4 days Wild camping in Valais
July 6-9th, 2023 Valais, switzerland
Have you dreamed about a wild experience in the mountains surrounded by like minded people?
Imagine- your feet on a wild mountain trail breathing in fresh oxygen and beauty that come in the form of views, sounds and smells.. hiking through the majesty of the wild mountain lakes and waterfalls when, after a long day outside you yet stay Outside and sleep in a tent? Living Outside 24 hours a day.
Welcome to 4 day wild camping experience in the French part of Switzerland- Valais.
Not only you will immerse into wild nature, learn how to camp but also will discover ’Swiss old civilizations’. I know this sounds insane, but you can discover more than 400 years old culture when you hike in Switzerland.
Designed for medium to advanced hikers. If you have never wild camped before but are very keen and have strong fitness level, when you are also welcome to join.
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 arrive to the camp- each time next to a wild lake, around 3-4pm every day. Here we will rest, swim, prepare for the night and share stories of the day.
what to look forward to
Together with a group you’ll hike for 4 days and 3 nights staying in a tent, cooking food for yourself and your hiking friends. In the evenings we will gather around the cooking pot or fire and share life and day stories.
Nature inspires being thyself therefore a lot of happen during those conversations, its beautiful to witness how individuals emerge into group spirit while sharing wild experience.
Walking, connecting with nature and group, breath taking views and mindfulness practices will allow you to come back to yourself.
Wild location that will be revealed only to the participants of this wild trip.
The only thing that we know is that we will meet at 9.52am at the starting point of trip on July 6th.
Ruta has done multiple wild camping trips in this region and now is ready to share the best of it with you!
Total Physical effort for 4 days:
38-40km, 2200-3200m+ and 2200-3000m- of elevation gain
The objective is rather not a distance but the inner journey, nature & human connection.
On day 2 its possible to leave camping gear once arrived and climb extra 250m for a stunning sunset.
On day 4 its possible to wake up for a stunning sunrise and do extra.
We do not like eating from the packs or artificial foods. All food is carefully selected and prepared in the evening and morning with healthy ingredients. Food will be vegetarian- vegan. You will need to bring your own lunch for all days.
For the rest of the food- it will be brought by the leaders at the beginning and dispatched among participants. Expect 1kg extra in total.
logistics AND OTHER DETAILS
Early Bird ( until February 28th): 720 CHF/EUR all included
Standard price: 820 CHF/EUR
If you book 2 spring-summer-autumn treks with Be Outside Coaching, the 2d one is 5% off ( the cheaper one and not cumulative with loyalty discount)
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 2 qualified mountain leaders
Program involves, trekking, mindfulness, outdoor coaching
All meals during the trek (breakfast and dinner)
Carefully prepared routes and program
Price of the Cable Car (needed on day 1)
Advice on the camping gear
What is not included in the price
Transportation to Valais (meeting point of the trek)
Travel and personal Insurance
Need to be at the starting point of the trek at 9.52 am on July 6th, 2023
Combinable with more extensive travels in Switzerland – advice available upon request.
Travel: 3h20min from Zurich HB, 2h50min from Geneva
Possible arrangements between participants to arrive 1 night before and sleep in a nearby village.
A zoom call will be organized to all participants 6 weeks prior to the outing for a detailed briefing
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 6th, 2023
Meet Experience creator- Ruta
Ruta has done her first hike back in 2013- she then realized that the real life is not happening in the indoor- office environment but rather outside.
This made her realize that she was missing something important in her life- connection with Nature. Since then, most of her time she spends outside- climbing, hiking, wild camping, walking in the forests, parks and other natural places. She has become hiking ‚guru‘ and is now passionate to share the most beautiful places in the Swiss Alps with the others. During her outings she invites participants to experience nature differently: through mindfulness, nature connection practices & human element.
Ruta is a professional mountain leader ( Association of Mountain Guides in Switzerland), neuro-coach (Neuroleadership Institute, London), and forest therapy guide (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, USA).
By creating Be Outside Coaching movement, she has connected her 2 major passions: activities outside and human development. Be Outside Coaching delivers immersive and holistic Nature experiences in the different corners of the Swiss Alps.
Wild camping experience co-leaders
Ruta and Liza have met during Mountain leader course. After leading wild camping trip together in Ticino last summer, they are thrilled to continue this journey together and share with you this new Adventure in Valais.
'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.'