THE HAUTE ROUTE CHAMONIX-ZERMATT / ZERMATT-CHAMONIX
The tour begins in Chamonix, France nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc, which at 4,807 meters is the highest mountain in the Alps. The huts are all located in the midst of spectacular mountain and glacial terrain.
You'll witness an amazing mixture of cultures while staying in these huts as you socialize with ski mountaineers from around world who are also taking on the challenge of the Haute Route. Our tour will finish in the beautiful Swiss village of Zermatt.
Anyone with any experience of climbing or skiing will be thrilled by the views of the famous Matterhorn towering over the village. Because you'll be staying in Alpine huts each night you'll be able to travel during the day with light packs, making the most of the longest and most amazing ski descents you'll ever do. The Haute Route is a tour for skiers with advanced skills who are able to ski in variable snow conditions. Skiers should be able to ski "off piste" in all types of snow. Also, for our climbs, skiers should be able to execute uphill kick-turns without difficulty. This is a challenging tour which requires skiers to be in excellent shape not just for the downhill skiing but also for the uphill sections. A basic knowledge of general mountaineering techniques is helpful but not necessary. Any specialized mountaineering techniques required for this tour can be learned from our Guides during the first couple days of the trip.
We will meet in Chamonix on the afternoon or evening before the tour begins to answer questions, begin packing and finalize other logistics.
Cost includes: overnight-stay in hut, lifts, breakfast,evening-meal, taxi (campex/vierbier), guiding fee (UIAGM), guide's expenses, harness, avalanche transceiver. Min 5 pers Max 6 pers (optimal - 5 pers) Date Mid March - End April Price does not include : drinks, lunch , insurance , overnight stay in chamonix (day 1 ) Minibus availability possible (please ask for information & details)