Hiking Night in Zermatt

Experience the impressive mountain scenery of Zermatt on a night hike along the famous five-lake trail.

The Hiking Night is set to take place all over Switzerland for the 18th time. Experience the unique mountain scenery of Zermatt during this special event. The experience starts with a 4.5-minute trip on the funicular railway up to Sunnegga. Then it’s on to Blauherd by chairlift. This is where the hike starts at dusk. Alongside the distinctive views of the iconic Matterhorn, you’ll also get to take in many other stunning vistas. The route takes you along the most beautiful lakes in the Zermatt mountains. First, you’ll head to the famous Stellisee. Then, after a break with a well-deserved Valais platter, you’ll continue on to the Grindjisee and Moosjisee lakes. Later, in the dark and by the light of the full moon, you will continue along the Findelbach stream back to Zermatt. You can bring the evening to a close together in the youth hostel if you wish.   


Night hike on the 18th Swiss Hiking Night, guided by Maduz Prisca (Wanderprisma.ch), with Valais platter and optional overnight stay incl. breakfast buffet

Period of stay

20.07.2024 - 21.07.2024

Price for participation in the hiking night (without overnight stay), per person 

Hiking night without overnight stay  From CHF 119 

Price for 1 night, per person, excl. visitor’s tax and voluntary climate protection contribution 

In a double room with washbasin  From CHF 200 
In a four-bed room with washbasin   From CHF 188 
Children/young people aged 6–17 (in parents’ room)  Available on request 

Included services  

  • Cable car ride from Sunnegga to Rothorn valley station to Blauherd   

  • Night hike led by Maduz Prisca (Wanderprisma.ch)  

  • Valais platter with regional specialities   

  • Optional: Overnight accommodation incl. breakfast buffet in the desired room category at Zermatt Youth Hostel  

Hiking guide  

Maduz Prisca (Wanderprisma.ch

Registration deadline  


“Hiking night in Zermatt” programme  

  • From 3.30 p.m. Early check-in (if staying overnight at the youth hostel) 

  • 4 p.m. Meet at the youth hostel and start of the hike 

  • Cable car ride from Zermatt to Blauherd via Sunnegga 

  • First part of the hike: from Blauherd to Stellisee 

  • Break with Valais platter and sunset (weather permitting) 

  • Second part of the hike: past lakes Grindjisee and Moosjisee to Zermatt 

  • Return to the youth hostel around midnight and round off the evening together with a wine, beer or mineral water (optional) 

Key details of the hike 

  • Walking time: approx. 3 hours 

  • Descent approx. 1,000 m 

  • Hiking level: T2–T3 

What to bring  

Hiking boots with good tread, weatherproof clothing, drinking bottle, headlamp/torch, possibly hiking poles, possibly camera  


In addition to bringing hiking boots with firm soles, it is important to ensure you are sure-footed and have a head for heights. The hike requires medium fitness and is also suitable for families. 


  • Zermatt Youth Hostel
    Staldenweg 5
    3920 Zermatt
  • Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00 Check-out: 07:00 - 10:00

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