Gurtnellen–Gotthard : 9 lakes, 4 mountain passes, 3 cantons!

Friday 23 August - Tuesday 27 August

A varied alpine traverse from Gurtnellen to the Gothard pass via 9 lakes, 4 mountain passes, 3 cantons (Uri, Grisons, Ticino) and some wonderful landscapes ! Highlights : the wild, romantic valley of Fellital ; the source of the Rhine at Lai da Tuma ; the idyllic Portgerensee ; panoramic views from Piz Giübin (2776m).

Type of hiking

  • 5 days of guided hikes, with discovery of the local flora and fauna, geology, history and culture.
  • For experienced sure-footed hikers on reasonable form; 650–1100 m  ↑, 500–800 m ↓ and 3 to 6 hours of walking each day (excluding breaks), plus need to carry rucksack with clothes, picnics and overnight kit for the 5 days.
  • Technical level: mostly T2 (Swiss Alpine Club grading); a few sections at T3.
  • Overnight stays with half-board in dormitory accommodation (2 nights) or in 2- or 3-bed rooms. Showers available on two nights.


  • Friday 23 August:  Gurtnellen – Treschhütte, 1475 m; 780 m ↑, c. 3 h.
  • Saturday 24 August: Treschhütte,1475 m – Fellilücke,2478 m – Lutersee – Oberalppass 2044 m; c. 1100 m ↑, c. 530 m ↓, c. 6 h.
  • Sunday 25 August: Oberalpass 2044 m – Lai da Tuma – Pass Maighles 2421 m ‒ Vermigelhütte 2042 m; c. 820 m ↑ and ↓, c. 6 h.
  • Monday 26 August: Vermigelhütte 2042 m – Passo della Sella – Giübin 2776 m – Lago della Sella – Passo del San Gottardo 2091 m; c. 840 m ↑, c. 780 m ↓, c. 6 h.
  • Tuesday 27 August: Passo del San Gottardo 2091 m – Lago d’Orsino – Laghi d’Orsirora – Laghi della Valletta 2468 m – Passo del San Gottardo 2091 m; c. 640 m ↑ and ↓, c. 5.5 h.

Itinerary may be modified to take account of local weather conditions or for the security of the group.

Price and booking

CHF 735 per person (min. 5, max. 8 participants), including: 5 days of guided hiking; 4 nights’ accommodation with half-board in dormitories (2 nights) or small rooms. Supplement for non-members of Swiss Alpine Club or affiliated national alpine club: CHF 20.

Price excludes: transport, insurances, picnic lunches, drinks.

Simply click on the “Book now” button to reserve your place. Booking deadline: 19 July 2019.

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