From the 29th of March to the 3rd of April 2022

Chamonix – Zermatt, the mother of the haute route, is certainly one of the most beautiful and satisfying. A great ride through the French Switzerland and the Swiss Valais.

During the 5 days we move at the feet of the most important mountains of the area: Mont Blanc, Droites and Grand Combin, the amazing north wall of Dent d'Herens and Matterhorn.

Private groups can choose different dates depending on their needs

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Travel Program

1stDay

Transfert to Chamonix

The meeting is set early in the afternoon in Visp Valais in Switzerland. From there we take the train Martigny-Le-Chatelard - Chamonix. In about two and a half hours we reach our destination. Dinner and overnight at the Gite d'Etape in Chamonix.

2ndDay

Argentiere - Cabane de Trient m 3170

From Argentiere, up with the lift at Col des Grands Montets (3230m) and then ski down in the heart of Argentiere glacier. From there, up to Col du Chardonnay (3323m), short descent in the steep couloir on the opposite side (45°), one more time up to Fenetre de Saleina and down to Cabane de Trient (3170m). Dinner and overnight at the hut. Ascent around 1000 m, Descent 1100 m - 6/7 hours

3rdDay

Cabane de Trient - Rosablanche m 3330 - Cabane de Prafleuri

From the hut, amazing descent in the Arpette Valley until Champex. From there taxi transfer to Verbier. Up with the lift to Col des Gentianes and then climb Rosablanche peak (3330 m) crossing Col de la Chaux and Col Moimin. Ski down in the Glacier de Prafleuri down to Prafleuri hut (2624 m). Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Total descent 2600m, Ascent 1000 m - 7/8 hours + 45 min of taxi

4thDay

Cabane de Prafleuri - Cabane de Dix

From Cabane de Prafleuri immediately uphill to Col des Roux (2804 m), from there with a very long crossing we drive past the huge Dix lake. From the end of the lake, up again through Pas de Chat to the hut: Cabane de Dix (2970 m). Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Ascent 850 m, Descent 400 m - 5/6 hours

5thDay

Cabane de Dix - Pigne d'Arolla - Rifugio Nacamuli

From Cabane de Dix hut, after a short descent, beautiful ascent to Pigne d’Arolla peak (3800 m). From the top we will enjoy the amazing view of all the 4000 mountains of the Valais. Ski down on the opposite side and going through Col de l 'Eveque we reach Nacamuli Hut ( 2800 m). Dinner and overnight at the hut.
Ascent around 1350 m, Descent 1200 m - 8 hours

6thDay

Rifugio Nacamuli - Tete de Valpelline - Zermatt

This is the most spectacular and long day of the tour. We leave from the hut and then we ski through the Col Collon, Col du Mont Brulè , Col de Valpelline and Tete de Valpelline peak (3800m). From there a very long descent at the feet of the north wall of Matterhorn and Dent d’Herens will bring us to Zermatt.
Ascent 1300 m, Descent 2950 m - 8/9 hours


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The program may be modified by the Mountain Guide according to the technical level of the participants or for weather reasons.


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Difficulties

PD / A little difficult

Skills required

Good ski touring experience and good physical shape are required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
6 days 4 7 28/02/2022

Equipements

High mountain clothing, Full ski touring equipment, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, harness, ice axe and crampons

Documents

Alpine Club Card is recommended

Prices

5 people490,00 €per person
4 people550,00 €per person
3 people690,00 €per person

Rate details

THE PRICE INCLUDES : Support and assistance of a U.I.A.G.M.certified Mountain Guide, all the technical equipment in common use, reservation to the huts and logistics, rental of technical equipment if you need (harness, crampons, ice axe, snow beep).

THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE: Transfert costs of the second day, lift tickets, half board in the huts. Guide’s half board and lift tickets will be shared by participants. Injury insurance.