At night in the small typical Swiss hotel we will enjoy a good foundue. Or in the old English style hotel enjoying afternoon tea after many hours of hiking. On a bench in front of a mountain hut
with binoculars one can follow the bouquetins and chamois at play.
This incredible hike require a good level of fitness but it is organize so you will carry only a small day pack, Lodging is in hotels and Inn except 1 night in alpine huts. All your luggages will follow you by bus and each night (except one) you will find the comfort of hotels and lodges awaiting you.
Days 1-2: Travel from home to Switzerland and transfer to Chamonix. Meet in hotel evening of day 2.
Day 3: Hike around Chamonix.
From Lac Blanc enjoy spectacular view of the Mont Blanc 4,848m. Les Drus, mer de Glace, Aiguille rouge and more.
Day 4: From Chamonix, transfer to Le Tour village, hike over Col de Balme, to Trient village and Col de la Forclas, via Les Petoules.
A great first day leaving the busy valley de l’Arve and slowly
getting into the rhythm of hiking. Lodging: Hotel,Restaurant de la Forclas.
Day 5: From Col de la Forclas, to Val D’Arpette and Relais D’Arpette.
This second day is demanding but rewarded by amazing view. After hiking the Bisse we will climb along the Trient glacier to Fenetre d’Arpette. A total of 1’140m of vertical gain, then descend in the Val d’Arpette to the Relais. Lodging: Relais d’Arpette.
Day 6: Verbier to Prafleuri hut.
Transfer from the Relais d’ Arpette to Verbier and Col des Gentiane.(bus and gondola) Hike over col de la Chaux, col louvie to Prafleuri hut. From a teaming resort to alpine land and glacier, this day covers it all, we will have time to observe Bouquetins and admire the view of the Grand Combins. Transfer: Bus Val d’ Arpette-Verbier-Les Ruinettes. Lodging:Prafleuri hut
Day 7: From Prafleuri Hut to Arolla.
An early start will bring us at Col des Roux 40minutes above the hut for sunrise and views. After a descent, We will hike along the Grande Dixence lake to Pas du Chat, walking along the moraine
and crossing the Cheilon Glacier. We will climb the ladder of Pas de Chevre and hike down to the beautiful alpine town of Arolla.
Lodging: Hotel Des Glaciers.
Day 8: From the quaint town of Arolla, we will transfer to Les Hauderes and Le Mayen de Cotter by bus.
From the Mayen we will hike over Col du Torrent, descend to Lac des Autannes, soaking in as much of the view as possible since this is one of the most incredible views of the Moiry glacier, Grand Cornier and Pointe de Mourty. We will continue the descent to the Barrage de Moiry. Then transfering to St Luc and hotel Bella Tola in true English style hotel from the last century (1859), get ready for unforgettable experience.
Day 9: From the town of St luc, to Gruben, Turtmental.
First event of this morning will be a ride on the funicular to Tignousa and hike the planetarium trail to Chalet Blanc were we turn left towards Meidenpass. Now we will approach Zermatt and the
hearth of the alps with breathtaking views. A long descend follows to Gruben, thru a forest of “Melezes”. Lodging: Hotel Schwarzhorn.
Day 10: From Gruben to Zermatt via St Niklaus.
Today the hike climb from behind the hotel to Augstbordpass, it is wild and the high pasture will give place to alpine rocky land, on the way down we will discover scenery of deep valley, rugged mountains and amazing mountains town perched way up on ledges. A short gondola ride from Jungen down to St Niklaus and a train transfer will bring us to Zermatt. Lodging: Hotel Jagerhoff, Zermatt
Day 11: Rest day in Zermatt and visit of the surrounding.
Your guide will lead the hike to the base of the Matterhorn , a must be seeing. Enjoy a warm lunch at the Hornli hut , watching climbers returning from their ascent. Lodging: hotel, Zermatt
Day 12: End of tour, depart for home or continue your European tour
2 persons - $ 5,410 per person
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