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Swiss Hiking on the Haute Route

This Haute Route is for those who want a more leisurely pace, finer accommodations (no huts), daily luggage transfers, exclusive spa services, and first class rail. We've added a well-deserved rest day at a 4-star Belle Epoque hotel in historic St Luc. Then we softened the route a bit by reducing some of the most arduous ascents and eliminating the most pounding descents.

Incredible Alpine Scenery in Every Step

You still get the spectacular mountain scenery you'd expect on the Haute Route, and you'll still thrill at an abundance of glaciers as well as the finest icefalls in the Alps. You'll ascend some of our favorite Alpine passes while also taking time to explore the dendritic valleys of the Rhone. You'll come to love the rugged flanks of the Val de Bagnes, the quiet upper reaches of the Val d'Herens, and the sweeping views of the Val d'Anniviers.

You'll discover an Haute Route holding hidden treasures, rare wildlife, remote villages, and long-forgotten mountain trade routes. You won't want to miss this most memorable, enjoyable, and rewarding Alpine adventure.

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.

Alpine Spa Resorts Every Hiker Deserves to Experience

When walking among the spectacular scenery of the Alps, the steep trails and rugged terrain can take a toll on a hiker's body. So, on the Deluxe Haute Route a private massage and spa treatment is included with our hotel stay in either St Luc or Zermatt. Learn more about this Alpenwild exclusive feature and the special treatments offered at these exquisite spa resort hotels

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 rooms with a view for our guests. We include all meals and trail snacks then feature a la carte dining most evenings. We include premium excursions such as 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 Geneva Switzerland, Chamonix

Day 2 – Col de la Forclaz, Champex

Day 3 – Champex to Sembrancher, La Sage

Day 4 – Lac de Moiry, Grimentz

Day 5 – Grimentz to St. Luc

Day 6 – St. Luc rest day

Day 7 – St. Luc to Gruben

Day 8 – Augstbordpass Zermatt

Day 9 – Zermatt

Day 10 – Zermatt

Day 11 – Depart from Zermatt

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Tour Price

$5,695 USD per person, double occupancy from Zurich or Geneva

$599 single supplement

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

Trip Dates

31 August 2020 - 10 September 2020

01 September 2020 - 11 September 2020

08 September 2020 - 18 September 2020

15 September 2020 - 25 September 2020

06 July 2021 - 16 July 2021

13 July 2021 - 23 July 2021

16 July 2021 - 26 July 2021

20 July 2021 - 30 July 2021

27 July 2021 - 06 August 2021

03 August 2021 - 13 August 2021

10 August 2021 - 20 August 2021 Sold Out

17 August 2021 - 27 August 2021

24 August 2021 - 03 September 2021

31 August 2021 - 10 September 2021 Sold Out

01 September 2021 - 11 September 2021

03 September 2021 - 13 September 2021 Sold Out

07 September 2021 - 17 September 2021

10 September 2021 - 20 September 2021

14 September 2021 - 24 September 2021 Sold Out

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the trek to its fullest as you hike with just a light daypack while your luggage is transferred to the inn each evening
  • Luxuriate on a rest and spa day at the historic Hotel Bella Tola in St. Luc
  • Ascend the Gornergrat in Zermatt on a historic cogwheel train
  • Explore mountain trails around Zermatt with stunning views of the Matterhorn

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