thealpsold - Simon Roppel Landscape Photographer
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THE ALPS TOUR - August 4th - 12th, 2018
guiding by Simon Roppel
Price (per person) 3000 Euro

Maximum number of Clients - 6  (2 spots left)

Spoken languages on this tour: English / German

There is a change in the itinerary in progress which will increase the tour price!
*I'll include more glacier hiking on this trip* Clients who already book before I officially change the itinerary will only pay the actual price*






Did you always want to hike next to the most unique Mountains of the alps surrounded by impressively good looking glaciers ?

Shoot a Sunset at the Aletsch Glacier, the biggest one of the alps.
See the Matterhorn while your standing right on a Glacier.
Being overwhelmed from the beauty of the Peaks which surround  the Mont Blanc.


So come and "get high" with Simon Roppel on this trip to the French and Swiss Alps :-)



*Please be aware, that weather is something we cannot change! we are in a mountain area and safety is always my highest priority!


Max. Clients per Tour: 6  (A number of 4 clients is needed to run the tour)

Guidance: Simon Roppel

Difficulty level in physical fitness: easy - moderate
(hiking on well maintained mountain terrain is required)
If you're used to hiking in the mountains, you'll be totally fine
Price: 3000 Euro - Deposit to reserve your spot: 500 Euro
(non refundable if you cancel)
Meeting and drop of point: Geneva Airport
Dates - August 4th. - 12th. 2018 (9 days & 8 night)


Included

-Accommodation in Mountain guesthouses incl. served dinner and breakfast
(Some of the Refuges are only with dormitories (4 Persons+)
-Guidance and tuition by Simon Roppel
-Personal processing lessons during the trip
-Licenced Mountain Guide for Glacier hiking tracks
-All Transportation after Pick up until Drop off
-Cable car transportation

Not Included

-All required transportation until precommunicated meeting point
-All beverages, lunch and personal expences
-Any personal insurances, taxes, visa fees


Itinerary

Day 1

We will meet each other at the Geneva Airport and drive about one hour to our first location at the French alps. Surrounded by one of the most unique Mountain ranges of the world, you'll instantly know why our Phototour starts here.

After saying hello, we'll grab the cablecar which brings us to nearly 3850 m a.s.l
The views from the vistas are pretty impressive, even during daytime.
We will have plenty of time at this location. So nobody will be in a rush.

After that, we take the cablecar, which will bring us close to our Mountain guesthouse.
We will also shoot our sunset near this place. Anyway, if someone of the group feels tired, he can just relax in our Mountain guesthouse.
*approximate hiking duration on this day is 30 min's on easy mountain terrain*



Day 2

Those who would like to shoot a sunrise can join me on an early shooting arround 4 am ;)
After that we enjoy a nice served breakfast in our hut.

Hopefully filled with new energy we hike to our next location, where we also shoot the sunset at. The views we will see during this hike are some of the nicest you can imagine.
Our "Hotel" is quite near to this place and offers a high standard for an area like this.

*approximate hiking duration on this day is 2-3 hours - on well maintained mountain terrain*
*difficulty in physical fitness: easy - moderate*


Jurassic Land


Day 3

After shooting Sunrise and having breakfast we have to hike down to the village.
Arrived, we can have a break there for lunch.

After that, we'll take the next cablecar which will save us some energy :) and bring us in hiking distance to our next photo and sleeping location.

*approximate hiking duration on this day is 90 min's in the morning and 90 -120 min's in the afternoon*

*there is the possibilty to take a transport down to the village in the morning (not included)
*difficulty in physical fitness: easy - moderate*


Twilight


Day 4

After a hopefully great Sunrise experience and breakfast we'll hike back to the Cable Car and go  down to the village.
Today we'll leave the French part of the alps and enter Switzerland, my Homecountry.
We'll drive for about 2 hours to our next location in the canton of Valais.
Arrived there, we have to hike up a mountain Trail to our modern Mountain Hut, located just above a glacier with a view down to the valley.

*approximate hiking duration on this day is 2 hours*
*difficulty in physical fitness: moderate (steep terrain, careful hiking required)




Day 5

After Sunrise and Breakfast we have to hike back to our Car.  Arrived there we drive to our next location. Zermatt,  the home of the Matterhorn one of the most unique mountains of our planet.
Today we only make some easy hiking and enjoy the view this beautiful area has to offer.

We will sleep in a nice guesthouse which is quite nearby to our shooting area.

*approximate hiking duration on this day is 30min's to 2 hours* depends on what the group likes...
*difficulty in physical fitness: easy*



Day 6

We'll stay one more day around the Matterhorn.
This day we'll hike to our next Mountain Hut. The way will lead us through an impressiv area.
We will also cross a glacier on this hike. Due to our safety we will hike together with a professional Mountain guide.



*approximate hiking duration on this day is 3.5 - 4.5 hours*
*difficulty in physical fitness: moderate
(no technical knowledge in mountaineering needed)
(steep terrain, we also have to go down a vertical ladder. If necessary, the mountain guide can secure you on this part)
If you're uncertain about your ability in joining this hike you can contact me and I'm happy to help!

Paradise
Above the giant

Day 7

We get up quite early for our sunrise shoot. After that we'll have our breakfast in the hut and make ourself ready for the hike back to Zermatt.
Depending on which route we chose, the hike back can take us up to 6 hours (without counting breaks)
Finally arrived in  Zermatt, everyone has some free time to enjoy this beautiful village on his own. We will also have our Hotel in Zermatt tonight, so this is gonna be an easy chill out day.


*approximate hiking duration on this day is 3 - 6 hours
*difficulty in physical fitness: moderate (same as the day before)


Day 8

After leaving Zermatt we drive for about one hour to the biggest glacier of the alps,
The Aletsch glacier.
We'll take the cablecar which will bring us nearly as high as 2900 m a.s.l
From this point, the view is already quite overwhelming.
We'll have to hike for about 2 hours to get to our Mountain Hut and shooting area.

*approximate hikinh duration on this day is 2-3 hours
*difficulty in physical fitness: easy - moderate

Day 9

After the sunrise shoot, we'll have to hike back to the cablecar which will bring us down to the Village.
Fully packed with lots of new memories and hopefully great and unique pictures, we'll drive back to Geneva airport, where our tour comes to an end.

Shadowland

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