The Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, takes you on a visually stunning journey between Europe’s two most iconic mountains – Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Along the way, you pass by 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, as it winds its way through glacial valleys, alpine meadows and enchanting villages.
The ancient trail of the Walkers Haute Route - all 180km (112 miles) is wonderful for walkers looking for a new challenge. The daily height gain is substantial, the highest pass is at 2964 m (9,800 ft) and the overall accumulation over 12 days is in the region of 12,000m (39370 ft).
To ensure that you get the most out of your walking holiday we offer treks across different parts of the Walkers Haute Route.
The easterly route takes 5 days (6 nights), from the beautiful Evolene valley to the famous town of Zermatt and covers 80km (49 miles). This trek is ideal for those wanting to trek independently and experience the route in a shorter space of time.
Our Walkers Haute Route westerly itinerary takes you from the famous alpine village of Chamonix to Les Hauderes or Zinal in the Swiss Valais over the course of 7 days (8 nights) and is approximately 115km (72 miles) in length. This trek is ideal for those who haven't the time to complete the full route yet want a real flavour of this classic trek.
The full Walkers Haute Route takes you on a spectacular journey with unforgettable landmarks during the course of 10 days (11 nights) trekking. We begin in France in the wonderful town of Chamonix Mont Blanc in the heart of the Haute-Savoie, cross the border into Switzerland en-route and end in Zermatt at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn.
Whichever trek you choose, we are sure this ancient walk will surpass your walking vacation expectations! Our groups cater for solo and group trekkers and our guides can’t wait to welcome you this summer. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss which of our trek options might be best for you.