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Matterhorn & Zermatt – Highlights (4-days)

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4 days
Availability : June - October
Geneva Airport
Zermatt
Max People : 8
Tour Details

Zermatt with its Matterhorn is probably one of the most well-know and beautiful destinations in the Alps or even in the world. Join us on an adventurous 4-day hiking adventure and explore the best locations in the entire area, climb stunning summits, view glaciers from very close and of course take amazing pictures of the Matterhorn and more than 35 4000m peaks!

This trip is perfect for those who would like to escape into the nature for a long weekend to explore the beautiful Zermatt area with great company.

Departure & Return Location

Geneva International Airport (GVA)
Meeting Point: Montreux-Jazz Festival Coffee Shop (Google Map)

Departure Time

11:00 AM
Please plan to arrive by plane at least 1.5 hours prior the departure time.

Price Includes

  • Full qualified International Mountain Leader (IML)
  • 3 nights accommodation (shared bedrooms) with half-board
  • A rich and healthy lunch pack on each stage
  • All planned transportation according to the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Pre- / post-trek accommodation
  • Travel expenses (airfare etc.)
  • Private expenses (souvenirs, drinks, etc.)

Complementaries

  • Luggage storage
  • Rental of walking poles
  • Pre- / post-trek accommodation
What to Expect

The Matterhorn Valley is probably one of the most famous and beautiful places in Switzerland. The guides from Happy Tracks have developed this route so that you can enjoy 4-days full of Highlights. You get to see impressive waterfalls, amazing wildlife, the longest suspension bridge in the world, rugged alpine terrain and glaciers, the Matterhorn and the beautiful village Zermatt. A swim in the ice cold Stelli Lake is the perfect refreshment after a long day in the mountains.

It is a trip which combines everything: a good physical workout with amazing scenery, good food and great company. What do you need more for an amazing weekend in the heart of the Alps, far away from the busy cities!

  • Hike over the longest suspension bridge in the world
  • Sleep in cozy and authentic mountain huts
  • Enjoy culinary specialties and taste the best chocolate in the world
  • Take award winning photographs from the Matterhorn
  • Swim in the Stellisee (crystal clear mountain lake) with the Matterhorn in the background
  • Climb the summit of the Pulfwe on over 3000m above sea level
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Geneva, Transfer to Randa, Hike to Europahütte

You’ll be picked up in Geneva at the airport the latest at 11:00AM and driven to the Matterhorn valley where you’ll spend your long-weekend adventure. The transfer from Geneva up to Randa, the location from where you’ll start your adventure takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. After a quick gear check you’ll tackle the steep and rugged trail up to the Europa trail. The trail brings you up to the so called Chüebodmen, a nice alpine meadow with magnificent views on the Weisshorn peak and the massive landslide from the 90’s. After a nice break and the possibility to refill your water reserves, you’ll take the second stretch of the day and enter the alpine world. The trail gets steeper and rocky. On the way up you’ll admire noisy waterfalls and glacier streams. Once you get above the tree line its not far anymore to join the traversing Europa trail. You’ll be following it to reach the location for the overnight stay the famous Europahut. The hike will take around 3 hours to get there so you’ll reach the location just before dinner is served. After a nice and hearty meal you’ll spend the night in a cosy dormitory on over 2000 meters above sea level and don’t forget to bring your camera to take a few pictures of the ibex behind the hut!

Transfers
Route
Accommodation

Transfer: Geneva Airport (GVA) > Randa
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Randa – Chüebodmen – Europaweg – Europahütte
Distance: 5.80 km / Ascent: 943m / Descent: 76m

Cosy hikers accommodation in shared bedroom / dormitory
Half-board (breakfast, 3 course dinner)

Day 2Hike Europahütte to Täschalp

After an exciting first day in the Matterhorn valley, this day is loaded full of adventure. The amazing path from the Europahut to the Täschalp is a true adventure. The absolute highlight of the first part of the day is the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge. With a length of 500m it’s the longest suspension bridge in the world. After crossing the bridge the next highlight is following. You’ll ascend the steep and exposed trail up to the Kinhütte and there will be definitely some thrills and spills! Once you reach the hut you can enjoy fantastic views of the matterhorn and enjoy a cold drink on their terrace. From the Kinhut you’ll follow the Edelweiss trail to the Täschalp, which you’ll reach in the early afternoon. After some cake and coffee you can explore with your guide the local cheese farm or do an extra loop to one of the surrounding peaks.

You’ll spend the night in a cosy mountain hut surrounded by glaciers and 4000m peaks.

Transfers
Route
Accommodation

No transfers available on this stage

Europahütte – Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge – Kinhütte – Springelboden – Eggenstadel – Täschalp
Distance: 10.90 km / Ascent: 924m / Descent: 1019m

Cosy hikers accommodation in shared bedroom / dormitory
Half-board (breakfast, 3 course dinner)

Day 3Hike Täschalp to Zermatt

Now it’s time for some more and serious adventure. The hike starts gently along the flat Täschalp towards the Pfulwe with its small glacier. The trail is rugged, rocky but simply beautiful. You’ll hike up to the Pfulwe pass with the option of climbing the summit of the Pfulwe on 3313 meters above sea level. From up there you can admire a perfect panorama on the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa (highest mountain in Switzerland) and endless glaciers. On the way down you hike over the Fluealp down to Zermatt. You’ll pass the famous Stellisee, one of the most amazing locations to take pictures of the Matterhorn with a reflection in the lake and of course for a refreshing swim in the ice cold water. For those who feel tired there are quite a few options to take a cable car to shorten the downhill. You’ll spend the night in a cosy hostel in Zermatt and head out with your guide for a great and typical meal in the evening. Zermatt is a vibrant mountain resort with many shops and restaurants. There will be definitely some time to check it out.

Transfers
Route
Accommodation

Cable car: Sunnegga > Zermatt (optional)

Täschalp – Mellichsand – Pfulwe – Flue – Stellisee – Winkelmatten – Zermatt
Distance: 18.40 km / Ascent: 1159m / Descent: 1727m

Hostel accommodation in shared bedroom / dormitory
Half-board (breakfast, 3 course dinner)

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

Wake up bright and early after a cosy night in the Zermatt. Fuel yourself for the day ahead by indulging in a traditional Swiss breakfast; complete with local jams, marmalades, honey and cheeses. From the accommodation you’ll start a nice hike up to the Edelweiss traverse. The day will be full with amazing views and if you are lucky you can spot the famous black nose sheets. You’ll finish the hike with a walk through the impressive Corner gorge. After the day’s hike you’ll get back into Zermat again. Time to enjoy a nice drink out in the fresh air before piling back into the train and van and making your way to back Geneva Airport. If time allows you’ll have a couple free hours before your airport transfer is scheduled.

Transfers
Route
Accommodation

Transfer: Zermatt > Geneva Airport

Zermatt – Edelweissweg – Zmutt – Furi – Gornerschlucht – Zermatt
Distance: 12.00 km / Ascent: 707m / Descent: 722m

No accommodation included in the tour price.

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Regina

Solo Traveller

That was an amazing experience. Thanks to Raphael and Anna our trip had a personal touch every single day. Thank you guys and we will be back again!

29. September 2019

Andrew

Couple Traveller

Compact schedule – perfect for a long weekend.

26. September 2019

Geraoid

Solo Traveller

Excellent guide, great food and fantastic trekking.

16. September 2019

Anna

Couple Traveller

Our host was fantastic! Couldn’t have asked for the better group had such a laugh and the views were amazing!

23. August 2019

Richard

Solo Traveller

Everything about this trip exceeded my expectations, the scenery, the activities and the weather were all perfect. Our guide and host Raphael was an absolute legend who I cannot speak highly enough of him and his company. This was a truly unforgettable experience and I can highly recommend it to any adventure enthusiasts. You do require a minimum level of fitness though.

8. August 2019
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