Date and Time
Saturday, July 7, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018
Registration is required for this activity.
Please contact leader(s).
Explore the Saastal and Mattertal valleys in Switzerland. They surround
the chiseled rock pyramid of the Matterhorn, the most recognized
mountain on the European continent. Do fabulous day hikes starting from
the car-free town of Saas Fee. Stroll along glaciers and follow balcony
trails through larch forests and lush meadows. Then transfer to Taesch
to start our six-day trek in the shadow of the Matterhorn. The
combination of scenic beauty, lively mountain villages and European
comforts, makes hiking in this area of Switzerland a sublime alpine
experience. Lodging for six nights in Saas Fee is in an upscale hostel,
complete with optional integrated swimming pool and spa. There are ~4-6
people per room. This is followed by a six-day trek in the Matterhorn
valley staying at alpine mountain lodges each night. Both trip leaders
have lived in Europe and are comfortable with German, the language of
this region of Switzerland. During a typical day, we will traverse 8-12
miles with average elevation gains of ~2,000'. Participants carry their
own gear during the trek.
AMC Trip Policy
/ $2,400 non-member
*Local transportation, lodging, breakfast, and
most dinners included. Airfare not included.