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Duration: 6 days
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In the spirit of the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix offers a set of "Haute Route" ski tours. The opportunity to make roaming crossings in exceptional landscapes, the certainty of immersion in high mountains and a change of scenery.

The Silvretta Haute Route, straddling Austria and Switzerland, is famous for the beauty of the crossed glacial landscapes and for the exceptional comfort of the refuges which are real inns. The easy elevations and numerous variations make it an ideal trip for a first experience.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Meeting point : Mid-day at the resort of Ischgl in Austrian Tyrol (departure in the morning from Chamonix is possible). We take the lifts to reach the Paliner Kopf (2,864 m). After a short descent, we climb the Val Gronda Pass (2,752 m) and descend to the Heidelberger Hut (2,264 m).
Positive elevation gain: 250 m - Negative elevation gain: 850 m

Day 2 : We climb up to the Kronen Pass (2,974 m) and take the opportunity to climb and ski down Breite Krone (3,079 m). A long descent into a beautiful valley takes us to the Jamtal hut (2165 m).
Positive elevation gain: 820 m - Negative elevation gain: 950 m

Day 3 : Day to enjoy the area with a light back pack! We go back and forth to the Col Chalaus (3,003 m) which is dominated by Augstenberg Spitze (3,228 m).
Positive elevation gain: 840 m - Negative elevation gain: 840 m
 
Day 4 : We walk on the glacier Jamtal, which leads us to the pass at the foot of the Dreilander Spitze (2 977 m). We then descend by the glacier of Vermunt to the Wiesbadener hut (2 443m).
Positive elevation gain: 820 m - Negative elevation gain: 540 m
 
Day 5 : Day to enjoy the area with a light back pack! We go back and forth over the Ochsentaler glacier to climb the Cunfin pass (3043 m). The sector is dominated by the highest summit of Silvretta: the Piz Buin (3,312 m). At the pass, the view of the surrounding mountains is magnificent: the Bernina massif and the Ortlés massif.
Positive elevation gain: 650 m - Negative elevation gain: 650 m
 
Day 6 : We join the Bieltal pass (2,772 m) which gives access to the wild valley of Bieltal. We descend to the dam of Silvretta (2,030m) continuing through a long valley to the village of Wirl (1,630 m). This marks the end of our trip. Return by bus to Ischgl in the middle of the day.
Positive elevation gain: 330 m - Negative elevation gain: 1140 m
 

GROUP BOOKING

There is no group-session for this trip. Only on private guiding.

PRIVATE BOOKING

Private hiring is the historical relationship that binds a guide to his/her client. It allows you to be alone, or in a constituted group, with your guide that meets your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula to realize your projects because it guarantees you a maximum of comfort.

You are free to choose your departure date (depending on the availability of the huts) and the itinerary can be adjusted, according to your specific expectations.

Prices 2020 :
2 persons : 2700€ per person
3 persons : 1935€ per person
4 persons : 1555€ per person
5 persons : 1325€ per person
6 persons : 1170€ per person

Included in the package :
- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- 5 Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
- Ski lift as per programme,
- Transfers as per programme,
- Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).
 
Not included in the package :
- Take out lunches and daily snacks, you could buy it huts
- Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros and Swiss Francs),
- Cost of getting to meeting point and cost of getting back to Chamonix.
- Personal technical equipment.

 

Further information

Meeting point : On Day 1, in ischgl, Tyrol.  Your guide will precise you the timetable.

Ability level : An appropriate choice of destination is essential for you to properly enjoy your holiday. To get the most out of your trip we recommend you take regular exercise throughout the year and, where necessary, undertake specific training a few months before you leave. Try to avoid last minute training that can lead to injury. It is important you do not overestimate your abilities and you understand that the weight of your backpack, the altitude and the snow conditions can negatively impact on your normal skiing ability.
Physical level : For people doing regular exercise. Vertical ascent of up to 900m per day. Five to six hours of exercise per day. Backpack potentially includes mountaineering equipment (crampons and ice axe). Altitudes of under 3500m.
Technical level :
For intermediate ski tourers. Varied slopes, a few technical sections (slopes up to 35º). Solid technique in all snow conditions. Mastery of basic mountaineering techniques (walking with crampons and ice axe) and kick turns.

 
Guiding policy : Maximum 6 people per guide. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding business. It guarantees the most balanced groups as possible as well as high-quality personalised advice.

Accommodation : Half-board in huts.
Before & after the trip: We have some hotel partners in Chamonix with special prices for our customers.

Documentation : Participants must have mountain sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also includes cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up. Participants must also take valid ID with them.

Preparating for the trip : One week before the trip, the mountain guide will be in contact to answer any questions you may have.

Equipment

We recommend you to pay particular attention to the choice of your equipment. It contributes greatly to the success of your stay. Weight is decisive: you always have to evaluate the ratio weight/comfort, to find the best compromise. In a general way, it is better to pile up several light coats rather than wear one big clothing.

 
Equipment
 - Comfortable frameless rucksack of 35l on which you could fix your skis & ice-axe,
- Ski touring skis & shoes, rentable
- Adhesive climbing skins & ski knifes adapted to your skis, rentable
- A pair of poles with large discs, rentable
- A security pack including harness, DVA, shovel & probe - this pack will be lend by your guide.
- A pair of light crampons & an ice-axe. rentable
 
Clothing
- Waterproof and windproof, non-insulated parka with hood (Gore-tex or equivalent), rentable
- Waterproof and windproof, non-insulated pants, rentable
- Thick polar-pile fleece jacket or equivalent,
- A light down jacket,
- 1 long-sleeve shirt,
- Medium weight thermal underwear (top + bottoms, silk or polypro, double as pyjamas),
- Warm ski socks,
- Warm ski hat and light sun hat with brim,
- Warm ski gloves or mittens,
- A pair of adjusted gloves (in leather or fleece),
- Neck protection,
- Spare thermal underwear (for sleeping and change).
 
Accessories
- High-altitude sunglasses (grade 4 is recommended),
- A goggle,
- 1.5 quart water bottle,
- An isotherm bottle,
- A mini toilet bag including: sun block for face and lips, aspirin, elastoplast, 2nd skin kit, earplug, toilet paper,
- A headlamp with spare batteries,
- A cotton or silk sleeping sheet: compulsory in every hut. - Hut provide blankets, slippers or clogs
- A plastic bag contains your ID card & Euros for extras.

Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports & Ravanel & Co
A 10€ discount voucher coming from the shop Au Vieux Campeur will be given to the first 500 clients from the ‘Cie des Guides’ (voucher to be collected at our office). Closest shop ‘Au Vieux Campeur’ : Sallanches.

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