Haut Valais hiking and photography tour

Get some pointers from professional photographer and certified mountain guide François during this 2-day hiking and photography trip in Haut Valais.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This 2-day program in Haut Valais is perfect for hikers who have an interest in photography and want to improve their outdoor photographic skills.

    During these two days, we’ll hike some of the most beautiful paths in Haut Valais, following ancient water irrigation channels.

    We’ll meet at the train station in Brig and get a transfer to Birgisch (1093m). From there, we’ll start our hike towards Gredetschtal. We’ll be following the Obertscha irrigation channel first, and then the Wyssa channel. During this 4 or 5 hour walk to the Salwald cottage, we’ll make several stops to photograph our surroundings and learn about outdoor photography.

    I’m a certified mountain guide and professional photographer and we’ll be happy to share my knowledge with you. We’ll talk about speed, light and depth of field and how to adjust these when taking photographs in the outdoors.

    During the second day, we’ll discover the village of Finnu and its gorgeous surroundings. From there, we’ll walk down to the south end of the Lötschberg tunnel, via the Eggerberg village. Then, we’ll follow the rails in the direction of Naters, taking photographs along the way. This second day involves 4 or 5 hours of walking as well.

    This 2-day hike is technically easy. You do need, however, a reasonable fitness level to be able to walk for several hours everyday.

    If this photographic tour sounds interesting, get a group together and contact me to reserve your dates. It will be a pleasure to show you around this beautiful region!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1600 CHF

    Group of 2
    800 CHF

    Group of 3
    533 CHF

    Group of 4
    400 CHF

    Group of 5
    400 CHF

    Group of 6
    350 CHF

    Group of 7
    350 CHF

    Group of 8
    350 CHF

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     - Public transport and personal expenses are not included in the price.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    First time

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point

    At the Brig train station

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    Equipment:

    - Backpack

    - Digital camera

    - Small tripod, SD card and extra battery

    - Hiking shoes

    - Picnic lunches for both days

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I was born on a freezing day in January, 1956, and that day’s sub-zero temperatures would serve as on omen for my professional life, dedicated to the mountains.

    In college, I majored in Engineering and Natural Sciences (glaciology and geophysics), with the goal of understanding the mysterious forces that have sculpted the Earth’s mountains. After graduation, my passion for photography and writing led me to become a reporter specialized on issues related to the mountains.

    A father of two, I have relentlessly roamed the vast horizons…of my native Valais, in Switzerland, from the plains to the high summits — always with my camera in hand and my notepad in my pocket. I currently alternate between my work as a journalist and my job as a mountain guide, which provides a delicate balance between body and mind that is essential to my well-being.

     
     

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