Do These 2 Hikes when in Zermatt, Switzerland. Please.

It was one week ago when Jerry and I explored the region of Zermatt and stretched our bodies to see the wonders of this spectacular mountainous area. I tell you, there were so many "wow" moments, that we now feel obliged to present the 2 spectacular hikes we did around Zermatt. We truly think you should do them too. Seriously. You need to be convinced? Continue reading.

Hiking in Zermatt - 2 Hikes You Should Do

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2 Must-Do Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland

To reach Zermatt from Zurich, take the train of 3 h 12 min or drive for about 3 h 35 min. Please note, Zermatt is a car-free village. To park your car, there is a parking available in Täsch - 5 km from Zermatt. Then a shuttle train brings you to the final destination. Once there, get active and choose one of the outdoor activities. Maybe you're into hiking? Cool! Here are the two hikes you should do when exploring this area:

1# The 5 Lakes Hike

This is an extremely beautiful hike. You will see 5 different mountain lakes, each one special in its colour. To start you hike at Blauherd, you will need to take the cable car from Zermatt to the cable car station called Sunnega. Then take a lift to Blauherd. Before you go, check out the timetable and the prices. 

Directions: Blauherd - Leisee - Stellisee - Grindjisee - Grünsee - Moosjiesee - Sunnega

Duration: 2 h 30 min

Difficulty: easy to medium

Highlight: Seeing all these beautiful mountain lakes and the Matterhorn mirror-effect of Matterhorn at Stellisee

2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Leisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Leisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Stellisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Stellisee

Wondering what camera we use to make these photos? Here's the link.

2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Close to Stellisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Close to Stellisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Close to Stellisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Close to Stellisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - In the Direction of Grindjisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - In the Direction of Grindjisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Grindjisee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - 5 Lakes Hike - Grindjisee

2# The Hörnlihütte Hike

Another panorama hike in the Zermatt area is the one taking you to the Hörnlihütte (English: Hörnli Hut). Take the cable car to the end station - Schwarzsee (English: Schwarz Lake). Take a photo of it and continue the trail to the top. Before you go, check out the timetable and the prices. 

Directions: Schwarzsee - Hörnlihütte - Schwarzsee

Duration: 2 h 15 min

Difficulty: difficult

Highlight: Being so close to Matterhorn, spectacular views over the Zermatt valley

2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte - Schwarzsee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte - Schwarzsee
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte - Near the Mountain Matterhorn
2 Hikes in Zermatt, Switzerland - Hiking to the Hörnlihütte - Near the Mountain Matterhorn

 So, what are you waiting for? Zermatt is calling you! :)


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Jo (Wednesday, 26 September 2018 17:12)

    Hello! Thanks for your tips! Wondering whether it's possible to do these hikes in Mid - late march? :)

  • #2

    Rahul (Monday, 15 October 2018 22:12)

    This was a great post. I ended up doing the hike in mid-October and was able to get to just below the Hornlihutte, though there was too much ice on the trail so did maybe like 97% of it. The one suggestion I have for our post is to mention about the Matterhorn Glacier Trail. It links up with the Hornlihutte trail above Schwarzsee, and is absolutely stunning. It's also fairly easy and connects you with another cable car station (Trocker Steg or something like that). Another option is to take the cable car to Trockner Steg, do the Matterhorn Glacier Trail, and then do the Hornlihutte Hike. Interestingly enough, the cable car to Schwarszee was closed during the whole month of October, so I had to hike from Zermatt, which meant far less people trying to attempt it.