Walkers Haute Route

Trek the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Regularly voted as one of the world’s top walks the journey from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn on the Walker’s Haute Route is filled with breath-taking mountain panoramas, challenging mountain passes and Alpine scenes lifted straight from a storybook. The Walker’s Haute Route is a variation of the original Haute Route following alpine trails below 3000m and is a non-technical although a demanding high-level walk, which explores the best of the Pennine Alps between Chamonix and Zermatt.
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Hiking route · Rhône-Alpes
Argentière to Trient
Difficulty
Distance 14.3 km
Duration 5:22 h
Ascent 1,025 m
Descent 996 m

Enjoy your first full day walking from Argentière to Trient via Col de Balme 

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Hiking route · Trient
Trient to Champex via Alp Bovine
Difficulty
Distance 16.9 km
Duration 5:44 h
Ascent 942 m
Descent 755 m

Cross the Alp Bovine with its stunning views to the Bernese Oberland 

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Champex to Le Châble
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.8 km
Duration 4:10 h
Ascent 188 m
Descent 818 m

Walk through small Swiss farming villages as you leave the TMB behind you. Today’s hike is a gentle one offering an opportunity to rest and ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Le Châble to Cabane du Mont Fort
Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 5:20 h
Ascent 1,645 m
Descent 0 m

It’s a leg-burning climb up and away from Le Châble, passing through a variety of landscapes and viewpoints before finally arriving at the Cabane ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 9:00 h
Ascent 953 m
Descent 750 m

Tackle the three cols – Col Termin, Col de Louvie, Col de Prafleuri – that separate Cabane de Mont-Fort and Cabane de Prafleuri. Today is one of ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Cabane du Prafleuri to Arolla
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 6:10 h
Ascent 687 m
Descent 1,271 m

After the Col de Roux, enjoy an easy and well-rewarded stroll beside the Lac des Dix, enjoying mountain views and total immersion in this nature ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Arolla to Les Haudères/La Sage
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12 km
Duration 4:35 h
Ascent 426 m
Descent 839 m

Enjoy a more relaxed day walking down the valley to Le Sage via a stunning alpine lake, Lac Bleu, and two picturesque villages, La Gouille and Les ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
La Sage to Barrage de Moiry/Grimentz
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.1 km
Duration 6:55 h
Ascent 1,254 m
Descent 1,330 m

Today is a challenging up-and-over hike, climbing from La Sage over the Col de Torrent and down to Grimentz via the mesmerising waters of Lac Moiry.

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Difficulty
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 5:17 h
Ascent 1,683 m
Descent 530 m

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Barrage de Moiry/Grimentz to Zinal
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 611 m
Descent 1,167 m

This is today’s high route option. After taking the bus to the Moiry Barrage, you’ll climb up to the Col de Sorebois where a marvellous panorama ...

from Minna Harshbarger,   Macs Adventure
Difficulty
Distance 16.3 km
Duration 6:03 h
Ascent 589 m
Descent 1,727 m

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Zinal to Gruben
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.8 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,208 m
Descent 1,055 m

Climb through woodland and alpine meadows to the Col de Forcletta (2874 metres), and then descend into the Turtmanntal valley where you’ll ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Gruben to St Niklaus
recommended route Difficulty difficult closed
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 7:10 h
Ascent 1,114 m
Descent 1,797 m

The allure of finally reaching the Mattertal (the Matter Valley) will lift you from Gruben and over one final col – the Augstbordpass – before a ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Bus to Gasenreid, walk to Europahütte
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 5:05 h
Ascent 1,404 m
Descent 241 m

After a gentle warm-up through the valley from St Niklaus to Herbriggen, the intensity really ramps up as you scale what feels like a vertical ...

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Hiking route · Switzerland
Europa Hut to Zermatt
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 19.1 km
Duration 7:15 h
Ascent 967 m
Descent 1,614 m

The world’s longest hanging bridge, a tunnel bored through the mountain, steep cliffs and cool forests all come together for the Haute Route’s ...

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