The Walkers Haute Route is a spectacular and demanding summer hike. The Haute Route is also a trek of contrasts: a world of glaciers and towering, snow-capped peaks, which also meanders through lush green valleys, alpine meadows and enchanting picture-book villages. You walk through the centre of both the French and Swiss Alps, two distinct cultural regions with different languages, customs, food and architecture.
The Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, is wonderful for walkers looking for a new challenge. The route takes you on a visually stunning journey between Europe’s two most iconic mountains – Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn as the trail passes by 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps. The daily height gain is substantial, the highest pass is at 2964 m (9,800 ft) and the overall accumulation over 12 days is in the region of 12,000m (39370 ft)