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What a trip we had! Alpenwild did such a great job making it happen with style! You were especially considerate of our slower pace and we appreciated that. - C.M. - Washington
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.
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.
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.
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 both St Luc and Zermatt. Learn more about this Alpenwild exclusive feature and the special treatments offered at these exquisite spa resort hotels.
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 then 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.
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, Bella Tola
Day 6 – St. Luc rest day or Hotel Weisshorn excursion
Day 7 – St. Luc to Gruben
Day 8 – Augstboardpass Zermatt
Day 9 – Zermatt
Day 10 – Zermatt to Geneva or Zurich
Day 11 – Depart from Geneva or Zurich
15 July 2018 - 25 July 2018
12 August 2018 - 22 August 2018
02 September 2018 - 12 September 2018 Sold Out
09 September 2018 - 19 September 2018
20 September 2018 - 30 September 2018
$4,895 USD per person, double occupancy from Zurich or Geneva
$499 single supplement
Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit