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Glacier Hiking Experience  
Diavolezza - Morteratsch

2014 Rates Prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Duration:
Tour 1: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Tour 2: 4 Days / 3 Nights

The only things you need to tackle the tour from the Diavolezza summit station across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch railway station are surefootedness and sufficient stamina to cope with the 1,100m altitude difference!

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Glacier Hiking Experience

 
         
 

The Region

Here, amidst the largest mountain range in the eastern Alps, with the 4049m high Piz Bernina in the middle, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the glaciers that surround you on all sides. Five billion tonnes of ice, covering a total distance of 12 kilometres and an altitude difference of 1100 metres, creeping down into the valley. The guided glacier hike provides an insight into a variety of natural phenomena – from crevasses, to glacial mills and erratics, through to the formation of moraines.

Equipment

Mountaineering or good hiking boots over the ankle, long trousers, rain or wind jacket (Gore-tex), sun protection and glasses, gloves, walking sticks are advisable, small backpack with refreshments and lunch for a picnic.

Fitness

Must be able to cope with 1100 metres of altitude difference. Not recommended for persons with respiratory difficulties.

Experienced Tour Guides


The “Bergsteigerschule Pontresina” is the oldest and one of the largest Mountain Guide Companies in the region. In 2013 the company celebrates its 50th birthday. During the summer season they have specialists for many adventure tours such as Hiking, Mountaineering, Climbing, Canyoning and Glacier Hiking. All the Mountain Guides working for the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina are certified UIAGM Mountain Guides.

Gian Luck
CEO of the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina,
active since 2006.
Berni Hauser
Senior guide, active since 1988. Resident of Pontresina.
Marco Benz
An experienced guide knows the Engadin regions very well.

Price includes:

  • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in St. Moritz in room with private facilities and breakfast daily
  • Engadin Pass - 2 or 3 day transportation on mountain railways and cable cars
  • Guide fees for Glacier Hike based on arrangement
    (Public or Private)
  • Complementary (adjustable and shock absorbent)
    hiking stick
  • Hire of hiking boots ^
  • Lunch box freshly made and ready to collect from hotel reception on day of Glacier walk#
  • 1 x 3-course dinner arrangement per person served with a bottle of mineral water
  • Service charges, tax and VAT

Dates and Rates

Prices are starting from, per person.

Glacier Hike in the Engadin Diavolezza - Morteratsch
Tour 1: 3 Days / 2 Nights -
Prices from:
Hotel Hauser
Twin Single
Package including
1-Day Hike (Registration required by 4p.m. on day of arrival).
499 555
Package including
1-Day Hike - with a private guide:
Operates with min 4 persons
555 611
Engadin + Glacier Hike Engadin + Diavolezza to Morteratsch Hike
Tour 2: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Prices from:
Hotel Hauser
Twin Single
Package including
2-Day Hike - with private guide:
Operates with min 4 persons
869 954
Departs Tue/Fri/Sun: 17 Jun - 1 Jul 2013, 17 Sep - 28 Oct 2013, Departs Daily: 2 Jul - 16 Sep 2013
Hotel Hauser starstarstar
Additional Nights on request.
^ Boot size must be prebooked to secure delivery at hotel.
# Lunch box (LB) includes 1 x sandwich, 1 x piece of fruit,
1 x soft drink, 1 x Engadin chocolate/ energy bar,
1 x assorted nut pack (50g)

 

Itinerary

Glacier Hike in the Engadin
Tour 1:
Diavolezza to Morteratsch
3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1 - Arrive St Moritz and check-in to your hotel. Pre-register for the Glacier Hike before 4 pm and receive your information kit. Overnight in St Moritz.

Day 2 - Collect your hiking equipment (boots and complementary walking stick) and lunch box from the hotel desk. Use your Engadin Passto travel to to Bernina Diavolezza Station (2nd class) and then on the gondola to the summit. On arrival, join your guide and fellow hikers for the 5-hour downhill hike across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch Railway Station. Return to St Moritz on the Bernina Express. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB,D)

Day 3 – After breakfast, depart St. Moritz or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Note: Program also available with a private guide for 4 or more people.
Engadin + Glacier Hike
Tour 2:
Hike in the Engadin Valley + Diavolezza to Morteratsch
4 Day / 3 Nights
Hiking with a private guide
– min. 4 people required

Day 1- Arrive St Moritz and check-in to your hotel. Contact the tour guide for your meeting instructions. All clothing and equipment, except for walking stick and boot hire, is your personal responsibility. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 2- Collect your hiking equipment (boots and complementary walking stick) and lunch box from hotel front desk before meeting with your private guide at the hotel reception. Highlights of today’s hiking program in the beautiful Engadin Valley include: the Morteratsch Glacier and the location where the ‘Heidi” movie was filmed. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB,D)

Day 3- Continue your hiking experience with your private guide. Use your Engadin Pass to travel to to Bernina Diavolezza Station (2nd class) and then on the gondola to the summit. On arrival, join your guide for a personalised 5-hour downhill hike across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch Railway Station. Return to St. Moritz on the Bernina Express. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB)

Day 4 – After breakfast depart St. Moritz or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Trip Map

Glacier Hike Diavolezza - Morteratsch