Complete Wanderer 15 Day All Highlights + Weisshorn + Grande-Dixence

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Complete Wanderer 15 Day All Highlights + Weisshorn + Grande-Dixence

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This itinerary includes a night at Hotel Weisshorn, an opportunity to marvel at a Swiss engineering feat in the world’s largest gravity fed dam in the world and all the natural highlights that the Alps offers on the Haute Route trail. Although most finish locations offer accommodation with private rooms, it does have some required dorm stays which ensures no highlights of the trail are skipped. For those that have the time, resources and desire to wander the Alps for 15 glorious days, this is the itinerary for you.

Key Route and Hiking Stats:

  • Total Distance: 219 kilometres / 136 miles

  • Average hiking distance per day: 15 kilometres / 9 miles

  • Average hiking time per day: 6 hours

  • Average elevation change per day: 1,908 metres / 6,260 feet

  • Longest hiking day: 21 kilometres / 13 miles

  • Biggest elevation change day: 3,016 metres / 9,895 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 hikers that want to regularly stop, smell the wild flowers and take pictures of each and every stunning landscape they come across. Because of this, the estimated hiking times have been increased by 10%, compared to the Steady hiker, to account for a more relaxed pace. With the biggest day of elevation change registering at 3,016 metres / 9,895 feet, Wanderers will still have the fitness to turn in a solid days work on the trail when required…unless they decide to take one for the team by catching a gondola down to the village and making sure there are enough refreshments on ice for the arrival of their fellow Haute Route hikers! Highlights for this Wanderer 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

  • 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

  • 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 that come alive at sunset

  • 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 Complete Package is for hikers that want the full support of our tools to confidently plan and hike the Haute Route.

This package includes;

  • Detailed hiking itinerary;

    • Summary of key hiking statistics and amenities by day

    • Summary map of route and elevation profile

    • Daily breakdown of each subsection by key hiking statistics, amenities and elevation profile

    • High-level trail note for each subsection to provide an overview of what's to come

    • 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

    • Water refill locations

    • Bathrooms

    • Food/restaurant stops

  • Details of transport shortcuts along the trail, including bus, train and gondola. This is within the mobile map which includes the;

    • Location

    • Schedule

    • Price

  • Access to a booking portal specific to your itinerary including:

    • Book mountain huts / refuges

    • Recommendations on hotel, b&bs, hostels for your specific itinerary

    • Book your transfers from the airport to the trail and back again

    • Book baggage transfers

    • Recommendations on insurance coverage for the hike


Note: Images show sample itinerary & map from the 6-day shortest route

If you are looking for a more tailored hiking plan, including different route, different accommodation preference or different speed/days, you might consider using our Customised Package. This is gives you consultation to create a hiking plan that is customised for you and your hiking party.