One Week Haute Route - Mont Blanc to Matterhorn
France, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,100 (land only)
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- The ultimate one week high Alpine trekking holiday
- From Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland
- The classic mountain walk from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn
- Atmospheric high Alpine mountain huts
- A single short transfer from Champex to Mauvoism
Classic alpine walking holiday along the Haute Route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland in just one week. The Classic Haute Route takes a dramatic and uncompromising line through the heart of the European Alps from Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc to Zermatt below the Matterhorn. By including a single short vehicle transfer from Champex to Mauvoisin we can complete this challenging high altitude trek in just 6 days without missing any of the high level stages. Expert guidance is essential, on a trekking route that crosses several high and testing passes and numerous glaciers. During the course of our trek along the Haute Route, there is time to practice the fundamentals of mountaineering and the skills required for safe walking on glaciated terrain (ice-axe and crampons required). From our comfortable French Alps chalet base in the Chamonix Valley, to our arrival at the famously picturesque ski-town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, we accumulate more than 8000 metres of ascent and descent. Offering a blend of amazing scenery and overnight stops at some of the very best Alpine refuges, this one week Haute Route trekking holiday through the Alps of France and Switzerland ranks amongst the world's great mountain walks.
Is this holiday for you?
This is real mountain travel, following good trails to the snowline and also involving sections of scrambling, snow-slope climbing and glacier travel, where ropes, crampons and an ice-axe will be used. We average 6 to 8 hours walking each day, with some longer days and tough climbs. En route, we will stay in mountain huts which are inaccessible by vehicle and this means that group members will carry all of their personal equipment throughout the trip. With careful planning, and given the fact that sleeping bags and camping mats are not carried, the total weight of your rucksack can be pared down to around 8 kg. Previous experience of walking in crampons is essential for this holiday. Guiding for this holiday is at the ratio of !:6