Glacier Hike Zermatt with your first 4000m peak

How long have you been dreaming of climbing your first four-thousander? We look forward to helping you realise this dream: During our 3-day course based out of Zermatt we will prepare you well in some great surroundings, get you acclimatised, then tackle the Breithorn (4164 m) from the Klein Matterhorn cable way.

Quick Facts

  • Glacier Hike to the modern Monte Rosa hut
  • Summit: Breithorn 4164m
  • 3 Days
  • Experience Level: Moderate
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Groups of max. 6 people
  • Overnight stay in the Monte Rosa hut and a hotel included

CHF 895 부터

CHF 895 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원
20.06.24 - 22.06.24 3인 이상
11.07.24 - 13.07.24 예약 불가
01.08.24 - 03.08.24 3인 이상
22.08.24 - 24.08.24 3인 이상

Tour Details

No prior mountaineering experience is needed for this tour, but it is only recommended for experienced hikers who are comfortable with long hiking durations with a backpack. You are an experienced mountain hiker and comfortable with varied terrain. This tour will include passages over hills, rock, ice, water, and crevasses.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 895 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 3395 per group
4-6 people CHF 895 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 400m 350m 7km approx. 4-5 hours
2 750m 650m 8km approx. 7-8 hours
3 400m 400m 5.5km approx. 3-4 hours


Day 1: Hike to the most modern hut in the Alps: the Monte Rosahütte 2883m

After meeting in Zermatt, we'll take the Gornergratbahn to Rotenboden and hike along the wide hiking trail (keep an eye out for the wonderful flora here) to the edge of the Gornergletscher. We cross the glacier and go on to the moraine and follow along the mountain trail. After a good 4.5 hours we come to the wonderfully situated and very modern Monte Rosa hut. The view across to the Matterhorn is simply magnificent!

Day 2: Via the Gornergletscher back to Zermatt

A wonderful glacier hike downhill awaits us after breakfast, with views towards Lyskamm and the mighty Breithorn (our goal for tomorrow...). We'll descend the Gorner glacier all the way to its snout, then continue straight through the fascinating Gorner Gorge to reach the small hamlet of Furi. From here we can take the cable car back to Zermatt. At the hotel we can rejuvenate and prepare ourselves for tomorrow's summit day - the anticipation!

Day 3: The big day: my first four-thousander, the Breithorn 4164m!

The day begins quite leisurely: After breakfast we'll stroll over and take the first cable car to the Klein Matterhorn. We rope up on the glacier and climb comfortably over the Breithorn plateau and the south flank of the mountain to reach the Breithorn's main summit. It normally only takes around 2 hours to reach, but its hard work in the thin air. The reward is great though. Summit joy! The all encompassing summit panorama is an absolute delight. After a long break, some champagne and foie gras we can enjoy the easier descent back to the cable car and hitch a ride back to civilisation. With the option to depart from Zermatt by 2 pm, you might even make it home in time for tea.


Season June - September
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 10:15am Train Station Zermatt

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 2 nights in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)

Here you see what kind of footwear you need for this tour. If you have bought new boots, we suggest you try them out on an easy hike before undertaking a tour.

Sneakers and simple trekking shoes are NOT allowed. You have to bring solid hiking or mountaineering boots. If they are cramponproof that would be good, but they don’t have to be.

Footwear examples for Glacier Hikes


  • 25-30l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks


  • 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
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • 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

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:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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