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Haute Route hikers are in for a real treat. Here is just a small sample of pictures from our 2017 and 2018 Haute Route hikes that shows why this trail is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Waving goodbye to Mont Blanc and France as your cross over the border into Switzerland at Col Du Balme

Waving goodbye to Mont Blanc and France as your cross over the border into Switzerland at Col Du Balme

View from Refuge Les Grands of Glacier De Trient running down the valley with the difficult mountain pass of Fenetre d'Arpette located in the dip on the left side of the ridge

View from Refuge Les Grands of Glacier De Trient running down the valley with the difficult mountain pass of Fenetre d'Arpette located in the dip on the left side of the ridge

Champex-Lac is alpine village where you restock on supplies and relax by the lake

Champex-Lac is alpine village where you restock on supplies and relax by the lake

The trail passes through farmland as you descend into Sembrancher

The trail passes through farmland as you descend into Sembrancher

The high alpine balcony between the Verbier ski area and Col Du Termin lets you look back across the mountain ranges towards Mont Blanc with amazement on how far you've come!

The high alpine balcony between the Verbier ski area and Col Du Termin lets you look back across the mountain ranges towards Mont Blanc with amazement on how far you've come!

The walk along the “Sentier des Chamois” (or Sentier Trail in English) towards Col Termin is one of the most spectacular on the Walker’s Haute Route Trail. The Combin Massif dominates the view across the valley.

Lac Du Louvie with the hut positioned at the far end. If a night here isn't in your itinerary, you can skip the ~500m decent/ascent as you enjoy this view from above

Crossing the rocky high alpine plateau between Col Du Louvie and Col De Prafleuri, both standing at just under 3,000m

Crossing the rocky high alpine plateau between Col Du Louvie and Col De Prafleuri, both standing at just under 3,000m

Standing at Col Des Roux looking down at the trail beside Lac Des Dix you follow before ascending at the far end.

Standing at Col Des Roux looking down at the trail beside Lac Des Dix you follow before ascending at the far end.

Crossing Glacier de Cheilon that has noticeably receded in the last two years. Given the changing nature of glaciers, it is best to check at Cabane Des Dix whether the trail is safe at that time.

Crossing Glacier de Cheilon that has noticeably receded in the last two years. Given the changing nature of glaciers, it is best to check at Cabane Des Dix whether the trail is safe at that time.

A challenging ascent up to Pas De Chevres that hikers need to take care on

A challenging ascent up to Pas De Chevres that hikers need to take care on

Passing Arolla glacier as you decend into the village below.

Passing Arolla glacier as you decend into the village below.

Spending at night at Cabane De Moiry is a real treat if your hiking itinerary allows. Located at 2825m, It is a meeting point for ice climbers and parties that wish to summit nearby peaks such as Pointes de Mourti at 3564 m.

Coming around the balcony from Augstbordpass, you have your first views up the valley to Zermatt. Gasenried can be seen across the valley where you will start your final stretch along the Europaweg trail to the finish line below the Matterhorn.

Coming around the balcony from Augstbordpass, you have your first views up the valley to Zermatt. Gasenried can be seen across the valley where you will start your final stretch along the Europaweg trail to the finish line below the Matterhorn.

At nearly 500m long and 100m off the ground, the newly built Skywalk is claimed to be the longest suspension bridge in the world. It is on the Europaweg trail section of the Haute Route between Europa Hut and Taschalp.

At nearly 500m long and 100m off the ground, the newly built Skywalk is claimed to be the longest suspension bridge in the world. It is on the Europaweg trail section of the Haute Route between Europa Hut and Taschalp.

As the finish line comes into view, a great way to celebrate is doing some Toblerone quality control!

As the finish line comes into view, a great way to celebrate is doing some Toblerone quality control!

Rising early to see the Matterhorn Alpin Glow is a real treat

Rising early to see the Matterhorn Alpin Glow is a real treat