Swiss High Level Route
Switzerland, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,435 (land only) - from $1,970 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Arolla. KE Land Only package services begin with dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Meet the Guides after breakfast. After a brief introduction to the week ahead and an equipment check we pack our rucksacks and depart mid-morning. We set off through alpine meadows to the Pièce Glacier where we can practice our glacier skills before climbing to the sensationally located Vignettes Hut where we stay overnight.
Day 3: Leaving the Vignettes we cross the Col de L'Eveque (3392m) and descend the Haute Glacier Arolla before climbing to reach the Bertol Glacier and our overnight stop at the Bertol Hut (3311m).
Day 4: Depending on conditions we will make an ascent of the Tete Blanche (3724m) for stunning views of the north face of the Matterhorn. We then descend the Stockji Glacier before climbing to the Schonbiel Hut (2694m).
Day 5: In the morning we descend to Zermatt and from here take a path which climbs up to Tufteren (2215m). We then follow a level section of the Europaweg to Taschalp before climbing up to the Tachhutte (2701m). Approximately 4 - 5 hours walking.
Day 6: If conditions permit we will make an ascent of the Alphubel (4206m) via the Alphubel Glacier to Alphubeljoch and along the SE ridge to the summit plateau. Afterwards we make our descent along Fee Glacier to Langflue (2869m)
Day 7: From the hut we have a clear view of Saas Fe below nestled on a plarteau above the main Saas Valley. We descend first to the alpine village and ski resort of Saas Fe (1800m) before continuing down to Saas Grund (1559m) in the valley proper. here we check into our hotel and tionight we can have a celebratory meal at the end of our Swiss High Level Traverse.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel.