Guidebook

Get High and Wild on the Bernese Oberland 4000ers Tour

A peak bagger's dream which puts you on top some of the best-known and most beautiful mountains in Switzerland.

Description

This is a high altitude tour across huge glaciers and should be treated with respect, but if you get good weather and snow conditions, it's a fabulous tour of wild, wonderful mountains. You don't have to follow the exact schedule we've suggested because there are plenty of huts in the area and you can alter your itinerary according to conditions.

The adventure begins on the Jungfraujoch train which has featured in many famous mountaineering stories and which goes right through the middle of the Eiger. From there the iconic peaks just keep on coming, as do the welcoming and spectacular mountain huts.

All in all, this is rightly a classic tour amongst some of the most storied and picturesque mountains in the World.

Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Jungfraujoch Train
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Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Jungfraujoch Train

Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren
4 - 5 hrs
12.8 km
692 m
1,106 m
44 °
Day 1: A positioning day from the top of the Jungfraujoch train, easily down the glacier then a 500m skin over a pass at 3820m.
Moderate
Private
Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Gross Fiescherhorn and Hinter Fiescherhorn
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Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Gross Fiescherhorn and Hinter Fiescherhorn

Bernese Oberland
6 - 7 hrs
12.7 km
1,255 m
1,255 m
41 °
Day 2: Two summits of 4000m that can easily be combined in a single outing.
Difficult
Private
Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: The Finsteraarhorn
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Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: The Finsteraarhorn

Bernese Oberland
4 - 5 hrs
5.9 km
1,261 m
1,258 m
58 °
Day 3: The largest summit in the Bernese Oberland and the 15th highest major 4000m peak in the Alps.
Difficult
Private
Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Finsteraarhorn Hut to the Aletschorn
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Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: Finsteraarhorn Hut to the Aletschorn

Bernese Oberland
7 - 8 hrs
19.3 km
1,211 m
1,246 m
21 °
Day 4: This is a long distance journey to relocate to the bivouac hut beneath the Aletschhorn.
Moderate
Private
Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: The Aletschhorn
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Bernese Oberland 4000m Peak Tour: The Aletschhorn

Bernese Oberland
1 day +
19.3 km
1,585 m
2,609 m
30 °
Day 5: The easiest, though not easy, route to one of the remotest and most coveted 4000m peaks in the Alps.
Severe
Private