Note that your mountain leader may alter this itinerary without prior warning due to changing weather or other safety considerations.
We can arrange accommodation for you on Monday night at a lovely auberge in Mex, which is accessible from the Geneva airport via the Swiss trains and a Poste Bus, or via a rental car at the airport. Alternatively, if you wish to leave from Chamonix contact us for further information. The entire group will need to use the same itinerary.
This is optionally a 5 day hike for groups wishing to travel at a more leisurely pace, who can choose to stay overnight at the Cabane dAnthème beside a lovely lake above Champéry Switzerland.
Monday early evening :
Arrive at designated hotel and meet with trek leader for welcome and briefing. Chance to purchase last minute personal items. Overnight at hotel.
Depart on tour from Mex, Switzerland via col du Jorat (2210m) - stay at Auberge de Salanfe (1950m) on Lac de Salanfe. This refuge has showers and option for private rooms.
Hike through the col de Susanfe (2494m), optional summit of the Haute Cime (3257m), Stay at Cabane de Susanfe (2101m) (CAS) This refuge does not have showers or hot water and no option for private rooms. But it is one of the most beautiful huts in a pristine natural setting filled with wildlife - and a great family run refuge.
Thursday (confirmed hiker option) - Hike via the Pas dEncel(2019m) with a stop at the Cabane dAnthème for a picnic lunch. Continue on to Chindonne (1604m) or Les Jeurs sports center (1555m) depending upon time of year. Both refuges have showers and Chindonne has options for private rooms.
Thursday (leisure option) :
Hike to Cabane dAnthème (2032m) above Champéry via the Pas dEncel(2019m) with a stop at the buvette de Bonavau(1550m) for a snack. Optional walk in the parcours balisé on the flore and geology of the massif des Dents du Midi at the refuge dAnthème. This nights refuge has showers.
Friday (leisure option) - Hike from Anthème to Chindonne (1604m) or Les Jeurs sports center (1555m) depending upon time of year. Both refuges have showers and Chindonne has options for private rooms.
Final day - return to Mex via Crête des Jeurs. This is a short day - normally it is possible to make it back in 4-5 hours. Therefore, accommodation on this last day is an optional overnight at original hotel pick up point, depending upon your onward travel plans.
Guests should arrange their own transportation from Mex (unless prior arrangement is made with Alps Adventures). Normally to return to Geneva airport for example, one can travel via Poste Bus and trains to the Geneva airport ( 4 trips per day in high season ) or via a hire car which you have left in the Mex car park at the start of the trip.
The below Google Map shows the region for this tour.