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6-day Hut-to-hut glacier trekking in the Berner Oberland, Switzerand

Join one of our IFMGA certified guides to venture of a 6-day glacier trek in the Berner Oberland, Switzerland! Explore the mighty glaciers of Jungfrau-Aletsch in the Swiss Alps while staying at cozy mountain huts!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Walk on the largest glacier system in the Alps!

  • Hike to the top of 2 glaciers for exceptional views.

  • Stay at cozy mountain huts.

Description

Join us as we take you to the only place in the European Alps where it is possible to visit a UNESCO natural heritage on crampons – the Berner Oberland in Switzerland! Explore vast expanses of glaciers, trekking at the base of several soaring peaks above 4,000 m on this 6-day trek!

The trip takes you through the protected area of Jungfrau-Aletsch located in the Swiss Alps between the Berner Oberland and Valais. You are in for a special treat as you traverse snow-covered mountain ranges, scenic valleys and the largest glacier system in the Alps!

We’ll begin in the picture-perfect village of Fafleralp (1,790m) in the lush Lötchental valley. Ascending the Lang Glacier, we’ll cross the high Lötchenlücke pass to enter the magnificent Berner Oberland glacier system. You’ll be stunned to see the sheer magnitude of this area!

The trail leads to the top of Ebenefluh mountain where you’ll see spectacular vistas of the famous Jungfrau (4,158m), Mônch (4,099m), Eiger (3,970m) and Finsteraarhorn (4,274m) peaks!

We will spend the first two days at the cozy Hollandia Hut.

From the hut, we’ll head towards the large, flat ice mass of Konkordiaplatz and brave a strenuous hike to reach the Konkordia Hut. The next two days involve a loop through the core of the Berner Oberland. We’ll ascend the mighty Aletsch Glacier and climb to the summit of the Walcherhorn. The top offers jaw-dropping vistas of the iconic Mittellegi ridge.

Finally, navigating our way through the Jungfraufirn, we’ll descend to Fafleralp, marking an end to this incredible trek!

Even if you have never used crampons before, you are more than welcome to join us! You’ll be just fine so long as you are in good physical shape.

So, we don’t see any reason not to go! Send us a message now to venture  out on this incredible 6-day glacier trek in the Berner Oberland in Switzerland!

Looking to climb some more peaks in the Alps? We also guide this incredible hike to Mont Blanc and the Gran Paradiso.

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Accommodation

Mountain huts.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Head from Fafleralp to Hollandia Hut

Start from Fafleralp (1790m) in Lötchental valley. Ascend Lang Glacier, following it to reach the high Lötchenlücke pass. We’ll now enter the gateway to the impressive Berner Oberland glacier system. Overnight at Hollandia Hut (3238m).

Duration: 6 to 8 hours / + 1500 m

Day 2: Hike to Ebenefluh

We’ll take the snowy glacier in the southwestern direction which leads to Ebenefluh (3962m) mountain.  The top offers unobstructed views of the peaks of Jungfrau (4158m), Mônch (4099m), Eiger (3970m) and Finsteraarhorn (4274m). Overnight at Hollandia Hut.

Duration:  5 hours / + 730M / -730m

Day 3: From Ebenefluh to Konkordiaplatz

Descend the Aletsch Glacier to reach the flat, icy landmass at Konkordiaplatz. A tough climb leads to cozy Konkordia Hut (2850 m).

Duration: 4 to 5 hours / + 100m / -500m

Day 4: Ascend to Mönchsjoch Hut

We’ll make a loop through the core of the Bernese Oberland as we walk at the foot of many impressive peaks over 4000 m.

Ascending the Aletsch Glacier, we’ll head towards the Obere Mönchjoch. Next, we’ll climb the summit of Walcherhorn, which offers a fantastic view of the infamous Mittellegi ridge and eastern mountain tops.

Overnight at the high Mönchsjoch Hut (3657m).

Duration: Approximately 7 hours / + 1000 / -150 m

Day 5: Head back to Hollandia hut

Traversing under the high peaks of Mônch and Jungfrau across the glacier, we’ll head back to Konkordiaplatz. From here, we’ll turn right to reach the Hollandia hut.

Duration: 5 to 6 hours / + 550m / -950m

Day 6: Descend to Fafleralp

Descend to Fafleralp.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours / -1450 m


Equipment you will need to bring

Helmet

Sunglasses

Crampons

Ice Axe

Harness

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.

Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion

25 years of experience.
25 years of satisfied clients.
25 years of safe quality programs.
Together, we will make your mountain dreams come true.

We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
high level training courses for motivated mountaineers
and custom weeks for families.

We have an EVEREST for EVERYBODY.

Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2712 each

Group of 2

EUR 1359 each

Group of 3

EUR 926 each

Group of 4

EUR 730 each

Group of 5

EUR 694 each

Group of 6

EUR 716 each

Group of 7

EUR 716 each

Group of 8

EUR 716 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: climbing equipment and mountain hut expenses (approximately 300 Euros per person). You can rent the equipment (harness, crampons, helmet, ice axe and headlamp) with us.


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