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  • Via Alpina: Pre-Trip and Post Trip Options

    Jungrafu Hike: Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Options


    Additional 2 nights – Smart to arrive early and acclimate
    Arrive Hotel Schweizerhof in Engelberg

    Pre Trip Rates: CHF 300 – per person with double occupancy
    Minimum if 2 persons for this option.

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

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

    CHF 150 – 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 Zurich airport & on own
    3 ½ hour train ride to the Zurich airport with the first train departing 5:37 and arriving Zurich 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: CHF 1593 – per person double occupancy
    Single Person: CHF 1793

    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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