The Bishorn seems almost small next to the mighty Weisshorn, however with a proud height of 4153m, the Bishorn is also one of the well-known Valais four-thousand-meter peaks. In addition to scenic and rather easy hiking, the overnight stay in the modern Cabane de Tracuit is an absolute highlight of this tour. You will cover approximately 2500 meters of altitude during this 2-day tour, giving you true bragging rights for conquering a 4000m peak.
- Fitness Level: Very Sporty
- Experience Level: Beginner
No prior alpine experience is required, however you must be an experienced mountain hiker.
Group Tour (3-4 participants)
|CHF 699 per person|
|1-2 people||CHF 1990 per group|
|3-4 people||CHF 699 per person|
To book a private tour please contact us:
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||1600m||0m||6km||approx. 5-6 hours|
|2||950m||950m||7km||approx. 5-6 hours + hut descent|
Day 1: Beautiful climb to Cabane de Tracuit 3256m
Meet your guide in the village of Zinal and begin the long but scenic hike to the Tracuit hut. The footpath will lead you to the Col de Tracuit via Roc de la Vache, Combautanna. After ascending 1600 vertical meters in 5 hours, you can enjoy a cool drink on the terrace and rest your feet. In the evening you will pack your gear for the ascent the following day.
Day 2: Ascent of the Bishorn 4153m via the northwest flank
The second day starts early, and you will leave the hut while it is still dark. Your hike over the glacier begins leisurely and flat, but gradually gets steeper until you reach your destination- the summit. The western summit of this two-peaked 4000er in the Valais Alps reaches an altitude of 4153m and towers only slightly above the eastern summit at 4135m. Impressive views from the top reveal the Weisshorn north ridge, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn and the Matterhorn, among other notable peaks. Return to the hut and then descend back to Zinal.
|Season||Mid-June - September|
|Departures for official tours||See "Closest Bookable Dates"|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||11:03am Zinal bus stopp Zinal, Centre|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- 1 night in bunk room with half-board
- Tea for the next day
- Summit Certificate
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Beanie or headband
- Extra underwear and socks
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots
- Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
- Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
- Thermos flask, drink bottle
- Silk sleeping bag liner
- SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
- GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
- Earplugs (optional)
- Camera and binoculars (optional)
- Crampons with anti-snow plates
- Ice axe
- Hiking poles
General Information for Mountaineering School
Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!
OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald
Trip status for group courses
1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.
Minimum of participants (group tours)
As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.
If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.
Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.
Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.
Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.
A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.
Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.
General terms of contract
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