SWITZERLAND

BERNESE OBERLAND TRAVERSE

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Day 1: Arrive in Zurich or Geneva; Transfer to Wengen

Upon arrival, we’ll have time to settle into our hotel before we rendezvous for an orientation and welcome dinner of traditional Swiss dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

Day 2: Warm Up Hike to Männlichen Peak

Lowest point: 4,179’ | Highest point: 7,306’ | Overall elevation gain: 3,127’ | Overall elevation loss: 0’ | Distance: 4 miles | Hiking time: 2.5hrs (3hrs with breaks)

Day 3: Lauterbrunnen Valley, Staubbach Falls, Mürren

Highest point: 5,550’ | Lowest point: 2,850’ | Overall elevation gain: 2,850’ | Overall elevation loss: 1,675’ | Distance: 7.62 miles | Hiking time: 3.20hrs (5hrs total with breaks)

Day 4: Mürren to Rotstockhütte

Highest point: 6,600’ | Lowest point: 5,095’ | Overall elevation gain: 1,505’ | Distance: 3.7 miles | Hiking time: 2.5-3hrs 

Explore remote alpine valleys

Day 5: Rotstockhütte, Sefinenfurgge, Griesalp

Highest point: 8,750’ | Lowest point: 4,850’ | Overall elevation gain: 1,750’ | Overall elevation loss: 3950’ | Distance: 5.8 miles | Hiking time: 4 hrs (6hrs with breaks)

Day 9: Adelboden via Bunderchrinde

Highest point: 7,925’ | Lowest point: 4,125’ | Overall elevation gain: 4,175’ | Overall elevation loss: 4,925’ | Distance: 10.2 miles | Hiking time: 4.5hrs (5.5hrs with breaks)

Day 6: Bundalp, Hohtürli Pass and Blüemlisalp Hut

Highest point: 9,300’ | Lowest point: 4,800’ | Overall elevation gain: 4,500’ | Overall elevation loss: 0’ | Distance: 4.69 miles | Hiking time: 3hrs (5.5hrs with breaks)

Day 10: Departure

This morning, we will transfer to other destinations for optional trip extensions, or continue on by train to the airport for international flights home.

Day 7: Öeschinensee, Kandersteg

Highest point: 9,500’ | Lowest point: 3,968’ | Overall elevation gain:  718’ | Overall elevation loss: 5,532’ | Distance: 8.1 miles | Hiking time: 3.5hrs (5hrs with breaks)

Day 8: Kandersteg, Selden (e-bike option)

Highest point: 5,650’ | Lowest point: 3,968’ | Overall elevation gain:  1,682 | Distance: 5.2 miles | Hiking time: 3hrs (4hrs with breaks)