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Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn

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4.9 Based on 31 Reviews
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7932
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Les Bossons, France
  • Ends Randa, Switzerland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and some of the best walking in the Alps
  • Challenging walking amongst the highest concentration of 4,000m peaks in the Alps
  • Visit the exciting high alpine towns of Chamonix and Zermatt
Starting in Les Bossons and ending in Randa, the tour "Mont Blanc To The Matterhorn" is a guided trekking trip that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Les Frasserands, Cabane De Louvie, Les Bossons and 8 other destinations in Switzerland and France. "Mont Blanc To The Matterhorn" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

The Haute Route is one of Europe's best known long distance ski-touring routes; running roughly parallel is a spectacular summer trek from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. Covering approximately 100 miles, it links the valleys of the Haute Savoie in France to the Swiss Valais. Following our guide (IML), our tour passes beneath ten of the twelve highest mountains in the Alps. Walking through a landscape scattered with glistening glacial lakes and lush, undulating valleys by day whilst sleeping in remote alpine huts and under canvas by night.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start at Les Bossons, near Chamonix
  • Day 2: Free day in the Chamonix Valley
  • Day 3: The trail contours high in the valley before descending to Les Frasserands
  • Day 4: Cross Col de Balme to Switzerland.
  • Day 5: Over Fenêtre d'Arpette to Champex
  • Day 6: From Champex the trail leads to Verbier and on to Cabane Mont Fort
  • Day 7: Cross the highest pass of the route, Col Prafleuri (2,965m). Views of Rhône Valley, Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin and the Matterhorn
  • Day 8: Long walking day with two passes to cross; overnight at Les Haudères.
  • Day 9: Rest day
  • Day 10: Past Lac Moiry to the picture-postcard village of Grimentz
  • Day 11: Longest walking day with excellent views of the Weisshorn
  • Day 12: Join Zermatt Valley; descend to Jungu and St Niklaus, short transfer to Randa.
  • Day 13: Follow a high-level balcony path that contours along the valley towards Zermatt.
  • Day 14: Optional trip to Zermatt
  • Day 15: End Randa
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 10 picnic lunches, 12 dinners
Transport
  • Outbound Geneva airport - Les Bossons bus transfer (for flight inc passengers only)
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Return airport transfer - this can be arranged/paid for locally, the leader will help with this - see 'Extra Expenses' section below for further information
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - tent nights only)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 31 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 17 2018
5 - Excellent
Walking in paradise
Two weeks walking in some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Breathtaking views in the many clear days and surreal when walking in the clouds. Varied terrain to entertain all...this is a must for any mountains lover.... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 15 2018
5 - Excellent
Walking in Paradise
Two weeks walking in some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Breathtaking views in the many clear days and surreal when walking in the clouds. Varied terrain to entertain all...this is a must for any mountains lover.... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Enjoyable trip high up in the Alps
Quite strenuous trek high up in the Alps,beautiful scenery with a excellent group of people.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 20 2018
5 - Excellent
Brilliant Trip
This was a trek that was harder than I expected for the walking, but there are no altitude issues at all. It was professionally led by John Briggs and coked for by a lovely Lithuanian lady we all called Ads. Most days we walked... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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