Start of the Hörnlihüte Hike
For the hardcore adventurer, Switzerland is truly paradise. It offers a a seemingly endless list of exhilarating outdoor activities worthy of any bucket list. Even with so much competition, the Hörnlihütte Matterhorn trail above Zermatt is one that belongs at the top of the list. Part of the hike’s appeal is that it offers jaw-dropping views of the Matterhorn up close, yet doesn’t require climbing or any technical skill. As long as you’re not afraid of heights, the trail is readily accessible to any able-bodied hiker who’s reasonably fit.Think you’ve got what it takes to tackle this daunting trail? Read on to find out how much it costs, how to access the trail, and the best time to visit. Plus we’ll share our secret about where you can camp in the shadow of one of the world’s most iconic peaks.