- duration 7 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- age requirement 18-99 yrs
- max group size 14
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-20426
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Operated in English
- Trek through stunning alpine scenery amongst the highest peaks in Switzerland including the Eiger and Jungfrau
- Experience the picturesque Swiss alpine villages such as Grindelwald and Kandersteg
- Enjoy the culinary specialities such as Raclette
- Share your walking day with a group of like minded travellers
A spectacular walk following a section of the Alpine Pass Route capturing the essence of Switzerland. A stunning walk capturing the essence of Switzerland - emerald alpine lakes, soaring snow capped peaks, flower laden meadows and quaint wooden farm houses. The Bernese Oberland is a region dominated by high peaks, many over 4000m. Following a section of the Alpine Pass Route that crosses the country, the walk traverses from Lenk, known for its stunning variety of wildflowers across high passes to the famous ski resort, Grindelwald. From a variety of vantage points be rewarded with impressive views of vast glaciers, some of the highest peaks in Switzerland including the Eiger (3970m), Jungfrau (4158m) and Finsteraarhorn (4274m) while to the north glimpse the vast lakes surrounding Interlaken (Thunersee and Brienzersee). At night experience traditional Swiss alpine hospitality in the mountain huts designed to comfort weary walkers and feast on simple yet hearty cuisine.
Day 1 : Arrive Lac de Tzeuzier, walk to Lenk (5hrs, +650m, -850m)
Day 2 : Walk to Engstligenalp via the Col d'Ammerten (2443m) (5hrs, +1300m, - 500m)
Day 3 : Walk to Kandersteg (6hrs, +700m, -1000m)
Day 4 : Ascent of the Hohtürli Pass and descend to Kiental (6hrs, +1600m, -1100m)
Day 5 : Walk to Mürren Lauterbrunnen (4158m) (6hrs, +1200m, - 900m)
Day 6 : Walk to Grindelwald (7-8hrs, +1200m, -1200m)
Day 7 : Loop walk (5hrs, +650m, -650m), trip concludes Grindelwald
- 6 nights accommodation in mountain refuges and gîte hostels on a dormitory share basis
- 6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (does not include drinks) – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee, tea and juices. Lunch is picnic style. Dinner will consist of 2 or 3 courses which include regional specialties
- Experienced mountain guide
- Luggage transfer by minibus (12kg limit) and some walking transfers
- Travel to and from the trail head
- Items of a personal nature
- Storage of excess luggage
- Travel insurance
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this High Trails of the Bernese Oberland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 11 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 December 2023, a deposit of 183 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
High Trails of the Bernese Oberland 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.Visa
For this High Trails of the Bernese Oberland 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
How many days are enough for Europe?
You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent.
Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.
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How many do I need in Switzerland?
We recommend spending 7 days in Switzerland. The country is fairly small and you can still see and do a lot if you only have a few days. If you want to do lengthier hikes you will want to spend upwards of 10 days in Switzerland. Check out our guide on how many days to spend in Switzerland for more information.
What are the best places to visit in Switzerland?
Switzerland has several prime locations to visit. Nature lovers must see the Matterhorn and Jungfraujoch, while the cities of Zurich and Geneva are a must for culture vultures. The town of Lucerne on the shore of Lake Lucerne is a storybook destination and a Swiss classic. There are also several magnificent lakes and quaint towns and villages that you can explore.