Zermatt Day Hike

Breath Taking Views of Matterhorn

Guided Day Hiking Tour

  • Experience amazing views of the Matterhorn and the Alps in a combination of cogwheel train ride and easy to moderate day hike
  • Ride Europe’s second highest railway and the highest open-air railway of the continent – the Gornergrat cog wheel train – up to the 10,134 ft / 3089 meter Gornergrat with incredible views of the Matterhorn accompanying you most of the way.
  • Walk up to the 360 degree platform area where you see over 29 of the 79 alpine peaks higher than 4000 meters/13,123 ft,  including the massive Matterhorn.
  • Enjoy a 1-2 hour guided hike along signposted trails through an alpine nature reserve with stunning Matterhorn views mirrored in pristine alpine lakes.
  • Learn about the origins of Zermatt and the people of the canton of Valais (French name) or Wallis (German name)
  • Local English speaking Guide throughout.
  • This is a quiet, private, tour where you can learn about the region and Switzerland – while enjoying great Alpine views
The Hike
Actual walking & hiking time and distance:1 to 2 hours, 2 to 4 miles

Hiking elevation change: 670 ft / 223 m down

Hiking terrain: moderately descending, natural dirt & stone path, public sign posted trails

June through September

Meet: 08:00 am – outside the Gornergrat Railway station in Zermatt
Depart: 08:24 am
Return: flexible

Adult Standard: US $495 per person, based on 2 or more
Adult Standard: US $705 for one person
Adult with Half-Tax Card Swiss: Standard Rate less US $89 per person

5 or more contact ECHO Trails

All transportation mentioned in the itinerary.
English speaking hiking guide

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Items of personal nature.

What to wear and bring

  • Plenty of water as the altitude can make you thirsty
  • Sunscreen and sunhat
  • Warm layered windproof clothing – it can get chilly up top
  • Footwear with sturdy soles that grip the ground; ankle-high boots are recommended (but not essential)
  • Hiking poles are recommended (but not essential)
  • Headache medication, candy/sweets and a bottle of Coke are recommended in case of problems with altitude.


Booking a Tour

Click on the red “Book Now” button

1. On the right hand side, select the Date you wish to take the tour in the Date Box
2. Input the number of participants: adults & children
3. Go To the Tour Box and click on BOOK button – the payment form will open
4. Under Options: See if you qualify for Swiss Pass or Half-Card tax – Select one or Select “No Card or Pass”
5. Review the final price – make sure it is correct
6. Read our Cancellation Policy – check the Terms & Conditions Box
7. Pay with either a PayPal account or debit/credit card

Once the payment has been processed, a written confirmation will be sent to your email address

Booking within 7 days of tour date? 
Phone or text our Lucerne office – +41 79 813 3610 – to check if we can take you, before making a booking

Cancellation policy
The tour departs rain or shine.

Full refund up to 24 hours prior to the tour departure.
50% refund if cancelled by 6.00 p.m. the day before departure.
No refund on the day of departure.

When in Switzerland, just dial 079-813-36-10 to reach our office

Calling outside of Switzerland: 41-79-813-36-10.
Calling within Switzerland: 079-813-36-10
or e-mail: office@echo-trails.com

Click here for Terms & Conditions

Hiking Map for Zermatt

click here for Google’s Satellite Interactive Map

This encompasses the day’s travel, including buses and trains – we won’t be hiking all this in one day