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Guided 3-day challenging T3 hike around Zermatt and the Matterhorn

3 days hiking around the emblematic pyramid-shaped Matterhorn! This hut-to-hut hike in the mountain paradise surrounding Zermatt leads over alpine forests and meadows, up into the high alpine landscape, and finishes in the renowned town of Zermatt.

This trip is led by Aurelie Bourquin, mountain leader.

What’s the plan?

Day 1: Randa – Suspension bridge – Täschalp

Meet your guide at Randa train station at 10:00 and walk through the beautiful larch forest to the suspension bridge. The Charles Kuonen bridge, with its length of almost 500 meters, is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the Alps. We then continue on the Europaweg to Täschalp. Some consider the Europaweg between Grächen and Zermatt to be the most beautiful hike in the Alps. The view of the mountain panorama including the Matterhorn has made the Europaweg known worldwide. The towns of St. Niklaus, Grächen, Randa, Täsch and Zermatt used this breathtaking and untouched nature to create the Europaweg in 1997. It leads from Grächen via Gasenried to Herbriggen, from there up to the Europahütte in Randa, on to the Täschalp and finally to Zermatt. We will spend the evening and night at Täschlalp.

Technical info: 15km – 1’500m ascent – 550m descent – 7h walking

Day 2: Täschalp – Europaweg Sunnegga – Ze Seewjinu

From the Täschalp we continue on our Europaweg to Sunnegga, over the famous Stellisee and Grindjisee, two stunning lakes that everyone has already seen on pictures with the reflection of the Matterhorn, and finally Grünsee. The most motivated can still swim in the Grünsee and the others can slowly make their way to Ze Seewjinu for an aperitif. Kurt and Steffi will spoil us in the evening.

Technical info: 15km – 700m ascent – 600m descent – 6h walking

Day 3: Ze Seewjinu – Lost Valley – Zermatt

Ze Seewjinu is where the Lost Valley starts, our destination today. The Lost Valley, a small, idyllic alluvial plain in the Findel valley above Zermatt. Nestled between the left moraine of the Findel Glacier and the steep northern slopes of the Stockhorn, it is an absolutely magical place. In the valley itself, we can enjoy total tranquility and a wonderful view of the Matterhorn. Aurelie will give you an insight into the geological, glaciological and historical characteristics of the Matterhorn area. After spending some time in this magical valley, we walk back through a beautiful larch forest to Riffelalp, where we take the small Gornergratbahn to Zermatt.

Technical info: 13km – 650m ascent – 700m descent – 6h walking

Hike Zermatt Matterhorn

Requirements

To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker, able to hike 1’000m+ in one day, while carrying your backpack several days in a row.

Insurance

It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).

How to get there

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

Saturday

Zurich HB 07:02 – 09:52 Randa (via Visp)

Monday

Zermatt 16:37 – 19:58 Zurich HB (via Visp) – depending on the time the event finishes

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

-Hiking boots
-T-shirt
-Hiking trousers or shorts
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Waterproof over trousers
-Sun hat
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat
-Buff
-Gloves

Night Essentials

-T-shirt
-Legging or shorts
-Socks
-Sleeping bag liner
-Pillow case
-Lightweight towel
-Ear plugs

Technical gear

-Hiking poles
-Hiking backpack (30-40L)
-Waterproof backpack cover
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Knife or multitool knife

Electronics

-Charging cables and socket
-Power bank
-Headlamp with spare batteries

Toiletries

-Toothbrush and toothpaste
-Soap
-Toilet paper

F&B

-Water
-Snacks-Packed lunches (possibility to buy packed lunches from the huts)

Pharmacy

-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
-Hand disinfectant

Wallet

-Cash
-ID
-Health insurance card
-Air rescue membership card (e.g. Rega, Air Glaciers)

Pricing

The price for this event is CHF 500.

Included in price

-3 days of guided hike with a mountain leader
-2 nights of accommodation in mountain lodges
-Dinner on Saturday and Sunday
-Breakfast on Sunday and Monday

Not included in price

-Transport to Randa and back from Zermatt
-Train from Riffelalp to Zermatt on day 3 (CHF 28 or CHF 14 with 1/2 or GA travel cards)
-Drinks and snacks
-Lunches

Group size

Min. 5 participants
Max. 8 participants


By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

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Date

30 Jul 2022 - 01 Aug 2022

Time

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost

CHF 500.00

Location

Randa
Randa, Switzerland
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