Swiss Rock Guides

Glacier Trekking in the Alps

Trekking on the biggest Glacier in Europe

Glacier Hikers on the Gruenhornleuckke

This is a great family activity in one of the most spectacular areas in Europe. This hike down the Aletschgletscher, Europe’s largest glacier, is situated in an area that is one of UNESCO’s Greatest Natural Wonders of the World. You take a famously scenic train ride from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen up to the highest train station in Europe, the Jungfraujoch, at 3454 m or 11333 ft. Then you enjoy a leisurely hike down the glacier safely on a rope, under the care of an excellent guide. Overnight we stay in one of the many luxury Swiss alpine huts, where you enjoy a hearty Swiss meal served by the hut keeper and his family while you watch the sun set over the Alps. The next morning we hike down to a Swiss village called Fiesch, where we take the train back to Interlaken. This 2-day glacier hike requires no skills other than being able to walk for 5 hours a day in mountain/hiking boots. This is the perfect activity for families or friends to round out a Swiss vacation.

No Children under the age of 10 years old

2 Day Glacier trek

Each of these glacier treks is a moderate hike on the glacier. Each one is very unique in its scenery. On each trek we have dinner and spend the night in a Swiss Alpine hut.

Each hike is 5-8 hrs. long and requires only a small backpack. On every hike we will be roped up.

 

Aletschglacier Glacier-trek

Day 1.) Meet at the Jungfraujoch, rope up and start the glacier hike down first on snow and then on the hard ice of the Aletschgletscher. We climb the famous stairs 499 steps up tot the Konkordia hut.

Day 2.) Rope up and hike first on the hut trail and then on the glacier via west moraine down to Maerjelen lake to Fiesch/Kuehboden were we take the tram and train back to Interlaken.

Petersgrat Glacier-trek

Day 1.) Meet at Stechelberg, hike up via Obersteinberg, Oberhornsee to the Tschingelfirn (glacier) to the Mutthorn hut. Hr. 7-8.

Day 2.) Rope up and hike up to Petersgrat were we have great view over the Bietschorn, hike out via Fafleralp and take train to get back to Interlaken.

 

Steingletscher Glacier-trek

Day 1.) Meet in Meiringen take a bus to Steingletscher and hike up over the Steingletscher to the Tierbaergli hut.

Day 2.) Hike to the Vorderer Tierbaergli pass, descent down to Triftglacier and out over the valley of Trift via the longest hanging bridge.

 

 

Cost:

Private guiding fee CHF 1,497.00 (1 person)

CHF 799.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 610.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 495.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 415.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 355.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF 325.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 299.00 (per person with 8 person)

 includes hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, food, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

The Ultimate Multi-glacier Trek in the Berner Oberland


Steingletscher

Another ideal family, friends or business team-building activity. Start on the same 2-day tour but continue to the Konkordia Hut over the Gruenhorn Pass to the Finsteraarhorn Hut on the Fiescher Glacier, located at the foot of the highest peak in the Berner Oberland, the Finsteraarhorn. We continue to the Oberaarjoch Hut down to the stunning granite landscape of the Grimsel lakes and then back to civilization. A wonderful 4-day trip of glacier hiking, five hours from hut to hut. Not only are the huts located in the most beautiful locations on the glaciers, but they offer the type of comfort you would not expect so far in the mountains. Enjoy each other’s company and the spectacular beauty of one of the natural wonders of the world.

4 Day Berner Oberland Glacier-trek

Day 1.) Meet at the Jungfraujoch, rope up and start the glacier hike down first on snow and then on the hard ice of the Aletschgletscher. We climb the famous stairs 499 steps up to the Konkordia hut.

Day 2.) Hike over the Gruenhornpass down to the Finsteraarhorn hut the most remote hut in the Alps.

Day 3.) We continue down the Fiescherglacier to the Rotloch and head up to the Oberaarhorn hut.

Day 4.) From  the pass we hike down to the Oberaarsee to the Grimsel pass and take a taxi back to Meiringen.

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 3,300.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,660.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,310.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1,050.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 890.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 780.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF  699.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 655.00 (per person with 8 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

4 day Gspaltenhorn glacier trek

We hike around the beautiful Gspaltenhorn overlooking the famous Dreigestirn Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. We stay in comftable huts and eat local food. We cross a glacier via Tschingelfirn to a pass and finish the loop back in Stechelberg or Mürren.

Day1.) Hike up to the Oberhorn hotel.  

Day2.) Hike past the Oberhornsee to the Tschingelfirn glacier to the Mutthorn hut.

Day3.) Hike over the glacier to the Gamchilücke to the Gspaltenhorn hut.  

Day4.) Hike over the Sefinenfurge down to Mürren.

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 3,100.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,560.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,250.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 999.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 850.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 750.00 (per person with 6 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

Berner Oberland - East Valais

This fantastic traverse from the famous Kiental up through alpine meadows to the friendly Gespaltenhorn hut is the ultimate glacier trek. The tour on the glacier goes over several mountain passes, through green meadows and back up to a glacier surrounded by beautiful peaks. It ends in Ausserberg in Valais. This tour crosses over one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Day 1.) Meet in Kiental and hike up to the Gspaltenhorn hut.

Day 2.) Gspaltenhorn hut over the Galmi pass and back down over to the Mutthorn hut.

Day 3.) Mutthorn hut hike up to the Petersgrat and down to Blatten.

Day 4.) Blatten up to the Baltschieder pass to stay over in the Balschieder hut.

Day 5.) Balschieder hut hike out the beautiful Balschieder valley to Ausserberg. 

Cost: Private guiding fee CHF 3.850.00 (1 person)

CHF 2.100.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1.520.00 or (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1.320.00  (per person with 4 person)

CHF 1,220.00 (per person with 5 person)

 

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

 

 

7 day Haute Route Zermatt Chamonix glacier traverse

This trip is the ultimate from all traverses done in the Alps. Starting in the world famous Zermatt the home of the Matterhorn hiking up to one of the great Alpine huts. Once high we will stay up in the remote glaciated area fro the rest of the week. Traversing via Berthol hut to Vignette hut down to Charion, Valseroy to d’Orny hut finishing in Chamonix the city were mountaineering all started. Most of the tour is in French speaking area of Switzerland ending in France. The tour is moderate to strenuous what means the days will be from 6-8 hours hiking. It helps if you are used to height and can hike on boulders and uneven terrain.

Day 1.) Meet in Zermatt hike to the Schoenbuehl hut.                         

Day 2.) Schoenbuehl hut via the Tete Blanche to the Cabane de Berthol.  

Day 3.) Cabane de Berthol the Vignettes hut.                                             

Day 4.) Cabane de Vignettes to Cabane de Chanrion. 

Day 5.) Cabane de Charion to Cabane de  Valseroy.   

Day 6.) Cabane de Valseroy to Cabane d'Orny.

Day 7.) Cabane d’Orny to Chamonix.                                                                                                                                                                         

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 5,445.00 (1 person)

Group of 2, CHF 2,999.00 (per person with 2 person)

Group of 3, CHF 2,350.00 (per person with 3 person)

Group of 4, CHF 1,980.0(per person with 4 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.