Bernese Oberland Haute Route - East
- A high-level Alpine traverse of Switzerland`s Bernese Oberland
- Climb to the spectacular Alpine summit of Abeni Flue
- Trek Konkordia and the Aletsch, Europe`s biggest glaciers
- See the Alpine giants of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau
- Can be combined with the Bernese Oberland Haute Route - West
Superb alpine trekking holiday adventure trekking with some easy climbing in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland. Close to the picturesque ski town of Kandersteg in Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland is one of the most impressive mountain groups in the entire Alps of Europe. This adventurous glacier-walking holiday makes a high-level trekking traverse of eastern section of the range with some easy climbing sections, amongst a collection of dramatic alpine peaks of the Bernese Oberland which includes the famous trilogy of Eiger (3970m/13,022ft), Monch (4099m/13,445ft) and Jungfrau (4158m/13,638ft). Our alpine walking route will negotiate high and rugged terrain, including the Aletsch alpine glacial system which has its heart at the junction of glaciers known as Konkordia. Trekking across several airy alpine mountain passes and overnighting in spectacularly situated Bernese Oberland refuges, we also make an ascent to the snow-capped summit of Abeni Flue (3962m/12,995ft). From this high vantage point, our climbing effort is rewarded with a magnificent alpine panorama that includes the Matterhorn, distant Mont Blanc and the stunning pyramidal peak of the Finsteraarhorn (4274m/14,019ft), the highest summit in the Bernese Oberland. This is an excellent walking holiday and an ideal introduction to glacier trekking and climbing easy Alpine peaks. This holiday can be combined with our Bernese Oberland Haute Route West to create a sensational complete traverse of the Bernese Oberland.
Is this holiday for you?
This is real mountain travel, following good trails to the snowline and also involving sections of scrambling, snowslope climbing and glacier travel, where ropes, crampons and an ice-axe will be used. We average 6 to 8 hours walking each day, with some longer days and tough climbs.