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Mountain Climbing in Zermatt: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover and climb some of Switzerland’s tallest mountains from this idyllic town!

Whether you plan on conquering the mighty Matterhorn or getting your first mountaineering experience on Breithorn, stunning views and marvelous landscapes await. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Zermatt. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Zermatt

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Zermatt?

Located in the southern swiss canton of Valais, Zermatt sits at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. Combining this convenient location with its excellent views, it’s no wonder that the town has become a mountain climbing hub.

Outside of the Matterhorn and Breithorn, there are many other popular mountaineering options right nearby. The Allalinhorn (4,070 meters) along the country’s southern border is another popular climbing destination for novice climbers.

Meanwhile, Grizzled veterans may be more interested in summiting Dent Blanche (4,357 meters) or Dom (4,545 meters), the tallest mountain solely within Switzerland. Other popular climbing destinations include Monte Rosa (4,634), the Rimpfischhorn (4,199 meters), and the Weisshorn (4,506 meters).

Why should I choose Zermatt for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Situated at the southern end of the Matter Valley, Zermatt offers some of the best scenery in the country. Mountain climbing gives you the chance to head up some of the tallest Swiss peaks and enjoy stunning views into the glacier-carved valleys, out over the verdant evergreen forests and, of course, across other iconic mountains.

Magnificent Matterhorn

During the summer, the allure of climbing the Matterhorn (4,478 meters) is one of the major draws for mountain climbers headed to Zermatt. The iconic pyramidal peak is a great challenge for intermediate climbers and rewards those who persevere to the top with some of the best views in all of Switzerland.

Something for everyone

Regardless of your mountain climbing skill level or prowess, Zermatt offers something for everyone. The nearby Breithorn (4,164 meters) is widely considered to be the easiest 4,000er to climb in all of Switzerland. It is perfectly suitable for first-time mountaineers. Overall, there are 38 4,000ers to climb around Zermatt, meaning plenty of options for any and all climbers.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Zermatt?

During the summer, average daily temperatures in Zermatt range from 10 ºC to 13 ºC. These drop dramatically as you gain in elevation. Summer is also the wettest time of year in Switzerland, receiving between 50 and 60 millimeters of rain each month.

How can I get to Zermatt?

Flying into Geneva International Airport (GVA) is a common starting point for any trip to Zermatt. From here, it is easy enough to rent a car and make the roughly three hour drive or take a combination of trains and buses to get there. You could also fly into Sion (SIR) and drive or take the bus from there.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Zermatt region?

German, French, Italian, English

What's the country code for the Zermatt region?


What currency is accepted around Zermatt?

Swiss franc (CHF)

Best time to climb

June to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Zermatt



Tobias is an amazing guide. He guided me for the Riffelhorn and a Hornli Ridge 2 day Matterhorn climb. He knew the route well and made sure we were safe the whole time. He also shifted the days because the weather was bad for the original booked days. Best guide in Zermatt, I will definitely try to book him for all future trips in this region.


very good guide, wonderful experience



How was my trip? AWESOME. The service at Explore-Share is superb. And the guide I had, Elis, was just great. Every moment on my climb I felt super safe with him. Had so much fun climbing the Matterhorn. Thank you!



Guy was an incredible guide up the Matterhorn. Everything was clear and concise about how to reach the summit efficiently and safely. He was very knowledgeable with extensive experience in mountaineering as well as being able to speak every language on the mountain with other climbers from various countries. For anyone’s next extreme adventure I highly recommend him.



Climbed Pollux (instead of Breithorn) together with Daniel as a preparation for Matterhorn. I believe Pollux is a great preparation climb for the Horn and Daniel did excellent job during the whole climb from Klein Matterhorn guiding us through the glacier, scrambling part and fixed ropes.

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