I'm planning a hybrid low/high haute route trip as my honeymoon this July/August. I've got some parts of the route worked out, some parts are still up in the air. I had a couple questions for you guys.
First: a rough itinerary
Day 1: Chamonix to Trient
Day 2: Trient to Champex
Day 3: Champex to Chable
Day 4: Chable to Cabane Mont Fort
Day 5: Cabane Mont Fort to Cabane Prafleuri
Day 6: Cabane Prafleuri to Arolla
Day 7: Meet guide in Arolla, Arolla to Bertol Hut
Day 8: Bertol Hut to Schonbiel Hut
Day 9: Schonbiel Hut to Zermatt
That is pretty much following the Kev Reynolds book until Arolla, and then jumping on to the high Haute Route - I've looked at trip reports though, and see a lot of variation in the lower haute route - does anyone have any recommendations? Better huts? Interesting routes? Basically our only commitment is being in Arolla on day 7 to meet our guide.