Via Alpina: Pre-Trip and Post Trip Options

Jungrafu Hike: Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Options


Additional 1 night – Smart to arrive early and acclimate
Arrive at Hotel in Engelberg

Pre Trip Rates: US $200 – per person with double occupancy
Minimum if 2 persons for this option.

Includes: Accommodations at the hotel with 3-course dinners and breakfasts

Meet & Greet Option
Your guide can meet & greet you at the Zürich airport outside the customs area, provide your train ticket 1KL from the airport to Engelberg and transfer you from the airport to the hotel in Engelberg. Save & Exit

US $160 – per person.

Program and services subject to change.


Additional 3 nights / 4 days

Day 8 – Mürren – Kandersteg – Zermatt / Matterhorn

Morning departure to Kandersteg with 2 hr hike to Ochsensee lake and return to Kandersteg.

2 ½ hour train ride to Zermatt with orientation walk through town.

Day 9 – Zermatt – Gornergrat – Zermatt
45 min cogwheel train to the 13,000 ft. summit.

3 to 4 hrs hiking back down to Zermatt, 4500 ft. down.

Day 10 – Zermatt
Hike the Matterhorn Glacier Trail
Gondola car to the Trockener Steg station at 8,800 ft.
Walk along this 23 educational posted signs about what the glaciers left behind as it retreated across the landscape and how man benefits from their legacy.

We walk at the base of the Matterhorn and experience incredible views. If we are lucky, we interface with local hikers who have either just climbed the Matterhorn or have stayed at the Hörnlihut where Matterhorn climbers stay before their ascent up.

Day 11 – Morning Zermatt to Zürich airport & on own
3 ½ hour train ride to the Zürich airport with the first train departing 5:37 and arriving Zürich airport 9:16.

With a 3 hour check-in time you can make an afternoon 1:00 pm and later departure.

Post-trip tour price: US $1,675 – per person double occupancy
Single Person: US $1,885

Program and services subject to change.


  • Guide services
  • 3 nights lodging @3-star family run lodging
  • Swiss Breakfasts and dinners
  • All ground transportation to the Gornergrat
  • 2nd class train travel to Zürich airport

Not Included: Beverages (beer, wine) with meals, lunches, items of personal nature.

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