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1-day hike around Sunnegga and Riffelberg in Zermatt

Monte Rosa

Join mountain guide Herbert on this 1-day hike in Switzerland and explore the beautiful lakes and mountains of Zermatt.



1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Explore the amazing natural environment around Zermatt.
  • Contemplate stunning mountains and beautiful lakes.
  • Enjoy an intermediate hike in Switzerland with an experienced guide.


Situated in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland, Zermatt is a very famous spot among mountaineers. In this area, we can enjoy different types of outdoor activities, come join me on a unique hiking day!

From Zermatt, we’ll go to Sunnegga, a ski resort that offers a fantastic view of the astonishing Matterhorn. Afterwards, we’ll continue to the Leisee Lake, the Grünsee Lake and to the Riffelalp resort at 2,222 meters above sea level.

From this point, we’ll hike to Riffelberg (2,582 meters), the highest point of our journey, and continue to the Gorner Glacier, on the Monte Rosa Massif. Then we’ll walk to Furi and, going through the village of Blatten, we’ll return to Zermatt.

Finally, keep in mind that it is important to have a good level of fitness to join this program. On this hike, we’ll spend 6 hours walking and face an elevation gain of around 1,000 meters.

Do you think this program would suit you? Then all you need to do is send the request and start preparing for this wonderful hiking adventure in Switzerland.

Another option could be this hiking program to the amazing Mettelhorn Peak in the Swiss Alps.


Meeting point


About the guide

I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.


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What people are saying about -Herbert Luethi

Niklas Warren


September, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Roland Brennan


July, 2022

Great trip. Herby i very very detailed and showed me a lot on my first outdoor climbing adventure

Andy Serkis


April, 2022

I found the session with Herbert, which included glacier travel safety and crevasse rescue, to be extremely helpful. Thankyou Herbert for your advice, and all the team at Explore-share for connecting us.

Harry Smith


August, 2020

The guide was very knowledgeable.

Scott Walton


March, 2020

We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn't do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was "lean forward on your skiis", and didn't try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it's no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He's a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.

Diane Bryan


September, 2019

I really wanted to make it to the Hornli Hut at the base of the Matterhorn. I made it because Herbert, my guide, encouraged me to keep going when I was ready to give up. I'm so glad and grateful for his encouragement.

Thomas Reid


March, 2018

My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.

Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 640 Each

Group of 2

CHF 320 Each

Group of 3

CHF 243 Each

Group of 4

CHF 186 Each

Group of 5

CHF 155 Each

Group of 6

CHF 140 Each

Group of 7

CHF 129 Each

Group of 8

CHF 119 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Groups of up to 10 people are possible.


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