Haut Route Trek

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇫🇷 This is the Mountaineers' Route covering a distance of 180 Km from Chamonix valley in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. I arrived in Geneva and then transportation was arranged to Chamonix. That day we had an introduction ,equipment check and goodnight's sleep in cozy room. We had six people in our group - Randy and Ryan Maksymowich father and son duo from Canada, Chris Lennox, retired doctor from Scotland, Chris Parks and Rona Hodson British couple staying in New York . Our guide was Andy Perkins, a French national. Day 2 Montroc - Balme…
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Montreux – Rochers de Naye

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 It was a cold and windy night when we started on our journey to Switzerland. Coming out of our apartment, we could feel the chill wind rattling our bones. My hubby looked into his watch n said, “It’s already 3 am and we are late.” So we hurried down the road to catch our night bus towards Heathrow airport. After a sleepy journey of nearly 2 hrs we reached the airport and found that check-in counters do not open before 6:00am. My hubby explained, in London, unlike in India flights do…
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Lucerne : Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 We stayed Lucerne for two days. First day was we visited mount Titlis. We took train to to Engelberg then walked down to the cable car.  Engelberg - Titlis cable car goes up to Titlis with a change at Trübsee. From Trübsee the rotating gondolas "Titlis Rotor" took us to the top. The weather was not great . It was cloudy that day so view from top was not very clear. The glacier cave is only a snowball's throw from the mountain station. The glistening, blue ice tunnel leads deep down into the fascinating…
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The Golden Pass Express

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 Switzerland has numerous luxury trains. One of the popular one is "The Golden Pass" , from Montreux to Lucerne . We boarded it of Montreux to Interlaken and stayed 1 night at Interlaken . This section train climbs to the highest point of the entire Golden Pass line, near Saanenmöser, at 1279 and soon after it leaves French speaking part and enter the German speaking part of Switzerland. Before Interlaken it continues its way to  Spiez, a town at a scenic location along Lake Thun. You can easily see the pyramid shaped Mount Niesen from here.…
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Glacier Express

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 After Haut route trek I spent 2 nights in Zermatt. From Zermatt I traveled by Glacier express to St. Mortiz. There are four sections from Zermatt to St- Mortiz. Section 1: Zermatt to Brig The journey starts near the Matterhorn, in the car free mountain village of Zermatt, at an altitude of 1605 m. The Matter valley leads to the town of Visp and is quite narrow at many places, with massive rock walls rising up to well over 4000 m. The highest peaks of the Swiss Alps can be found in…
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Hiking around St. Mortiz

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 I arrived in St Mortiz at the evening . It was a long train ride from Zermatt by Glacier Express. My home for next 2 - 3 days was St . Mortiz youth hostel. St. Mortiz is a luxury resort town which has hosted winter Olympic  twice. Its frozen lake hosts cricket , polo during winter. The food was awesome at the youth hostel. Next day I went for a walk to Piz Nair. I took Funicular from St. Mortiz to Upper Corviglia station. From the upper station of the Corviglia…
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Rhine Falls

🇨🇭 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 I took the first train from St. Mortiz to Zurich. It was a 3.5 hour journey with a change at Chur. From Zurich I took wrong train and realized this after sometime. So I had to come back to Zurich again to board the train to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall. This is a frequent train and takes one hour. The falls are located on the High Rhine on the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich, between the villages of Neuhausen am Rheinfall (SH) and Laufen-Uhwiesen/Dachsen (ZH). It is largest waterfall in Europe with flow rate 600 Cubic meter /…
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Bernina Express : St. Mortiz – Tirano – Lugano – St. Mortiz

🇮🇹 🇨🇭 🇨🇭 This was a day trip from St. Mortiz. There are few variation of the line , I took the Bernina line. The train leaves St. Moritz and takes the line to Pontresina (1,774 m) in the Val Bernina (Bernina Valley). It ascends progressively through the valley to the Bernina Pass over the Morteratsch station (1,896 m), where the glacier and the highest summit of the Eastern Alps, Piz Bernina (4,093 m) are visible. Before arriving at the Bernina Pass, the train stops at Bernina Diavolezza (2,093 m) for cable-car connections to Diavolezza (2,921 m). The Bernina Express reaches the summit at the Ospizio Bernina station at 2,253…
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