Day trip to 4165 m high Breithorn with great views of Matterhorn
From the top-station at Klein Matterhorn with a height of 3882 m you'll hike within less than 2 hours to this Glacier Peak, close to Matterhorn. At 4165 m you enjoy a fantastic view over endless glaciers and dozends of peaks of more than 4000 m. You do not require alpinism skills. The lack of oxygene will require deep breathing and you need to be ambitious to reach the summit. The technical requirements are low and no climbing skills are needed. The guide takes you on the rope and you'll wear grampons to have good grip on the ice. Afterwards you will visit famous Zermatt where you can reward yourself with shopping and/or with delicious food in one of the endless restaurants.
If you are interested there is of course the option to go before or afterwards on hikes or other summits, such as Allalinhorn.
We'll take the train to Zermatt with minimal one stop in Visp. From cosy Zermatt we walk to the base station of the funiculare to Kleines Matterhorn. The big brother Matterhorn we can see already looming over Zermatt. The funiculare will bring us to one of the highest stations in Europe. Reaching 3882 m you'll gain a breathless view over many 4000 m Peaks. It takes a while to get used to the altitude. We will start slowly and attach our gear right at the Peak Station. Beeing fixed with a rope we will cope with the grevasses on the glacier. With moderate pace we reach the summit of Breithorn, 4165 m after app. 90 min ascend. You will be proud of yourself and enjoy one of the best Panoramas in the alps. The descend will be almost a stroll for you. Getting back to Zermatt with the funiculare you have time enough to explore the mountain City. Have a look into ist many Shops, enjoy some local or international food and relish the special atmosphere of one of the most famous mountain villages.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 14 hours
Depending on the time you'd like to stay afterwards in Zermatt.
public transport: railway to Zermatt and then ropeway to Klein Matterhorn
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 CHF - most items such as train ride or funiculare can be paid by credit card
- Public Transportation Tickets