Switzerland Trekking Tours & Itineraries

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Lauterbrunnental
Map of Bernese Oberland Traverse - 7 Days
Bernese Oberland Traverse - 7 Days

Take a classic Swiss hut-to-hut hike through the Bernese Oberland mountains on this week-long trek. You'll go from scenic valley to scenic valley as you traverse past the bases of some of the best-known mountains in the Alps, such as Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, making your way through waterfalls, cliff faces, and dairy pastures.

Lauterbrunnen valley
Map of Best of Bernese Oberland - 5 days
Best of Bernese Oberland - 5 days

Hike from hut to hut under the snowy facades of some of the most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps with this five-day itinerary. As you hike past the iconic peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, you'll make your way through Alpine pastures, glacial lakes, and rushing waterfalls, with stops on mountaintop tramways and charming villages in between.

Crossing Col de Balme
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 12 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 12 Days

You'll explore high alpine passes, pass through thick pine forests, hike along the base of glaciated peaks, and much more on this 12-day trekking itinerary. Start your trip in Chamonix—the French 'Capital of Alpinism'—then head east into Switzerland, arriving 10 days later in Zermatt at the base of the Matterhorn. As you hike through the Alps, you'll spend your time looking for wildlife, breathing in the fresh alpine air, and taking in the views, ending each day with comfortable stays in villages and mountain huts.

Lac de Moiry
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 10 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 10 Days

Visit traditional Swiss villages, explore high-elevation alpine lakes, and cross high rocky passes as you trek through the Alps on this 10-day itinerary from Chamonix to Zermatt. Head east across the mountain range as you traverse mountainsides, hike along glacier foothills and look for wildlife (like ibex and marmots). Spend your nights in lakeside mountain huts and cozy towns, falling asleep to the sound of the wind and water. 

Lake Moiry as seen from Corne de Sorebois
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 7 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 7 Days

Hike through thick pine forests, visit traditional Swiss villages, and look for wildlife (like ibex and marmots) on this 7-day trekking itinerary through the Swiss Alps. Cross the high-elevation Col de Riedmatten Pass, traverse mountainside, and hike along glacier foothills as you make your way east towards Zermatt, which sits at the base of the Matterhorn. At night, cozy up in huts and small villages that retain an authentic alpine feel.

Matterhorn at Sunrise
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute-Raute - 14 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute-Raute - 14 Days

Trek for two weeks across some of Europe's most dramatic landscapes with this hiking trip. From the gneiss spires of the Aiguilles Rouges and glaciated terrain of the Mont Blanc Range to pastoral meadows and peaceful lake shores, the scenery will be your constant companion as you make your way between alpine huts and towns.

Val d’Anniviers
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 8 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 8 Days

From traditional alpine villages to high rocky passes, you'll experience the best of the Swiss Alps on this 8-day trek from the Valais Valley to Zermatt.  You'll hike along glacier foothills, traverse mountainsides, and hike through alpine meadows and peaceful lakeshores. At night, fall asleep in high mountain huts and towns to the sound of wind in the mountains. 

Val d’Anniviers
Map of Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 9 Days
Chamonix to Zermatt Walker's Haute Route - 9 Days

Explore the Swiss Alps on this nine-day trekking itinerary. Start in the Valais Valley—the main gateway to the surrounding mountains. From here, head east as you continue deeper into Switzerland. You'll spend the next several days navigating along the base of glaciers, hiking through thick pine forests, and exploring small alpine towns. Your destination is Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn—you'll reach here on day seven, leaving you enough time to hike around the area and take in the iconic views.