Spectacular High Alps Traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt


The celebrated Haute Route is a spectacular high-level hiking traverse across the French and Swiss Alps from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. Ten of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the crooked spire of the Matterhorn, rise along this magnificent “high route,” along with plentiful glaciers, cool mountain tarns, and meadows full of wildflowers. Our wonderful version of this classic route provides a nonstop panorama of stunning alpine scenery and a quintessential hiking experience of the Alps. Perfectly paced hiking days are complemented by overnights in charming hotels in delightfully quaint villages, with two nights in hike-in lodges to savor sunset alpenglow on the high peaks. At the start and finish of our Haute Route, we enjoy full days in the two greatest mountaineering centers in the world—Chamonix, above which towers the highest massif in Western Europe, and Zermatt, dominated by the spire of the Matterhorn, the most recognized of all mountains.



Experience one of the world’s classic mountain traverses from Chamonix to Zermatt—done right!
Hike remote and pristine trails, with views of some of the highest peaks in the Alps
Discover the distinctive alpine cultures and cuisines of France and Switzerland
Extra nights in Chamoniz and Zermatt, plus two hike-in lodges where you’ll enjoy luminous sunsets over the high peaks


Length: 12 days
Cost From: $5995  
Arrive: Chamonix, France
Depart: Zermatt, Switzerland
Lodging: 9 nights hotels and country inns, 2 nights mountain lodges with hot showers
Meals: All meals included except 2 lunches and 1 dinner (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

10 hiking days on moderate to steep trails, 5-8 hours a day, altitudes between 6,000-9,600 feet, van support (for luggage or if you wish to skip a day's hike). This is a strenuous hiking trip, read “What the Trip is Like” for more details.

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