Fully Guided Trek / Grade 3: Challenging
- 9 days. Two guided point-to-point treks
- Family-run accommodation: hotels and mountain refuges
- Switzerland’s highest and most iconic mountains
- 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.