black and white map of the haute route, from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland
The rugged Alps between summer and winter, where the Haute Route tracks
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The Haute Route – an Ultimate Alpine Adventure

A rugged view of the Swiss Alps with a Swiss flag and a book detailing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt on a wooden, rustic table
Soaring view of the Alps in summer with snow-capped peaks in the background, a small, rural village is high in the valley
old-fashioned architecture of small village hamlets found in the Alps, wooden beams and stones make up the building
A rugged view of the Swiss Alps with a Swiss flag and a book detailing the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt on a wooden, rustic table
Soaring view of the Alps in summer with snow-capped peaks in the background, a small, rural village is high in the valley
old-fashioned architecture of small village hamlets found in the Alps, wooden beams and stones make up the building

A beautiful trek of extreme contrast, you cross under ten of the twelve highest peaks in the Alps, encountering towering snow-capped mountains and soaring glaciers, as well as descending into green, flower-filled meadows by beautiful and remote Alpine villages.

Verbier, a man traverses a stone bridge crossing with snowy mountains in the background reflected perfectly in the water of the lake that he is crossing, France

Living in mountain huts (open from mid June to mid September) or braving it in a tent, this is an ultimate adventure for any ski fanatic – allowing you to embrace and understand the majestic Alps in a whole new way.

Mountain hut for the Haute Route in the Alps, snowy peaks in the background
A walker on the Haute Route trek looks at the snowy mountains while standing on a stony mountain peak
Mountain hut for the Haute Route in the Alps, snowy mountain in the background
Mountain hut for the Haute Route in the Alps, snowy peaks in the background
A walker on the Haute Route trek looks at the snowy mountains while standing on a stony mountain peak
Mountain hut for the Haute Route in the Alps, snowy mountain in the background

Ending in the picturesque Swiss village of Zermatt, the hike takes you to one of the most beautiful places in all the Alps.

Nestled below the famous east face of the majestic Matterhorn - sometimes referred to as the ‘mountain of mountains’ for its striking beauty and symmetry - Zermatt is the perfect Alpine retreat for some rest and relaxation after your Haute Route adventure.

Devoid of cars, Zermatt is always filled with pure, clean air, while also being home to world-famous skiing, boasting 360km of pistes and ski lift heights of up to 3,883km.

Our favourite place to stay in Zermatt is always Cervo Mountain Boutique ResortOverlooking the Matterhorn and the town of Zermatt itself, Cervo hosts two of the most sought-after restaurants in the area and is the beating heart of Zermatt’s fun foodie scene.

A fabulous base after a fabulous alpine adventure; what’s Zermatt-er with you? Get booking! (Sorry.)

White Line Hotels® seek extraordinary experiences in incredible places, partnering with bespoke, boutique hotels who complement, enhance and add fun and style to each and every adventure. 

Images © Cervo Zermatt, Michael Portmann, Office de Tourisme de la vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Téléverbier

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