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Argentière

CHAMONIX ZERMATT HUT TO HUT - THE HOUTE ROUTE


Ski Touring

Category

6 Days

Duration

Advanced

Experience

Intense

Fitness

From 1 to 6

Partecipants


What you'll do

The iconic Chamonix to Zermatt ski tour, established in 1903, is a premier alpine crossing from France to Switzerland, challenging skiers with its high-altitude routes and breathtaking vistas. This classic ski mountaineering journey requires good fitness due to its length and elevation gains.


Itinerary

Ascent: 600m Descent: 200m Duration: 3 hours Meet at Argentière, the renowned starting point for the Haute Route. After a brief with our guide and checking our equipment, we take the cable car to Lognan. Our journey to the Argentière Refuge is our first taste of the alpine beauty that awaits. Dinner and overnight stay at the refuge prepare us for the days ahead.
Ascent: 1,000m Descent: 2,200m Duration: 6-8 hours Our adventure continues as we descend the Argentière Glacier, attach our climbing skins, and ascend to the snowy trail leading to Col Passon. The traverse over the Tour Glacier to the Trient Plateau showcases spectacular views, descending to the serene village of Champex for our overnight stay.
Ascent: 800m Descent: 1,050m Duration: 4-6 hours A short transfer brings us to Le Châble, where we ascend to the Verbier ski area. The journey to Col des Gentianes and the subsequent climb to Col de La Chaud, overlooking the Grand Desert glacier, is mesmerizing. The day ends at Cabane de Prafleuri, nestled amidst the grandeur of the Alps.
Ascent: 800m Descent: 500m Duration: 7-8 hours From Cabane de Prafleuri, we embark towards Pigne d’Arolla, one of the most iconic summits on our route. The trek includes a scenic pass by the Dix Dam and an ascent to Cabane des Dix, where we rest and recharge, surrounded by the alpine wilderness.
Ascent: 850m Descent: 650m Duration: 6-7 hours The ascent of Cheillon Glacier to Pigne d’Arolla presents us with breathtaking 360-degree views of the Western Alps. Our descent leads us to Cabane des Vignettes, offering a moment to reflect on the journey and the beauty of ski touring in the Alps.
Ascent: 1,000m Descent: 2,500m Duration: 8-10 hours Our final day is a testament to the spirit of alpine adventure, descending from Cabane des Vignettes to Zermatt. This route, under the shadow of the Matterhorn, offers unmatched views and challenges, concluding our epic journey from Chamonix to Zermatt. We come back to Argentière by Van.

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
IFMGA Guide
Guide expenses (transfers, night in refuges and half-board)
Overnight stays in a refuge (with dinners and breakfasts)
Local transport
Lift system
Loan of common safety equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe and backpack)
Harness
Ice crampoons
Ice axe
Ski pass for the Crevacol area (valid 1 day)
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Extra meals and drinks for client and the guide

Accomodations

Rifugio di Argentière


A cozy mountain hut nestled in the French Alps near Chamonix, offering picturesque views of the Argentière Glacier. Ideal for climbers tackling routes like the Aiguille d'Argentière.

Rifugio Cabane de Prafleuri


Situated along the Haute Route, this refuge provides essential services to hikers traversing from Chamonix to Zermatt. Its location near Lac des Dix makes it a strategic overnight stop.

Rifugio Cabane des Dix


Positioned at 2,928 meters above sea level, this refuge serves as a pivotal point for trekkers exploring the surrounding peaks, including the iconic Mont Blanc de Cheilon.

Cabane des Vignettes


Offering stunning panoramas of the Swiss Alps, this refuge lies on the Haute Route and provides a comfortable respite for mountaineers and hikers trekking between Arolla and Zermatt.


Guides

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis & Peaks Hunter

Elis is a UIAGM-certified Alpine Guide based in Valle d'Aosta, at the foot of the famous Mont Blanc massif. He is part of the Peaks Hunter Team, which offers professionalism and years of experience in organizing outdoor activities in Italy and Europe, for group excursions. His passion for exploration drives him to undertake memorable adventures and journeys, which he loves to share with those who entrust themselves to him.


Meeting point

45.98359216.9268812
Argentière


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

April 2024
Mon
15 Apr
6:00 AM
Sat
20 Apr
6:00 PM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
2600 €
Mon
22 Apr
6:00 AM
Sat
27 Apr
6:00 PM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
2600 €

From 2600 € / person
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