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Summer Haute Route Glacier Trek

Get up close and personal with the French and Swiss Alps

This route is per­haps the most famous ski tour in the world. As a trekking route, how­ev­er, this sum­mer tour is an excel­lent intro­duc­tion to the Alps and to the art and craft of moun­taineer­ing. Most peo­ple that have good fit­ness and enthu­si­asm can com­plete this trek and learn some of the fun­da­men­tals of moun­taineer­ing along the way. This is a way for those with lit­tle or no moun­tain expe­ri­ence to trav­el close to the high peaks, explore spec­tac­u­lar scenery, and learn valu­able moun­taineer­ing skills for future adventures. 


  • Sum­mer Haute Route Glac­i­er Trek

    from $4,600 – 8 Days / In coun­try

    • 1:1 - $6,240 per person
    • 2:1 - $4,600 per person


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Flight Information

Unlike most Moun­tain Mad­ness inter­na­tion­al trip itin­er­aries, which include trav­el time to and from your des­ti­na­tion, our Alps sched­ules begin on the first day of ser­vice in coun­try. You are expect­ed to be in Cha­monix pro­gram, the evening before you meet your guide. 

You will need to stay at a hotel or hos­tel of your choice dur­ing the trip and need to make these arrange­ments through your trav­el agent or on your own. Moun­tain Mad­ness will reserve huts for your climb, but you will be respon­si­ble to pay for them upon arrival to the hut.


  • Sum­mer Haute Route Glac­i­er Trek

    from $4,600

    8 Days / In coun­try

    • 1:1 - $6,240 per person
    • 2:1 - $4,600 per person
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8,810 ft / 2694 m to 14,700 ft / 4480 m


Haute Route



Similar to level four, but there may be four difficult days in a row over passes and could have elevation gains of more than 3,000 feet / 915 meters. Given multiple difficult days on this level of trek endurance is key and preparation should be more rigorous.

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