canvas by night.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 3 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 4 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 5 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 6 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 7 10.0km/6.2miles
Day 8 16.0km/9.9miles
Day 10 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 11 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 12 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 13 12.0km/7.5miles


Number of days walking:
13
Pace:
Approximately 6-8 hours walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths with some steep ascents

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start at Les Bossons, near Chamonix.

2
Day 2
Free day in the Chamonix Valley.

3
Day 3
The trail contours high in the valley before descending to Les Frasserands.

4
Day 4
Cross Col de Balme to Switzerland.

5
Day 5
Over Fenetre d'Arpette to Champex.

6
Day 6
From Champex the trail leads to Verbier and on to Cabane Mont Fort.

7
Day 7
Cross the highest pass of the route, Col Prafleuri (2965m). Views of Rhone Valley, Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin and the Matterhorn.

8
Day 8
Long walking day; overnight at Les Hauderes.

9
Day 9
Static Day

10
Day 10
Past Lac Moiry to the picture-postcard village of Grimentz.

11
Day 11
Longest walking day with excellent views of the Weisshorn.

12
Day 12
Join Zermatt Valley; descend to Jungu and St Niklaus, train to Randa.

13
Day 13
Join the Europaweg, a high-level balcony path that contours along the valley towards Zermatt.

14
Day 14
Optional trip to Zermatt.

15
Day 15
End Randa.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 14 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You have a good level of fitness and are looking for a physically challenging holiday. Previous experience is essential for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches, 12 dinners
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
Camping, Mountain Huts & Village Inn
You will spend 11 nights camping, 2 nights in mountain huts and 1 night in dormitory style rooms in a village inn. Most campsites are comfortable with modern facilities, hot showers, electricity to recharge batteries etc. You will spend at least 2 nights in rough camps with minimal facilities.

Single supplement available from GBP100 (for nights in tents only) - on request

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 31 Jul 16 - Sun 14 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,315
Sun 02 Jul 17 - Sun 16 Jul 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 30 Jul 17 - Sun 13 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
Sun 27 Aug 17 - Sun 10 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,225
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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