Price: £375 per person
Length: 5 days trekking
Who is the holiday suitable for?
This holiday is suitable for any keen hillwalker who would like to experience the delights of a mountain journey through the beautiful Swiss Alps.
What is the walkers Haute Route?
This is an Alpine trek of outstanding quality in scenery
that is some of the best and most stunning in the whole of the Alps. The
Trek takes in small Alpine villages, valley pastures, high mountain
passes, remote mountain huts, exposed high trails and heads past
countless 4000m peaks to its journeys end at one of the most instantly
recognisable mountains in the world – the Matterhorn. To top it all,
this trek can be done in just 1 week’s holiday. The course will be
led by Rob who is qualified as an International Mountain Leader and will
be able to pass on his knowledge of the many Alpine Flowers, the Fauna
and the history of the communities you walk through.
Arolla to Zermatt - Walkers Haute Route
The vital statistics:
Distance: 64 km
Length: 6 days
Highest Point: 2894m
Previous Experience Required: Some hillwalking fitness.
Group Size: 6
The photo shows the Cabane de Moiry, the high mountain hut that we stay at during the trek. It is in a stunning location above the Glacier de Moiry and provides full board accommodation.
The trek starts under the looming mass of the Pigne D’Arolla and passes
Mont Collon, the Dent Blanches, Grand Cornier, Ober Gabelhorn and
Weisshorn and stiletto pointed Zinalrothorn; then there’s the Dom and
Taschorn, Breithorn and of course Matterhorn with all of their dramatic
neighbours in their impressive cloak of ice and snow. This route manages to stay under the 3000m mark for
its duration, requires no technical mountaineering skills and avoids
glacier crossings. That said it is still a strenuous trip and you should
be reasonably fit to complete it enjoyably. Most days lead to small Alpine villages although on
one of the nights you will stay in a more remote Alpine hut. At each
stop meals are provided so it is not necessary to carry food and cooking
equipment. These stop-overs are very much part of the experience. In the
villages you will have time to sample some of the local culture, whilst
in the refuges you will enter a world that is normally the preserve of
the climber and mountaineer and witness high mountain scenery that you
will never forget.
Download the course notes for further details
including a programme of each days distance travelled and the
accommodation we will use. The price shown below is for guiding only, further
costs are detailed in the course notes.
We can offer a discount for group and family bookings - call or email
for details. This walk is suitable for the whole family and makes an
ideal family trip away for children over 12 years old.
What about accommodation?
We use a variety of accommodation during the trek. Rob will pre-book all of the accommodation for the whole group and you will be responsible for paying your own bill on the morning of departure for the previous nights accommodation. The course notes that we send once you have booked will provide details of the hotels we will stay in and the arrangements for payment. Most accept major debit/credit cards but the night that we spend in the mountain refuge has to be paid for in cash.
The accommodation is a big part of the trek - the beauty of the route is that we get to soak up the local culture in each overnight stop and we stay in some lovely small Swiss hotels and of course the mountain refuge. All accommodation is generally on a twin room basis but the night in the refuge is more communal! If you would like an accommodation schedule prior to booking then just ask.