||Trek the Haute Route in Switzerland
Trek the Haute Route in Switzerland
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LEADER NAME: Denise Snow
BEST WAY TO CONTACT LEADER: email@example.com or phone 719-687-9576
Leader approval is required for this trip
TRIP DATES: August 8 - 24, 2014
NUMBER OF DAYS: 16
TRIP OVERVIEW: Hike the famous Swiss Haute Route and witness one of the greatest collection of 4000 m peaks in all of the Swiss alps, visit some of the area's most spectacular valleys, wander through tiny villages and hamlets, skirt hanging glaciers, traverse lonely passes and fill your days with wonder. Hiking is ingrained in the Swiss culture and you will trek for eleven days from Champex, near the French border, to the Matterhorn region without carrying a tent, sleeping bag or stove because all nights will be spent in Swiss Alpine Club huts, private mountain refuges or small hotels , mainly in remote locations, and most with hot showers.
TYPE OF ACTIVITY/ACTIVITY LEVEL:Eleven days of hiking 70 miles, 23,324 feet of vertical gain, Day trip to Zermatt.
Participants should also be comfortable with a certain amount of exposed hiking using chains, rungs or ladders as aids.
ACCOMMODATIONS:All nights will be spent at Swiss Alpine Club huts, private mountain refuges or small hotels, mainly in remote locations, and most have hot showers. All accommodations will be a shared room or dormitory. There will be a limited opportunity for private accommodations at the participants expense.
SKILLS & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: Transport to and from Geneva, cable-car
fare on the last day of the trek, transport to and from Zermatt, all
lodging and breakfast, and all dinners except the last night in Geneva .$2409 (Cost depends on number of participants sharing rooms, 2014 prices and exchange rate).
NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP FEE: all lunches and snacks, showers with fees, dinner the last night in Geneva, bar tabs, souvenirs, and any museum entrance fees. Estimated air fare to Geneva is $1600.
GROUP SIZE: Maximum participation is 8 persons, including the leader.
Cost depends on number of participants sharing rooms, 2014 prices and exchange rate.
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE FOR CANCELLATION AND EVACUATION.