HAUTE ROUTE CHAMONIX - ZERMATT
Haute Route meaning High Route is a historic trade route between Chamonix, Zermatt and areas around. This breathe taking Route in the heart of Alps is "at least once in a lifetime" -experience . There are multiple possibilities to choose the route between these famous Alpine villages. The trip plans are made depending on weather and other conditions but also by group dynamic.
Route starts from Chamonix. You run from Aiguille du Midi 3800 m via glacier to Sky Way Monte Bianco Italy 3462 m. In Italy you will continue on quiet and nice trails to Gd-St-Bernard monastery. This monastery got history at early 1000 - century and it is famous from same breed dog who where trained by monks to first avalanche rescue dog in a world. From here on the route will follow so called Purist route south side of Grand Combin 4186 m and on the most biggest glaciers on Alps, via nearly 4000 m high mountain tops to Zermatt.
This trip is one of the kind. It is rare to have access to run on high mountain tops and glaciers with trained mountain guide. This trip takes your running from trails to glaciers with crampons, technical mountain cols with ropes and climbing harnesses. You will end up to nearly 4000 m high mountain top to have look down to green valleys just run down to meadows.
Group sizes 3-6 people to one guide.
June / July
Location Departure and return to Chamonix
Price please ask.
The guide may change the plan at the last minute due to group, weather and conditions. Please note that due to varying conditions.
Chamonix Zermatt Haute Route.
Depending on weather you will cross one of the highest glaciers around from Aiguille du Midi to Sky Way Monte Bianco. Following grassy ridges of Italian Val Ferret. After this you will follow so called Purist route to Zermatt.
In 4 days trip this is about 40 km and plus 2000 m vertical meters per day.
Or the option is to make 5 day trip where you have 2 shorter days in between around 25 km and less than 2000 m vertical. Perfect way to enjoy mountain views.