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Berner Oberland Hikers
Coffee on Oeschinensee above Kandersteg, Berner Oberland
Hiking above Lauterbrunnen
Berner Oberland Hiking
Wash Basins at Mountain Lodge, Berner Oberland
Gnomes with a view, Berner Oberland
Berghotel Obersteinberg

Across the Berner Oberland Hike

Quintessential Swiss hiking inn-to-inn

Trip Details

Location Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Length 10 days
Grades Strenuous, Strenuous Plus
Accommodations Hotels, Mountain Lodge
Group size 5-12
Aug 27, 2024 - Sep 05, 2024
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

This is Switzerland the way you’ve always imagined it. Glacier-carved valleys, breathtaking peaks cloaked in massive shawls of ice and snow, wood chalets adorned with flowers, lush green meadows ringing with the sound of cowbells.

Beginning in Lenk and ending at the foot of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains, this trek across the Berner Oberland will not disappoint anyone who has dreamed of hiking through the Swiss Alps. The richness of the rural mountain landscapes captured in the breadth of this 11-day route conspires to create the quintessential Swiss alpine experience.

The small Swiss villages of Lenk, Adelboden, Kandersteg, Griesalp, Murren, and Wengen will become our destinations and the Wildhorn, Wildstrubel, Blumlisalp, Doldenhorn, Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau, Monch and Schilthorn mountains will become part of our vocabulary. In exchange for your efforts, the mountains will share their power and simplicity, their wildflowers, their breathtaking views and the satisfaction of arriving on foot.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, there is a charge of $400 for this “forced” single.


  • All accommodations
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • The cost of baggage transfer from Lenk to Wengen
  • All group transfers on ski lifts, buses included in guided hiking options; rest day lifts are not included.
  • Guide/s
  • Great hiking and terrific memories!


Airfare, lunches, travel to starting point, individual transfers, optional excursions, unexpected or unscheduled transfers, additional luggage transfer costs, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, insurance, tips to leaders/guides, items of a personal nature. 


This hike is not van supported. You will need to carry a small- to moderate-sized pack with all the clothing and accessories you will need for the duration of the hike. (See our Sample Packing List.) With advances in synthetic clothing and other travel gear, it’s possible to keep your pack weight between 15 – 20 lbs, including lunch and water. Any extra luggage will be sent to Wengen.


We will be staying in 3- and 4-star family-owned hotels, which are very comfortable, accommodating and reflect the local character. The rooms are double occupancy with private baths. One night will be spent in a mountain lodge with shared facilities.

Breakfasts buffets and dinners are served at the hotels and lunches are picnic style along the trail.


It is possible to fly into and out of either the Geneva Airport or the Zurich Airport; however, Geneva is nearest to the starting point of this trip and Zurich is the nearest to our ending point.


Our Across the Berner Oberland hike offers a nice mix of strenuous to strenuous plus hiking, with some long days. This is a great route for those who enjoy full days in the mountains and comfortable evenings in classic Swiss villages. We are happy to supply a list of past participants who can share honest insights into their experiences. 


The group will meet at our hotel in Lenk the evening of Day 1 at 6:30 pm for an area orientation, followed by our welcome dinner.


The trip will end at the hotel in Wengen the morning of Day 10. The earliest train from Wengen departs at 5:30 am, arriving at the Geneva Airport 9:30 am or Zurich Airport about 9:00 am. Please allow for travel time when making flight arrangements.


Please contact us for a more detailed itinerary, for more information, or to register. We're also happy to supply a list of past participants willing to share insights into this guided Across the Berner Oberland Hike experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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