Welcome to Mountain Brook
4 days trekking experience
June 15-18th, 2023 bernese oberland, switzerland
'With alpenstock and knapsack light,
I wander o'er hill and valley;
I climb the snow peak's flashing height,
And sleep in the sheltered chalet,-
Free in heart -happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
The city's dust I leave behind
For the keen, sweet air of the mountain,
The grassy path by the wild rose lined,
The gush of the living fountain,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.
High above me snow clouds rise,
In the early morning gleaming;
And the patterned valley beneath me lies
Softly in sunshine dreaming,-
Free in heart- happy and free-
This is the summer life for me.'
Alpine Song, W. Wiliams
The Majestic Bernese Oberland
about Mountain brook trek
Imagine- your feet on a wild mountain trail breathing in fresh oxygen and beauty that come in the form of views, sounds and smells.. standing in the awe of mountain majesty, taking it all in with your eyes and heart.
Witnessing the most beautiful show on Earth: the sound of running streams far below, the melody of peaceful cowbells in a meadow , a profound light heating up your face as the sun goes down...the smell of fresh nature and a cool crisp breeze on your body and indescribable view that is almost hard to absorb.
Do you believe that this splendor can truly exist?
Welcome to Mountain Stream 4 day trekking and mindfulness experience in the Swiss Alps.
Designed for medium level hikers or beginners with high motivation and firm physical condition.
We will discover one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland, yet very secluded and authentic.
Every day we will hike for 5-6 hours with a stable pace, taking time for being, enjoy the views, practice mindfulness and eating outside. (In case you would like to rush and go as fast as possible, then this program is not for you).
We will take the most beautiful hikes in the region ( explored and designed specially for this program by Ruta).
Approximate effort per day: 7-10 km, 700-800m up, 500-600m down.
Once you register, you will receive a detailed list of things to pack and how to dress for this trek.
During 4 days we will hike, explore mountain lakes, glaciers, wild flowers, valleys and ourselves.
We will stay in a magnificent and authentic Swiss mountain homes/hotels in the middle of the nature wilderness. Each place is different and authentic in its own way.
peacefulness & beauty beyond measure...
07.30 am Breakfast
08.30 am Hike Start
09.30 am Break / snacks
10.30 am Hiking hiking and hiking
12.00 pm Lunch Outside
03.30 pm Arrival to mountain house
04.00 pm Stretching
03.00 pm Time for Yourself
04.30 pm Relaxation/reflection of the day
07.00 pm Diner
10.00 pm Star gazing/ night hiking
We will start in a village of Stechelberg and finish here too but arriving from a completely different angle.
Have you ever dreamed of crossing the entire mountain range and end up in a completely secluded different valley where the only sound you hear is your breath and mountain streams? (oh, and perhaps the sound of marmottes too..)
We will stay in history rich swiss mountain homes. This is already quite an experience!
Day 1: after getting to know each other, we will go to discover the surroundings of the local villages and soak it the first majesty of the mountains.
Night 1-2 we will stay in an authentic swiss B&B that feels like you are at your grandma place...
Day 2: we will go further on the adventure and explore deeper the valley, soak in the views
Day 3: after hiking further through the valley and climbing a peak,
we will stay in a secluded Mountain House in the midst of Stechelberg Valley, full of waterfalls and well hidden beauty. Not many people know this place yet. It is known for hospitality and remoteness, in the evening there is no electricity here...
Day 4: after breakfast we will go to the end of valley to explore mountain glaciers and a very wild lake at 2500m a.s.l.
We will hike through multiple waterfalls and soak in gorgeous views before returning to the civilization. (sorry...)
'One of the things that I love the most about the hut to hut trekking is that moment when, after long day outside, hiking, soaking it all in and sometimes going through challenging terrains, once of the sudden, you arrive to the mountain hut. Your shelter for the night, your home - where everyone is welcome, no matter your status, physical condition and level of tiredness .'
Ruta, Be Outside Coaching
What to look forward to?
• Breathtaking views
• Hiking like the Swiss Do or even better...
• Insights about yourself & Outdoor Coaching
• Free time for personal reflection/relaxation
• Mindfulness in the Mountains
• Stretching sessions after hiking
• Intimate experience: this trek is limited to 8 participants max
• Night Hiking and Milky Way Observation
• Cow bell concert 😊
• Inspiring & Empowering group spirit
'I'd sit for hours watching the birds or squirrels, or looking into the faces of flowers. When i discovered a new plant, I sat beside it for a minute or a day, to make its acquaitance and try to hear what it had to tell me.'
John Muir, My Life with Nature
We will stay in 2 authentic and very local mountain houses where traditions are still alive. Just staying here is already an experience that is difficult to find in nowadays....
Mountain house nr1
Mountain house nr2
logistics AND OTHER DETAILS
Early bird (until January 1st, 2023): 890 CHF/ person
Standard price ( After January 1st, 2023): 990 CHF
What is included in the price?
All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, excl alcohol).
All meals will be made in the mountain houses- mostly local and high quality products.
All activities during the trek by certified mountain leader: hiking, exercise, nature connection practices, outdoor coaching
Accommodation during retreat: in an authentic high-quality mountain houses
Tickets with the mountain cable cars
What is not included in the price
Your flight or train tickets from home country to Switzerland;
Transportation to Stechelberg (meeting point of the trek)
Alcoholic drinks during the trek
Need to be in Stechelberg by 10am on June 15th, 2023
We will finish also in Stechelberg on June 18th, at 4-5pm
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 May 15th, 2023
50% is refundable until 15th of April 2023. After this date- its non refundable.
If refund has to be issued, an admin charge of 50 CHF will be charged.
about trek leader
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.
Retreat participants often say that Ruta's passion for Nature is contagious.
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.
Be Outside. Be Authentic. Be You
What do previous participants say about Be Outside Coaching?
'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.'
Jurgita, teacher and school coordinator
Read More testimonials here or on Google ( tap Be Outside Coaching):
' There is yet another way to be, to see , to feel, to lead.
You will never hike the same way again after experiencing this.' Be Outside Coaching