Information about the Mountain Huts [High Altitude Accomodation for Trekking & Walking]
Swiss Huts - General Information
Duvets or blankets - Duvets are often now being supplied in the mountain huts rather than blankets. Check before visiting. If a duvet is supplied you will require a sheet bag for your stay . If you don’t have one yourself, then check with the hut if they will rent one to you or you can buy one there.
Cancelled bookings - It should be noted that if a hut booking is not honoured or is cancelled with little notice there is an obligation to pay a levy of 20 Sfr. Quite how this will be implemented in practice is not made very clear
Useful websites - Basic hut information can be found at www.sac-cas.ch and www.vs-wallis.ch This website not only provides information about Swiss huts, both private and SAC/CAS, but also about some French and Italian huts close to the Swiss border.
Another good website, probably more detailed than the other websites is www.alpenonline.ch This site includes information about transport services that can be used to reach the hut approach and about local tourism. It also includes huts not mentioned in either of the other two websites.
There is so much great accomodation to choose from in Champex Lac: Traditional Hotels and Guest Houses with the warmest Swiss hospitality. Well equipped private Luxury Apartment and Chalets belonging to second homeowners. Fun family Campsites. Practical Dormitories for hikers and large parties. And at high altitude, Mountain Cabanes for the more adventurous. No matter what your requirements or budget Champex Lac has the ideal place for you to call home during your stay.