Zermatt Matterhorn – 15 km Hike :)

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn

The panoramic view

The panoramic view

Adventurous, Eventful but scenic and beautiful hike to Zermatt. Well Zermatt is known for Matterhorn,  a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The Matterhorn was one of the last great Alpine peaks to be climbed and its first ascent marked the end of the golden age of alpinism.[4] That climb was made in 1865 by a party led by Edward Whymper and ended disastrously when four of its members fell to their deaths on the descent. The north face was not climbed until 1931, and is amongst the three great north faces of the Alps. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn since the first climb in 1865, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps.

Well for us, the climate was beautiful and made it a must do hike for the weekend. Zermat is a no car zone, so the car has to be parked 5 kms from Zermatt at Tasch and a train is to be taken to Zermatt 🙂

Now without much boredome of facts, I leave you to enjoy the pictures.

Zermatt station - Electric vehicles

Zermatt station – Electric vehicles

The chalets are beautiful and modern and still have a nice rustic feel on the outside.

My Chalet

My Chalet

 

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn

Zermatt

Zermatt

My lunch - sumptuous salad

My lunch – sumptuous salad

The five lake hike

The five lake hike

The black neck goat

The black neck goat

They posed for me

They posed for me

Gornergrat

Gornergrat

The Green lake

The Green lake

The glacier stream

The glacier stream

The five lake hike

The five lake hike

The autumn colors

The autumn colors

Image source: Shweta Dave

More on Zermatt: here

More on Matterhorn: here

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