It was such a great experience from the moment we opened the Alpenwild website to the final goodbyes in Zermatt. Our guides were a fun, knowledgeable, energetic, all around fantastic team! The trek itself was completely as advertised and the assortment of accommodations made for a perfect overall experience. - D.A., Salt Lake City, UT

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 memorable day on the Haute Route is defined with a combination of challenging mountain passes, flowered meadows, massive glaciers, icefalls, fir forests, and stunning lakes.  At the end of the day, you’ll hike 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 almost every day, so all you need to carry is a daypack with water and snacks. And of course, you’ll want to bring your camera too — after all, the Haute Route is widely regarded as the most scenic trek in the Alps.

Why an Alpenwild Haute Route trek is the only logical choice

Because we offer many summer departures on the Haute Route, you'll have more options than you’d find with other operators. Our guides have years of experience and an intimate knowledge of the route, along with its natural history, language, and culture.  We stay in superb accommodations, and we always request rooms with a view for our guests. We include all meals and trail snacks, in addition to featuring a la carte dining many evenings.  We also include premium excursions such as the Gornergrat cogwheel railway as part of the trip, so there is no 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

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Tour Price

$5,495 per person, double occupancy from Geneva

$499 single supplement

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

Trip Dates

15 July 2021 - 26 July 2021 Sold Out

22 July 2021 - 02 August 2021 Sold Out

05 August 2021 - 16 August 2021

26 August 2021 - 06 September 2021

02 September 2021 - 13 September 2021

09 September 2021 - 20 September 2021

07 July 2022 - 18 July 2022

14 July 2022 - 25 July 2022

21 July 2022 - 01 August 2022

28 July 2022 - 08 August 2022

04 August 2022 - 15 August 2022

18 August 2022 - 29 August 2022

25 August 2022 - 05 September 2022

02 September 2022 - 13 September 2022

08 September 2022 - 19 September 2022

Or, book a private departure

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
  • Cross ten historic passes in ten days with commanding views, including daily glaciers, waterfalls, views of the ten highest peaks in the Alps
  • 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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