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Summer Haute Route Trek

The summer Haute Route is one of the world's great multi-day treks.

This route links two renowned alpine mountaineering centres, Chamonix in France, home to Mount Blanc and Zermatt in Switzerland, home to the Matterhorn. The path passes through breathtaking alpine scenery and you will enjoy stunning mountain panoramas every step of the journey.

Spectacular views are standard on this trek and it is a great stepping stone for the trekker to experience the High Alps and its glaciers. The summer haute route trek is for hill walkers and trekkers keen to get higher in the mountains and experience some higher altitude. The hiking route follows a network of well-marked and signposted trails that stays below 3000m and takes advantage of the popular mountain huts and small inns and hotels in the charming villages along the way. In the spring, summer and fall, the route is safe, entirely non-technical and - while challenging because of its daily elevation gains and distances - is achievable by any hiker in reasonably good physical condition.

Duration (Exact): 9 Days
Dates: 24th July - 1st August 2016 | 14th - 22nd August 2016 | 4th - 12th September 2016
Booking Availability: Minimum group size is 4, rising up to a maximum of 10.
What's Included: Mountain huts at full-board | Expert local guides | Guiding fees | Buses where necessary | Chalet accommodation (BnB with packed lunch) | Uplifts where required
What You'll Need: You should carry a small daypack (25-30 litres is ideal, preferably with waterproof outer layer) to carry your waterproofs, camera, water etc. You can bring a small 40-50L bag that can carry your change of clothes, and anything that is not essential on the day trips. Our vehicle support will bring the bags to the hotels on most evenings, other than the nights we stay at the Cabane de Mont Fort and Prafleurie.
Ability Level Requirements: Some previous experience in the mountains is beneficial, though not essential. A good head for heights and a reasonable level of preparedness will be expected. You do not need any experience of glacier crossing/using crampons as our guides will teach you all the necessary skills at the start of the course.
Physical Requirements: The summer haute route trek is for hill walkers and trekkers keen to get higher in the mountains and experience some higher altitude and trekking. You should be capable of carrying a rucksack (~10kg) for 6-8 hours a day for 9 days in a row. We will be crossing high cols/saddles and traversing valleys with tricky hiking terrain such boulders and morrain.
Instruction/Guiding Details: You will have a guide with you during all hikes
Getting There: Airport Transfers can be arranged after booking, and there is parking available for those driving to Chamonix.
Adventure Type:
Discover - Experiences & Tasters
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Explore - Holidays & Adventures
Sports:
BMX
Bungee Jump
Canoe
Canyon
Climb
Coasteer
Conditioning & Fitness Training
Glide
Hike
Jetboard/Flyboard
Jetski
Kayak
Kiteboard/Kitebuggy
Kitesurf
Mountain Bike
Mountaineer
Paragliding & Canopy Sports
River Bug/Hydrospeed
Road Cycle
Sail
Scooter
Skateboard
Ski
Skydive
Snowboard
Stand Up Paddleboard
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White Water Raft/Tube
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Other
Duration:
Half Day
Full Day
2-3 Days
4-8 Days
9-16 Days
17-30 Days
1 - 3 Months
3 - 6 Months
6 - 12 Months
Open
Time of Year:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Adrenaline Rush: Mild
Suitable Skill Levels:
Beginner
Novice
Amateur
Advanced
Expert
Technical Difficulty (1 Easy - 10 Expert): 4
Physical Intensity (1 Minimal - 10 Extreme): 6
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 60
Instruction/Guiding: Full

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