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Best Hut-to-Hut Hikes in Switzerland

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Panoramic trail from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg with Mount Eiger view
Spectacular principal street of Lauterbrunnen with and stunning Staubbach waterfall in background
Kleine Scheidegg with Eiger Nordwand background
Amazing tourquise Oeschinnensee with waterfalls and Swiss Alps Kandersteg
Panoramic view of Lauterbrunnen valley village of Lauterbrunnen the Staubbach Fall and the Lauterbrunnen Wall
View to the mountain Eiger
The valley called Kiental
Fabulous autumn view of picturesque alpine Wengen village and Lauterbrunnen Valley
Hiking above Grindewald
Kleine Scheidegg train station
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9 days / 8 nights
Discover the highlights of the Swiss Via Alpina by hiking the Bear Trek, our favorite section of the classic long-distance trail in the European Alps.
From: 1,645€/person
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Start your hike in the Chamonix Valley
Hike to the iconic Matterhorn
Epic views of mountain massifs
Hiking below Weisshorn
Hiking up to Col de Sorebois
Sunset panorama of the Lac Blanc lake with Mont Blanc
Stay in scenic mountain huts
Crossing the glacial streams
Hiking through idyllic alpine villages
Cows will be your loyal companions
14 days / 13 nights
Set out on the Walker’s Haute Route self-guided and hike this iconic trek from Chamonix to Zermatt amongst the highest peaks of the Alps.
From: 2,995€/person
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grialetsch hut in the summer
stay in idyllic towns
cows on the beautiful swiss landscape
hike down lush valleys
berguen is situated in a scenic mountain valley
autumn landscape of albula pass
arrive in the town of davos
6 days / 5 nights
Set foot on the peaceful trails between the tucked-away huts of the Kesch Trek, a hidden gem and one of the best multiple-day hikes in Switzerland.
From: 1,495€/person
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View of the Zmutt valley and the Matterhorn
zermatt is beautiful in all seasons
matterhorn from every direction
the schwarzsee hotel and monte rosa in the background
zermatt and the beautiful matterhorn
schwarzsee lake
hiking in the moonlike plateau around matterhorn
7 days / 6 nights
Experience the majestic beauty of the Matterhorn on a hiking adventure around Zermatt, one of the most famous mountaineering centers in the world.
From: 1,975€/person
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pond on alpine plateau of Greina, Surselva
Aerial view towards the Capanna Motterascio, an alpine hut on the Greina plateau in Blenio, Swiss Alps. A rocky ridge on the right leads the eye towards the river that flows sinuously in the hilly
mountain hut Capanna Scaletta, Ticino in the swiss alps
Berge am Lago di Luzzone
hiker on alpine plateau of Greina, Surselva
Campo di Blenio, panoramic view of the valley
3 days / 2 nights
Discover the untouched beauty of the Greina Plateau with a serene 3-day hike through alpine meadows and historic trails in the heart of Switzerland.
From: 695€/person
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Kleine Scheidegg with Eiger Nordwand background
Shonegg lake with alps in the background
Alpine marmots in grass in Berner Oberland
Wonderful Stauber Waterfall in the Schachen Valley
Hiking above Grindewald
Klausenpass mountain road connecting cantons Uri and Glarus
Houses in the Swiss village of the Engelberg resort
A tourist train travels on Jungfrau Railway from Jungfraujoch to Kleine Scheidegg
Wengen with Jungfrau Mountain and Lauterbrunnen Valley on background
Amazing tourquise Oeschinnensee with waterfalls and Swiss Alps Kandersteg
Montreux city with Swiss Alps lake Geneva and vineyard on Lavaux region
18 days / 17 nights
Plan your Via Alpina self-guided hike across Switzerland and explore the diversity of the Alps on this epic journey, previously known as the Alpine Pass Route.
From: 4,965€/person
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view above the aletsch glacier
the idyllic village of ausserberg
the biggest glacier in europe is the aletsch glacier
lotschberg railway is one of the most important in the alps
view from ausserberg over the rhone valley
hiking the aletsch glacier panorama trail
hanging bridge leading from belalp to riederalp
magnificent panorama on the trail
small lake on the panorama trail above the aletsch glacier
traditional swiss mountain village of belalp
7 days / 6 nights
Discover the sunny Valais canton from the Lötschberg Südrampe and hike the ridge above Europe's largest glacier, Aletsch, on an unforgettable hiking adventure.
From: 1,495€/person
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Hiking below Weisshorn
View of the Moiry Glacier from the Lac de Chateaupre surrounded by flowers in summer
The Charles Kuonen suspension bridge
Matterhorn finally becomes your companion
Resting in quaint Swiss towns
Valais Blacknose sheep in front of Matterhorn
Experiencing the morning shadows in Val de Moiry
The Moiry Mountain Refuge in the Val d'Anniviers
Magical evenings up high in the mountains
7 days / 6 nights
Spend a week on the eastern Haute Route, hiking through the Swiss Alps below sharp ridges and epic glaciers all the way to the foot of the iconic Matterhorn.
From: 1,945€/person
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The village of La Fouly in the Val Ferret
Ville des Glaciers
Walking up to the Fenetre dArpette
Courmayeur town scaled
The way from Col De La Croix Du Bonhomme to Rifugio Maison scaled
TMB offers some of the best views in the world
Refuge Bonatti
Little shelter and peak of Aiguille Noire in Veny valley
5 days / 4 nights
Join us on this short version of Tour du Mont Blanc, experiencing the highlights of this iconic trek on a 5-day itinerary, great for those with limited time.
From: 1,195€/person
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Hut to Hut Hiking in Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of extraordinary alpine beauty. Besides luxury watches and chocolate, the Alps are definitely one of the first things that come to mind when anyone thinks of this small European country.

And there is no better way to experience the Switzerland Alps than through hut-to-hut hiking.

With its extensive network of trails (over 65,000 km!) and mountain huts on every scenic corner, hiking between them is when you really get to know the Alpine spirit of the country.

But this also has a downside — it’s hard to choose where to hike because of the countless options.

We did the work instead and selected the best hut-to-hut hikes in Switzerland that take you through some of its most epic mountain scenery.

Here’s how we help you:

  • Detailed self-guided itinerary with all the necessary info for a successful hike
  • A GPS route + simple-to-use app for easy navigation
  • Booking all your accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner at the huts
  • Full 24/7 support during your trip

We provide you with the above, so that the first step on the trail doesn’t feel like an intimidating leap into the unknown.

The first step in planning your hut-to-hut hike is simple — choose one of our listed Switzerland hiking tours, and send us an inquiry.

If you’re unsure which option is best for you, contact us, and we’ll help you find the right solution.

Short Guide to Hut-to-Hut Hiking in Switzerland

Switzerland’s network of hiking trails is a tapestry that weaves through the country’s most stunning landscapes. The experience of hut-to-hut hiking in Switzerland is about cultural exploration and the opportunity to connect with nature.

italian city of courmayeur is your starting point

Huts in the Swiss Alps

Each hut is unique, offering a different slice of Swiss mountain life. These huts range from simple dormitory-style accommodations to more private rooms, with the common thread being the warm hospitality and the chance to enjoy local Swiss dishes like raclette or rosti.

The evenings can be magical, as the setting sun casts alpine glows on the peaks, and the clear skies reveal a blanket of stars, often seen from the hut’s outdoor spaces.

escha hut

Accommodation bookings

Booking your accommodations in advance is a must. The popularity of hut-to-hut hiking has grown, and spaces can fill up quickly. It’s also worth considering the distance between huts when planning your daily hikes. While some may be just a few hours apart, others could require a full day’s trek, so plan according to your comfort and fitness level.

Hiking season in Switzerland

Timing your hike is crucial. The high season for hiking is when the trails are rid of snow, typically from July to September. During this period, the days are the longest, the weather is generally warmer, and the huts are open and staffed.

However, it’s also the busiest time, so solitude on the trails may be limited. For those seeking a quieter experience, the shoulder seasons of late June or early October can offer fewer crowds, though some huts may be closed, and snow may be present on higher trails, which warrants caution and good preparation.

Panorama view of Bernese Alps from top of Rochers de Naye

How challenging is hiking in Switzerland?

The trails themselves are well-maintained and marked, but they do demand a level of respect for the mountain environment. Preparing for a hike in Switzerland means not only physical training but also understanding how to navigate the terrain.

It’s advisable to familiarize yourself with the route beforehand, perhaps through online resources or guidebooks specific to the Swiss network of trails. The Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) manages many huts and offers detailed maps and guides, which can be invaluable for planning your hike.

Enjoying the view in beautiful mountains above Murren

Equipment and packing

When packing for your journey, consider the variable conditions you’ll encounter. The Swiss Alps can be unpredictable, with sunny mornings quickly turning into stormy afternoons. A waterproof jacketbreathable layers, and sturdy hiking boots are essential.

It’s also important to pack light, as you’ll be carrying your belongings from hut to hut. Many hikers appreciate the simplicity of this style of travel, finding freedom in the minimalist approach.

Cabane de Moiry

Is hut-to-hut hiking for me?

Finally, hut-to-hut hiking in Switzerland is a chance to step away from the fast pace of modern life. It’s an opportunity to slow down, to move at the rhythm of nature, and to appreciate the beauty of the mountains.

The trails offer moments of introspection and connection, whether it’s a conversation with a fellow hiker or a quiet moment taking in the view of a valley below. It’s an experience that challenges the body, enriches the mind, and nourishes the soul.

If you have a deep appreciation for nature, a desire to spend time in the tranquility of the mountains, and a willingness to embrace a simpler way of travel, then yes, this experience is tailored for you.

For more in-depth information about specific long-distance hikes in Switzerland, you can visit our extensive written guides for Walker’s Haute Route and Via Alpina, respectively.

Switzerland: The Cradle of Mountain Tourism

Switzerland’s heart and soul are intrinsically linked to the Alps, which cover 60% of the country’s landscape and host an array of peaks, including the iconic Matterhorn. The country’s commitment to conservation ensures that its pristine alpine ecosystems, home to Europe’s significant glaciers and the birthplace of major rivers like the Rhône and the Rhine, are preserved for future generations.

Swiss mountains are laced with trails and dotted with huts, offering both the seasoned climber and the casual hiker a chance to experience the majesty of the Alps. The mountaineering spirit is complemented by state-of-the-art mountain railways and cable cars, providing access to breathtaking vistas and making the alpine experience accessible.


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