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Berner Oberland Traverse

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Switzerland  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3065 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3065 US Dollar (USD)

This tour traverse the Berner Oberland, from Leysin above the Rhone valley to Grimsel pass. Starting in the high pasture of the Pre-Alps slowly gaining altitude to culminate at the Jungfraujoch in the heart of the Berner Oberland. This tour combine easy hiking on alpine trails. Rough, demanding hiking in alpine ground and boulder fields. Glaciers crossing using harness, rope, crampons and ice axe. The progression allow people to learn the techniques as we go (Wildhorn, easy, Wildstrubel, easy to intermediate and so on). Click here for photos.

Our Luggages will be transfer from Town to town but some nights will be spend in mountain huts were we wont have access to the luggage's. The huts we will visit are very comfortable (but no shower). Both high huts (Concordia and Finsteraar) are new and exceptionally good. The huts are well equipped and we wont need to carry much, personnel gear , snacks and technical gear. Hut provide meals, and sleeping arrangement including either blankets or duvet.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arv in Switzerland. Transfer Geneva - Leysin (hotel: Chalet Ermina) The closest airport to leysin in Geneva, transfer by train in 2 hours.

Day 2: Acclimatization in Leysin. ½ day climb. Via Ferrata of Tour D' Ai (hotel: Chalet Ermina) Sleep late, rest well, half day activity (4 hours) above Leysin. The Via Ferrata allows you to climb to the summit of the tour D'Ai via the west face.

Day 3: Transfer from leysin to Gtseig. Hike to Gelten Hut 2002m. (CAS hut) Short bus transfer to Gsteig 1,184m. via Col du Pillon, hike to the Gelten hut

Day 4: Ascent of Wildhorn 3,248 m. descent and traverse to Wilstrubel hut 2453m. (CAS hut) A none technical peak that still require the use of crampons, rope, ice axe.

Day 5: Traverse from Wilstrubel hut to Geimmi pass via the Wilstrubel 3,243m. (lodge: Berghotel Wildstrubel) A long day that will take us to the Ravil, Wilstrubel hut, glacier of Plaine Morte, summit of Wildstrubel and down to Geimmi pass

Day 6: From Geimmi pass to kandertseg (hotel: Victoria) An easy day, going down to Kandersteg via Schwarenbach.

Day 7: Kandersteg to Griesalp via the Hohturli pass, Blumisalp hut. (Mountain lodge: Hotelzentrum) We will ride the chair lift to Oeshinensee, hike to Blumisalp hut and Hohturli pass before going down to Griesalp

Day 8: Griesalp to Murren via the Sefinenfurke (hotel: Jungfrau) A beautiful hike, high up in the alpine landscape with incredible view of the Breithorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger.

Day 9: Murren to Klein scheidegg (lodge: Bahnhof-Scheidegg) An easy day with many options, hike some, ride the train to wengen, lift to Mannlichen and hike to the Klein Scheidegg.

Day 10: Klein Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, traverse to Concordia hut (CAS hut) Ride the train to the Jungfraujoch 3,573m. (visit) in the heart of the Berner Oberland, cross the biggest glacier of the alps to the Concordia hut 2,850m.Possibility to ascent a peak

Day 11: Concordia hut, Grunegghorn and traverse to Finsteraarhutte (CAS hut) An early alpine start will allow us to climb first the Grunegghorn 3,860m. then traverse the Grunhornlucke 3,286m to the Finsteraarhorn hut 3,048m.

Day 12: Finteraar hut to Grimsel pass, Interlaken (hotel Du Nord.) A long final day. From the Finster hut we will pass the Gemslucke at 3,342m. traverse to Oberaarjoch at 3,223m. and down to Oberaasee 2,303 m. and Grimsel pass. Transfer to Interlaken with Bus.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Cost includes:
Hotel in Leysin with breakfast,
Gelten hut, ½ pension (Dinner and Breakfast),
Wildstrubel hut, ½ pension,
Geimmi lodge, ½ pension,
Kandersteg hotel, with breakfast.
Griesalp lodge, ½ pension,
Murren hotel with breakfast,
Klein scheidegg, ½ pension,
Concordia hut, ½ pension
Finsteraarhorn hut, ½ pension
Interlaken, hotel du Nord, with breakfast.
Transport during the tour (bus, gondola and train as describe in itinerary).
Transfer of luggage,
Professional guide fee,
Group technical equipment.

Not included in cost:
Transfer to leysin and from Interlaken
Dinner in town or otherwise mention.
Picnic lunches, snacks.
Drinks and incidentals.
Personal equipment

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006

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