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1-day Hiking, Salanfe Lake at the foot of Dents du Midi

Enjoy a full day, challenging hike around the Salanfe lake at the foot of the Dents du Midi in the Alps of Switzerland with one of our IFMGA certified guides.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Spend the day trekking around the Salanfe lake at the foot of the Dents du Midi.

  • Challenge yourself as you reach altitudes exceeding 2000 meters.

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Swiss Alps and Valais throughout the trek.


Throughout the Swiss Alps there are a number of incredible hiking trails. And on this full day trip, you will get to trek around the gorgeous Salanfe lake which rests at the foot of the breathtaking Dents du Midi mountain (3,257m).

There is nothing quite like high altitude bodies of water. They glimmer with a distinct, glacial blue. And the Salanfe lake, at an altitude of 1,909 meters is no exception. Throughout this hike you will get to constantly gaze at this tremendous reservoir, as well as the lovely landscape that surrounds it. And whenever you look up, you will see the unmistakable, jagged summits of the Dents du Midi.

This trek will last approximately 6-7 hours, and we will cover nearly 16 kilometers. The route is also quite difficult at points. In particular, when we reach the highest altitude point, which is approximately 2,200 meters, the path becomes arduous. As a result, while not an absolute requirement, you should have prior mountainous hiking experience. You should also be in good physical condition. However, despite the difficulties, the views you will get of the Salanfe lake, the Dents du Midi, as well as the wonderful scenery of Valais will make the challenge well worth it.

Are you looking for a long, beautiful and challenging trek through the Swiss Alps? Then this full day hike around the Salanfe lake will absolutely satisfy you.  To enjoy it for yourself, just send us a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We can also lead you on an easier hike on the wonderful Matterhorn trail, where you can see the incredible peak up close, from many different viewpoints.



You can spend the night at the Van d'en Haut campsite if you wish.

Meeting point

Van d'en Haut campsite.



About the guide

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Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 495 each

Group of 2

CHF 248 each

Group of 3

CHF 165 each

Group of 4

CHF 124 each

Group of 5

CHF 99 each

Group of 6

CHF 83 each

Group of 7

CHF 71 each

Group of 8

CHF 62 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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