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4-day Alpine & Glacier Trekking from Saas-Fee to Zermatt

Join us for a 4-day alpine and glacier trekking in Valais, starting from the charming resort village of Saas-Fee and ending in Zermatt, below the iconic Matterhorn peak, crossing glaciers, ascending one of the Swiss 4000s and sleeping each night in a different mountain hut, all above 2800 meters above sea level.

This trip is led by Eliot Hennion, International Mountain Guide.

Details (Alpine & Glacier Trekking)

Day 1: Saas-Fee – Britanniahütte

We will meet our guide in Saas-Fee, Busterminal at 10:00. From there we will start the 4-day trek with a beautiful hike on the panorama trail to Britanniahütte at 3030m above sea level. The hut offers stunning views of the Hohlaubgletscher and Allalingletscher, and it is not rare to take an apero with a family of ibex!

Dinner and night at Britanniahütte.

Day 2: Britanniahütte – Adlerpass – Monte Rosa Hütte

Longest day of the trek! We will have a very early start and hike from Brittaniahütte to the famous Monte Rosa Hütte via Adlerpass. The day will be filled with amazing views of the surrounding 4000s and the Monte Rosa massif, and will be long and challenging! Well deserved dinner and night at Monte Rosa Hütte at 2883m above sea level.

Day 3: Monte Rosa Hütte – Gandegghütte

We will leave the hut in the morning to hike to the next one, the Gandegghütte, via the famous Gornergrat, facing the mythical Matterhorn. Dinner and night at Gandegghütte at 3030m above sea level.

Day 4: Gandegghütte – Breithorn – Zermatt

Depending on how we feel, everyone or some of us can take the cable car to Klein Matterhorn and ascend Breithorn (4164m) in the morning to finish this 4-day trek with one of the famous Swiss 4000m. Return to the hut for lunch before taking the cable car to Zermatt in the afternoon.

Requirements

To join this Alpine & Glacier Trekking event, you need to be a very fit hiker. You should be able to hike 10 hours or more in one day (for day 2, the other days will be more relaxed) with at least 1300m of elevation gain. No previous mountaineering experience needed.

How to get there?

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following transportation.

Thursday

  • Zurich HB 07:02 – 10:04 Saas-Fee, Busterminal (via Visp)

Sunday

  • Zermatt 15:37 – 18:58 Zurich (via Visp) – depending on what time we finish

Kit list

  • Backpack
  • Backpack cover and waterproof inner bags
  • Crampon compatible mountaineering boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Goretex jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Hiking trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff
  • Glacier sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pillowcase
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Water (minimum 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Cash for drinks at the huts

Pricing

The price for this event is CHF 1000.

What does the price include?

  • 4 days hiking/mountaineering (alpine & glacier trekking) with a certified International Mountain Guide
  • 3 nights of accommodation in mountain huts
  • Dinner from Thursday – Saturday
  • Breakfast from Friday – Sunday
  • Lunch from Friday – Sunday

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transport to Saas-Fee and back from Zermatt
  • Cable car from Trockener Steg to Klein Matterhorn and from Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt on Sunday
  • Lunch on day 1
  • Drinks
  • Snacks

Payment terms

Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days and the balance by 5 July 2021, one month before the event starts.

Group size

Minimum number of participants: 4

Maximum number of participants: 6

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By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood, and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions in the “What we’re about” section of our Meetup group.

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Date

05 - 08 Aug 2021

Time

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Cost

CHF1,000.00

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Location

Saas Fee
, Saas Fee, Switzerland
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