Gorner Glacier Hike

A roped up crossing of the beautiful Gorner Glacier. The view of the surrounding four-thousanders is fantastic!

Quick Facts

  • Glacier Hike in Zermatt
  • 2 Days
  • Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Group of max. 8 people
  • Overnight stay at the Monte Rosa hut included
  • Technical equipment included

CHF 495 부터

CHF 495 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원
29.06.24 - 30.06.24 3인 이상
20.07.24 - 21.07.24 3인 이상
17.08.24 - 18.08.24 3인 이상
14.09.24 - 15.09.24 3인 이상

Tour Details

Group Tour (5-8 participants)

CHF 495 per person  

Private Tour

1-2 people CHF 2190 per group
3 people CHF 790 per person
4 people CHF 615 per person
5-8 people CHF 495 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 650m 600m 9km approx. 5 hours
2 250m 1250m 12km approx. 6-7 hours


Day 1: Hike to the most modern hut in the Alps: the Monte Rosahütte 2,883m

After meeting in Zermatt, we'll take the Gornergratbahn to Rotenboden and hike along the mountain trail (keep an eye out for the wonderful flora here) to the edge of the Gornergletscher, which is reached via some ladders and a rope. On this initial, short glacier crossing we will have enough time to practice using ice axes and crampons. After a good 3 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. We're tired, but full of new impressions.

Season June - September
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8.15 am train station Zermatt

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Technical equipment (crampons, harness, 1 hiking pole)
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

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


  • 25-30l


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


  • Hiking boots or 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*
  • Hiking poles*

* Provided free of charge. Please let us know what you need when booking.


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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