5-day climbing trip in the Bernese Alps

A fantastic 5-day climbing trip in some less-visited glacial peaks of the Bernese Alps, together with an IFMGA mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    If you are looking for less-traveled mountain horizons, this is the ideal program for you! A 5-day trip in the Bernese Alps, climbing glacial peaks like Wildhorn and Wildstrubel.

    This is a unique spot with amazing views of some of the highest mountains in the Alps. The peaks we are going to climb in this trip are between the Bernese Oberand, the Canton of Valais and Mont Blanc.

    We are going to focus on the ascent of Wildhorn (3248 m) and Wildstrubel (3244 m), which are two glacial massifs. Between them, there are two large ice plateaus: Plaine Morte and Alpage du Ramil. However, we also include an extra 3000 m peak that offers an incredible panoramic view!

    Neither of this peaks have an excessive height, so you don’t need to have a previous mountaineering experience. Because of this, I recommend this trip as a great approach to the mountains as well as the opportunity to know a less traveled area of the Alpine Region.

    We’ll be hiking in several types of terrain, like rock, ice and snow. Most of the trails are good, but there are also some paths which are barely visible. Sometimes we’ll hike with ropes or protected by a chain or rope.

    But the most important is that we’ll walk without hurry, so we’ll enjoy the environment around us!

    Please contact me if you want to be a part of this trip. I will be glad to take you to this beautiful part of the Bernese Alps!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2016 EUR

    Group of 2
    1085 EUR

    Group of 3
    743 EUR

    Group of 4
    580 EUR

    Group of 5
    551 EUR

    Group of 6
    528 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Cabane des Audannes

      From the hilltop Lac de Tseuzier leaves an impressive and adventurous path with a stunning view.

      Then we start from Crans Les Rousses (1763 m) to the Cabane des Audannes (2508 m). First we walk through the Combe des Andins where the trail is quite steep, but not for long. When we enter the great stone platform is the hut in sight with its lake.

      The Cabane des Audannes is a small and comfortable mountain lodge that real mountain life radiates already 100%. (+ 780 m to the hut)

    • Day 2Wildhorn summit

      Today we are going on the glacier. At the col des Eaux Froides, not far from the hut, we leave the path and find the easiest passage to the rocky terrain until we set foot on the Wildhorn Glacier.

      Here we’ll use crampons. We then follow the glacier to the 3247 m high summit of the Wildhorn. It is a technically simple glacier tour, good for catching up on the crampons and the experience of walking into the rope.

      From the top, we have an impressive panoramic view of the northern and eastern Bernese Alps, Valais, Mont Blanc, Chablais and the Vaudois Alps.

      We begin the descent as we came up, but bend as rapidly in a northeasterly direction.

      We continue to fall and descend to the edge of the lake Tseuzier where we stay in a beautiful “natural” location. (+ 750 m / -1470 m)

    • Day 3Lammerenhütte

      An impressive suspension bridge along the lake, we return to our starting point. We descend to the valley and go to the tourist Leukerbad where we take the cable car after a cozy dinner at the Gemmi.

      From there, we have about two hours to the Lammerenhütte (2501 m) which is perched on a large outcropping of rock like an eagle’s nest.

    • Day 4Wildstrubel summit

      Today we highlight some peaks of the Wildstrubel on our record.

      The first is the Wildstrubel (3244 m). 85 m drop and a gentle climb later we set foot on the Mittelgipfel or Grossstrubel (3243 m).

      We stay back in the Lämmerenhütte (2501 m). (+ 850 / -850 m)

    • Day 5Daubenhorn summit -

      Early in the day we climb to the top of the Daubenhorn (2941 m) from where we have a magnificent panoramic view of the impressive 4000ers of the Valais and the Rhone Valley. Then we go back to the “Lambs Boden” which is not far to the Gemmipass. From there the cable car brings us back.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Pleasant comfortable refuges.

    More info

    No previous experience is necessary or proper physical condition.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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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    What People are Saying about Namaste Mountain Guides

     

    Professional guide who carefully assessed our climbing and fitness abilities to get to the top unfortunately we came down a bit too fast and I fell and broke my big toe and was unable to attempt the Mont Blanc climb which was very disappointing because I felt ready to try. We felt challenged but relatively safe all of the time, the fall was an unfortunate mistake. Jan offered us additional training between the climbs to improve our chances on Mont Blanc which we really appreciated but were unable to take advantage of. We would climb with him again.
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    Jayne
    My first experience with alpinism but 100% worth it. Because of bad weather we couldn’t ascend the Mont Blanc but the backup program saved the trip. Learned a lot and seen mighty things. Overall, enjoyed a lot, a week we will never forget.
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    Toon
    We had a marvellous week, it matched our expectations and we had souvenirs which will never fade away. The flexibility from our program because of the bad weather, was great, each time we had a discussion about what we could do and couldn’t. Reaching the top was always the goal. Also the fact I did this with my daughter gave it an extra dimension. We enjoyed every step because we were in good shape. Everybody insisted on this, but at the end, it turned out to be an advantage.
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    Jenne
    I had a very good time and it has been a fantastic week to fulfill my dream of Mont Blanc, with extra reward of the experience of climbing Gran Paradiso, both mountains are amazing and we are blessed by very good weather. And thanks to Jan and my guide, they are always there to encourage me during the hardest moment, without them I can\'t do this.
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