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(Walker's Haute Route) The Matterhorn (Tour du Mont Blanc) From Col de la Seigne (Alta Via 1) At Rifugio Nuvolau (Walker's Haute Route) In the Val de Bagnes (Tour du Mont Blanc) Chamonix from the South

Booking your trip

Extra people?

If you're adding yourself or another person to an existing booking, please use our simplified form:

Booking form for extra people

Prefer to post?

If you prefer, we have a printable version of this booking form which you're welcome to post:

Booking form (PDF)

Summer 2017: How to book

1. Check availability or ask questions
Booking for 2017 is now open! Please Contact us with any questions.

2. Information to read
Please read our Terms and Conditions (PDF) and any of these pages: About our walking holidays (FAQs) and Guided or self-guided? plus any relevant background info in our Walking guides section.

3. Fill in a booking form
To book your trip, please use the Booking form below. Thank you.

Summer 2018

For 2018, booking will open on 2 October 2017; please Contact us ahead of this to chat about 2018 trips. Thank you.

Booking form 2017

Your holiday
Holiday name
Arrival day 2017
First walking day 2017
Departure day 2017

Your party

Title Name Age
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Please add any more people in the Comments box below.

Main contact's details

Address and post/zip code
Email address
Telephone (Mobile) Most important
Telephone (Home)
Telephone (Work) Least important

Party's details

Relevant medical conditions
(Please tell us in confidence)
Vegetarians, special diets or allergies?
Double/twin/single/triple rooms?
Baggage transfer?

Differences from the normal trip

If any (extra nights, comfy or hutty mix, fewer rest days, etc.)?

Party's walking experience

First name Brief details of recent treks or regular walking
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Please add any more people in the Comments box below.

Alpine Exploratory kit

Please feel free to add some Alpine Exploratory kit to your booking. We'll add the price to your deposit, then post the items to you. Post and packaging are free to anywhere in the world. You're also welcome to add these things later; please just ask us.

Alpine Exploratory's dark grey cap with the full logo on the front and the red arrow on the back

Sizes: One size
Price: £15 (free P&P)


Alpine Exploratory cap

Beanie hat
Our warm, dark grey beanie hat with the logo on the front and a black edge around the bottom

Sizes: One size
Price: £15 (free P&P)


Alpine Exploratory beanie hat

Emergency contact

Please tell us about a friend or relative who we can contact in the event of emergency during your holiday.

Telephone number
Relationship to you


We ask for a deposit of £200 per person, or the total price if within 8 weeks of your holiday. You are welcome to pay by card, bank transfer or cheque. Your balance is then due 8 weeks before your holiday.

Total price (£) Please leave blank if unknown
Deposit (£) £200 per person

I'd like to pay by bank transfer. Please send me Alpine Exploratory's bank details.
I'd like to pay by cheque. I'll post a cheque payable to Alpine Exploratory to the address below.
I'd like to pay by credit or debit card. Please send me details for card payment online or by phone.

You're welcome to pay by debit card with no card fee (UK Visa Debit, UK Visa Electron or UK Maestro)...

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... or by credit card with a 2% card fee (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB)...

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... and this all happens through Barclaycard:

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For self-guided and private guided trips, your deposit is not needed until we've put your schedule together and you're happy with what we've arranged. Then we email you details for your payment or pay in your cheque. For scheduled guided trips we'll give you these details in your booking confirmation email at the start.


Please tell us anything else

To help us

Where did you first hear about Alpine Exploratory?

If a friend recommended us may we ask who it was? We might send a thank you!

Terms and Conditions

I have read and I agree to Alpine Exploratory's Terms and Conditions (PDF).

What happens when?

On booking:
+ We send you a Booking confirmation email which confirms your details and asks for your deposit.
+ Please read these Key Notes and the accompanying Travel Notes and ask us any questions.
+ (For self-guided trips and private guided trips) we put in place your schedule and send you a Schedule email so that you can check what we’ve arranged.

Then at any time before your trip:
+ (For scheduled guided trips) we email you to confirm your trip has reached minimum numbers.
+ Then please feel able to book your flights and transfers, or trains, to the trip.
+ You can also now buy travel insurance (and this can be done any time before your trip).
+ Please check your equipment against the kit list below, and buy anything needed.

10-8 weeks before your trip:
+ We email you a Balance email which asks for your balance, due 8 weeks before.
+ (For scheduled guided trips) if your trip has not yet reached minimum numbers, we email you to discuss options.

6 to 8 weeks before your trip:
+ We post your info pack.

In the fortnight before your trip:
+ We email you a Ready to go email to catch up before your trip and to ask for your travel insurance details, to confirm your mobile number in case we need to contact you during the trip, and to ask if your party’s diets or medical conditions have changed since booking.

Then you’re ready to go!

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Alpine Exploratory provides a uniquely detailed and up-to-date coverage of trekking routes in the Alps and the UK. This knowledge lets us book superb holidays for our enthusiastic trekkers.

We are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK. 2016 will be our 12th Summer in the Alps and the 10th on our UK routes.

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