Hohbalmen, Zermatt

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#4 of 10 in Nature in Zermatt
One of the finest vantage points in the Zermatt region, Hohbalmen offers panoramic views of alpine valleys and pastures surrounded by mountain peaks and glaciers. To reach this peaceful viewpoint, you'll have to endure a challenging but scenic 18km (12mi) hike from the Trift Glacier, via the aptly named Edelweiss trail. Start early and you'll get to enjoy the views of the Matterhorn in the morning sun, rising from behind the Monte Rosa massif. Pack plenty of water and snacks, and have your camera ready. To visit Hohbalmen on your holiday in Zermatt, and find out what else Zermatt has to offer, use our Zermatt travel planner.
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  • worth every vertical meter that you have to climb; Super (all-round) view of Matterhorn/Görnergrat & much more; good chances for animal observations (chamois, ibex); Black-nosed sheep up close
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  • During this hike you can enjoy a wonderful view to the many snow-capped mountains. It is worth taking the ascent under your feet.
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  • I am not an avid skier. Being from the states and going to ski in the Alps made me very nervous and I was intimidated by the idea. Day 1 we toke the Gornergrat up and played on the blue (easy) slopes....  more »
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