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.

Read a customer's blog about their Haute Route Hike adventure!

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Responsible Travel Score


Responsible Travel Leader

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Only 20% payment due at the time of booking!

Views on the Haute Route
Matterhorn view and hike
Trekking the Haute Route
The Haute Route Hike and its trails
Mountain huts on the Haute Route
Haute Route Hike with glacier views

Haute Route Hike

Map and Elevation Profile

Haute Route Hike map and elevation profile

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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. 

Additional Information

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

Physical Condition: High Technical Difficulty: Medium Skills Required: General hiking and navigation skills Alpine hiking experience Comfort in exposed terrain It is likely to encounter snowfields along this route

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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

  • GPX File

  • 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 

*When booked 2 or more months in advance

**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)

Luggage 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

Not included

  • Paper map

  • Emergency response and rescue

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • 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  


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