Do you dream of standing on top of a 4000m summit? The Breithorn is an ideal peak- easily accessed and suitable for adventurers who are just getting started in the mountains. The view from the top is an epic reward – and one sure to stir your desire for the next big summit.

Quick Facts

 Your first 4000er
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Beginner
 Fitness Level: Basic
 Groups of max. 5 people
 Summit Certificate

From CHF 299

From CHF 299

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
10.06.23 2
25.06.23 more than 3
02.07.23 more than 3
15.07.23 more than 3
23.07.23 more than 3
05.08.23 more than 3

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Tour Details

  • Fitness Level: Basic
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Minimum age 14 years (official tours)
  • Guests over 75 please contact us before booking

No prior mountain experience is required.

Group Tour (3-5 participants)

CHF 299 per person  

Private Tour

1-2 people CHF 950 per group
3-5 people CHF 299 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 400m 400m 5.5km approx. 3 hours

Day 1: Breithorn 4164m

Meet your guide at the train station in Zermatt and make your way to the Klein Matterhorn by cable car. This station, situated at 3817m, is impressive enough, but the best is yet to come. Put on your gear and begin your hike over the Breithorn plateau. After about half an hour you will begin your gentle ascent to the summit ridge. Your pace will be leisurely to account for the high altitude, but it won’t take you long to reach the top at 4164m. Rest on the summit and relish your accomplishment before descending the same route back to Klein Matterhorn. The cable car will take you back to Zermatt where you begin your journey home.

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:15am Zermatt train station

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Summit Certificate

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe

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

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


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

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

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