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Essential guidebook to walking the classic Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The route typically takes two weeks to walk, and is described in 14 stages. The 180km route crosses 11 passes and involves more than 12,000m of ascent and descent. The stunning scenery makes it a contender for the title 'Most beautiful trek in Europe'.
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A guidebook to the classic Chamonix to Zermatt trek, 180km from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, in the northern slopes of the Pennine Alps, described in 14 stages. Also known as the Walker's Haute Route, in 2 weeks of mountain travel you will see the greatest collection of 4000 metre peaks in the Alps and visit some of the most spectacular valleys.
The route crosses 11 passes, gains more than 12,000 metres in height and is a strong contender for the title of Most Beautiful Walk in Europe. You will discover delightful villages and remote hamlets, wander flower meadows and forests, skirt exquisite tarns that turn mountains on their heads, and clamber beside glaciers. The way explores lonely stone-filled corries, with marmots along the boulders and ibex on the heights, and provides a surprise around every corner. This new edition now includes the exciting two-day Europaweg - a true high-level path that carries the Haute Route way above the Mattertal and into Zermatt - a worthy conclusion to a great trek.
The guidebook also includes essential practical information on travel to and from Chamonix and Zermatt, as well as information on accommodation in alpine villages and mountain refuges, trekking safety, itinerary planning and how to best plan and prepare for this challenging but rewarding trek.
Please note that the Chalet Edelweiss in Arolla (end of Stage 7) now only provides accommodation for groups. But see the guidebook for plenty of alternatives suitable for non-group walkers.
|The Walker’s Haute Route|
|Getting There and Back Again|
|When to Go|
|Notes for Walkers|
|Paths and Waymarks|
|Safety in the Mountains|
|Wildlife and Plants|
|Using this Guide|
|Stage 1 Chamonix – Argentière|
|Stage 2 Argentière – Col de Balme – Trient|
|Alt Stage 2 Argentière – Col de Balme – Les Grands – Col de la Forclaz|
|Stage 3 Trient – Fenêtre d’Arpette – Champex|
|Alt Stage 3 Trient – Col de la Forclaz – Alp Bovine – Champex|
|Stage 4 Champex – Sembrancher – Le Châble|
|Stage 5 Le Châble – Clambin – Cabane du Mont Fort|
|Stage 6 Cabane du Mont Fort – Col Termin – Col de Louvie – Col de Prafleuri – Cabane de Prafleuri|
|Alt Stage 6 Cabane du Mont Fort – Col de la Chaux – Col de Louvie – Col de Prafleuri – Cabane de Prafleuri|
|Stage 7 Cabane de Prafleuri – Col des Roux – Col de Riedmatten – Arolla|
|Alt Stage 7 Cabane de Prafleuri – Col des Roux – Cabane des Dix – Arolla|
|Stage 8 Arolla – Lac Bleu – Les Haudères – La Sage|
|Stage 9 La Sage – Col du Tsaté – Cabane de Moiry|
|Alt Stage 9 La Sage – Col de Torrent – Barrage de Moiry/Grimentz|
|Stage 10 Cabane de Moiry – Col de Sorebois – Zinal|
|Alt Stage 10 Barrage de Moiry – Col de Sorebois – Zinal|
|Stage 11 Zinal – Forcletta – Gruben|
|Alt Stage 11 Zinal – Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola|
|Alt Stage 11a Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola – Meidpass – Gruben|
|Stage 12 Gruben – Augstbordpass – St Niklaus|
|Stage 12a St Niklaus – Gasenried|
|Alt Stage 13 St Niklaus – Täsch – Zermatt|
|Stage 13 Gasenried – Europa Hut|
|Stage 14 Europa Hut – Täschalp – Zermatt|
|Appendix A Route summary table|
|Appendix B Walks from Zermatt|
|Appendix C Climbing from Zermatt|
|Appendix D Useful contacts|
|Appendix E Bibliography|
|Appendix F Glossary|