Jungfrau-Aletsch, Swiss Alps: SWITZERLAND

Tour duration: 10 days
Tour Rate: CHF4,100
The package rate applies for the duration of the tour (based on 1 person in a travel party), and include naturalist/hiking guide, meals and house beverages, eco-lodges, mountain huts and chalets, and 24-hour concierge at L' EcoResorts.

Trekking Bernese Oberland , Switzerland, is designed for experienced hikers or persons who can traverse long distances through rugged mountains. To go Trekking Bernese Oberland, travelers must be physically fit. Hiking intervals can reach up to 7 hours during daylight. Your local naturalist guide will take you on some of the most extraordinary routes off-the-beaten-path. The areas less traveled by hikers depict fresh and interested perspective for Trekking Bernese Oberland.

A breathtakingly scenic locale with high mountains, wild flora, and lakes, Bernese Oberland is an all-year-round destination. Its picturesque landscape is dominated by snow-capped peaks, colossal glaciers, dense pine forests, 800+ glistering lakes, and timeless rolling hills with melodramatic gorges and waterfalls. Hiking trails meander through leas and reaches high into the crests with views of some of Europe’s most prominent alp sceneries including the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.

Lake Thun, sited at the northern rim of the Alps in the core of the Bernese Oberland is encircled by massifs, rustic villages, and the pleasant cities of Thun and Interlaken.

With Trekking Bernese Oberland, you will be rewarded with 100% pure nature in Switzerland. Switzerland has always attracted travelers who visit the country to hike its alpine mountains and trails. Cross-country hiking is provided for by a number of wilderness resorts, mountain cabins, and eco lodges that are scattered across the mountain countryside, which cater to adventurers. Trekking Bernese Oberland works closely with these resort operators for accommodating travelers on the tour. The concept of moving on from one inn to another inn is to prevent travelers from having to tug heavy tent through the highlands.

Oberland is noted for retaining the rural traditions of Switzerland. Snow-covered peaks serve as backdrops over green meadows being graved by cows. Bucolic culture strives here and is knotted in with the region’s ecotourism.

Tour’s Program

  • Wilderswil is easily accessed by the A8 motorway or by frequent trains. However, if you are arriving by plane, you will arrive in Bern, Switzerland, at the Bern Belp Airport (BRN), and then proceed to your eco-lodge in Wilderswil.
  • Upon your arrival at the lodge, you'll meet your hiking group and naturalist guide.
WILDERSWIL

Lying at the doorway to the mountain valleys, Wilderswil is sandwiched between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, a region flanked by mountains and resorts - which makes it an ideal point to begin and end your hiking expedition.

  • Depending on your time of arrival, you can take a short tour of Wilderswil in the vicinity of Interlaken (5 minutes/2.6 km via Gsteigstrasse).
LOBHORN

Lobhorn comprise 5 limestone towers just directly above Lauterbrunnen. The Lobhörner to the high peaks views are incredible and include Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

  • You’ll embark on a hiking expedition through pine forests and meadows, passing villages, and small farms. The scenery down to Interlake, in all its glory, seems to dominate the landscape.
GRIESALP (Sighting A.)

At the farthest point of Kiental on the Griesalp a breathtaking scene seems to opens up - this area forms part of the "Swiss Alps" and is a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • On this day, you'll hike down the valley and ascends to the foot of the Lobhorner. You’ll traverse through moraine and Mountain Pass. Then, descend a long slope arriving at Spiggegrund valley; you’ll then arrive at a lesser Pass, and then mount the path to Griesalp. [hiking here expands over a 2-day period]
GRIESALP (Sighting B.)
  • You'll continue hiking the Griesalp, from the day prior. You can explore the loops, streams, and waterfalls.
ROTSTOCKHÜTTE

Rotstockhütte is located in the Poganggenalp - which comprise the highest peaks in the Jungfrau area. The area is a notable cattle and pastureland during summer. Here, you'll enjoy views of the famous mountain peaks such as Mönch and the Jungfrau.

  • On this day, you'll hike pass a number of small farms, reaching Mountain Passes and paths with views of Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Then, descend a short-sharp slope and proceed through pastures, arriving in Rotstockhütte.
OBERSTEINBERG

Alpenbegeisterung is the Swiss word for the region, which translated to "Alps enthusiasm." Obersteinberg offers jagged glacier peaks, steep gorges with gashing waterfalls, misty forests, and flowered meadows.

  • On this day, you'll hike the mountain trail from Trachsellauenen, ascending into alpine land, an area of botany and mountain scenery that is the upper Lauterbrunnen valley - a protected site since 1960.
LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY
  • You'll trek the valley floor, which is sandwiched by the rock walls, and explore the waterfalls (known as Staubbach Fall) just outside Lauterbrunnen.
ALPIGLEN
  • You'll hike the steep pine tree paths and alpine meadows up to Kleine Scheidegg and descends down to Alpiglen - just underneath the North face of the Eiger.
FAULHORN
  • On this day, you'll hike the path to Grund (united as Saas-Grund and dubbed the "Hiking Pearl"), then ascends to Grindelwald. This path takes you through pine forests and meadows, and leads to Bachsee Lake. After which, a footpath will take you through more rugged and steep terrains. Then, a short walk along a slope leads you to your hotel in Faulhorn.

The resort's site is also notable for its spectacular sunset and sunrise.

SCHNIGGE PLATTE
  • You'll trek the rugged path that leads to a slope, then descend to Sägistalsee. Then, you will continue on to the floor of the valley through meadows, ascending a rugged terrain. A crest will take you to Schynige Platte. A steep pine-land slope will leads you to Wilderswil.
  • Arriving at your lodge, you can unwind for your departure the next day.
  • You'll depart Wilderswil.
INCLUDED
  • Mountain huts, chalets & lodges along the hiking routes in the mountains and valleys
  • Naturalist guide
  • Mountain passes
  • Baggage transfers (from route to route)
  • Meals and house beverages at the accommodations
  • 24-hour concierges at L' EcoResorts
NOT INCLUDED (separate vacation services and products)
  • Air flights (international/local)
  • Rail pass
  • Supplementary fee per person CHF380
  • Tourist tax is required and average CHF2.50 per person per night, depending on the town and accommodation type
July 1 through to August 15 is high tourist season. Late September to early October, hiking season ends in the Swiss Alps due to snow fall in the mountains, which results in the seasonal-closure of many resort facilities.

  • July through to early August, and into late September (fall colors) depict a beautiful landscape of wild flowers.
  • Late August through to September has pleasant weather and is less crowded.
  • The excursion covers some treacherous trails and require good physical ability and hiking experience on the part of participants.
  • The price includes environmentally-friendly accommodations, naturalist guide, road transportation, entry passes to attraction site(s), meals as indicated, and 24-hour concierges at L' EcoResorts.
  • Ninety or more days prior to your arrival, 30% of the rate is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Thirty days or less and prior to your arrival, the full reservation amount is required. In the event of changes to the lodge reservation or the dates of your flights, by you, such a cancellation is subjected to 10% cancellation fee. Note: this refers to changes in your reservation only [see additional cancellation policy below].
  • The tour price is based on the number of persons indicated. For personalized group rates, please make inquiry with us regarding the package cost.
When you book your nature tour online through our website (lecoresorts.com), your reservation will be processed through our secure online payment system. When you first submit a "BOOK NOW" request, one of our agents will contact you to confirm your details. Once your reservation is confirmed, by you, you will receive a notification from us.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • The tours by L' EcoResorts are nature based, guided, and include walking through rainforests, mountain hiking, cycling, cruising and water rafting, and preserves/safari jaunts.
  • On rainforest tours, you can observe rare and weird species. The Amazon, for example, contains the world’s largest range of wildlife species. Living in the Amazon rainforest are over 40, 000 species of plants, 427 types of mammals (incl. jaguar, anteater, and giant otter), 1,300 varieties of birds, 378 breeds of reptiles (incl. boa), in excess of 400 classes of amphibians (incl. dart poison frogs) and roughly 3,000 categories of freshwater fish. Due to its vastness and some unreachable areas, many species in the Amazon remain undiscovered by scientists. Depending on where in the world your eco resort is located, the nature tour you booked will take you on an intriguing path within that region.
  • On safari tours in Africa, you will observe animals in their natural habitats such as giraffes, lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, zebras, gorillas, panthers, birds, and reptiles. [At L' EcoResorts, we do not offer or support sports hunting or trophy hunting, which is not the same as survival hunting by the native people or any persons who depends on this tradition/method for their food source].
  • On mountain tours, you will hike up some of the most spectacular mountains in the world, these include the Swiss and French Alps, the Andes, the Himalaya mountains, Blue Mountain Peaks (Jamaica), and the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States.
  • British Columbia, Canada, and Alaska, United States allow travelers to traverse some of the most spectacular natural land in North America. These sites include the Great Bear Forest, Denali National Park and Preserve (and mountain), Kenai Fjords, and Brooks Falls. The regions are notable for bear viewing, whale watching, and their remote wildernesses, icy seas, and glacial landscapes.
  • Most of the nature tours by L’ EcoResorts are available off-the-beaten paths, in the wild. But in some cases, some tours may be available on land governed by the state or other bodies. Travelers are responsible to pay any entrance fees or additional transportation fees for themselves and their groups in order to access such sites, unless otherwise stated. Additional transportation may include boat, train, and float plane. All information regarding your tour will be provided to you.
CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellations made 91 days or more prior to travel, 90% refund will be granted, unless otherwise stated.
  • Cancellations made 90 to 31 days prior to travel, 50% refund will be granted, unless otherwise stated.
  • Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to travel no refunds will be granted.
Due the complexities of the various policies by international operators and other third parties in the regions where the nature tours are available, the "CANCELLATION POLICY" by L’ EcoResorts is structured to apply to all reservations.

  • We highly strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance prior to your tour.

DISCLAIMER

L' EcoResorts, its employees, its affiliates and their employees accept no responsibility, whatsoever, for travelers’ health and safety while they partake in a nature tour. While participating in the tours booked through L' EcoResorts, it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to secure their health and safety. It is further the responsibility of travelers to do health checkups and acquire a clean bill of health from a professional health care provider before embarking on any physical activities, therefore relieving L' EcoResorts, its partners, and its staffs from any blame as it relates to the health and safety of travelers.

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