The Tour of the Jungfrau Region guided holiday journeys through some of the most stunning scenery Switzerland has to offer. Over the 5 days we will have fantastic views of the Jungfrau 4000m giants, we will walk the Eiger trail underneath the famous north face, descend into the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its stunning rock wall and waterfalls and stay in the car free village of Murren perched high up above the valley.
Who is the Tour of the Jungfrau trek suitable for?
This guided alpine trek is suitable for any keen hillwalker who would like to enjoy a week of trekking in some of the most beautiful scenery the Alps have to offer. This is a circular route overnighting in guest houses, hotels and mountain refuges and takes us through Alpine meadows, underneath 4000m peaks, past stunning waterfalls and samples the very best scenery that Switzerland has to offer.
The walk is non-technical and the majority is on good path, so is suitable for anyone fit enough for 5 days consecutive trekking, it makes a great introduction to alpine trekking.
Price: £675 per person per week plus expenses
Length: 5 days
When: 26th – 30th August 2024
Accommodation: Guest houses and Mountain hut
Difficulty: Tough but not technical – 15km per day with 1500m ascents.
Day 1 – Interlaken to Hotel Faulhorn
We will meet in Interlaken before taking the train to Wilderswil, where we will take the traditional Cog Trailway to Schynige Platte where our trek will start. The trailway ride slowly opens up more and more views of the Jungfrau 4000m giants. Starting at 2000m means we can escape the heat of the valley and enjoy the views across to the Eiger as we head to the Hotel Faulhorn.
Day 2 – Hotel Faulhorn to Grindelwald
Starting our day at the Hotel Faulhorn means we have little hight gain during the day and can enjoy more stunning views as we pass the Bachsee lake and traverse to Grosse Scheidegg, before descending down into the famous mountain village of Grindelwald for the night.
Day 3 – Grindelwald to Klein Scheidegg
From Grindelwald we head up to Alpigen, before taking the Eiger Trail path which will have us walk underneath the most famous of all the Alpine North faces before arriving at Eigergletcher. From here more views open up of the Monch and Jungfrau before we head the short distance to Kleine Scheidegg for the night.
Day 4 – Klein Scheidegg to Murren
Leaving the historic Klein Scheidegg and all of its Eiger history behind today we will cross to the Lauterbrunnen Valley, one of Switzerlands most beautiful valleys with its towering cliffs and thunderous waterfalls. We then climb out of the valley to the car free village of Murren for the night.
Day 5 – Murren to Zweilutschinen
Our final day has us traversing high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley as we head back towards Interlaken. Enjoying the views as we pass in and out of forests before dropping down to Zweilutschinen and catching the train back to Interlaken for a celebratory drink.
Why join us on these treks?
Our trips are run at very small group sizes and very low ratios. Whilst many companies work with one leader to every eight clients we prefer the added safety, the lower impact and the overall sense of fun in having 4 clients to each leader. I work with my good friend Rob Johnson on these trips. Between us we have many years of practical experience in the Alps, we hold the International Mountain Leader qualifications and both work training the next generation of leaders.
We run all the Alpine trekking trips with Rob Johnson at Expedition Guides, so when you come on any of our trips it will be Sandy and Rob who will be your guides. Rob deals with all the bookings the below link will take you to his booking page.
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