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Haute Level Route, a high level walk

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A fantastic hike

You'll need a minimum of 12 days but longer would be better. Fantastic scenery. Trails are well... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Hampton, New Jersey
A fantastic high level traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt

This is one of the more challenging of any Alpine walks with perhaps the walk across the plateau... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Watford, United Kingdom
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An adventurous but really stimulating walk through the French and Swiss Alps, taking about 10- 12 days
Begins in Chamonix, Chamonix, France
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

You'll need a minimum of 12 days but longer would be better. Fantastic scenery. Trails are well marked and well maintained for the most part. You can easily do without a guide by research and using a good guide book such as The Classic Walker's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is one of the more challenging of any Alpine walks with perhaps the walk across the plateau from Le Chable to Arolla being one of the highlights of the whole trip apart that is from the walk up the Zermattal into Zermat with the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
8  Thank Syed A
Reviewed September 21, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank susieQ321_12
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank C8415EHpeterh
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
6  Thank Mark B
Reviewed August 15, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed July 10, 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

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed February 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2014
13  Thank wenvoeman
Reviewed September 1, 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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Buc_Haish
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