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5-day Tour du Val d’Herens hike in Valais

Discover the stunning landscapes of the Val d'Herens, in the canton of Valais, with this 5-day Tour du Val d'Herens hike, along with one of our IFMGA-certified guides.

Private

Alps

5 Days

Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Val d’Herens is a beautiful valley with exceptional landscapes, in the heart of the canton of Valais. Unspoilt nature, flowers, high alpine pastures and even higher mountains, glaciers and charming villages make for a unique setting, perfect for a wonderful hiking tour.

I invite you to join me on this 5-day Tour du Val d’Herens hiking program and discover the amazing natural beauty of this region. We will spend a great time, enjoying the sunshine and great weather of this fantastic area in Switzerland.

I propose the following itinerary, however, if you have something different in mind, just let me know and we can organize a different tour. Please note you need a good physical condition to join this tour, as there are some difficult sections.

On the first day, we will meet in Thyon and hike to to Grande Dixence.  This is a spectacular panoramic hike, with a unique backdrop: snow-capped peaks and the Grande Dixence, Europe’s highest dam.  This stage will take us about 5 hours.

On Day 2, we will head towards Arolla. Today we will link two valleys, the Val d’Heremence and the Val d’Arolla. We will hike on a flat trail along Switzerland’s largest reservoir, surrounded by spectacular snowy mountains. We will go up to the Col de Riedmatten, a mountain pass that links the two valleys, on a steep and quite dramatic climb. Then we will hike down to the village of Arolla.

The third stage of our tour takes us from the stunning Val d’Arolla to the charming village of Evolène, with its well preserved wooden houses and flowers, a great way to discover the traditional way of life in this region. Along the way, we will hikeg through historical villages, enjoying natural beauty all the way.

On the fourth day, we hike to the Cabane Becs de Bosson, an amazing climb that takes us through forests and beautiful alpine pastures to end in a high-altitude refuge. Here we will enjoy the most spectacular views of the tour, over many of Valais’ 4000-meter peaks.

Our final stage, on the fifth day, takes us from the Cabane Becs de Bosson into the beautiful and pristine Vallon de Rèchy, a true wildlife paradise, and then down to the village of Nax, with amazing views of the Rhone Valley.

If you want to join us on this unique tour in the beautiful Val d’Herens, just send us a request! Come discover the stunning natural beauty of this region in Switzerland.

We can also take you on an easier and shorter hike on the wonderful Matterhorn trail, where you can see the famous peak up close, from many different viewpoints.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Thyon (2103m) - Grand Dixence (2149m)

Difficulty: Medium/ Distance: 15.9 km / Duration: 5 h

Day 2: Grand Dixence (2147m) - Arolla (2011)

Difficulty: Difficult/ Distance: 17.9 km / Duration: 6.15 h

Day 3: Arolla (2011m) - Evolène (1373m)

Difficulty: Medium/ Distance: 17.1 km / Duration: 5 h

Day 4: Evolène (1373m)- Cabane Becs de Bosson (2982m)

Difficulty: Difficult/ Distance: 10.8 km / Duration: 5.30 h

Day 5: Cabane Becs de Bosson (2982m) - Nax (1259m)

Difficulty: Mediumm/ Distance: 13.4 km / Duration: 4 h

 

About the guide

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.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Switzerland and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!

Languages

French | English

Certificates

ASAM | UIMLA | UIAGM | IFMGA


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