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  • Zermatt, Switzerland

    Looking for the best backpacking in Zermatt? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Zermatt. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Zermatt

    • Bognanco, Italy

      Hike to Gattascosa hut and Camoscellahorn

      4.2 mi / 3290.7 ft gain
      The path that I'm suggesting here can be completed in full if you feel trained for a climb of 1000m but it can also be cut in half at the Monscera pass if you prefer something simpler and lighter. In any case, your excursion will give you great reward. From Domodossola follow directions to Bognan...
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    • Icogne, Switzerland

      Hike the Bisse du Ro to Lac de Tseuzier

      11.9 mi / 1387.8 ft gain
      The trail along the Bisse du Ro has its origins in the 15th-century Swiss villagers who painstakingly carved water canals out of the mountainsides in order to irrigate the farmlands of the Valais. It hugs the cliffs all the way to the Ertentse River, with stunning mountain panoramas across the va...
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    • Leukerbad, Switzerland

      Hiking on Torrenthorn

      1862.2 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
      Start in the early morning by taking the cable way (either from Leukerbad or Flaschen valley station) to Rinderhütte. The trail from Rinderhütte to Torrenthorn is nicely done and well marked so you won't need to climb. However, depending on the amount of gear you have in your backpack it can be q...
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    • Leukerbad, Switzerland

      Hike to Lämmeren Cabin and Lake

      5 mi / 492.1 ft gain
      Take the cable way from Leukerbad to Gemmi Pass. Facing away from the mountain station (north), head left (west) and follow the track to "Lämmerenhütte" (Lämmeren Cabin). The track leads through a small tunnel that was once built by the Swiss Army.The tunnel leads to the glacier forefield of the ...
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    • Kandersteg, Switzerland

      Hike over Bunderchrinde Pass in the Bernese Alps

      10 mi / 4000 ft gain
      The hike starts in the town of Kandersteg and ends in the town of Adelboden. If you want to make it an out-and-back, you can hike from Kandersteg to Bunderchrinde Pass then back down.Getting to Kandersteg from any major city by train is easy. From the train station, follow the "yellow" signs to B...
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    • Kandersteg, Switzerland

      Hike Oeschinensee Lake and Blumlisalp Hut

      6 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Words and photos cannot accurately depict the beauty you will find in this area. The breathtaking emerald waters of Oeschinen Lake are the highlight of this incredible hike that requires little effort reach. The surrounding Alps provide and unbeatable backdrop, and in warmer months, multiple wate...
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    • Kandersteg, Switzerland

      Oeschinensee Panorama Loop, Hohtürli, and Wildi frau

      10 mi / 3854 ft gain
      Brass Tax: Length – Variable by choice Elevation Gain – 3,584 ft Time – 4+ hours – 2 days Stay – 47-84$ / night Difficulty – Difficult Hohtürli in Swiss German means “High Little Door”. This pass sits at an elevation of 2,778 meters (9,114 feet) in the Bernese Oberland. Making it the highest pas...
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    • Gündlischwand, Switzerland

      Trek in the Swiss Alps

      68 mi
      The Trek: Words cannot describe the unparalleled beauty and scenery you will experience on this trek. The journey starts at Schynige Platte where you get your first up-close glimpse of the Berner Oberland including the Eiger, Jungfrau, Monch, and Wetterhorn. From there you will wind up and down t...
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