tour of 5 lake Zermatt (VS)




Location: Zermatt above Visp, left bank of the Rhone

Altitude : between 2200 and 260 meters

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 T 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”.

Practical information

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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Public transport timetable Departure Visp Arrival Zermatt