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Zermatt, Swiss Alps, Guided Glacier Hike

Enjoy a full day of thrilling glacier hiking near the beautiful resort town of Zermatt in the Alps of Switzerland with mountain guide Herbert.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend several hours exploring an amazing glacier.

  • Visit the beautiful resort town of Zermatt.

  • See the area's wildlife, from jackdaws to marmots.

Description

When it comes to the Alps of Switzerland, there a few things that immediately come to mind. Those things usually begin with the peaks, which are spectacular, the skiing, which is great, and the glaciers. And on this day long hike, I would like to take you on an unforgettable journey where you can explore an enormous glacier!

This trip is based in the beautiful resort town of Zermatt. From the town, which I recommend you spend some time in as it is a great place to explore, we will venture to a nearby glacier.

Since this trip takes place during the summer months, the glacier will be relatively free of snow. As a result, you will get to clearly see all of the crevasses scattered throughout. Hence making the trek very safe.

On the glacier, you will get to see everything from a middle moraine along with an assortment of glacier lakes, mills and tables. You may also get to see a marmot, jackdaw or goat as well.

The trek will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. And while you don’t require any technical experience to enjoy this adventure, you should be in good physical condition.

Beautiful, unique and exciting, exploring a glacier is a sensational experience. And to do it amidst the backdrop of the Swiss Alps, near the wonderful town of Zermatt, only makes the trip better. To join me on this trip, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I can also take you on a 2 day hike from Zermatt to the new, modern and comfortable Monte Rosa hut, where you can enjoy amazing views of the Alps.

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Accommodation

There are several comfortable accommodation options in Zermatt I would be happy to recommend to you.

Disclaimer

Prices and program are subject to change.

More info

Participants must bring the following items: 20 - 30 liter rucksack, mountaineering boots, climbing seat harness, crampons with front points adjusted, telescopepol, touring trousers, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket with hood, gloves, shirt, socks, warm hat, sun glasses, sun screen, lip balm, flask or water bottle, personal medication, food. It is important to pack light, as all participants have to carry their own items.

Meeting point

Zermatt

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About the guide

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I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 640 each

Group of 2

CHF 320 each

Group of 3

CHF 232 each

Group of 4

CHF 186 each

Group of 5

CHF 160 each

Group of 6

CHF 140 each

Group of 7

CHF 129 each

Group of 8

CHF 119 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price only includes the guiding fee. No additional services are included. For every additional person there is an extra 40 CHF fee. Mountaineering boots, climbing seat harness crampons and telescope poles can be rented.


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