50+ Chamonix French Alps Trip

Trip dates: June 30 – July 7, 2020

Mind-blowing views of French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Hiking near glaciers, around Alpine lakes, and through the majestic mountain passes.

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There is a part of us that desires to be surrounded by nature,  totally immersed in her majesty and grandeur.

A longing to lift up our eyes and to see mountains upon mountains filling our view with only lakes and canyons to separate them.

Kosher Summer Adventures believes that these desires are the voice of our inner being telling us how inspired and fulfilled we feel when we enter into remote nature.

Therefore, Kosher Summer Adventures is thrilled beyond words to make the Grandeur of the Alps accessible to the Kosher hiker!

Hiking Trips in the Alps present logistical challenges for the Kosher + Shomer-Shabbat hiker.

At KSA we see this as an opportunity to make sure there is a Glatt Kosher, Daily Minyan with a Sefer Torah and Shomer Shabbat, Adventurous, Exciting and Inspiring hiking trip in the peaks, lakes and valleys of the French Alps.

During this Total Immersion trip 
Kosher Summer Adventures will be offering you:

  1.  Three levels of hiking:
    Advanced=Lions. Intermediate=Tigers. Walkers=Bears.
    Details of Hiking Levels
  2. Fresh, healthy Glatt Kosher meals cooked by the KSA cook.
    Hearty soups, plenty of salads, cooked vegetable dishes, fresh fish, and low on the carbs with chicken on Shabbat.
  3. The opportunity to recapture childhood fun with River Rafting (river level 1-2) and/or kayaking
  4. Group bonding through challah baking and around the table dinner discussions.

 

KSA Tentative Itinerary: Exciting Chamonix 2020

Dates: June 30-July 7

Tuesday, June 30: The Dream begins with getting to know Chamonix

The KSA bus will depart from Geneva Airport at 14:00. Our KSA Rep will be at the appointed meeting place at 13:30 to gather everyone and bring them to the KSA bus. Chalets will be available at 16:00.

For those who arrive early: Explore Geneva!
Walking Tour with Group Leader : Getting to know Chamonix

18:30 Dinner and Orientation   19:45 Mincha at Bayit Rishon   20:00 Maariv and Campfire

Wednesday July 1 :  Am Yisrael Chai – Follow the steps of the Jews as they escaped Occupied France into Switzerland!

Le Tour

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Hear the tinkle of the cowbells on the Col De Balme mountain pastures, take in the splash of color in the flowers dotting the mountainside, follow the trail as you actually walk in the Swiss Alps and the French Alps all on the same day!
After ascending the Cablecar to the Col De Balme, we will enter Switzerland!
We will walk the Croix De Fer Ridge and peek at the Emosson Dam and the largest reservoir in Switzerland!

Return for Dinner

Evening Program  “France and the Jews: A Thousand Years

Thursday, July 2: Bundle up for the Ice Cave Adventure

Friday, July 3:  Top of the World: Stand on the second highest mountain in Europe, the Aiguille Du Midi!

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Aiguille Du Midi

Ascend by Cable Car to Summit (3842 meters), behold the magical views from the panoramic, peak terraces looking out at the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland. Our day includes a short, scenic walk to Lac Bleu & Picnic at the Lake.
Glacier View from Panoramic Terraces Overlooking the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland

12:00         Walk to Lac Bleu    (1 hr round trip)

Afternoon: Walk in the steps of the Jews’ Midnight Escape. WWII French Resistance and the Jewish Escape Route 

Ushering in the Shabbat:

Prepare for Shabbat, Hadlakat Nerot, Tefilla, Seudat Shabbat  

Optional Tisch: Niggunim and Stories, Divrei Torah

(Picture taken before Shabbat)

Shabbat, July 4

Spend Shabbat relaxing and under the Inspirational view of Mount Blanc!

 Tefilla, Kiddush and Optional Guided Chavruta, Seudat Shabbat+ Menucha

Ted style talks by KSA participants , and

Shabbat Afternoon Walk along the river and round Lac de Gaillands

19:30          Mincha  and Seuda Shelishit              *Maariv and Havdalah

Sunday, July 5:  Fill your mind and heart with Inspiring Alpine views

The Grand Montets and the Argentiere Glacier!

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Monday, July 6: Options Day- Do you want to walk, hike or go Rafting?

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Rafting on L’Arve River

Rafting down the river is fun, exciting, and an experience you will keep telling your friends about!

OR

Gorge and Waterfall Walk: Les Gorges de la Diosaz at Servoz

On a scenic gorge and waterfall walk, we hear the might of the waters crashing down against the rocks, we feel the spray on our faces as we cross the bridges over the falls.

Return to Chamonix for last minute souvenir shopping

OR

Fxperienced Hikers’ Last Hike -PlanPraz- Flegere 

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Stopping at the Paragliding Takeoff Platform at the base of Mont Brevent!

Return to Chamonix for last minute souvenir shopping

Farewell dinner & campfire with participants sharing stories and memories

Tuesday, July 7: The dream has become a reality. Time to exchange contact info, share a goodbye and have one last longing look at the wondrous snow capped mountain tops. See you next year at koshersummeradventures.com

*Early Breakfast with optional lunch preparation

Due to different flights and participants’ departure times, you will be making your own shuttle arrangements back to the Geneva airport. To book a shuttle go to alpybus.com and follow the instructions. You can do this approximately two weeks before the trip.

8:30 Latest checkout to depart for Geneva airport.

Additional Optional Activities :

  • Swimming /Workout at Sports Centre
  • Indoor Tennis and Squash
  • Skating Rink
  • Bowling
  • Alpine and Crystal Museum
  • Spa at Deep Nature Spa
  • Para-Gliding
  • Biking

Accommodations in Chamonix

The main KSA “Bayit” – Chalet des Jumelles,  as well as additional apartments and hotel rooms for our participants, are all in the Les Pecles neighborhood, and all are within a 5-7 minutes walk of each other.

Participants can choose our 4 star luxury chalets, or opt for more simple accommodations at the nearby Hotel Le Vert, at a slightly reduced price.

Master Bedroom at Chalet Belachat
Cozy at Chalet Belachat
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The view from the Bayit at Chalet Les Chumelles
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Bedroom at the Bayit at Chalet Les Jumelles
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Accommodations at Le Vert Hotel
Details for Booking Flights

For price & further details, enter your contact information below, and we will gladly be in contact with you shortly. For a one-on-one conversation with Josh at KSA, call  972-584259191.

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