One of the most beautiful glacier walks in the Alps, the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is simply stunning. It was first completed in 1861 by members of the Alpine Club of Great Britain and remains popular today. Although the route is known as Chamonix to Zermatt the trek starts in the village of La Tour at 1450m and at the head of the Chamonix Valley.
The views across the Glacier du Tour are spectacular and setting foot on the Col Superieur du Tour and the Trient Glacier is a memorable experience. Staying at mountain huts on the way the trek is a classic. The descent of the Ornuy glacier to the Petits Clochers du Portalet and its magnificent rock spire is unforgettable.
Once at Champex there are more paths and glaciers and a night at the Vignettes Hut is unforgettable in the midst of some of the most famous alpine peaks. The trek progresses and the famous Matterhorn comes into view as hikers cross the Stockjigletcher and stay at the Schonbielhutte with the view of the famous North Face. Next day it is onwards towards Zmutt, and into the charming village of Zermatt. A classic trek comes to an end.