Swiss

Alps

Dates: August 20 - 

         August 25

Capacity: 16

Trip Cost: $800

Flight Cost: $1000(est)

About this Trip

Meet a group of adventurous Sloanies in Switzerland for an epic hut-to-hut hike around the MATTERHORN. At night, we will stay in rustic alpine lodges offering delicious local cuisine. There is simply no better way to end a beautiful day of hiking than by sharing hot meals and local wine with your fellow Sloanies!

 

This trip isn’t for the faint of heart. While no background in backpacking is required, we will be on our feet all day, hiking 5-8 hours between 5,300 and 10,800 feet of elevation. However, no fear, we have our very own Big Foot on the trip with us (Michael - a hairy mountainman)!

Itinerary

  • 8/20: Meet in Zermatt, Switzerland

    • Note* You can fly into Zurich, Geneva or Milan and then take the train (~4 hours)  to Zermatt. We will provide additional details at a later date. ​

  • 8/21: Hike all day, lodge all night - Schönbiel Hut

  • 8/22: Hike all day, lodge all night - Hörnli Hut

  • 8/23: Hike all day, lodge all night - Gandegg Hut

  • 8/24: Hike back to Zermatt and travel with group to Zurich; cook dinner together and enjoy nightlife in Zurich ​

  • 8/25: Travel home from Zurich Airport

3

2

learning & culture

5

1

nightlife

physical activity

rest & relaxation

Explanation of Ratings​

5    Very frequently (e.g., daily)

3    Moderately frequently

       (e.g., a few times)

1    Infrequently (e.g., once)

Meet Your Trip Leaders

Emma

Wishes she could take her dog on the trip

Dana

Will keep walking until the soles break down

Michael

Engaged in a growling competition with a wild bear on the side of a mountain and lived to tell the tale

Adriane

Has a house cat that can rock climb almost as well as her