Matterhorn 8-day guided hiking circuit

The Matterhorn hiking circuit is one of the most beautiful treks in the Alps. Go there with Pascale, UIMLA mountain leader from Valais.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The beauty of Matterhorn is beyond comprehension. Discover always different sceneries, with dazzling, magic colours. Bathe in the history of the beginnings of mountaineering. Meet souls that will make you vibrate with emotion. Return home and say: I did it!

    The Matterhorn circuit is one of my favourite hikes for the following reasons:

    • We walk from pass to pass
    • There is magic over the glaciers
    • Mama’s cuisine
    • The happiness when we discover the mythical pyramid
    • Meeting chamois and ibex.

    You’ll find a detailed itinerary for this 8-day program below this description. We can hike around Matterhorn between June and October.

    This hike is sustained, you need to be in good physical shape.

    Are you interested in this beautiful hike around Matterhorn? Then please contact me! I would love taking you there. And please note that the trip can be adapted to your wishes.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    1400 CHF

    Group of 5
    1400 CHF

    Group of 6
    1400 CHF

    Group of 7
    1400 CHF

    Group of 8
    1400 CHF

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Moiry Barrage – Torrent pass – Arolla
      • 8AM meeting at the central square in Vissoie
      • 8:20AM post bus to the Moiry barrage
      • The adventure begins!
      • Sound welcome from the alpine cows
      • First pass, first valley
      • Overnight at the Hôtel de la Tza in small dormitories with covers
      • Altitude change: 800+ / 1200-
      • Walking time: 5hs
    • Day 2Arolla – Collon pass - Prarayer
      • A rocks and ice day
      • Crossing the glacier
      • At the pass, we cross to Italy
      • We descend to Rosana’s, latin welcome
      • Overnight in dormitory with covers
      • Altitude change: 1100+ / 1100-
      • Walking time: 8hs
    • Day 3Prarayer – Valcounera pass – Cabane Perruca
      • The lake is in front of us
      • The ambiance is mineral and alpine
      • We are happy to arrive at the pass
      • Fresh fruits and vegetables in the cabin
      • Overnight in dormitory with covers
      • Altitude change: 1000+ / 300-
      • Walking time: 6hs
    • Day 4Cabane Perruca – Cervinia – Testa Grigia – Zermatt
      • We go between the lakes and rocks
      • Finally we see the Mattehorn
      • We go up part of the way by cable car
      • On the glacier we discover Zermatt
      • Overnight in rooms
      • Altitude change: 250+ / 1000-
      • Walking time: 4hs
    • Day 5 Zermatt – Täschalp - Europahutte
      • The metro takes us to Sunnega
      • The balcony path leads to alpine meadows
      • Let’s taste the serac
      • Adrenaline on the suspended bridge
      • In the middle of nowhere, the cabin
      • Overnight in dormitory with covers
      • Altitude change: 700+ / 500-
      • Walking time: 6:30hs
    • Day 6Europahutte – Gasenried – Niedergrächen
      • We swing in the air
      • Baby marmots have fun
      • Chamoix and ibex join us
      • The decor transformates into stone cathedral
      • The trail drops to Gasenried
      • Overnight in room
      • Altitude change: 400+ / 1000–
      • Walking time: 6hs
    • Day 7Niedergrächen – St-Niklaus – Augsbordpass – Gruben
      • Aerial cable car
      • From Jungu, the smugglers tell
      • At the pass, we say “already the penultimate”
      • We enter in a preserved valley
      • Overnight in dormitory with duvet
      • Altitude change: 1000+ / 1100–
      • Walking time: 6hs
    • Day 8Gruben – Meidenpass – Saint Luc
      • The path goes up to the lake
      • At the pass, the loop is almost over
      • The planets tell their stories
      • The compulsory blueberry pie at the Weisshorn hotel
      • A goodbye drink
      • Transfer to Vissoie
      • Altitude change: 1000+ / 1100-
      • Walking time: 6:30hs

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    5 nights in dormitory, 2 nights in room.

    More info

    The delicious blueberry pie at the Weisshorn hotel is included, as well as the goodbye drinks.

    You need to have personal repatriation insurance in case of accident (SAE can give you one on the first day for CHF 35).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I'm a UIMLA mountain leader, a rescuer and a journalist. Since 18 years, the mountain is my office and my full-time job. My passion is about to transmit the small and big secrets of nature but also to allow everyone to find his right balance in an environment which might appear as hostile but which is actually a large reservoir of unsuspected individual energy. Here in the mountain, the masks fall down and that's the good point of it !

     
     


     

     

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