Alpinism for starters: My first summit above 4000 m - Breithorn & visit of Zermatt

Tour Number

Activity Level

474302


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: No. minimal 12 years and good Fitness. Must like walking

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

public transport: railway to Zermatt and then ropeway to Klein Matterhorn

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 CHF - most items such as train ride or funiculare can be paid by credit card

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: -your travel costs (depending on your reduction ticket and starting Point)
-costs for gear rental (depending what you have). Required are mountain boots, grampons, harness, ice-axe, telescope ski poles
-costs for the funiculare (app. 110 CHF return or 55 CHF with reduction pass)
-all your food and drinks

Restrictions

None.

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    Tour Price

    844 USD(for up to 5 people) (duration: 14 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    474302


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. minimal 12 years and good Fitness. Must like walking

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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