Base Villages
Base Village: Zermatt

Zermatt

Crown of the Matterhorn –

Zermatt lies at the base of what is perhaps the most iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps: the 14,690-foot Matterhorn. Few sights are more inspiring than the Matterhorn covered with a pristine layer of snow against a cerulean blue backdrop. Perhaps what’s more awesome though is the rewarding feeling gained from walking Zermatt’s hiking trails in the crisp mountain air to the vantage point where this view is possible. The Matter valley is surrounded by 30 peaks, all of which top 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). Between these pinnacles exists the labyrinth of Zermatt’s hiking trails and valleys that make this corner of Switzerland a hiker’s paradise. One such path, the mule trader’s trail, dates to the 13th century.

Zermatt is a popular destination for day trips to the Matterhorn. It’s also a platform for mountaineering and world-class skiing—even in the summertime. Numerous national ski teams train here, as the town holds Europe’s largest and highest summer skiing region. Two points of particular interest include the Gornergrat, a cog railway that travels 3,089 meters (10,134 feet) to an impressive overlook, and the Klein Matterhorn, the end point of Europe’s highest cable car at 3,820 meters (12,533 feet).

Most of our day trips to the Matterhorn conclude in Zermatt around 4:00 p.m., leaving plenty of time to explore the town before catching the gondola to the high mountain retreat. The view overlooking this picturesque alpine town aglow at night is simply magical.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips two or three guides with a maximum group size of 12. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel: Hotel Silvana
Altitude: 1,620 m (5,310 ft)
Population: 5,775
Area: 242 sq km (94 sq mi)
Canton: Valais
Latitude: 46°1′16″N
Longitude: 7°44′53″E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 3: Wengen and Zermatt (Jungfrau and Matterhorn Tour)

June 26-July 6, 2019 - 10 Nights

Base Villages: Wengen and Zermatt, Switzerland

With this 10-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From every vantage point in Zermatt and... Read More

TOUR 5: Sils Maria and Zermatt (Bernina Alps and Matterhorn Tour)

July 22 – August 2, 2019 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Sils Maria & Zermatt, Switzerland

Take in the Matterhorn and postcard-worthy village at its base, nestled in the Pennine Alps, as well as the splendor of the Bernina Alps —all in the height of Switzerland’s sunniest season. We will travel 1st Class from St. Moritz to Zermatt aboard the famous Glacier... Read More