The Haute Route passing through 11 glaciers and 10 alpines crossing 2 countries France & Switzerland is for the true adventure lover
Considered as one of the most immersed mountaineering route in the world, the Haute Route passes from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland. The trail passes through different glaciers, meadows, rocky mountain passes and several beautiful views of nature. The trail crosses as many as 11 glaciers and 10 alpine passes. The trip ideally takes around 12 days.
Days 1 to 3
Start from Chamonix, France and cross over the Col de Balme to enter Switzerland. Hike through the pine forests to reach Col de la Forclaz where lodging is available. Next day cross the rient Glacier and the Fenetre d’Arpette to reach Champex where you can stay the night.
Days 4 & 5
Hike downhill to the village of Fionnay and follow a steep trail to reach the Cabane de Louvie to camp in the night. Next day start again on the trail that runs below the Rosablanche and stay in the night at Prafleuri Refuge.
Days 6 & 7
Hike the Col des Roux and descend to the Lac des Dix. Hike along the lake before climbing the Col de Reidmatten from where get unmatched views of the stunning mountain-and-glacier vistas. Descend to stop at Arolla for the night. The next day can be reserved for scenic detours and hikes.
Days 8 & 9
Ascend the flower pastures at Col de Torrent and enjoy great views of the Dent Blanche. Stop at Grimentz and then the next day hike the Meidpass and then descend to the hamlet of Gruben.
Days 10 to 12
Climb the Augstbordpass and get views of the Mischabel Range between Saas Fee and Zermatt. Continue to Zermatt and on day 11 hike to the Hornli Hut, which is the starting point for climbing the Matterhorn. You can depart from Zermatt on day 12.
Accomodation Mosque (masjid) & Halal Food
The hike is quite strenuous but worth it. Each day involves almost 6-8 hours of hiking. Decent accommodation facilities are available throughout the trip, but no Halal facilities are available. You can opt for vegetarian options and also carry some food of your own. There are no Mosque (masjid) available.