CHAMONIX TO ZERMATT – SECTION 2
6-DAY ALPINE TREK
12 people max.
This trekking route between Chamonix and Zermatt is surely one of the most spectacular and remarkable Alpine hikes linking two mountaineering capitals. From Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, this route allows you to discover an impressive portion of the Alps with more than 40 peaks above 4,000 metres (13,125 ft)
About this trip
From Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, this route allows you to discover an impressive portion of the Alps with more than 40 peaks above 4,000 metres (13,125 ft), interspersed with green mountain pastures, typical villages and daily pass crossings, all in the vicinity of glaciers and the highest Alpine peaks in the background.
This is the second section from Arolla to Zermatt!
+33 (0)665 932929
As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.
Highlights of the trip
You will then ease in to your hike towards the Col Torrent at 2,916 m (9,570 ft). There is a magnificent view over the Pennine Alps from the col! You will then embark on the descent to the Lac de Moiry via the Lac des Autannes.
You will then descend to the Alpine meadows before making a final ascent to the Turtmannhütte refuge, where time seems to have stood still.
If conditions allow, you may have the chance to climb the Barrhorn (3,610 m / 11,845 ft) from here. From the pass, you head into the Zermatt valley to reach the Topalihütte refuge. The Matterhorn is getting closer!
You will arrive in Zermatt on foot in the early afternoon to enjoy the surroundings and organise your return.
Are you interested in this trip?
No time difference.
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Temperatures vary according to the altitude. It can get very hot in the valley in the summer and cold up at the top. The wind can also make it feel colder.
Luggage transfer on days 2, 3 and 5.
Meet at 9am in the hamlet of Villa just after La Sage in the Val d’Herens.
Transport to and from the meeting point on the first and last day is not included. We can organise your return transfer from Zermatt: optional and on request.
No specific indication.
Some (but not all) refuges allow small electronic devices (smartphones, cameras) to be charged.
Picnics at lunchtime. Breakfasts and evening meals are taken in the accommodation or prepared by our team. Snacks are provided but you can also bring your own favourite snacks.
2 nights in inns and 3 nights in refuges.
Health and vaccines
No compulsory vaccines.
We strongly recommend that you make sure you are up to date with the standard vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.
We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.
No specific indication.
Supervised by a qualified French mountain leader.
Formalities and Visa
No visa is required for French nationals and citizens of bordering countries.
BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS
Meals, except for supplements (cold drinks, snacks, etc.) and accommodation are included in the price of the stay.
Showers are included in the accommodation.
In the Täschhütte and Topali refuges, water is available at a charge and in the form of water bottles. We provide 1 bottle of water for 2 people in each of these accommodations.
Tipping is not mandatory and should reflect your satisfaction with the team.
Ask us for a registration form
- By phone: +33 (0)665 932929
- Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.
Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.
On the internet:
Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.
PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.
Insurance and assistance
We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.
We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.
Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.
There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.
Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.
It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:
A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.
The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.
Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.
Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.
CHAMONIX TO ZERMATT – SECTION 2
Added benefits from Watse
THE FULL ROUTE LINKING CHAMONIX AND ZERMATT
Our trekking guides have designed this route between Chamonix and Zermatt as a complete and uncompromising route to offer you the chance to discover all the most beautiful places along the way. There’ll be no transfers and no sacrifices, you will see everything there is to see!
A UNIQUE AND VARIED CIRCUIT
This trek between Chamonix and Zermatt is very diverse. High-level traverses, passages through remote valleys, far-reaching views from high up above – there is no room for weariness during this trek. You can expect changes in surroundings, scenery, flora and fauna every step of the way!
A WATSE EXCLUSIVE
Watse's trekking guides know the northern Alps inside out and have designed an exclusive route that you won't find anywhere else.
Next dates and prices
Trek CHAMONIX TO ZERMATT – SECTION 2
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
- Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
- Overnight stays as indicated in the programme.
- Half board in the accommodation indicated in the programme.
- Picnics at lunchtime.
- Luggage transfer on the evenings of days 2, 3 and 5.
- Transfers as indicated in the programme.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP
- Cancellation and repatriation assistance insurance to be taken out at the time of registration.
- Cold or fizzy drinks in general.
- Personal hiking and travel equipment (boots/shoes, poles, personal toiletries).
- Transport to the meeting point on day 1. Possibility of transfer from Geneva airport or the centre of Chamonix at an extra cost.
- Any private transfers or cable cars not included in the programme.
- The return transfer from Zermatt.
- Anything not listed in “What’s included in your trip”.
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