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Haute Level Route, a high level walk

Begins in Chamonix, Chamonix, France
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The Walker's Haute Route

I wanted to see the Matterhorn and asked what I could do around Zermatt in a 3 day trip on a Swiss... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Syed A
A great high mountain route

After careful planning my husband did this walk in 12 days. It was well worth the effort. In places... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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An adventurous but really stimulating walk through the French and Swiss Alps, taking about 10- 12 days
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Begins in Chamonix, Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I wanted to see the Matterhorn and asked what I could do around Zermatt in a 3 day trip on a Swiss forum. Someone suggested doing pat of this trek but upon researching a bit I got so excited that I decided to start all...More

6  Thank Syed A
Reviewed 21 September 2016

After careful planning my husband did this walk in 12 days. It was well worth the effort. In places vvery high and rugged landscapes, with few people around. The accomodation is varied and high standard for mountain huts and hotels. Some steep ups and downs...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The reviews tell it all. Fantastic experience and challenging. It was my first of what I hope will be many treks. My wife did the Haute Route without me a few years back and I hiked it September '15. She told me that there were...More

2  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I walked this in Aug-Sep 15 in a group of 5 led by a guide from Alpine Treks (strongly recommended). It's harder than the Tour de Mont Blanc, but wilder and more demanding in terms of fitness and route finding, but the satisfaction of travelling...More

5  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 15 August 2015

My husband and I self guided and completed Haute Ruoute in July this year. We chose to walk every inch rather than using any transport or cable cars. We also did it in 11 days rather than 16 - my advice is take more time...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is a fantastic hike. We backpacked with full gear so we could tent along part of the way. Long haul hikes in Europe are different than in the US as there are more frequent hotels, huts and hostels with food along the way. I...More

1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 2 February 2015

The other reviews here are rather off track. This route is correctly called the Walkers's Haute Route or the Summer Haute Route - it does not involve skis (obviously) and it avoids serious glaciers. By avoiding glaciers you can travel light without the ropes and...More

11  Thank penarthguy
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I did this in August 2014 with my 15 year old son. After visiting the top of Aguielle de Midi for the SECOND time in TWO days, we stopped at the middle cable car station, found that the clouds cleared and the sun appeared, and...More

1  Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I didn't do the real haute route which involves the use of crampons and is done on glaciers with the use of ropes. I did the "walker's high route" from Chamonix to Zermatt. This is hard enough. Expect to climb about 3000 feet up every...More

1  Thank Migrider
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We did the Classic Haute Route (across the glaciers, not the lower level trek) over 8 days. Amazing, stunning - well, well worth doing, particulary if you then want to climb Mont Blanc. Get a good guide (worth the money) and equip yourself well -...More

3  Thank Sdjeagle81
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