Haute Route

The legendary Haute Route: Chamonix – Zermatt

The mythical route linking Chamonix and Zermatt, two of the Alps’ most famous landmarks, needs no introduction. A unique six-day journey between skies and glaciers.

Day 1: Argentière – Argentière hut 

Meet early in the morning in Martigny, travel by train or taxi to Argentière and take the cable car up to Grands Montets (3225m). Descent and short climb to the Argentière refuge (2771m). 

210m ascent and 670m descent. 

Day 2 : Argentière hut – Trient hut 

Col du Chardonnet (3321m), Fenêtre de Saleinaz (3361m), Cabane Trient (3170m). 

5h to 7h for 950m of positive ascent and 560m of descent. 

Day 3 : Trient hut – Prafleuri 

Val d’Arpette via the Col des Ecandies (2796m), then down to Champex (1600m) from where a taxi will take us to Le Châble. We start from Verbier taking the cable car, then skin up to the Col de la Chaux. After a short descent, we climb up to the Rosablanche, a summit towering above the Val de Bagnes at 3,337m. Descent to the Prafleuri hut (2,935m).  

6h à 8h d’exercice pour 850m de montée et 2700m de descente. 

Day 4 : Prafleuri Hut – Cabane des Dix 

Transition day towards some of the most scenic summits of the Alps. Ascent to the Col des Roux (2,804m), then traverse along the Lac des Dix and final ascent to the hut of the same name (2,928m). Overnight stay at the foot of Mont-Blanc de Cheillon.  

Day 5: Cabane des Dix – Vignettes Hut 

Climb up to a highpoint in the heart of the Alps, the Pigne d’Arolla, culminating at 3,790m. Descent to the Vignettes Hut (3,160m). 

Day 6: Vignettes Hut – Zermatt 

Cols de l’Evêque (3382m), Mont Brûlé (3213m) and Valpelline (3557m) 

Descent from the Stockji glacier to Zermatt. 

7.30am to 9.30am for 1150m of ascent and 2000m of descent. 

Return to Martigny by train or cab. 

Price: 1’710.- chf/pers. for 4 persons or more