Haute Route Day 2: Albert Premier to Champex, via the Col Superior du Tour

Arve Valley

Total walking time: 7-8 hours, 750m of ascent, 1,400m of descent.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
14 km
Ascent
727 m
Descent
2 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
26˚
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Haute Route Day 2: Albert Premier to Champex, via the Col Superior du Tour Map

Description

Starting early, set out up the side of the Le Tour glacier and head over the Col Superior du Tour, 3288m, and into Switzerland. Views from the summit are breath-taking and stretch out all the way to the Matterhorn, your final destination. From here you descend all the way to your overnight destination, Champex, 1466m, stopping for lunch on the way at the Cabane d'Orny.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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