This walk is part of the trek Trek from Fionay to Saas-Fee.
Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start heading north-east when leaving the hotel, the trail turns into an intense slope and rapidly heads through a forest (D).
Exit the forest when you see the Gruobu Mittelstafel chalets (1). Further uphill, head along the Gruobu Oberstafel chalets, high point 2370 (2). Keep heading in a steady eastern direction, walk alongside a small lake before ending with a good uphill hike to a pass called Augstbordpass (3).
Start a long downhill hike, reaching high point 2454 change of ridge (4) a break gives you the opportunity to take in the view of the valley reaching Zermatt at the foot of the Cervin.
Keep going downhill towards the Jungu alpine hamlet (5).
Take the cable car down towards Saint-Niklaus (6). Then head for Grachen (8) on the postal bus.
D : mi 0 - alt. 5974ft
1 : mi 1.05 - alt. 7346ft
2 : mi 1.44 - alt. 7828ft
3 : mi 3.11 - alt. 9455ft
4 : mi 5.53 - alt. 8077ft
5 : mi 7.15 - alt. 6486ft
6 : mi 8.37 - alt. 3727ft
A : mi 10.56 - alt. 5446ft
Water available in the streams you'll cross as long as you purify it.
Only take into account the journey by foot to point (5) for distance and altitude
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Jungu: alpine hamlet very well maintained and beautifully enhanced by the locals (a small lake which the locals gather around for friendly get-togethers).
The next stage to this mountain hike with a stop at Saint-Luc then a transfer by postbus to Zinal.
First phase in the Saint-Luc skiing area before heading along the Tour de Cervin trail and completing the stage at Gruben.
Beautiful mountain stage going through a pass by the name of Augstbordpass.
A long stage through two passes however, shortened by the cable car link in Zinal and the coach transfer between Villa Evolène and Arolla.
Warning: Taking into account the cable car transport, the positive altitude isn't 2156 m as indicated but only 1380 m.
So here's the last stage of this itinarary and what a stage! A delightful climb reaching Hannigalp to find the well-known balcony trail overlooking the valley leading to Saas Fee.
A new balcony stage at the foot of high summits separating the Zermatt and Saas Fee valleys.
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