Summer Haute Route Trek

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Food

We provide nutritious lunches and a supply of snack food throughout the trip according to the program. It is a good idea to bring a small selection of your favourite snack food and hydration drinks with you to ensure you are fuelled by your preferred brands. Actual amounts depend on your consumption but 2 per day in addition to the lunches we provide would seem reasonable.

Adventure Consultants will provide breakfasts and lunches for the duration of the trek and evening meals on the hut/refuge nights while the trip is running. Should the group decide to take a restaurant lunch that is not in the programme that will be at your own expense. Evening meals when in Chamonix / Zermatt are not included, so that you have the option to explore many of the wonderful restaurants along the tour route. Any additional food, beverages or meals you purchase that are not mentioned in the inclusions will be at your own expense.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of registration. If your dietary requirements are especially strict, you are advised to bring a sufficient supply of your required food types with you to ensure you are provided for.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided on a twin share B&B basis from the evening of the first night (day 0) through to the morning of day 7 after breakfast. Accommodation in the mountains is in alpine huts in shared bunk rooms or dormitory rooms. Blankets are provided and no sleeping bag will be required. There is no single supplement (or private rooms) available in the mountain huts but we can arrange this for you at additional cost for the hotel nights during the trek. Please enquire about costs at time of enquiry.

Equipment

Climbing and trekking in the European Alps requires you have high quality clothing and equipment due to the extremes of weather conditions. Our focus is on having the essential clothing and equipment to keep you warm and comfortable during the trek.

You will be sent an equipment checklist on confirmation of your booking. Your Guide will go through an equipment checklist with you at the beginning of your trip. You can rent technical equipment for the trek but you must provide your own clothing appropriate to trekking as per the equipment list.

Travel to Chamonix

We commence our Summer Haute Route Trek from Chamonix in France. The closest international airport is at Geneva, just over the border in Switzerland. Regular shuttles operate up to Chamonix and the trip takes about 1.5 hours. Your shuttle driver will drop you at our accommodation. The shuttle transfers are at your own cost but we can help arrange this for you.

Communications & Messages

Our guides are in cell phone communication with our operations base throughout the trip. This assists us with schedule and weather forecast updates, lift / taxi and accommodation co-ordination and safety back up. Your own mobile phone should work in the region though you may want to check with your own service provider first. Local mobile phones can be rented at the international airports.

Trekking Season

July to September is the best time to walk the Haute Route. In June and early July the high passes may still have snow on the ground, and as temperatures warm up into the summer months from mid-July we traditionally experience more settled weather and warmer temperatures.

Europe has a continental climate which in general encourages more stable weather. However, the weather in the high mountains can be changeable and at times very severe. July and August brings settled hot weather.

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