3 days trekking for begginers/Medium level hikers
July 19-21st, 2024 zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
Imagine- your feet on a wild mountain trail breathing in fresh oxygen and beauty that come in the form of views, sounds and smells.. walking through the majesty of the wild mountain lakes and grandiose landscape when, after a long day outside you sleep in a secluded and authentic mountain hut?
Welcome to 3 day trekking and nature experience in the Zermatt, Switzerland- Valais. Due to its iconic Matterhorn mountain, local culture and stunning views, Zermatt is among the most beautiful hiking and outdoor life destinations in Switzerland.
Designed for the beginner hikers and anyone who would like to discover mountain in a safe but wild environment. Every day you will hike for 4-5 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, immersing into incredible views and enjoying group spirit.
We will stay in the magnificent and authentic Swiss mountain huts in the middle of the nature wilderness. Each cabin is different and authentic in its own way.
DAY 1: ZERMATT – SUNNEGGA – 4 LAKES - FLUHALP
Altitude difference +: + 460 m
Altitude difference -: - 150 m
KM: 7 km
Timing: ca. 3.5 hours
We meet in Zermatt at 11:00, walk through the town to take the Sunnegga train. From there we will hike through the 5 lakes (Leisee, Mossjesee, Grindjisee and Stellisee, we will see the 5th one on the second day 😉 all the way to Fluhalp. Fluhalp is the last hut before the glacier world and we will enjoy a beautiful view on the Monte-Rosa massiv.
DAY 2: FLUHALP – LOST VALLEY – GRÜNSEE/ ZE SEEWJINU
Altitude difference +: + 500 m
Altitude difference -: - 700 m
KM: 9 km
Timing: ca. 4 hours
Today is our longest day. We start in Fluhalp and hike down the old glacier moraine down to Gant and it’s boggy soil. We will then hike to Findeltriftji, named the Lost Valley after the book of the Zermatter writer Hannes Taugwalder. The Lost Valley, a small, idyllic alluvial plain in the Findel Valley above Zermatt. Nestled between the left moraine of the dwindling Findel glacier and the northern escarpment of the Stockhorn, it is an absolutely enchanting place. In the valley itself, the hiker enjoys total peace and a magnificent view of the Matterhorn.
After having discovered this wonderful landscape, full of misteries we will walk back down to Grünsee where we will have a swim in the “green lake” or just enjoy the hospitality of Steffi and Kurt at Ze Seewjinu.
DAY 3: ZE SEEWJINU – RIFFELALP – BLATTEN - ZERMATT
Altitude difference +: +150 m
Altitude difference -: - 810 m
KM: 8 km
Timing: ca. 4 hours
After our breakfast at Ze Seewjinu with a view on the Matterhorn, we will take our backpacks and start hiking direction of Riffelalp through a wonderful, easy path and good smelling path between larches and arolla pines. From Riffelalp we will start our descent to Zermatt, taking a break at the small and isolated Rittihut. Before we arrive in Zermatt, we will go down the Gorner Gorge and enjoy a view in the water world of the Gorner river making it’s way down in the valley. From there it is only a few meters back to the reality and the crowd of Zermatt.
logistics AND OTHER DETAILS
770 CHF/ 850 EUR all included
Mother & daughter/family/couple package: 10% off
If you book 2 summer treks with Be Outside Coaching, the 2d one is 10% off
Bring your friend to the trek and get 5% off (to the one that brings a friend)
What is included in the price?
Professional services by a qualified mountain leader
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All meals will be made in the mountain huts- mostly local and high quality products.
Cable Car ride
Carefully prepared routes and program
Accommodation during the trek: in an authentic high-quality mountain cabins. You will stay in double shared rooms (twin beds)! This is a rare possibility in secluded treks.
What is not included in the price
Transportation to Zermatt (meeting point of the trek)
Need to be in Zermatt by 10am on July 19th, 2024
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
50% of the price needs to be paid upon the booking the trip
The rest needs to be paid until June 19th, 2024
One of the Mountain huts where you will spend a night
Your outing leader- Aurelie
As a child I had the chance of growing up in the mountains of Leysin, Switzerland and spent my time hiking and skiing.
After many years of working in the mountain guide office, I decided to turn my passion into my job and to become myself a tour leader. That was the best decision of my life. I am know a qualified mountain leader with the Association of Mountain Guides in Switzerland.
I will be delighted to let you discover the beauty of the mountain nature and the secrets of the healing flowers. I can transfer my passion in French, German, English and Italian.
'To be in nature means to experience everything: the sounds, plants, trees- to touch, to feel how everything is changing. It's amazing to see how much nature gives to us. We must experience this again and again. I am so happy that i found out about the Be Outside Coaching.
What Ruta does in those Nature Retreats is amazing and i wish to everyone to experience it.'