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Zwischbergenpass: Gondo - Zwischbergenpass - Saas-Almagell

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This demanding hike requires stamina. The ascent from Gondo up to the 3287m high Zwischbergenpass is a good 2500 metres above sea level.
difficult
Distance 27.5 km
10:00 h
2,478 m
1,659 m
In Gondo the hike begins on the Stockalperweg. In Zwischbergen we march along the Zwischbergenbach to the Gmeinalp. There the path begins to climb towards the Zwischbergenpass. Over the very steep moraine you climb up to the edge of the glacier. We continue over scree and rock up to the 3287 m high Zwischbergenpass (consult map). On the Saas side, the route drops steeply over a scree and rock slope. It is marked with colour markings and stone figures. From the Almagellerhütte (SAC hut) you hike along a comfortable hiking trail to Saas-Almagell.

This hike is very demanding in terms of condition. One climbs up to 3300 m.a.s.l. and overcomes almost 2500 m.a.s.l. of ascent. This route is not recommended for inexperienced hikers.

Hint:

Connection to public transport in Gondo and Saas-Almagell.

Option: From Zwischbergen (Bord) the route is reduced by approx. 2 hours and 500 metres in altitude.

Author’s recommendation

Take the post bus to Zwischbergen (Bord). It reduces the distance by approx. 2 hours and 500 metres in altitude.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,268 m
Lowest point
838 m
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Rest Stop

Almageller Hütte 2.894m
Stockalperturm
Restaurant Zwischbergen
Berghotel Almagelleralp
Pension Bellevue Gondo
Berghotel Almagelleralp

Safety information

Attention: This is an alpine hike. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

Further information and tips on www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Gondo, post bus stop Kirche (854 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'194E 1'116'283N
DD
46.195827, 8.140672
DMS
46°11'45.0"N 8°08'26.4"E
UTM
32T 433695 5116164
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Destination

Saas-Almagell

Turn-by-turn directions

Gondo - Zwischbergen - Gmeinalp - Zwischbergenpass - Almageller Hütte SAC - Almagelleralp - Saas-Almagell

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can travel comfortably by train (SBB) to Brig, main station.

Various Postbus lines are available at the station.

Getting there

By private vehicle or post bus to Gondo.

Parking

In Gondo there is a parking garage available for a fee.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'194E 1'116'283N
DD
46.195827, 8.140672
DMS
46°11'45.0"N 8°08'26.4"E
UTM
32T 433695 5116164
w3w 
///chained.full.hazy
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can get the SwissTopo hiking map "Simplon" at the Brig and Simplon Tourist Office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.5 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
2,478 m
Descent
1,659 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic

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