Location: Zermatt above Visp, left bank of the Rhone
Description: easy hike with a magnificent panorama of the Matterhorn and many peaks over 4,000 meters above sea level.
Total length: about 9 km
Walking time: about 3 hours
Elevation: +262 meters / -529 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 284 Mischabel
Best period: June to October (depending on the snow cover)
Difficulty : T2
To join the departure of the route, it is necessary to go up by funicular (Sunnegga) and gondola until Blauherd. From Blauherd go slightly east and follow the signs “5-Seenweg”. The route follows Stellisee (indication at the start), Grindjesee, Grüensee, Moosjesee and Leisee. Always follow “5-Seenweg” to return to Sunnegga and reach Zermatt. From “Sunnegga” it is possible to walk to Zermatt with several alternative routes. The most pleasant follows “Patrullarve”.
Zermatt can only be reached with the train from Täsch. To avoid paying for the funicular trip from “Sunnegga” there is the option to walk down to Zermatt. Throughout the route of the 5 lakes there are many beautiful places for picnic.
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