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.
In the heart of the Swiss Engadine massif, the Haute Route from St-Moritz to Davos runs between Julier & Fluela mountain passes. It is a notable trip designed for skiing, which allows you to discover the most beautiful surrounding valleys.
Day 1 : Rendez-vous at Bivio (in Switzerland). We take the local bus to the Julierpass (2238m). From there, we ski up Agnel valley to the Agnel pass (2986m). We ski down to the Jenatsch hut (2621m).
Night in Jenatch nut.
Vertical ascent: 900m (2953 ft) / Vertical descent: 500m (1640 ft)
Day 2 : We go up to Laviner summit (3050m) and ski down the wild Mullix valley to join Preda (1789m). We take the train to Bergum (1400m) 16 ' , where we spend the night.
Night in hotel.
Vertical ascent: 700m (2297 ft) / Vertical descent: 1300m (4265 ft)
Day 3 : We ski up the beautiful Tuors valley to Chants, cross a forest which take us to Kesh hut (2630 m).
Night in Kesh hut.
Vertical ascent: 1300m (4265 ft)
Day 4 : Today, we enjoy the area with a light backpack! Depending on conditions, we ski go&back the the Porchabella summit (3079m) or the Forun one (3051m).
Night in Kesch hut.
Vertical ascent: 700m (2297 ft) / Vertical descent: 700m (2297 ft)
Day 5 : We begin the day skiing down the Funtana alpine valley to the mountain pastures at Alp (2 192 m); then we follow the Vallorgia glacier and creek to Piz Grialetsch (3 131 m). We ski over the Vallorgia pass, above the Grialetsch glacier, and down the gentle slopes to Chamanna di Grialetsch, our hut for the night.
Vertical ascent : 950 m (3116 ft) / Vertical descent : 1050 m (3444 ft)
Day 6 : We ski up to Sarsura summit ( 3175m). The, we ski down via the beautiful Sarsura valley until Crastatscha which is the end of our fabulous trip. Ride back by train & bus to Bivio. End of the trip in the middle of the afternoon.
Vertical ascent : 650 m (2132 ft) / Vertical descent : 1650 m (5413 ft)
This programme is meant as a guide only. Depending on the abilities of the group and the conditions in the mountains, your mountain guide may alter the route.
Group session associates several people who don’t know each other. It allows for a planned program to benefit from an attractive price on fixed dates. This formula is ideal for people looking for the friendliness of a group.
Dates 2021 : March 21-26 ; April 04-09 ; April 18-23.
Price 2021 : 1580€ per person based on minimum of 4 participants.
Included in the package :
- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
- Ski lift access as per programme,
- Transfers during the trip,
- Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).
Not included in the package :
- Take out lunches* and daily snacks, * can ba taken at the huts
- Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros and Swiss Francs),
- Cost of getting to meeting point (Bivio),
- Personal technical equipment.
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 2021 :
2 persons : 2835€ per person
3 persons : 2060€ per person
4 persons : 1670€ per person
5 persons : 1435€ per person
6 persons : 1280€ per person
These prices include the same conditions as mentioned above.
Meeting point : Meet your mountain guide at Bivio, Day 1 in the morning. Your mountain guide will inform you about 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.
Fitness level : For people participating in regular endurance activities and are experienced ski tourers. Vertical ascent of up to 1300m per day. Seven to eight hours of exercise per day. Backpack includes mountaineering equipment (crampons and ice axe). Carrying skis. Altitudes of under 4000m.
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 : 4 to 6 people. 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.
Accomodation : During the trip: half-board in huts. Night in hotel on Day 2.
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.
Preparing for the trip : One week before the trip, the mountain guide will be in contact to answer any questions you may have.
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.
- 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 pair of light crampons & an ice-axe, rentable
- A security pack including harness, DVA, shovel & probe - this pack will be lend by your guide.
- 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).
- 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.
Partnership : 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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