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Badtrip
Badtrip
3 posts
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Jun 22, 2020 - 9:53 PM

Hello there,

We are a couple who are going to trek from Eiger to Matterhorn via lauteebrunnen , Mürren, griesalp, kandersteg, leukerbad, zermatt in July :) . Have been wanting to do this for a long time.

We were wonderingtwondering what is the possibility to wild camping along the route...I can see some camping spots around grindelwald and lauteebrunnen , but that's about it.

We can not afford hotels in Switzerlandr for sure, last I knew camping about the tree line for a night was allowed right?

Thank you in advance.

Steph
Steph
2293 posts
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Jun 23, 2020 - 9:57 AM in reply to Badtrip

Hello Badtrip and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Nice to hear you're coming to Switzerland to do some hiking. Make sure to check the helpful input on hiking in below link:
- www.myswissalps.com/hiking

With regards to the camping, you are right, camping ABOVE the tree line is allowed, see details below:
- www.myswissalps.com/campsites/wildcamping

Hope this answers your question. Otherwise get back to us anytime for more input.

Best,
Steph

Also see:
- www.myswissalps.com/lauterbrunnen
- www.myswissalps.com/murren
- www.myswissalps.com/zermatt

Last modified on Jun 23, 2020 - 9:58 AM by Steph
CrazyCamper
CrazyCamper
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Jun 28, 2020 - 3:57 PM in reply to Badtrip

Hi BadTrip,

I hope that you are well.

My wife and I were thinking to take a similar route in August, without going to Zermatt and Matterhorn. Did you come across some specific information about where you can wild camping in the municipalities that you have mentioned?

If you would have liked we can also exchange information.

Kind regards,

CrazyCamper

Steph
Steph
2293 posts
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Jun 30, 2020 - 3:16 PM in reply to CrazyCamper

Hello CrazyCamper and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Nice to hear you're also planning on some hiking and camping in Switzerland!

FYI, I have removed your e-mail from your post, as per our rules. We prefer members to share their information publicly on the forum for all members to benefit from it. Hope this is fine with you.
- www.myswissalps.com/forum/rules

Happy planning and get back to us anytime for input.

Best,
Steph

CrazyCamper
CrazyCamper
2 posts
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Jun 30, 2020 - 7:49 PM

Dear Steph,

Thank you for your kind reply.

Apologize for mentioning my email, I was unaware of the policy. I'm looking forward to hearing from BadTrip about their experience.

Wishing all of you a nice evening.

Kind regards,

CrazyCamper

Badtrip
Badtrip
3 posts
new member
Jul 4, 2020 - 8:04 AM

Hey Steph,

Thank you so much for the detailed and quick reply. ☺️😊 It was certainly helpful and gave us better understanding of the regions we are stopping along the way.

would you know happen to know where I can find out about location of huts in the regions I mentioned?.

And also the regulations of the communities about wild camping in the regions we are going to ? Should we get in touch with them or so on? Or is wild camping really frowned upon in this region?

Last modified on Jul 4, 2020 - 8:06 AM by Badtrip
Badtrip
Badtrip
3 posts
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Jul 4, 2020 - 8:07 AM in reply to CrazyCamper

Hey Crazy camper,

Sadly, I could not find any information regarding wild camping in this region. :/ I could not even find out if there are huts in this region

Anna
Anna
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Jul 4, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Hi Badtrip and Crazy Camper,

FYI, wild camping is stricty forbidden in Zermatt. Please read here: www.zermatt.ch/en/Media/Article/Free-Camping

I'm not too sure if the same applies in the other regions you are visiting. You should check with the respective local authorities. Some may allow it and some will recommend you to stay in a campsite instead. If you are interested in staying in mountain huts, The Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) has an extensive list on their website, some of which you can book directly online. Most huts have basic but comfortable furnishings mainly in dormitory set-up or multi-bed rooms.

Hope that helps!

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jul 4, 2020 - 6:01 PM by Anna

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