Haute Route: Chamonix to Zermatt - August 2019
About the adventure
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 head of the Chamonix Valley, 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. 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 between 800m and 1300m per day, and requires participants to have a high level of fitness and endurance.
This trip is an 'all-inclusive' adventure. For a full list of inclusions, please see the itinerary.
Challenging. You must be of very good fitness, capable of hiking for between four and eight hours a day over consecutive days at moderate altitude, including some steep and challenging accents. For more information, please see the itinerary.
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