The Alpine Pass Route

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  • Trekking
  • Walking tour
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Engelberg, Switzerland
  • Ends Saanen, Switzerland
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  • Swiss Alpine Walking Encompassing a Wonderful Range of Landscapes
  • New Views Everyday
  • Variety of Passes to Cross, from Easy to Challenging
  • Comfortable Accommodations
Starting in Engelberg and ending in Saanen, The Alpine Pass Route tour is a self-guided walking tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Griesalp, Adelboden, Kandersteg and 7 other destinations in Switzerland. The Alpine Pass Route is a private tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

One of Europe's most spectacular alpine walks showcasing Switzerland's most famous peaks. This walk follows the most impressive two-week section of a classic alpine walk, which embraces much of the best mountain scenery Switzerland has to offer. It is a route which takes us over many alpine passes, some a leisurely stroll, others a tougher proposition, but all offering their own spectacular visual rewards. A marvellous complement to the high land of peaks and passes are the park-like valleys with their thickly wooded hillsides the unspoilt farming villages, deep-blue lakes and picturesque flower-decked chalets. As well as crossing the Grosse Scheidegg and the Hohturli there is also the incomparable Bernese Oberland region with its impressive peaks, the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger. There are some long days but lifts and cablecars can be used to shorten some of the walks and overnight locations can all be reached by public transport in case of bad weather. On three separate occasions, you have ‘free’ days where you can pursue optional walks, or take in other attractions such as the Jungfraujoch. This is a mountain journey full of attractions and easily ranks in quality with the Tour de Mont Blanc!
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  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 17 2019
5 - Excellent
“Sherpa were easy to deal with from my initial inquiry through to departure. Very friendly and professional. All accommodation was of an excellent standard. All local staff were friendly and helpful. Although maps not needed they were difficult to read. The trip notes were excellent with useful alternative information. Well thought out.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Engelberg
  • Day 2 : Engelberg to Engstlenalp 14 km/8.7 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 3 : Engstlenalp to Meiringen 17 km/10.5 miles, 4.5 h
  • Day 4 : Meiringen to Grindelwald 21 km/13 miles, 7.5 h
  • Day 5 : Rest day in Grindelwald
  • Day 6 : Grindelwald to Lauterbrunnen 19 km/11.8 miles, 6.3 h
  • Day 7 : In Lauterbrunnen
  • Day 8 : Lauterbrunnen to Griesalp/Golderli 21 km/ 13 miles, 9.5 h, can be shortened
  • Day 9 : Griesalp-Golderli to Kandersteg 15 km/9.3 miles, 7.5 h
  • Day 10 : In Kandersteg
  • Day 11 : Kandersteg to Adelboden 16 km/10 miles, 6.5 h
  • Day 12 : Adelboden to Lenk 11 km/6.83 miles, 5 h
  • Day 13 : Lenk to Saanen 14 km/8.7 miles, 5 h
  • Day 14 : Arrangements end after breakfast
  • 11 nights accommodation in 2-3 stars hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities & 2 nights in mountain huts (dormitory style if the private rooms are already full when you book)
  • Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
  • 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag per person not weighing anymore than 20kg).
  • Emergency hotline
  • 5 dinners, all lunches & beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Alpine Pass Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Alpine Pass Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Alpine Pass Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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