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HHT11 Walker's Haute Route - Chamonix to Zermatt
GO challenge yourself with an exhilarating hike across Switzerland
GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO hike from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland stunning trails over 11 of Switzerland's most famous mountain passes
GO enjoy hut to hut hiking in Switzerland at its finest, including charming mountain huts, quaint villages and delicious food
GO tackle excessive elevation gain paired with challenging and exposed trails, making the Walker's Haute Route the perfect challenge for fit, brave and experienced hikers
Beginning among the shadows of the Mont Blanc Massif, and ending in the presence of The Matterhorn, the Haute Route Hike impresses throughout each stage of the tour. Likely the most dramatic and scenic trek of the Alps, the challenging terrain and relentless ascents reserve this trail for fit and experienced hikers with plenty of grit. Completing the Walker's Haute Route is a major accomplishment and is an experience that will not be forgotten.
The Walker's Haute Route is significantly more challenging than the Tour du Mont Blanc. We recommend this tour only for hikers with experience hiking hut to hut in the Alps, and comfort in exposed and challenging alpine terrain.
Choose your own dates
Choose your own pace
Choose your own hiking buddies
Haute Route Hike Itinerary
*Estimated time is based on a pace of 4.2 km. per hour and 400 m. elevation gain per hour.
Time for stops is not included. Actual hiking times will vary.
Airport: Geneva, Switzerland
It is possible to customize this tour to any airport.
Season: mid-July to end-August
Due to the high altitude terrain on this tour, we recommend booking this tour only between mid-July and the end of August. We are often able to book the huts on this route between early July and the first week of September, but this is done so at the customer's risk, as conditions on the trail may make sections impassable.
Skills and Experience Required
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)
Optional Airport to Airport full service booking
Booking and logistics assistance during your tour
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:
Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person
Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person
**The term "room" at a mountain hut varies greatly from hut to hut. These are often shared rooms that are smaller than the dormitories. Rooms book quickly at the huts. When there is no availability, you may end up in the dormitory.
Airport to Airport Package from Geneva Public
2 nights 3-star hotel in Geneva
1 night 3-star hotel in Chamonix
1 night 3-star hotel Zermatt
All transportation between airport, hotel and trailhead (public transportation)
Geneva to Zermatt
per 25 kg. bag
Chamonix to Zermatt
per 20 kg. bag
5x Luggage Transfer
per 25 kg. bag
This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 12 to 11 points
Emergency response and rescue
Any meals not specified
Sheets at mountain huts (a sleeping bag liner or travel sheet is required: read more)
Fees for any additional transportation used during the hiking tour, such as lifts, gondolas, and buses
Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night