Haute Route Summer

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High-alpine hike from flowering alpine meadows up to the highest alpine glaciers. The original high alpine route from Chamonix (France) to Zermatt with a detour to Italy into Valpelline.

In winter we are often on this route with skis. This summer variant is certainly at least as attractive and connects the two famous alpine metropolises with a high alpine hike. During the day there is plenty of time to marvel at and immerse yourself in this iconic glacier landscape, surrounded by numerous 4000-metre peaks. At night you sleep in remote mountain huts and enjoy the simplicity of a reduced lifestyle. Fully engaged with the rhythm of hiking, spaces open up for you to slow down and take a deep breath.

We start this tour in the valley of Chamonix and reach Zermatt after one week. The views and landscapes change daily, from the orange-red Chamonix granite to the shady, icy north face of the Matterhorn. On one day we take a taxi to shorten the stage. Now in summer a refreshing swim in the Schwarzsee below the Matterhorn is pleasant to finish before we descend again to the bustling Zermatt. Another tip: arrive relaxed by train and bus!

BERIE Plus points

  • the original historical route
  • from Chamonix to Zermatt
  • 3-country tour (France-Italy-Switzerland)
  • mighty glaciers
  • marvel at many 4000m summits
  • Introduction to walking with crampons
  • reduced but comfortable hut life
  • Mont Blanc and Matterhorn
  • sustainable - accessible by bus and train

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