Camping from Chamonix to Zermatt

The Complete Guide to Camping on the Haute Route Trail

The Complete Guide to Camping on the Haute Route Trail

So you are interested in hiking the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt but want to camp, instead of staying huts, hotels or B&Bs each night? To date, only about 5% of Haute Route Hiking customers have/or plan to camp along the trail. I suspect that part of the reason is because camping is not necessary, so hikers choose to remove some weight from their pack and look forward to experiencing the hospitality offered by mountain huts and alpine villages. But for the true campers at heart, I believe a previous lack of firm guidance on where it is permitted (and possible) to wild camp on the Haute Route, has been a deterrent to completing this legendary trail. I’d like to change that.