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Zermatt 1-day guided climbing tours for beginners

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Zermatt has several climbing options for beginners. Come discover them with a certified mountain guide and have a great adventure!



1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover the wonderful climbing spots around Zermatt.
  • Reach a 4,000-meter peak without too much effort.
  • Choose the mountain according to your level and preferences.


Although Zermatt is specially well-known for being a worldwide famous ski resort, this area in the Alps also offers endless mountain climbing options.

If you are not quite ready for big challenges in Zermatt, I can recommend tackling many other four-thousanders. One of them is the Breithorn, which is the "easiest" summit to climb around Zermatt.

The Castor and Pollux mountains are also gentle peaks. However, they involve some technical knowledge and a good fitness level.

All of them can be done in a couple of hours (no more than half a day). Please find here below 3 interesting climbing tours I am offering in Zermatt during the months of June, July, August and September.

Breithorn (4164 m)

Although its ascent must be done through an ice slope it's a non demanding climb. The round trip will take no more than 4 hours. I can guide a group of 5 people maximum. The prices are as follows:

  • 1 person: 550 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 280 CHF per person;

  • 3-5 persons: 185 CHF per person.

Pollux (4091 m)

It is a beautiful medium-difficulty high tour, where we'll have to apply some rock climbing techniques to reach the summit. That is why I can take with me only 2 guests. The ascent and descent of the Pollux will take us around 5-6 hours. The prices are the following ones:

  • 1 person: 650 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 340 CHF per person.

Castor (4223 m)

Another intermediate tour during which we must ascend snow slopes. It has steeper sections as well as a beautiful ridge at the end of the path. The total time of this climb will be between 5 and 6 hours. I can lead a group up to 2 participants.

  • 1 person: 680 CHF;

  • 2 persons: 350 CHF per person.

Once you have been bitten by the mountaineering bug you can look for other bigger challenges in the region. I also offer multi-day mountain trips, such as this 2-day climb to the Weissmies, in the Saas Fee Valley.

So contact me for more information or if you need help to decide which is the most suitable option for you. I'll be happy to guide you through the beautiful mountains of Zermatt!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price listed corresponds to the Breithorn option. Please check out the prices of the other options in the main description. The prices do not include train tickets.


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About the guide

Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the programs featured for E-S Adventure Guides Switzerland and start planning an awe-inspiring experience in the mountains!


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What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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