Glacier Hike Zermatt Lower Theodul Glacier

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About this Guided private tour

Experience a spectacular glacier hike at 2850 m.a.s.l. surrounded by alpine peaks and get an insight into the phenomena of the glacier world! This mountain tour is also suitable for teenagers from 12 years, an unforgettable family experience.

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About this Guided private tour

Experience a spectacular glacier hike at 2850 m.a.s.l. surrounded by alpine peaks and get an insight into the phenomena of the glacier world! This mountain tour is also suitable for teenagers from 12 years, an unforgettable family experience.

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Book for Sunday
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smartphone
Mobile ticket accepted
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Free cancellation
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Instant confirmation
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Highlights

Hiking on and over ice masses of the glacier at 2850 m.a.s.l.

Overcome 600 meters of altitude

View of the glacier from the Gandegg hut

See breathtaking scenery and phenomena: Glacial crevasses, formation of moraines and mountain peaks

You are surrounded by one of the largest alpine mountain groups with the 4000m Breithorn in the center

Professional and experienced mountain guide

Suitable for teenagers from 12 years

Small groups with a maximum of 8 people

Includes

5-6 hours guided glacier hike

In a group or as a private tour (selectable)

Experienced mountain guide

Train ride Matterhorn Express to Trockener Steg

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Equipment

Offers

  • Tour with private mountain guide 1-8 persons
  • In a group (3-10 persons)

Description

A spectacular glacier hike awaits you on the route between the mountain station Trockener Steg to the lower Theodul glacier. Accompanied by a guide, you can prove your fitness and surefootedness and explore the plateau of one of the largest mountain ranges in the Swiss Alps.

The Lower Theodul Glacier is a valley glacier and has a length of 7km and is on average about 1km wide, it belongs to the system of the Gorner Glacier.

The mountain tour is a 5-6 hour guided tour and spectacular experience even for children!!

Meeting point: Matterhorn Express valley station.

At the valley station of the famous Matterhorn Express you will meet your mountain guide. If you book a group tour, you will also meet your group here. You will take the cable car together to the station Trockener Steg, where the glacier hike begins.

Glacier hike: Lower Theodul Glacier.

After a leisurely walk into the gorge, the adventure begins! A 10-meter abseil heralds the via ferrata. After that, you'll go over rocks, tree trunks, ladders, tyroliennes and footbridges deep into the gorge and over roaring rivers. Your guide will always make sure that you get over every obstacle safely. After this great climbing experience, it's a leisurely hike back to Zermatt.

practical information:

  • Good health is a prerequisite for the tour
  • Requirements: for people who are already familiar with alpine hiking, good surefootedness and orientation are necessary
  • Small backpack (max. 20L) with drink and little but nutritious food, take hiking poles if desired
  • Do not forget sunglasses, cap/sun hat and sunscreen!
  • 2-3 days before the tour you should call to discuss weather conditions and details
  • Conducted from June to mid-October

Swiss Activities Insider Tip

From the Gandegg hut you have a unique panoramic view of the Lower Theodul glacier as well as Gorner glacier and the 4000m peaks with the Matterhorn in the center. In the hut you can taste authentic Valais specialties and selected regional wines.

The glacier hides many treasures of the Stone Age, which are revealed with the retreat of the ice

Important Information

  • Wear good trekking/walking shoes, weather appropriate hiking clothes and waterproof as well as windproof jacket

Meeting Points

Zermatt, Matterhorn Talstation, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

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