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Matterhorn to the Eiger

Matterhorn to the Eiger

9 day holiday: running in 2019

  • Highlights

    Fully Guided Trek

    • 9 days. Guided point-to-point trek
    • Family-run accommodation: hotels and mountain refuges
    • Switzerland’s highest and most iconic mountains
    • Two point to point treks
    • Dramatic mountain views, pretty hamlets, Alpine flowers
    • Built in free day

     

    Group size: 6-14

    This trek traverses two main mountain regions of Switzerland: the high mountains of Zermatt and the Valais and the dramatic limestone landscape of the Bernese Oberland. The trek covers a good distance and we see a variety of scenery en-route with high passes, dramatic mountain landscapes and typical chocolate-box Swiss alpine pastures. The trip begins hiking in the shadow of the Matterhorn, crosses the Bernese Oberland via two fine passes and  finishes in the incredible Lauterbrunnen Valley: a classically carved U-shaped glacial valley that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    You will have a fully qualified trekking Guide for the whole trek and most picnic lunches and two dinners are taken care of. We stay in family-run hotels and make use of the excellent Swiss mountain refuges and homestays which offer a good level of accommodation given their remote locations. You will have access to your luggage on most nights, though on a couple of occasions, when we head into the high mountains, you will be carrying a small amount of your own gear – light backpacking.

    This trip will appeal to confident trekkers who enjoy challenging walking in incredible surroundings.

  • Itinerary

    1. Meet at Geneva Airport and travel to our hotel in the Zermatt in 2.5hrs. Hotel
    2. Warm-up walk towards Sunegga and then FluAlp with views of the Matterhorn and Breithorn. Hotel
    3. Head out for an over-night trek to the high mountain refuge at Trift (2337m). Views of the Monte Rosa Massif – highest in Switzerland. Refuge, twin rooms
    4. Fabulous high-level traverse under the North face of the Matterhorn: one of the best walks in the Alps. Hotel
    5. Transfer in 2.5hrs to Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. Afternoon free or optional hike. Hotel
    6. Two-day expedition. Ascend the mighty Hohturli pass (2778m) and overnight in Golderli – a quiet traditional hamlet in the heart of the Oberland. Homestay / inn
    7. Continue to the great Sefinafurgga pass (2612m) and descend in the face of the Eiger to Murren village. Arrive Lauterbrunnen Valley. Hotel
    8. A free day to relax, trek above the Lauterbrunnen Valley or take the train through the Eiger to the top of the Jungfraujoch. Hotel
    9. Trip ends at Geneva Airport

     

    Climbs and descents: 6000m ascent / 6400m descent

    Approximate distance: 95km

  • What’s included and detailed trip dossier

    • 6 nights hotels in twin rooms. 1 night twin rooms at mountain refuge. 1 night small dorm in homestay / inn
    • 2 dinners, 6 picnic lunches
    • Main luggage available 6 out of 8 nights
    • All transfers, including Geneva Airport to the mountains
    • Qualified International Mountain Leader

     

    > Click here for a detailed 2017 dossier 

    Getting Here

    Geneva Airport can be reached from 17 airports in the UK and Ireland. It is well-connected with the USA, Canada and Australasia. Please do not book non-refundable travel before we guarantee your departure.

  • Extend Your Stay in Lauterbrunnen

    You can easily extend your stay in Lauterbrunnen at our hotel. Please ask us for details.

  • How to Book Your Trek

    Step 1 – Choose Your Tour

    Select your tour and check availability, either by phoning us or sending an on-line enquiry.

    Step 2 – Complete a Booking Form

    Complete an on-line booking form and pay a deposit of £100 or 10% of the tour, whichever is the greater.

    Step 3 – How to Pay

    Payments are in British Pounds (GBP). You can pay by bank transfer, credit or debit card or with a Sterling cheque.

    Please indicate how you wish to pay on the booking form.

    If you wish to pay by bank transfer we will send you the account details by e-mail.

    If you wish to pay by credit card or debit card we will send you a link via worldpay that allows you to pay online. We accept GBP, USD, CAD, NZD, AUD, EUR only.

    Cheques should be made out to Salamander Treks Ltd.

    Please note that your money is safe when you book with us. All monies are deposited and held in trust by the trustees of the Travel Trust Association (TTA). Only when your tour has finished do we receive your money.

    Step 4 – Email Confirmation

    Once the payment has been received we will send you an e-mail confirmation.

Available Dates

Date Availability Price Per Person
July 2019

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