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The Haute Route, also known as the High Route or Mountaineers Route, can be traversed on foot or by ski touring. It begins at the foot of Mont Blanc in France s Chamonix Valley and takes backpackers through the Swiss Alps to the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. Distant Journeys a company offering guided hikes best describes the incredible trek on its website: Hike beneath imposing peaks and glaciers of the Swiss Alps, wander though alpine meadows and larch forests, cross high, barren passes and descend into lush green valleys. We ll picnic beside cool mountain lakes, stay in remote mountain huts, visit bustling Swiss villages and relax in the tranquility of isolated old world hamlets. Expect at least 12 days if trekking on foot and at least seven days if skiing.