WHR WEST: SELF GUIDED

WHR WEST SELF GUIDED TREK

TREK OVERVIEW

Self Guided Trek: Walker's Haute Route - West Chamonix to La Sage
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: 4 x hotels, 1 x auberges and 2 x mountain refuges
Meals: 1 nights B&B in Chamonix, 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

7 NIGHT ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrival in Chamonix. 

DAY 2

CHAMONIX TO TRIENT
You commence your trek by taking a short bus ride to Montroc for the start of your trek. From here you ascend to the Col du Balme via the beautiful Aiguillette des Possettes. Crossing the border into Switzerland and descend to the Swiss village of Trient.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +1100m
Descent: -1000m 

DAY 3

TRIENT TO CHAMPEX-LAC VIA FENETRE D'ARPETTE
Leaving Trient you climb steeply to the Fenetre d’Arpette. A tricky descent over boulders leads you to pastureland and to the picture postcard village of Champex-Lac. Option to take the variant via Bovine.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +1400m
Descent: -1200m  

DAY 4

CHAMPEX-LAC TO CABANE DU MONT FORT
You will start the day by an easy descent into to the Orsiére Valley and trough the Swiss villages of Sembrancher and Châble. From Châble you take the cable car to Les Ruinettes within the Verbier ski area and a short trek will take you to our destination.
Distance: 17km
Height gain: +350m
Descent: -700m 

DAY 5

CABANE DU MONT FORT TO CABANE DE PRAFLEURI
We make our way on a lofty traverse via the Sentier des Chamois to the Col du Termin. From here, we continue to the rocky Col de Louvie and traverse below the Grand Desert Glacier where we pass a series of small tarns before ascending once more to the Col de Prafleuri and descending steeply to the Cabane de Prafleuri. Option to take the variant via the Col de la Chaux which is a more technical route but shorter distance.
Distance: 14km
Height gain: +900m 
Descent: -500m 

DAY 6

CABANE DE PRAFLEURI TO AROLLA
Passing over the Col des Roux you descend to the Lac Dix and contour above the shoreline for several kilometers before rising again to the Col de Riedmatten. Descending from the col you finally reach the small alpine village of Arolla.
Distance: 17km
Height gain: +850m
Descent: -1400m 

DAY 7

AROLLA TO LA SAGE
A easy day as we make our way via Lac Bleu to the typical Valaisian Village of Les Hauderes & on to the hamlet of La Sage in the Val d'Herens. Arriving mid afternoon with time to rest and relax. 
Distance: 12km
Height gain: +215m
Descent: -700m

DAY 8

DEPARTURE
You have the option of adding a extra day at the start of the trek in Chamonix. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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