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The Haute Route is one of the world’s great long distance paths. For many years the preserve of hutters, now you can undertake our Haute Route staying most nights in hotels.
  • Product Code 19320
  • Holiday Type Continuous Route Holidays
  • Grade Grade 8
  • Holiday Duration Nights

The Haute Route from the Chamonix valley to Zermatt is one of the world’s great long distance paths. For many years the preserve of mountain hutters, now you can undertake our Haute Route staying most nights in hotels with your main luggage transported for you. Enjoy the same mountain vistas, crisp air and challenging terrain, but in considerably more comfort.

Whilst you need no rock climbing or technical skills, this is at the toughest end of the spectrum as far as Alpine treks go. You cross a series of challenging mountain passes at nearly 3,000m, involving much climbing and rugged wild terrain.

The three-day crossing from Le Chable to Arolla (where you do spend two nights in mountain huts) is perhaps the toughest but the most rewarding section of the whole route. During this section you will need to carry your own bags so remember to pack light! The more remote sections are a true challenge even in clear weather, whilst the pastoral sections of other parts of the trek have their own charm, giving a glimpse of everyday life in rural Switzerland.

Your journey starts with a breathtaking mountain panorama to Mont Blanc and other peaks in the massif. En route you should see many of the highest mountains in Europe including the Weisshorn and the Dom. To provide you with a spectacular final day, weather permitting, take the Görnergrat cog-wheel train to Rotenboden. From here walk down to Zermatt with views of Monte Rosa, the Breithorn and of course the Matterhorn.

This tough but rewarding trek will truly satisfy your desire for adventurous walking and offer magnificent views of some of the best mountain scenery the Alps has to offer. It also allows for some creature comforts, a great combination!

Holiday Highlights


  • Conquering one of the world’s most challenging long distance paths.
  • The first thrilling view of the Matterhorn.
  • Two nights high in the mountains at the Cabane de Montfort and the Cabane Prafleuri.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.


      Return flights and airport transfers.
      Baggage transportation between hotels.
      Half board accommodation.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c1hr 30mins).
  • Flights Heathrow-Geneva (c1hr 45mins), British Airways.
  • UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
  • Upgrades available, please contact us for a competitive quote.

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Hotel de la Couronne

Hôtel La Couronne is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc in the alpine village of Argentière. It provides en-suite accommodation just 5 minutes from departure tracks for hikers and Les Grands Montets Ski Resort.


Hotel Les Bouquetins

Hotel Les Bouquetins

Hotel Schwarzhorn

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