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Things to Do in Switzerland: Walking the Haute Route

Sherpa Expeditions guide John on the Haute Route, Switzerland

Our resident guide John was on the Haute Route in Switzerland last month and gave us a page of his diary and some stunning pictures to share with you. There are so many things to do in Switzerland, but for us, a Haute Route walking holiday is definitely one of the best! 


Learn more about what a walking day on the Haute Route can look like by reading the below page of guide John's diary. 


The Haute Route is a blazing 28 degrees C in the valleys and crystal clear views of the big mountains: Mt Collon, the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche, and Aiguille Rouge de Arolla are just some of them.

Our ascent to Col de Torrent was spectacular, including the picnic stop at Lac des Autanes.


Spectacular views in Switzerland while walking the Haute Route - Sherpa


Today we have been on a rest day, which involved an ascent up the Roc Orxival and a journey on the brand new cable car up from Grimentz to Sorebois. We were lucky with great views over the Barage de Moiry. The cable car trips are free here if you hold a regional hotel card.


Mountain walking - Things to do in Switerland - Sherpa Expeditions


A hotel in Switzerland, Sherpa Expeditions walking holidays


While I’m writing this, I sit at the Sherpa Expeditions hotel in Grimentz and watch a spectacular aloe glow across the valley.

Tomorrow we will move to the Weisshorn, well the Hotel Weisshorn to be exact.


If a walking holiday on the Haute Route is one of the things you like to do in Switzerland, we have several options available for you to choose from. Whether you are interested in guided or self-guided walking holidays and depending on the number of days you like to travel, here is a complete overview of walks in Switzerland for you. 

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