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Ski tour to Chamonix  38/5000 Guide in reflection in a ski mask

Chamonix to Zermatt : Legendary Haute Route

The legendary
Haute Route, ski tour Chamonix to Zermatt
We are proud to offer this most famous ski tour of the whole Alps, as inaugurated in 1903 by Chamonix Mountain Guides. This extraordinary passage connects the two great capitals of mountaineering - with stunning passes and pristine glacier crossings.

The beautiful landscape encountered en route ensures it remains one of the best-loved ski tours of all time.

The tour is deemed to be of a seriously high level, and so requires good skiing experience and physical fitness.
Number of people
FROM 2350 €
The program
STEP 1 /
Meet up with your Guide in Argentière, and then head up on the Grand Montets cable car (3,300m). Then it's a short descent of the Rognons glacier to the Argentière glacier. Here you'll put skins on and go towards the Argentière hut (2,771m) for the night. For the rest of the day you'll review ski touring techniques, use of crampons, and safety rules such as avalanche rescue.

Difference in height +: 225m / Difference in height -: 750m
STEP 2 /
Next is a ski to a good night's sleep in a mountain refuge, followed next day by a short descent down to the Moraine du Passon (2,380m). Then the group skins up to reach the foot of the Passon pass (3,028m), finishing the section using crampons. After this, there is a ski under the North Face of the Aiguille du Chardonnet, then skins are put back on to reach the Col Supérieur du Tour (3,290m). From here it's a short ski into Switzerland and the Glacier du Trient, then a quick ascent to the Col des Ecandies (2,795m). Finally there is a magnificent descent to the Val d'Arpette, leading to the village of Champex (1,480m) for the night.

Difference in height +: 1100m / Difference in height -: 1850m

You then ski into Switzerland on the Glacier du Trient, after a short ascent in crampons to reach the Col des Ecandies (2,795m). A magnificent descent in the Val d'Arpette leads to the village of Champex (1,480m) to spend the night.

Difference in height +: 1100m / Difference in height -: 1850m
STEP 3 /
A private Tarentaise Tour shuttle then transfers you to the Verbier ski area, where you take the lift at the bottom of the Col de la Chaux (2,940m). The day continues with traversing the Col Momin (3,000m), and up to the foot of the Rosablanche (3,335m). The group then climbs back down to the Cabin of Prafleuri (2,660).
STEP 4 /
Skis are on early to go up to the Col des Roux (2,805m). A long crossing leads to the end of the Lac des Dix, then an ascent by the Pas du Chat (2,385m), bringing the group to the Cabane des Dix to spend the night (2,928m).
Elevation gain + 850m / Elevation gain - 400m
STEP 5 /
Next is the Tsena Refien Glacier, used to reach the Pigne d'Arolla (3,795m), then a crossing of the Serpentine Passage using crampons. From the top of the Pigne d'Arolla you'll take in views that will stay with you. Then it's a descent of the South face to the Vignettes hut (3,160m).
STEP 6 /
A short descent on skis brings the group to the wide Mont-Colon Glacier, taking the route up to the Col de l'Evèque (3390m). From here it's a short traverse to the upper Glacier d'Arolla. Going on with skins, you'll climb the Col du Mont Brulé and finish in crampons. Next is a short descent to the Col de Valpelline (3,555m), or the beginning of the long descent to Zermatt - at the foot of the North Face of the Dents du Hérens (4,170m) and the Matterhorn (4,478m).

The tour finishes in the fields of Furi and the village of Zermatt later that afternoon.
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Security backpack (air bag)

The team
tarentaise tours
Local professionals, all state graduates, knowing perfectly the valley and all these secrets, to make you discover this magnificent playground, in complete safety!

Enjoy your day with the Tarentaise Tours team.
Changing the program
Program subject to modifications. The program is given as a guide. It can be modified at any time by the certified professional supervising the group according to the weather and snow conditions to guaranty the participants’ safety.
✔️Supervision by a qualified Mountain Guide
✔️All accommodation
✔️Taxi transfers as needed
✔️Ski passes
✔️Safety equipment (including shovels, probes
technical equipment, harnesses, rope, carabiner)
✔️Day insurance
Not Included
Personal expenses
Some ski touring equipment
Some safety extras
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