Matterhorn Trek

Hut-to-hut trekking in the high mountains around the Matterhorn, followed by glacier trek.

In the company of a ZERMATTERS guide, visit mountain huts dotted around the Matterhorn in five stages. Our local guides will bring you safely to each destination as you gain a whole new perspective on the alpine landscapes, nature and stories of Zermatt. At the end of the five-day tour, participants embark on a trek of the spectacular Lower Theodul Glacier with a qualified ZERMATTERS mountain guide.

Matterhorn Trek

5 days, 5-6 hours per day


Group: Minimum 4 participants, maximum 6 participants

  • Day 1: Zermatt – Berggasthaus Trift

We meet at ZERMATTERS Homebase in Zermatt (1,620 meters). The ascent through the Trift Valley finishes at the Berggasthaus Trift (2,337 meters), our first accommodation stop.


  • Day 2: Berggasthaus Trift – Schönbielhütte

From the Höhbalmen and Hohliecht observation points at 2,675 meters, the trek continues across the lateral moraine of the Zmutt Glacier and on to our second mountain hut, the Schönbielhütte (2,694 meters).


  • Day 3: Schönbielhütte – Hörnlihütte

Strikingly close to the north face of the Matterhorn, the group continues up to the Hörnlihütte at 3,260 meters. You spend at night at the Base, the starting point for most Matterhorn ascents.


  • Day 4: Hörnlihütte – Gandegghütte

The group skirts the Furg Glacier at the foot of the Matterhorn as far as the Gandegghütte (3,030 meters), which commands impressively panoramic views of the Breithorn, Monte Rosa and the Gorner Glacier.


  • Day 5: Gandegghütte – Zermatt

The glacier trek starts from the Gandegghütte and is led by a qualified ZERMATTERS mountain guide or you decide to climb the Breithorn (4,164 meters) (optional. Price upon request). Return to Zermatt (1,620 meters).


T 4 – Alpine hike / Check here the SAC hiking scala


Private tour for 2 persons: CHF 1'415.00 per person excluding hut accommodation

Groups of 4 or more persons: CHF 1'335.00 per person, including 4 nights in hut accommodation with half board

Additional cost:
  • For the last day, the glacier trekking, you will need crampons and a climbing harness. Your mountain guide will bring you the material to the Gandegg hut. Cost for the material approx. CHF 25.00
  • Drinks and snacks for during the day

Click here for our general terms and conditions


Please find the equipment list here


Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)


Please contact us 2-3 days in advance by phone or directly at our ZERMATTERS office to ask about the conditions and to discuss the last details.

Private for 2 people or more: CHF 1'415.00 per person
Groupe 4 people or more: CHF 1'335.00 per person

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