SAAS FEE TO ZERMATT GLACIER TREK

    5 day Guided Tour   An impressing glacier trekking tour from Saas Fee to Zermatt, with a summit tour on Breithorn (4164 m) as the final highlight. Framed by 4000 m high mountains Allalin, Alphubel, Täschorn, Dom, Rimpfischhorn, Matterhorn and a stunning panorama of Monte Rosa massif, each stage is an enjoyable and […]

 

 

5 day Guided Tour

 

An impressing glacier trekking tour from Saas Fee to Zermatt, with a summit tour on Breithorn (4164 m) as the final highlight. Framed by 4000 m high mountains Allalin, Alphubel, Täschorn, Dom, Rimpfischhorn, Matterhorn and a stunning panorama of Monte Rosa massif, each stage is an enjoyable and thrilling experience. The program does full justice to the need to acclimatise yourself to the high alpine conditions.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Saas Fee – Felskinn (Hohlaub) train – Britannia hut

Meeting point at 11 am in Saas Fee, welcome and start of the tour. Training on the glacier (how to walk with crampons, handle the ice-axe, and walk on the rope and general instructions about glacier walking). Overnight on SAC Brittania hut (3030 m).

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Day 2

Brittania hut – Allalin Pass – Täsch hut

After having a substantial breakfast we leave Britannia hut and climb the mountain path over Hohlaub- and Allalin glacier to Allalin pass at 3564 m. Here a breathtaking panorama of prominent summits as the famous Weisshorn (4505 m) opens up. We continue to cross on the south foot of Allalinhorn (4027m) into the direction of Albhubel. At the end of Albhubel glacier at approx. 3300 m altitude, we can unfasten the crampons and walk on the hut-path down to Täsch-hut. Overnight in SAC Täsch hut.

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Day 3

Täsch hut – Pfulwe – mountain-hotel Fluhalp

On the south slope we walk down to the valley bottom of Täschalp. On our climb to Pfulwe (3270 m) we first follow a hiking path and then cross snowfields to the summit. There is enough time to take in the marvellous scenic views. The whole Monte Rosa range, Matterhorn and other 4000 m high mountains are the reward for our exertions. After a downhill walk of 2.5 hrs we reach today’s accommodation on Fluhalp. The old mountain-hotel is comfortable and you will certainly love the atmosphere.

day3_tschalp

 

Day 4

Hotel Fluhalp – Riffelalp – Lake Schwarzsee – Gandegg hut

Today is the last preparation for the highlight of our trip – the summit tour of Breithorn. We walk on walking paths across Riffelalp (2299m), Gorner gorge up to Furgg and on to station Trockener Steg 2939m. From here only around 20 min walk remains to Gandegg hut, idyllically nestling between Theodul and Unterer Theodul glacier. You will never forget a sunset at Gandegg hut.

 

Day 5

Gandegg hut – ride to Klein Matterhorn – Breithorn – Zermatt

The first part of the tour is covered by cable car from Trockener Steg to station Klein Matterhorn at 3883 m. We traverse Breithorn plateau, a glacier covered plateau of marvellous dimension. On the plateau we can adjust to the height. The steep slope to the summit will test our acquired knowledge about walking with crampons and ice-axe. The climb to the summit is rewarded by the exhilarating feeling to have managed 4000 m on your own and by a superb view from Western Wallis 4000ers, Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso range with Aosta valley, plains of river Po in Italy, to the far away Bernina group and the Bernian alps. Congratulation to your first 4000 m high summit! Downhill walk to Station Klein Matterhorn, where the cable car gently carries us to the green pastures of the Matter valley. Zermatt, centre of mountaineering, welcomes us. Individual departure around approx. 2 pm. or extend your stay in Zermatt

 

 

Schedule & Price

Tour starts most Mondays from late June to end-September

Price per person CAD $1330
Extra nights in Saas Fee and/or Zermatt (3 star hotel) $90

 

This tour includes:
* 4 overnights with half board (3 x hut with bunk beds and 1 x mountain hotel in dormitory)

* 5 guided tours with instructions how to walk with crampons and handle an ice-axe

* 5 days with your experienced and certified mountain guide 4.000er Diploma

* Welcome drink

* 50 litre Trekking rucksack

* Cable car fares paid locally.

 

Tour Character

 

This glacier-trekking week is

suitable for all persons used to

regular exercises in mountains. No experience in Alpine techniques or walking with crampons, handling

an ice-axe are required. The

necessary technique is taught on the first day by the mountain guide.

You should have enough fitness and stamina for tours of approx. 5 to 7 hours at a comfortable speed.

Our walking speed is a regular 250 m height per hour with breaks every 1.5 hours.