The Mönch is the middle summit of the world-famous trilogy comprised of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Since this 4107m peak can be easily reached from the Jungfraujoch, this summit is possible as a day trip. You also have the possibility of spending the night at the Mönchsjoch hut the day before to position yourself for an early morning ascent. In addition to impressive views, this tour offers versatile, gentle climbing and passage along a narrow, exposed ridge. In good conditions, this summit tour is possible year-round, and the conditions determine if the ascent is made on foot, with skis, or with snowshoes.
Private Day Tour
|1 person||CHF 850|
|2 people||CHF 495 per person|
Private Tour with overnight stay
You would like to meet your mountain guide already the evening before at the Mönchsjoch hut to be able to start as early as possible the next day? Please write in the comments of your booking that you want to book the tour with accommodation at this price:
|1 person||CHF 1295|
|2 people||CHF 750 per person|
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||650m||650m||5km||approx. 5 hours|
Ascent via the southeast ridge to the Mönch 4107m
Meet your guide at Grindelwald Terminal and make your way to the Jungfraujoch. You will begin your hike in the direction of the Mönchsjoch hut and quickly your ascent route along the southeast ridge will come into view. The lower section of the climb will lead you to the rain gauge, and from there you will easily climb to the first snow ridge. From here you will be rewarded with spectacular views to the north. You will continue your ascent to the pre-summit, where the east face of the Mönch dominates the view. You’ll carefully continue over the last narrow snow ridge and climb to the snow-covered summit. The view offered by the Mönch summit is expansive, and you’ll overlook the entire Swiss midland. You’ll descend along the same route and return to the Jungfraujoch. Journey home in the late afternoon.
It is possible to book the summit tour on the Mönch with an overnight stay at the Mönchsjoch hut beforehand. This offers the advantage of an early morning start, which is recommended in warm summer temperatures.
|Season||January - December|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||8:15am coffee bar at Jungfraujoch|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- 1 night in bunk room with half-board and tea for the next day (if booked with overnight stay)
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Warm, functional clothing
- Windbreaker or GoreTex™ jacket
- Light windbreaker or GoreTex™ pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
- Beanie or headband
- Thermal underwear
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots
- 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)
- Crampons with anti-snow plates
- Ice axe
General Information for Mountaineering School
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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