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Haute Level Route, a high level walk

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Address: Begins in Chamonix, Chamonix, France
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An adventurous but really stimulating walk through the French and Swiss...

An adventurous but really stimulating walk through the French and Swiss Alps, taking about 10- 12 days

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A great high mountain route

After careful planning my husband did this walk in 12 days. It was well worth the effort. In places vvery high and rugged landscapes, with few people around. The accomodation is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
susieQ321_12
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

After careful planning my husband did this walk in 12 days. It was well worth the effort. In places vvery high and rugged landscapes, with few people around. The accomodation is varied and high standard for mountain huts and hotels. Some steep ups and downs so high fitness if needed plus expereince in high mountain walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The reviews tell it all. Fantastic experience and challenging. It was my first of what I hope will be many treks. My wife did the Haute Route without me a few years back and I hiked it September '15. She told me that there were many sources of potable water along the way. I don't think there were enough and... More 

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Fordingbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

I walked this in Aug-Sep 15 in a group of 5 led by a guide from Alpine Treks (strongly recommended). It's harder than the Tour de Mont Blanc, but wilder and more demanding in terms of fitness and route finding, but the satisfaction of travelling a linear route through constantly changing mountain scenery is greater. Stayed in small hotels, dortoirs... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

My husband and I self guided and completed Haute Ruoute in July this year. We chose to walk every inch rather than using any transport or cable cars. We also did it in 11 days rather than 16 - my advice is take more time to do it!

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a fantastic hike. We backpacked with full gear so we could tent along part of the way. Long haul hikes in Europe are different than in the US as there are more frequent hotels, huts and hostels with food along the way. I highly recommend this hike to anyone up for 12 days of serious hiking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

The other reviews here are rather off track. This route is correctly called the Walkers's Haute Route or the Summer Haute Route - it does not involve skis (obviously) and it avoids serious glaciers. By avoiding glaciers you can travel light without the ropes and stuff you need on ice. I went with my wife in September 2014 and we... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I did this in August 2014 with my 15 year old son. After visiting the top of Aguielle de Midi for the SECOND time in TWO days, we stopped at the middle cable car station, found that the clouds cleared and the sun appeared, and chose this walk, which took over three hours. Great views! we ended bu visitng Mer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

I didn't do the real haute route which involves the use of crampons and is done on glaciers with the use of ropes. I did the "walker's high route" from Chamonix to Zermatt. This is hard enough. Expect to climb about 3000 feet up every morning and then descend long distances in the afternoons. Rain and cold weather make things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We did the Classic Haute Route (across the glaciers, not the lower level trek) over 8 days. Amazing, stunning - well, well worth doing, particulary if you then want to climb Mont Blanc. Get a good guide (worth the money) and equip yourself well - it is not a day walk, but a serious mountaineering pursuit. So very worthwhile though.

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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Easy uplift from paln Praz Gondola and Brevant Cable car. well marked paths all the way. Long walk down to Les Houches

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