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Walker's Haute Route

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Haute Route Walking Holidays

The Haute Route (High Route) from Chamonix to Zermatt is steeped in mountaineering legend, a route first taken by British climbers at the end of the 19th century and is one of the best known winter ski tours in the world. Sherpa Expeditions offers a section of walkers’ version of the Haute Route located in the scenic Swiss canton of Valais and visits some of the most beautiful valleys, villages and mountains in Switzerland between Arolla and Zermatt along much of the Haute Route. There are tremendous views of glaciers from the high passes that we cross and of course these contrast with the strolls through the lush Alpine valleys and meadows. In spring and early summer these pastures are a mass of colour when the alpine flowers come into bloom. 

 

This is a challenging trek for people who like high passes, such as the Col de Torrent 2918m and the Col de Sorebois 2896m, and great Alpine settings. It takes you under ten of the twelve highest peaks in the Alps and encompasses high rugged passes where the walking is of a truly Alpine nature with flower-strewn valley pastures. Although the Haute Route is popular, you will find that compared to many other areas in Switzerland, most of the paths are little trodden.

 

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Haute Route Walking Holiday Image Gallery

  • Having a break while ascending the Augsbordpass.

    Having a break while ascending the Augsbordpass.

  • Descending from the Augsbordpass towards St. Niklaus.

    Descending from the Augsbordpass towards St. Niklaus.

  • At the Augsbordpass (2893 m).

    Made it to the top of the Augsbordpass (2893 m).

  • View towards Turtmantel Valley.

    View towards Turtmantel Valley.

  • Ascending up to the Col de Torrent on the Walkers' Haute Route

    Ascending up to the Col de Torrent.

  • Walking to Les Hauderes with views up to the Dent Blanche.

    Walking to Les Hauderes with views up to the Dent Blanche.

  • Descending to Jungun on the Walkers' Haute Route.

    Descending to Jungun.

  • Hotel du Glacier - Our first hotel in Arolla on the Haute Route walking Holiday.

    Walking down from Arolla with Mount Collon in far background.

  • Jungun and the Mattertal Valley on the Walkers' Haute Route.

    Jungun and the Mattertal Valley.

  • Acquamarine waters.

    Acquamarine waters.

  • Descending from Col du Torrent to Lac Moiry.

    Descending from Col du Torrent to Lac Moiry.

  • Walking down from Les Hauderes.

    Walking down from Les Hauderes.

  • Les Hauderes chalets.

    Les Hauderes chalets.

  • Alpenglow on the Matterhorn.

    Alpenglow on the Matterhorn.

  • Ascending the Medipass in August with surprise snow.

    Ascending the Medipass in August with surprise snow.

  • Up to the Medipass.

    Up to the Medipass.

  • Walking down from Arolla with Mount Collon in far background.

    Walking down from Arolla with Mount Collon in far background.

  • Walking down from Arolla with Mount Collon in far background.

  • Friends at signpost for Gruben.

    Friends at signpost for Gruben.

  • Walking down from Arolla with Mount Collon in far background.

  • At Twara before the descent to Jungen.

    At Twara before the descent to Jungen.

  • Rest at Twara looking towards the Dom.

    Rest at Twara looking towards the Dom.

  • At Twara looking up the Mattertal Valley.

    At Twara looking up the Mattertal Valley.