One of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region, Hohbalmen offers panoramic views of alpine valleys and pastures surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers. To reach this peaceful viewpoint, you'll have to endure a challenging but scenic 18km (12mi) hike from the Trift Glacier, via the aptly named Edelweiss trail. Start early and you'll get to enjoy the views of the Matterhorn in the morning sun, rising from behind the Monte Rosa massif. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and have your camera ready. To visit Hohbalmen on your holiday in Zermatt, and find out what else Zermatt has to offer, use our Zermatt travel planner.
I am not an avid skier. Being from the states and going to ski in the Alps made me very nervous and I was intimidated by the idea. Day 1 we toke the Gornergrat up and played on the blue (easy) slopes.... more »
Einer der zwei schönsten Wanderungen in Zermatt, weit ab vom Massentourismus. Wunderschön.. nicht nur im Sommer, sondern auch wenn noch viel Schnee auf dem Weg liegt (aber Vorsicht! Nur für erfahrere ... more »One of the two most beautiful hikes in Zermatt, far away from mass tourism. Beautiful... not only in the summer, but even if still lots of snow on the way (but be careful! Only for erfahrere climbers!)
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