What a fantastic adventure! It will be an experience I’ll remember and cherish the rest of my life. - R.O. - Florida

The Most Scenic Trek in Europe

Plan your Summer adventure now on the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route. Our route follows the classic trek across the Swiss Alps starting in Chamonix at the base of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's Highest Peak, and concluding in Zermatt at the base of the Matterhorn, the world's most recognizable and stunningly beautiful peak.

A challenging trek with spectacular scenery in every step

Each day is defined by ascending historic and formidable mountain passes. You'll walk in flowered meadows, hike near massive glaciers, gaze at icefalls, and ring glistening lakes. You'll hike the Haute Route through fir forests into picturesque villages where traditional inns await with delicious meals and cozy comforts.

Luggage transfers so you can hike light and enjoy the route

We shuttle your luggage, so all you need to carry is a lightweight daypack with water, snacks, and of course, your camera. The Haute Route is widely regarded as the most scenic trek in the Alps. It's an Alps hiking tour like no other.

Why an Alpenwild Haute Route trek is the only logical choice

Since we offer the Haute Route throughout the summer and have departures every week, you'll have more options and guaranteed departures than with other less-experienced operators. Our guides have more experience and an intimate knowledge of the route along with its natural history and language and culture. We stay in superb accommodations—a notch above those used by most other operators, and then we always request superior and view rooms for our guests. We include all meals and trail snacks and feature a la carte dining most evenings. We include premium excursions such as the Aiguille du Midi and the Gornergrat cogwheel railway as part of the trip. In short, there is not better choice for the Haute Route than Alpenwild.  

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Chamonix

Day 2 – Trient to Champex

Day 3 – Champex to Verbier

Day 4 – Verbier to Cabane de Louvie

Day 5 – Cabane de Louvie to Cabane de Prafleuri

Day 6 – Cabane de Prafleuri to Arolla

Day 7 – Arolla to Grimentz

Day 8 – Grimentz to St-Luc

Day 9 – St-Luc to Gruben

Day 10 – Gruben to Zermatt

Day 11 – Zermatt

Day 12 – Zermatt to Geneva or Zurich

View Detailed Itinerary

Tour Price

$4,595 per person, double occupancy from Geneva

$499 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

02 July 2018 - 13 July 2018

09 July 2018 - 20 July 2018

16 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

23 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

30 July 2018 - 10 August 2018

06 August 2018 - 17 August 2018

13 August 2018 - 24 August 2018

20 August 2018 - 31 August 2018

27 August 2018 - 07 September 2018

03 September 2018 - 14 September 2018

03 September 2018 - 14 September 2018

10 September 2018 - 21 September 2018

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

  • Ascend the Aiguille du Midi on the Mont Blanc via the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world
  • Enjoy the trek to its fullest as you hike with just a light daypack while your luggage is transferred to the inn each evening
  • Cross ten historic passes in ten days with commanding views, including daily glaciers, waterfalls, views of the ten highest peaks in the Alps
  • Explore mountain trails around Zermatt with stunning views of the Matterhorn