This walk is part of the trek The Matterhorn Tour.
A Tour du Cervin alternative today, visiting the north side of the colossal peak before reaching Zermatt.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start heading down due north until you get to the Matterhorn trail crossing (D). Take a left down a path which remains pretty much flat until Furggsee Lake (1).
Then go down a slight hill towards Hirli gondola lift upper station (2). Head east bypassing Scharzsee Hamlet Lake , you'll come across another gondola lift, take the trail to the left. Cross the Hirli gondola lift line near high point 2500 (3). Carry on, heading west before taking the trail to the right leading to Hirli lower station (4).
After several twists and turns, walk along a large path reaching a trail crossing which leads to Zmuttbach River dam (5).
Take this trail which is on the left, cross over the dam and take the trail to the right leading to Zmutt village (6), reaching an access ramp towards Tour du Cervin.
Take the ramp (7) leading to Zermatt and the Youth Hostile (8), and that's it for today.
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.77 - alt. km 0.77
2 : km 3.69 - alt. km 3.69
3 : km 5.86 - alt. km 5.86
4 : km 7.88 - alt. km 7.88
5 : km 9.19 - alt. km 9.19
6 : km 10.74 - alt. km 10.74
7 : km 11.77 - alt. km 11.77
8 : km 13.98 - alt. km 13.98
A : km 15.56 - alt. km 15.56
Lots of water found in the streams, be careful as the water comes straight from the glaciers and could cause digestive unpleasantness.
A break at one of the several Zmutt refreshment bars is a must for 2 reasons:
- there's a stunning view of the northern side of the Cervin
- complete with the opportunity to enjoy a local drink.
Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
Zmutt, it's chalets and lanes, a small gem at the foot of the Cervin.
Zermatt, it's shops and anything relating to this hot spot for mountaineers. And the finishing touch has to be the electric cars, but be careful... you don't hear them coming.
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