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Walker’s Haute Route – East

Spend a week on the eastern Haute Route, hiking through the Swiss Alps below sharp ridges and epic glaciers all the way to the foot of the iconic Matterhorn.
Starting point
Arolla
Finish point
Zermatt
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Season
June - October
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
Suitable for hikers, who enjoy consecutive long days on a trail
Price
From: 1,945€/person

Experience the Swiss Alps in all their glory

Hike across mountain passes between the highest peaks of Switzerland

Stand in awe of the majestic beauty of Matterhorn

Stay in lovely mountain huts and authentic inns

Let us plan your trek, so you can focus on the adventure

Hiking below Weisshorn

Below grand 4000 metre peaks

View of the Moiry Glacier from the Lac de Chateaupre surrounded by flowers in summer

View of the Moiry Glacier from the Lac de Chateaupre surrounded by flowers in summer

The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge

Cross one of the longest footbridges in the world

Matterhorn finally becomes your companion

Matterhorn finally becomes your companion

Resting in quaint Swiss towns

Resting in quaint Swiss towns

Valais Blacknose sheep in front of Matterhorn

Valais Blacknose sheep in front of Matterhorn

Experiencing the morning shadows in Val de Moiry

Experiencing the morning shadows in Val de Moiry

The Moiry Mountain Refuge in the Val d'Anniviers

The Moiry Mountain Refuge in the Val d'Anniviers

Magical evenings up high in the mountains

Magical evenings up high in the mountains

Hiking below Weisshorn
View of the Moiry Glacier from the Lac de Chateaupre surrounded by flowers in summer
The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge
Matterhorn finally becomes your companion
Resting in quaint Swiss towns
Valais Blacknose sheep in front of Matterhorn
Experiencing the morning shadows in Val de Moiry
The Moiry Mountain Refuge in the Val d'Anniviers
Magical evenings up high in the mountains

Included in price

7x Accommodations with breakfast

Tour design and organization

Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions

Service and support during your hike

GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

From:
1,945€
/person

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

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If you are shorter on time and cannot hike the full length of the Walker’s Haute Route, this is its perfect short version, covering the stages on its eastern half on a week-long journey.

It leads from Arolla, a lovely Swiss village in the middle of the Pennine Alps, to Zermatt, a world-renowned mountaineering center at the foot of the Matterhorn pyramid.

This route is slightly easier than its western counterpart but arguably more scenic — with many highlights such as the Cabane de Moiry or the final two days on the Europaweg. A typical day of hiking will take you 5-7 hours, whether to a cozy mountain hut up high in the mountains or an authentic inn in the valley.

We’ll handle all the details so you can focus on your adventure. We’ll book your accommodations and other services, and a few weeks before setting off, we’ll send you a detailed itinerary booklet with the planned GPS route for your Walker’s Haute Route East trek.

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Things to know

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

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