Hiking The Hikers Haute Route

The 6th most popular hiking trail in France.

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From Chamonix to Zermatt, the Hikers Haute Route is a multi-day backcountry route passing glaciers, rugged peaks and beautiful valleys. The route follows a low level traverse along hiking trails, which pass hotels. It is along a network of trails winding around the highest peaks of the Alps that crosses eleven mountain passes. This route is not to be confused with the winter skiing route called the Haute Route glacier trek (aka High Route or Mountaineers Route) which is at high altitude and passes only alpine huts.

Note: Most of the maps of this route are compiled using the Swiss Grid with the CH-1903 map datum. Make sure to set your GPS unit accordingly.

Overall, Hikers Haute Route is the 6th most popular hiking trail of all 14 hikes in France. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Hikers Haute Route including Chamonix, Petit Balcon Nord, Petit Balcon Sud, Tour Du Mt Blanc, La Flegere and Les MottetsLognan.

Hikers Haute Route (France)

Hikers Haute Route (France)


Local Contact(s):  Local Tourism (0033) 45053-0024; Central Reservations (01133) 45053-0763; French Tourism, US (212) 838-7800; Mountain Weather 450530340; Mountain Rescue 450531689; American Alpine Adventures (011) 33-450-588-354

Best Season:  July-Sept.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Yeti Lodge Chalets; Le Vert Hotel; Hotel Des Lacs; Hotel Morgane 45053-5715; Vallee Blanche (011) 33-450530450; Hotel du Louvre

Luxury Loding:  Auberge Du Bois-Prin 45053-3351; La Hameau Albert 45053-0509; The Clubhouse (011) 33-450-909-656; Grand Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast Restaurant:  L'M, Chamonix

Reference Source:  click here https://www.alpineinterface.com/

GPS:  45.92608, 6.87039

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  20935


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