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Strahleggpass – Gwächta 3-day traverse

Go on this 3-day traverse up to Strahleggpass and Gwätcha with Luca, IFMGA certified mountain guide. Get ready for some unique views of the Swiss plateau.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration3 days
Offer periodAug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


Join me on this 3-day traverse up to Strahleggpass and Gwächta, from Grimsel. The contrasting terrain and sites along this tour will make you feel like you are on a longer expedition. During these days, I will take you across huge glaciers, magnificent rocky peaks and wild and lonely landscapes.

First, I will meet you at Grimsel-Hospiz. On this first day, I will guide you on an long trek across flat terrain. We will then arrive at the Lauteraar hut. On our way there, we will also cross a glacier.

Next, on day 2, I will guide you on the descent to the valley, towards the Unteraar. We will then head towards the Finsteraar- and Strahlegg-Gletscher paths. Later, we will arrive at the base of the Strahleggpass (3,332 m). Finally, we’ll ascend to this high pass, and later descend towards the Schreckhorn hut for the night.

On the third and last day, I will lead the way across rocky terrain, up to the Gwächta mount (3,164 m). Once there, you will enjoy unique views of the Swiss plateau, from Bern to Zurich. We will then descend on the opposite side towards Glecksteinhütte and Grindelwald, where the program will end.

Please note that the minimum number of guests for this tour is 2, and the maximum 4.

If you are interested in this Strahleggpass – Gwächta 3-day traverse, contact me for more information. Also, check out other tour options on this same area, like the 3-day ascent to Piz Bernina and Piz Palü.



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Day 1: Meeting at Grimsel-Hospiz - Lauteraar hut

  • 11 am: Meeting Grimsel-Hospiz
  • Trek towards the Lauteraar hut
  • Overnight
  • Total trekking time: 4 hours
  • Ascent: +500 m

Day 2: Strahleggpass

  • Descent to the valley
  • Unteraar, Finsteraar- and Strahlegg-Gletscher routes
  • Arrival at the base of the Strahleggpass
  • Ascent to the Strahleggpass high pass (3,332 m)
  • Descent towards the Schreckhorn hut 
  • Total trekking and climbing time: 8 hours
  • Ascent: +1100 m / Descent: -600 m

Day 3: Ascent to Gwächta - Return

  • Ascent to Gwätcha (3,163 m)
  • Descent towards Glecksteinhütte and Grindelwald
  • Total climbing and trekking time: 8 hours
  • Ascent: +700 m / Descent: -1,500 m

About the guide

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I was born in 1988. Thanks to my parents, I learned to live and love the mountains. Already at 16, at my hometown Ticino, I started practicing mountaineering and other activities with my friends. Creativity reigned in every tour we went on.

Later, I developed my ski mountaineering and climbing techniques at the Alpine Club (Lugano). In 2008, I moved to Switzerland to complete my studies. I got my Biology Degree (2011) in Basel and my Master's in Neuroscience (2013) in Zurich. Yet, my love for the mountain remained alive and strong all along. This helped me take the next step: my training as an Alpine Guide.

I like to take my guests on a variety of activities. I mainly focus on wild and little known spots, as well as in niche activities like traditional climbing, which is based on the use of natural protections alone. My personal favorites? Long-climbing and exploration ski-mountaineering. I also offer hikes on the wild Ticino mountains, Val Varzasca or Val Bavona. In the summer season, I recommend the High Way of the Verzasca for a long excursion, or a less crowded peak of the Bernese Alps, to enjoy nature away from the most popular spots.

Overall, respect for nature is central to all my activities on the mountain. I am a big believer in diving into nature fully, to achieve a boost of positive energy and well-being, and get to know the mountain through sports, nature and culture.

Prices per person

Group of 2

CHF 790 each

Group of 3

CHF 790 each

Group of 4

CHF 790 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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