Breithorn ascentAlpine tour

The Breithorn (4,164 m), with its many summits, is a strong, glaciered mountain crest. The normal climb is considered as one of the easiest routes for climbing a four-thousand metre mountain.

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This tour is a perfect way to get a sense of high Alpine air for the first time but only for surefooted and experienced mountain hikers accompanied by a mountain guide. The tour includes climbing a glaciated four thousand-metre peak, and this is not to be underestimated. In the early morning, one takes the aerial tramway to Matterhorn glacier paradise at 3,883 m. The climb to the top and the descent afterwards lasts about three hours depending on the conditions. Even though the climb is not dizzying, the tour does offer a high Alpine mountain experience where one can live out the feeling of having one’s head already in outer space.

  • Snow tour on the glacier
  • The overall difficulty of the tour is given as “L” (easy)
  • A mountain guide is recommended
  • Warning: glacier crevasses
Station Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) - traversing of the glacier- ascent to the peak Breithorn - descent and again traversing of the glacier - station Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn)

We recommend for this tour to book eventually a mountain guide who knows well the place.
We recommend:
  • Climbing boots suitable for use with crampons
  • Climbing harness
  • Crampons
  • 1 ski pole
  • Warm weatherproof clothing 
  • Warm full-fingered gloves and hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Thermos flask (approx. 1 litre capacity)
  • Snacks (high energy foods such as chocolate, dried fruit, dextrose etc.)
  • Backpack

Important! Requirement: good physical condition

We recommend a guided tour with a mountain guide who knows well the place.

Further information and mountain guide agency:


Crampons, climbing harnesses and helmets can be rented in different sport shops in the village.


Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Map and arrival





Difficulty medium
Distance 5,4 km
Ascent 374 m
Descent 375 m
Duration 3,30 h
Lowest point 3781 m
Highest point 4164 m

Starting point of the tour:

Klein Matterhorn (3'883 m)

Destination of the tour:

Breithorn (4'164 m)


  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Summit tour
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent


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