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The five-lake trail is a magnificent hiking tour through the mountains of Zermatt: three of these mountain lakes reflect the Matterhorn. Offering unique views of the many peaks, the hiking route is extremely diverse.

Description

The hiking trails around Zermatt snake around the mountains at impressive altitudes. But these heights are easily accessible: Cable cars and mountain railways take hikers up to Blauherd upper station, situated at 2,500 m above sea level. This upper station is the starting point for the hiking trail to Stellisee, Grindjisee, Grünsee, Moosjisee and Leisee.

Each of the five lakes has its own unique shape, colour and character. Leisee is all about bathing and fun for the children. Grünsee is surrounded by a rather barren landscape, where stone pines somehow cling to boulders and sand. And the banks of Grindjisee are home to rare flowers.

The tour has no ascents or descents of note and offers phenomenal mountain panoramas as well as plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat.

 

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Blauherd
Destination
Sunnegga
Start Point
Blauherd cable car upper station
Target Point
Sunnegga cable car upper station
Elevation level - Direction
Alps, One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2583 m
Ascent
241 m
Descent
530 m
Distance
9 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Duration back
2 h 50 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
June - October
Theme
With panoramic view, Along Water, To an alp
Category
Active, Hiking
Suitable for children with age
6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years

Map

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Contact

Zermatt Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 5
3920 Zermatt
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)27 966 81 00
info@zermatt.ch
zermatt.ch
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Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

9 km

Duration

2 h 30 min

Ascent

241 m

Travel information: Zermatt

  • Contact

    Zermatt Tourismus
    Bahnhofplatz 5
    3920 Zermatt

    +41 (0)27 966 81 00
    info@zermatt.ch
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