Climb the Breithorn on easy, intermediate, or advanced trails with a certified guide
Enjoy incredible views of nearby peaks, including the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa
Explore the base of the Pennine Alps and the car-free town of Zermatt
Lodge in luxurious hotels, comfortable campsites, or traditional mountain lodges
Discover the inspiration for Disney’s 1959 film Third Man on the Mountain
The closest airports to Zermatt are Sion, Geneva, Zurich and Milan. From here, take the train to Tasch ( via Brig or Visp) and change to the cog railway. For a private transfer check out GVA Transfers or Ski-Lifts airport transfers. This is a more expensive option, but convenient if …
The closest airports to Zermatt are Sion, Geneva, Zurich and Milan. From here, take the train to Tasch ( via Brig or Visp) and change to the cog railway. For a private transfer check out GVA Transfers or Ski-Lifts airport transfers. This is a more expensive option, but convenient if you have a lot of luggage.
Zermatt is famous for its world-class accommodation. Ranging from boutique hotels, to airy chalets, to budget friendly youth hostels, there is something for every type of traveler. Expect to pay between $46 per night for a dorm room, to $800 per night for a five star hotel room for two.
Choosing to summit the Breithorn provides adventurers with plenty of flexibility, depending on their fitness. The starting point of the hike, Zermatt, is a gorgeous, car-free town full of history. From Zermatt and the Breithorn, you are surrounded by sky-scraping, magnificent alpine peaks.
Although there is an easy path available, all climbers should be relatively fit. The climb begins at a high altitude and involves ascending a minimum of 300 meters. It’s important to be prepared with the necessary gear, especially if you are not bringing a mountain guide. Crampons, weather-appropriate clothing, ropes, first aid kits, and an avalanche beacon will help keep you safe. Lastly, international travelers will need to present a valid visa in order to enter Switzerland.