Day 1: Hike to Europahut

You will be picked up from Geneva airport at 11am and driven to Zermatt. After a quick gear check, you'll take the rugged trail up to the Europahut. With panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss Alps, you will spend the evening in this cosy mountain hut, at just over 2000m of altitude.

Day 2: Trek to Taschalp (via Charles Kronen Suspension Bridge)

After an exciting first day in the Matterhorn valley, you continue along the path to Charles Kronen suspension bridge. At 500m long, it's the longest suspension bridge in the world! In the afternoon you will trek to a remote mountain hut, surrounded by glaciers and mountain peaks.

Day 3: Summit Pfulwe Peak

The hike starts gently towards the small Pfulwe glacier. From here you will have the option to summit Pfulwe (3313m), before hiking down to Zermatt.

Day 4: Zermatt Edelweiss Trail

After a traditional Swiss breakfast, you will enjoy a nice hike up to the Edelweiss traverse. From here you can enjoy incredible views of the Matterhorn. After the day's hike, you will be taken back to Geneva airport for 6pm (we recommend flying after 8pm).
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14 Jun 11am
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8 Aug 11am
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22 Aug 11am
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Sun 15 Sep 6pm
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JadeLara

Reviewed on 25 Feb 19

5

We were lucky enough to have spent the weekend in the alps and are still buzzing from the most incredible adventure filled few days! 

Raffy, our guide was phenomenal. He went above and beyond to make us feel not only comfortable but surprised, motivated and confident. 
The adventure just kept blowing our minds and will be never forgotten.Raf was more like a good mate than a guide and he was so professional, happy and our type of crazy. The food was incredible, the beers kept flowing and the sights we saw were just unbelievable.

We were pushed physically and did some things we would never have imagined, but spent the whole weekend in stitches from laughing so hard and still can’t wipe the smiles off our faces. 
We felt so safe and at ease with Raf, he’s such an expert in these mountains and you can tell it’s his true passion to share them with his guests.
This experience was so amazing!

LynnHDenver

Reviewed on 11 Nov 18

5

Raphael and Anja did an amazing part with our group that had a lot of moving parts - which only got more complicated as the trip progressed. Their support didn't end until we left the country. We had two people joining us part way through the trek. Their flight was delayed getting out of the U.S. and Raphael had everything rebooked so that it was seamless when they landed. One of our members was sick and Raphael was readily available on WhatsApp to help us navigate a transfer. 

Our accommodations were wonderful and luggage transfer was perfect (and when they were stuck in traffic we got a text advising us they'd be late).

Raphael showed up in person for a map review the night before we started hiking - and we met Anja along the way. What a dynamic duo. We can't wait to start planning our next adventure with them at the helm!

Santa rosa

Reviewed on 18 Sep 18

5

What a great trip! They are happy making tracks in the mountains. They see the value and the beauty of the natural world, the joy of sharing it with friends, the sense of accomplishment of doing something you weren't sure you could do. They know that feeling, when you are so tired, and so hungry (and yes, even so stinky) there is just no happiness that compares to what a hot shower, an amazing meal and a cozy bunk will bring you at the end of the day. 

Life is short and if we are not careful, we can lose sight of what really makes it worth living. I like to travel because the experience they provide is all about the things that make life worth living to me! 

Also, both Raphael and Anja are seriously BADASS!!! (even though they are also both kind of nerds)

1. What is included?

Included:

  • Qualified mountain guides
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Food

The course excludes:

  • International flights
  • Any visa fees, if needed
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance

2. Do I need immunisations?

We recommend you check at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/europe-russia/switzerland .

3. Am I fit enough?

The longest day is 8-9 hours of trekking with a rucksack, so you need a good level of physical fitness. We recommend training with any sport that you enjoy (e.g. running, swimming, tennis) at least 2x per week, in the run-up to your trek.

4. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18.

5. Can I book on my own?

Absolutely! We also put you in touch with the other trekkers in the group before you go, with a Facebook group, if you want.

6. What equipment do I need?

Clothing suitable for hiking in temperatures from +30C to +5C. A full kit list is sent to you when you book.

7. Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

Yes, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies. Just let us know before you go.

8. Where do you pick me up?

The pickup times on day 1 of the itinerary are; 11am from Geneva airport, Visp main train station at 1pm or Randa main train station at 2pm.

9. Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

Yes - your full bag should be no more than 8kg (we recommend aiming for 5kg).

10. Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. Once you book, you will have access to discount codes by logging into the Skyhook website.