Basic Elite 8 Day All Highlights

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Basic Elite 8 Day All Highlights

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This itinerary has been designed for an Elite hiker that has 8 days to complete the Haute Route. It includes all the natural highlights that the Alps offers on the Haute Route trail, taking a classic route which features a night at Cabane de Moiry, lunch at Cabane Des Dix and enough time to complete the Europaweg trail. Although most finish locations offer accommodation with private rooms, it does have some required dorm stays which ensures no natural highlights of the trail are skipped.

Key Trail and Hiking Stats

  • Total Distance: 205 kilometres / 128 miles

  • Average hiking distance per day: 26 kilometres / 16 miles

  • Average hiking time per day: 8 hours

  • Average elevation change per day: 3,404 metres / 11,168 feet

  • Longest hiking day: 36 kilometres / 22 miles

  • Biggest elevation change day: 5,267 metres / 17,280 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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Great for fast, experienced hikers (or trail runners) who are happy to hike on average 8 hours per day (and up to 10 hours on the biggest day), without missing any key trail highlights:

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

  • 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

  • Cabane de Moiry: Spend a night at the modern Cabane next to Moiry Glacier with a huge glass facade in the dining room to enjoy the spectacular view

  • 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.