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4-day “Zermatt Highlights” hiking tour near the Matterhorn, Switzerland

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Join a UIMLA-certified mountain leader for a fun and scenic 4-day hiking adventure around the Matterhorn valley. Stay in cosy mountain huts and enjoy great food each night after exploring this beautiful place during the day.

Group

Alps

4 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of this part of the Swiss Alps.
  • Summit the 3.313-meter high Pfulwe peak.
  • Spend each night in a comfortable mountain hut with incredible views.

Description

The Matterhorn valley in the Alps is one of the most famous and beautiful destinations in the entire world!

Join us and spend four incredibly scenic days exploring the valley on foot. Over the course of the trip, we will enjoy various incredible views, climb up a 3.000 meter high mountain and pass the famous Stellisee, the iconic lake beneath the Matterhorn. 

The fun begins after we’ve picked you up from the airport and driven to Randa. From here, we will hike on the Europa trail to  the famous Europahut, which sits at 2.000 meters above sea level and has lovely views of the surroundings. 

The following day, we will hike along the Europaweg to the Täschalp, crossing the 500-meter long Charles Kuonen suspension bridge – the longest in the world – in the morning, before hiking into the Täsch valley. Here, we will spend the night in another cosy mountain hut, enjoying views out over 3.000-meter high mountains and glaciers.

The third day, we will head out on a more serious adventure, departing  Täschalp and hiking toward Pfulwe peak (3.313 meters). We will begin by hiking up to Pfulwepass, with the option to continue on to the summit or not.

From both the pass and the summit, we will have great views out over the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among many other mountains. After taking in the view, we will hike down to the Stellisee, before ending our day in Zermatt.

On the fourth and final day of our trip, we will enjoy a nice hike along Edelweiss traverse, taking in some more great views before returning to Zermatt and transferring to the airport.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 4-day hiking adventure around the Matterhorn valley!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you will also enjoy our 5-day hiking tour around Mont Blanc!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Private accommodation in Zermatt based on a double / twin room (per person, per night)

€49.00. Private accommodation in Zermatt based on a single room (per person, per night)

€59.00.


Details

Meeting point

Geneva International Airport

About the guide

We are a team of 2 certified mountain leaders and canyoning guides, Anja and Raphy. We specialize in multi-day and long distance trekking in some of the best spots in the Alps.

From the amazing Tour du Mont Blanc to the challenging but very rewarding Haute Route, we strive to take our guests on unique adventures in nature. We also offer canyoning adventures in Switzerland, France and Italy.

Come join our tours. We will make you HAPPY!

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA


What people are saying about Happy Tracks

Ziva Shalev

5.00

July, 2022

Grant our guide was superb. Took care of everything just seamlessly. Knows everything about all there is to know; Geography, Flora, Fauna, the best places to be and all without imposing himself. I had a wonderful trip and fulfilled my dream beyond all my expectations thanks mainly to Grant.

Stientje Van veldhoven

5.00

August, 2021

I don’t usually write reviews, but I gladly do for this trip because it was fantastic! Great guide, fantastic tour! The accommodation is really basic, that is just something to be aware of. The only point to not give a 5 star trip rating is the fact that the group size being twice as large as was promised, it made for a 14 person mixed dormitory the first night- and thus no sleep.

Tamar Shoham

5.00

August, 2021

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Sheel

5.00

September, 2020

Great trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc with our tour guide Grant. Highly recommended with a very knowledgeable guide who catered for different abilities/requirements within the group.

A.W.M. Slegers

5.00

August, 2020

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Ellora

4.00

July, 2020

Food packed during the trip could have had a bit Moreno variety. Too many sweets/ chocolates given but overall really enjoyed the trip!

Mario Leunen

3.00

December, 2019

Friendle raphael en anja Whe whant dat raphael en anja with the food mhore whit the people talking Whe will maybay again somethime somthing tho do with explore .schare in de future Great mario e natasja from belgium Happy newjear

Ali

5.00

July, 2019

10 day / 9 night Full TMB Tour Congratulations, you found it! The best TMB trekking operator in all the land! No seriously, book it now! My time with Happy Tracks was absolutely exceptional and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trek through this company or recommend it to all my family & friends. From pick up to drop off - everything was meticulously taken care of by Anja & Raphael. We were treated to delicious homemade food, fantastic lodging, and off-the-beaten-path adventures every single day. Our guide Dave was fantastic - quite literally a world-class guide. His expertise & character made for a super fun (and super safe) holiday. He went above and beyond to have us taste local delicacies and see parts of the TMB that would be easily missed by the average hiker. The TMB is a challenging hike, but the support of the Happy Tracks team made it one of my most cherished memories. Well done guys! Hope to trek with you again sometime!!

Yael Arenson

5.00

July, 2019

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

5.00

February, 2019

Raphael was a fantastic guide, extremely competent and organized, ready to deal with every contingency, and also a lot of fun. The trip exceeded our expectations across the board!

Nelson

5.00

September, 2018

We are a group of 5 people from Hong Kong and booked a 10 trekking days + 1 rest day TMB Private Tour from Happy Tracks. We searched around a few companies which offer private tours in parallel but Raphael from Happy Tracks replied the quickest with the details we needed. We had a nice impression from them already. We chose to stay at hotels as much as possible instead of refuges and we were very satisfied about their arrangements, it felt good to relax and recharge in hotels after a whole-day trekking. Our guide, Dave, is a very experienced, resourceful, knowledgeable gentleman with a sense of humor. Dave gave us a very accurate weather forecast which prepared us mentally and physically and adjusted our route according to weather condition. Occasionally, we were off TMB route which became highlight of the day. The homemade lunch prepared by Rachel is definitely a bonus. They were in great varieties, delicious, and even including desserts! (we thought we would have dry sandwiches only for everyday). We would recommend everyone to book with Happy Tracks for TMB Tour if you would like a stress-free planning for the tour with good value for money.

Anne

5.00

September, 2018

We have hiked many places in the world--Kilimanjaro, Peru, the Himalayas, the Nepali coast, Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, the Sierras----and the Swiss Alps rival each of those with their own unique beauty! Raphael, the Happy Tracks owner, responded to all of our emails and requests promptly and thoroughly and worked diligently to solve issues as they arose, such as an injured guide and fellow trekkers who needed some route changes. The accommodations along the Haute Route were excellent--ranging from dormitory-style, to camping lodges, to beautiful hotels. Meals were typically great (even had rabbit one night, duck the next, and nothing beat the gourmet meal Anja prepared at the Le Peuty Refuge!). Our guide, Wendy, was likewise excellent and attentive and we learned a lot about Swiss flora and fauna along the way. The Haute Route is strenuous in terms of being able to hike long days, with very steep and long periods of ascent and descent (the Swiss are not big on switchbacks) and needing to have no fear of heights (luckily we both do not have that issue) because you need to be willing to walk along steep, exposed ledges (and not always with a cable). It was also helpful that we both had at least some bouldering and scrambling experience; conditions along this trail are subject to erosion and major detours due to the many landslides, rockslides, and avalanches. All that said, Wendy guided us through calmly and we were rewarded by incredible views and experiences. Can highly recommend Happy Tracks!

Arthur Chin

5.00

September, 2018

Guide is extremely responsible and trip was very well planned. We had good food and accommodations.

Lynn

5.00

August, 2018

Raphael and Anja did an amazing part with our group that had a lot of moving parts - which only got more complicated as the trip progressed. Their support didn't end until we left the country. We had two people joining us part way through the trek. Their flight was delayed getting out of the U.S. and Raphael had everything rebooked so that it was seamless when they landed. One of our members was sick and Raphael was readily available on WhatsApp to help us navigate a transfer. Our accommodations were wonderful and luggage transfer was perfect (and when they were stuck in traffic we got a text advising us they'd be late). Raphael showed up in person for a map review the night before we started hiking - and we met Anja along the way. What a dynamic duo. We can't wait to start planning our next adventure with them at the helm!

Pradeep Bonde

5.00

July, 2018

We did 10 days TMB with Happy Tracks. All the arrangements were very professionally handles. Our guide Ian was helpful and knowledgeable. The lunch packets were good . All the refuge and hotels they selected for our group were high quality . All in all we had best trip.


 

 

 

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