Basic Elite 7 Day A little luxury

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Basic Elite 7 Day A little luxury

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This itinerary is targeted to hikers that would like to stay every night in a private room - this means no sharing, no loud snorers in your dorm keeping you up or smelly socks to contend with! (Unless your partner is the problem hiker…) This route covers most of the key highlights along the Haute Route, only missing Moiry Glacier, which doesn’t offer private rooms in their Cabane. This is a great itinerary for “light-packers” (as you don’t need to carry any additional sleeping gear) or those that are willing to spend a little extra money to enjoy more of a luxurious adventure. No judgement here!

Key Route and Hiking Stats:

  • Total Distance: 207 kilometres / 129 miles

  • Average hiking distance per day: 30 kilometres / 18 miles

  • Average hiking time per day: 8.5 hours

  • Average elevation change per day: 3,763metres / 12,347 feet

  • Longest hiking day: 36 kilometres / 22 miles

  • Biggest elevation change day: 4,592 metres / 15,066 feet

**Note: Due to the closure of a section on the Europaweg Trail, a detour has been incorporated into this itinerary

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Our Elite itineraries are for fast, experienced hikers or trail runners. They are for endurance athletes with battle hardened bodies that can cover ~ 30km / 19 miles on the trail with multiple mountain passes each day. At an average gradient of 10% over the entire trail, it will feel like the only time you get to enjoy a flat surface is when your lying in bed each night!

Highlights for this Elite itinerary include;

  • Sentier Trail: Amazing balcony trail above the Bagnes Valley with views of the Grand Combin Massif where the original Haute Route ski tour crosses

  • Grande-Dixence Dam: Stay a night at the base of this Swiss hydroelectric engineering marvel. It is the tallest gravity dam in the world and the tallest dam in Europe

  • Crossing Chelion Glacier: Experience a self-guided glacier crossing after stopping in at Cabane Des Dix to plot your path and enjoy some food on their patio

  • A night at Hotel Weisshorn: An institution of the Swiss Alps, Hotel Weisshorn has been in service for over 130 years. It is perched in isolation with views of the Rhone Valley and the Bernese Alps

  • Europaweg Trail: A high alpine balcony trail running up the Mattertal Valley to the Haute Route finish line, which includes the world's longest suspension bridge.

**Note: Due to the closure of a section on the Europaweg Trail, a detour has been incorporated into this itinerary

The Basic Package is for hikers that want some support from our tools to help them confidently plan and hike the Haute Route. It includes:

  • Summary hiking itinerary;

    • Summary of key hiking statistics and amenities by day

    • Summary map of route and elevation profile

    • Available in both imperial and metric

  • Detailed offline mobile map;

    • GPS trail markers along your specific route to ensure you stay on track and don't get lost


Note: Images show sample itinerary & map from the 6-day shortest route. After purchase you will receive detailed itinerary including start and end locations.

If you are looking for more detailed tools such as daily itinerary breakdown, offline maps with additional markers such as bathrooms, water refill, food and transport shortcuts, and access to a booking portal containing for accommodation, transportation, baggage transfers and insurance, check out the Complete Package. This could be more your style.