WHR EAST: SELF GUIDED

WHR EAST SELF GUIDED TREK

TREK OVERVIEW

Self Guided Trek: Walker's Haute Route - Westerly La Sage to Zermatt
Duration: 7 nights
Trekking: 6 days
Suitability and grading: Grade 4 - high level of stamina and fitness required for 11 days of trekking over the Alpine terrain
Accommodation: 6 x hotels & 1 x mountain refuge
Meals: 1 nights B&B in Zermatt, 6 nights half board (B&B + 3 course evening meal) whilst on the trek
Trek price: £1245 per person
Solo trekker supplement: £450
Dates 2018: To suit you

11 NIGHT ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in La Sage

DAY 2

LA SAGE TO CABANE DE MOIRY
Leaving La Sage you climb steeply to the Col du Tsate and descend to Lac de Moiry. Following the shoreline of the lake for a while before a further climb towards Cabane de Moiry situated in the truly stunning location next to the Moiry glacier.
Distance: 11km
Height gain: +1650m
Descent: -500m 

DAY 3

CABANE DE MOIRY TO ZINAL
Taking the same path from the cabane that you ascended on the day before before traversing high bringing you to the far end of Lac Moiry and joining the path to the Col de Sorbois. Once over the col a descent through the Zinal ski area brings you to the cable car de Sorbois and beyond on a steep track through the trees to Zinal. Option to take the cable car to Zinal to shorten the day & descent if needed.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +500m
Descent: -1550m 

DAY 4

ZINAL TO GRUBEN
A steady climb through woodland to the high mountain pastureland passing the remote Barnueza Alpage. Once at the Col du Forcletta you then make your descent in to the Gruben valley & small village of Gruben.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +1200m
Descent: -1000m 

DAY 5

GRUBEN TO ST NIKLAUS AND GRACHEN 
 Another steep climb leaving Gruben to high-level pastures to the Augustbordpass. You make your descent steadily from the Col towards Jungen where you take the little cable car to St Niklaus and a short buss ride across the valley to Grachen.
Distance: 16km
Height gain: +1100m
Descent: -1000m 

DAY 6

GRACHEN TO RANDA
Today you have a choice of two routes depending on weather, route conditions and ability you can take the high route via the Europaweg or a lower route leading down into the Matterhorn valley to Randa.

Low Route via the Matterhorn Valley
Departing Grachen you traverse along the Wanderweg to Gasenreid and beyond before descending into the Matterhorn Valley and taking the valley path to Randa.

High Route via Europaweg
Departing Grachen you traverse along the Wanderweg to Gasenreid before gaining height steeply to Mittelberg and the St Bernard statue, which offers great views of the Bernese Alps and magnificent Grosser Aletschgletscher. The path continues over difficult terrain at times before descending to Randa.
Via low route

Distance: 14km
Height gain: +200m
Descent: -460m

Via high route

Distance: 14km
Height gain: +1000m
Descent: -700m

DAY 7

RANDA TO ZERMATT
For the past few years the second half of the Europaweg between the Europahutt and Taschalp has been closed due to stone fall (hence descending to Randa on day 12). There has been more recent stone fall on the section past Taschalp therefore from Randa you will take the Europaweg to Taschalp and then descend joining lower route into Zermatt.
Distance: 24km or 18km (with train) 
Height gain: +500m
Descent: -460m

DAY 8

DEPARTURE
You have the option of adding a extra day after the tour in Zermatt.  If you need more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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