The Walker's Haute Route - Part II

From Arolla to Zermatt | 5 Days

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Chamonix - Zermatt! The Walker's Haute Route is probably the most traditional alpine trekking at all and connects the two most famous mountaineering metropolises. The British Alpine Club established the route in the middle of the 19th century for its members as "The High Level Route".

On the second part of the Walker's Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt you start at the back of the Val d'Hérens. Over imposing hiking passes, the route leads along a lonely stretch of land to the Val d'Anniviers, Turtmann and Matter valleys and the mountaineering metropolis of Zermatt.

On this trekking you hike with a light daypack. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel.

The Walkers Highlights

  • Col du Tsaté, Meid- and Augstbordpass, cross the most beautiful Valais hiking passes
  • Zinalrothorn, Weisshorn, Dom, Matterhorn: marvel at the 4000m peaks that are so close you can almost reach out and touch them
  • Glacier lakes shimmer in turquoise blue and provide a welcome dip in the water
  • Reach Zermatt via the legendary Europaweg trail

Hiking and mountain trails, continuous trail, moderately steep to steep, short sections with more exposure are possible (T1-T3). Surefootedness required.


For outdoor enthusiasts who like to be on the go all day! Bring experience from day trips and prepare well with regular fitness training.

Hiking time without rests up to 6 hrs, up to approx. 1000 m altitude difference.


6-12 guests per hiking guide

Meeting place

1.30 PM Les Haudères centre (postal car arrival 1.30 PM Les Haudères centre)


approx. 3.30 PM Zermatt train station


(depending on the date, an alternative choice of hotel with comparable services may occur).


The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH. Please note the protection concept.

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The Walker's Haute Route - Part II

5 days
1 possible date
from 1365.- CHF
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26.07. - 30.07.2023
5 days
Floh Müller
1365.- CHF

Day 1 Arrival via Sion to the back of the Val d'Hérens. The second part of the Walker's Haute Route starts leisurely. The route from the mountaineering village of Arolla out of the valley to Les Haudères is ideal as an entry tour and the route along the glacier river is beautiful. (Walking time without rests: 2.15 h, Distance: 8.1 km, Ascent/Descent: 135/690 meters)

Day 2 From La Forclaz the trail zigzags up, past the last alpine huts, further and further, more lonely, wilder until Col du Tsaté at 2867 m. The panorama is gigantic: Dent d'Hérens, Matterhorn, Dent Blanche, Zinalrothorn and Weisshorn. The 4000 m peaks are within reach! Far below, Lac de Moiry shimmers turquoise-blue. There the post bus is waiting and takes you in a short ride to Grimentz. (Walking time without rests: 5.15 h, distance: 11.8 km, ascent/descent: 1235/715 meters)

Day 3 The train eases the first ascent from St-Luc to Tignousa. On a beautiful panoramic path with views into the Val d'Anniviers and the 4000 m peaks is good to start. Then the path climbs over the hilly terrain to the Meidpass at 2800 m. Passing the crystal clear Meidsee, the route leads down to the Turtmann valley to Gruben. (Walking time without rests: 4.40 h, distance: 12.5 km, ascent/descent: 760/1110 meters)

Day 4 First through the sparse larch forest, then across alpine pastures until the trail finally leads through a bizarre rock and scree landscape to the Augstbord Pass at 2892 m. Now the view opens up into the Mattertal and the descent follows through the wild Augstbord to the sun terrace of Jungu. Treat yourself to a refreshing drink in one of the most beautiful mountain restaurants and enjoy the view of the Monte Rosa massif before the cable car takes you gently down to St. Niklaus. (Walking time without rests: 5.35 h, distance: 13.5 km, ascent/descent: 1225/1075 meters)

Day 5 The crowning glory comes at the end. From Täsch by bus to Täschalp and along the Europaweg towards Zermatt. The view of the Matterhorn could hardly be better. Then follows a gentle descent to the mountaineering metropolis of Zermatt. Congratulations on the Walker's Haute Route! (Walking time without rests: 3.15 h, Distance: 10.5 km, Ascent/Descent: 310/875 meters)

  • Guiding and support by hiking guide
  • Overnight stay with half board: 4x hotel/guesthouse (basis double room)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 175.-
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 13.- per person (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (taxi/bus/cable) car approx. CHF 60.-
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 135.-
Technical equipment
  • Backpack approx. 30 l with rain cover
  • Telescopic poles (optional)
  • 1x hardshell jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x hiking pants
  • Light waterproof rain pants (e.g. Gore-Tex)
  • T-shirt or shirt
  • Underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • Gloves (wind and water resistant)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Hiking/mountain boots (at least ankle-high, sturdy sole)
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if necessary
  • Towel
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea and lunch must be brought by yourself or can be bought in the hotel/village
  • Snacks (e.g. bars, dried fruits, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream (SPF 30 or more)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare Travelcard (if available)
  • Thermos bottle made of unbreakable material
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
  • Swimming dress/trousers and towel
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