境外旅遊/遠足 Overseas Trip/Hiking
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日期 : 7月13日（星期三）- 7月30日（星期六）
團員最高人數 : 26 (歡迎恆常行山人士參加)
團費 : HK$38888。多除少補，團費包括行程內所列出的交通、食宿等開支。
訂金 : HK$3200
報名負責人 : 周書正-92244908 ; 何志剛-90965663
報名截止日期 ( 第一期 ) : 2月28日（星期一）
報名截止日期 ( 第二期 ) : 5月2日（星期一）
繳交訂金日期 : 5月4日（星期三）
繳交餘款(HK$35688) 截止日期 : 6月6日（星期一）
此行程路線被公認為世界上最受歡迎的行山徑之一。路線穿越阿爾卑斯山的脊柱地區，連接两個著名的登山遠足滑雪重鎮—Chamonix and Zermatt。我們有兩個星期時間處於一個純美清新的世外桃源，觀賞悅目怡人的花草、樹木、木屋、蔚藍的天空、高聳入雲的山峰、皚皚積雪的山峰和脫俗可人的冰川。行程由位於法國Chamonix Valley內有300年歷史、風景如畫的古村Argentiere 開始。這個旅程雖然不需要特別的登山遠足技術或用具，但是一個有難度和需要有良好體能去完成的旅程。每天須徒步平均16公里，上落斜坡400 至2000公尺不等。每天步行時間約4小時者有3天、5小時者有3天、6小時者有2天、 7小時者有3天、 8小時者有1天。徒步旅程全程約170公里，中段安排了一個休息日。沿途都是良好的步道，風景秀麗迷人。我們穿越阿爾卑斯山脈內最高12個山峰中的10個，翻越多個接近海拔3000公尺的山坳和美麗山谷。徒步的終站是位於馬特洪峰(Matterhorn)山腳下的Zermatt小鎮，馬特洪峰是世界最受攝影家歡迎的山峰之一。整個旅程我們都是入住設備良好的酒店、旅館、山屋。除了兩個晚上外，每天晚上我們都可以取回大旅行袋。隊員每天只須背負一個背包(40公升)，有兩天除了個人物品、午孺M飲用水外，還須攜帶晚上用的個人物品，例如牙擦、洗面巾、拖鞋等，視乎個人的需要。
Day 0—July 13 (Wed) :
The group will rendezvous at Hong Kong International Airport at 22:30 Terminal 1.
Day 1—July 14 (Thu) : Hong Kong-Switzerland/Geneva-France/Argentiere, Chamonix CX255 HKG-LHR 00:35/06:20(flying time 13 hours).
BA726 LHR-GVA 08:25/11:00(flying time 1 hour & 40 minutes).
Arrive at Geneva Airport, transfer (one hour drive) to group hotel in Argentiere in Chamonix Valley. If time and weather allows, we will ascend the Aguille du Midi or the Brevent by cable car in the afternoon. At the Argentiere village, just a few kilometers from Chamonix main town and lying beneath the stunning north face of Mont Blanc, we will have awesome views from the start ! KE Land package services begin with the evening meal taken at our chalet. The guide will give a briefing on the days ahead and he will check out our clothing and gear. (L, D)
Day 2—July 15 (Fri) : Cross Col du Balme to Col du Forclaz
Our trek starts straight from the hotel front door with a walk along the Petit Balcon Nord, to LE Tour at the top end of the valley. From here, we start our ascent to the Col du Balme (2186m) before heading down through the meadows of Tseppes into Switzerland and the Trient Valley. From Trient we have a 30-minute climb to the Col du Forclaz, return transfer to the lodge in Argentiere, Chamonix Valley. (B, L, D)
Walking time-5 to 6 hours. Distance-12km. 950m of ascent and descent.
Day 3—July 16 (Sat) : Trek To Champex
Return transfer to Trient. Don.t be deceived by the leisurely start to the Chalet des Glaciers, a small cafe next to the impressive Trient Glacier. Hiking up beside the Trient Glaciers we make a long and steep ascent to the pass known as the Frenetre d.Arpette (2670m) which provide spectacular views across the Trient Plateau, one of the area.s largest glacier systems. An equally steep descent then takes us down through the Val d.Arpette to our hotel accommodation in Champex. If the weather is poor or group members are tired, we can take the lower Bovine route to Champex. (B, L, D)
Walking time-6 hours. Distance-14km. Ascent-1400m. Descend-1200m
Day 4—July 17 (Sun) : Hike to the Mont Fort Refuge
A relatively late start by Alpine standards, as we leave the picturesque village of Champex, to meander through summer meadows into the Val des Bagnes, via Sambrancher and Les Chables by taking the teleherique from Les Chables to Verbier, we avoid the long haul and have the opportunity to take a breather and enjoy the spectacular views from the cable car. Should the cable car be closed, we will take a taxi to Verbier. From Verbier it is just over an hour.s walk to the spectacularly situated Cabane du Mont Fort (2457m), our destination for the evening in a small dormitory. Superb views across to the Mont Blanc Massif and to the Grand Combin. (B, L, D)
No access to Trek Bag. Walking time-5 to 6 hours. Distance-24km. Ascend-1740m (1300m by cable car). Descend-462m.
Day 5—July 18 (Mon) : Cross 3 cols to the Prafleuri Hut
This is one of the most spectacular days of the trek, traversing 3 high cols, with dramatic views throughout. At the start, the path winds along under dwarfing cliffs, with views of the Grand Combin and Mont Fort, en route to Col Termin, the first col of the day. A dramatic path then takes us to the Col de Louvie (2921m), before we make the steep descent onto the edge of the Grand Desert Glacier. Finally, we cross the Col de Prafleuri (2987m) and descend to the Cabane de Prafleuri (2624m) for the evening in a large dormitory. (B, L, D)
No access to trek bag. Walking time-6 to 7 hours. Distance-13km. Ascend-630m. Descend-462m.
Day 6—July 19 (Tue) : Via the Lac de Dix to Arolla
A short and very steep climb greets us today as we quietly gain the Col de Roux, overlooking the milky waters of the Lac de Dix. A gentle descent then takes us to the lakeshore which we follow to its end, admiring the great views of Mont Blanc de Chelion and the Pigne D.Arolla. We make a steep ascent to the Col de Riedmatten where there are more spectacular views of the Glacier de Dix and the imposing pyramids of Mont Blanc de Chelion and the Pigne D.Arolla. It is then all descent to Arolla and our bed for the night in a hotel. (B, L, D)
Walking time-6 to 7 hours. Distance-16km. Ascend-735m. Descend-1360m.
Day 7—20 July (Wed) : An easy day to La Sage
We are now approaching the half-way point of the trek and today is something of a recuperation day, involving a leisurely walking through woodland to Lac Bleu, a favourite local beauty spot. From here, there is an easy descent through a beautiful gorge to Les Hauderes where we take lunch. A final short climb completes this stage at the small farming hamlet of La Sage, overnight in a small hotel. (B, L, D)
Walking time-4 hours. Distance-11km. Ascend-215m. Descend-550m.
Day 8—July 21 (Thu) :
A rest day in La Sage (B, L, D)
Day 9—July 22 (Fri) : Across two passes to Zinal
We have an early start as today.s walk involves crossing two high cols. The first ascent to the higher of the two, the Col de Torrent (2912m), is long but not difficult due to the good underfoot conditions. We descend to the milky waters of Lac Moiry, that makes a good lunch stop. Ahead we can see some of the giant peaks of the Pennine Alps, including the Dent Blanche. Of more concern will be the imposing Col de Sorebois, a climb which is shorter but steeper than the ascent to the Torrent, but again presents no real problems. From here, we have spectacular views of the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and Zinal Rothorn. Although it.s steeply downhill from here, the hotel Zinal Rothorn is at least a further 2 hours away and makes a welcome sight after the hardest day of the trip so far. (B, L, D)
Walking time-8 hours. Distance-18km. Ascend- 2000m. Descend-1850m.
Day 10—July 23 (Sat) : An easy day
A short ascent takes us to a scenic traverse path which leads down the valley to the spectacularly situated Hotel Weisshorn. (B, L, D)
Note-we have removed the Europaweg at the end of the trip and have split Day 10 from the original itinerary into two days.
Day 11—July 24 (Sun): Cross the Meidpass to Gruben
Although there is only one col to cross today, it is at the end of a long day. The first hour involves a steep but pleasant ascent on good forest trails with breathtaking views of the Zinal Rothorn. We take a picnic lunch before a leisurely trek to the col at Meidpass (2790m). From here, we drop steeply down to Gruben meiden in the Turtmantel, overnight in a hotel. (B, L, D)
Walking time-7 hours. Distance-19km. Ascend-1315m. Descend-1165m.
Day 12—July 25 (Mon) : Cross Augstbordpass to St. Niklaus
A superb trek today, as we start out through open woodland, then high pastures and rocky upland wilderness. The trek soon opens up to some of the most spectacular views in the Swiss Alps. Our Final pass is the Augstbordpass (2894m), beyond which we descend steeply to the pretty hamlet of Jungu and on again into the Mattertal and the town of St. Niklaus, overnight in St. Niklaus hotel. (B, L, D)
Walking time-7 hours. Distance-16km. Ascend-1070m. Descend-1765m.
Day 13—July 26 (Tue) : St. Niklaus to Zermatt
Our final day.s walk takes us along the valley floor, with views of the Matterhorn on arrival (KE land services package end). Check in Hotel Primavera in Zermatt for two nights. (B, L, D)
Day 14—July 27 (Wed): Zermatt
A free day to explore Zermatt or hike around the Matterhorn. (B, L, D)
Day 15—July 28 (Thu) : Zermatt to Geneva
After breakfast transfer by train from Zermatt to Geneva. Overnight at a hotel in Geneva.
Visit Geneva old town centre. (B, L,D)
Day 16—July 29 (Fri) : Geneva to Hong Kong
After breakfast, a free day to explore the Lake Geneva, United Nation Europe Headquarter, Red Cross Headquarter, Flower Clock Park etc. Late afternoon, transfer by train to Geneva Airport for the return flights to London Heathrow and then Hong Kong. (B, L)
BA735 GVA - LHR 18:45/19:25
CX254 LHR - HKG 22:35/17:25 ( next day 30/07)
Day 17—July 30 (Sat): Hong Kong
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