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Tour of the Jungfrau Self Guided


Trek in Brief


10 nights

Suitability & grading:

GRADE 3 DIFFICULT See trek grading for further information.


7 x Hotels, 3 x Mountain Refuges


4 x B&B in Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen & Murren, 7 x half board (evening meal and breakfast)

Bag transfer:

Available on 7 nights

Single rooms:

Available 7 nights

Dates 2024:

To suit you / Available

Dates 2025:

To suit you / Available

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The Jungfrau Region, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, is a breathtaking and iconic destination known for its dramatic landscapes, towering peaks, and charming Alpine villages. The Tour of the Jungrfrau region is dominated by three majestic peaks that define its skyline: the Eiger, the Mönch, and the Jungfrau. The classic multi day trek takes you on a 116km journey through stunning Swiss alpine terrain resting in high mountain accommodation and beautiful mountain villages.

A circular route, with an accumulation of approx. 6,000m of elevation starting and finishing in the beautiful alpine town of Interlaken, which takes in the very best of the beautiful Bernese Oberland with some of the most impressive Swiss Alpine scenery.

suggested intinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Interlaken

Arrival in Interlaken


Hotel, private rooms, breakfast

Day 2: Interlarken, Wilderswill & Schynige Platte to Berghotel First

The day begins with a short train ride to Wilderswil, followed by a change to the cogwheel railway that takes you to Schynige Platte (1980m). The trail commences here, offering a high-level traverse with breathtaking views of the Jungfrau massif. This undulating path contours Laucherhorn and then meanders high above Säistalsee lake, switching back and ascending to Berghütte Männdlenen, a perfect spot for a refreshment break. The trail continues to ascend all the way to Fulhorn, providing fabulous views high above the Grindelwald valley, with the iconic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains in the background. Descend from Fulhorn, passing the picturesque Bachsee lake, and continue to Berghotel First (2167m).

Daily stats:

Distance: 15km | Height gain: +715m | Descent: -520m


Refuge, dormitory, evening meal & breakfast (possible upgrade to private rooms depending on availability)

Day 3: Berghotel First to Hotel Wetterhorn

The day begins with an easy traverse high above the valley, leading to Grosse Scheidegg (1962m). This is an ideal spot for a mid-morning coffee break. From here, the trail descends, revealing the picturesque Grindelwald valley once more, with the majestic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks providing a breathtaking backdrop. The trail takes you directly to the head of the valley and Hotel Wetterhorn, nestled in the tranquil hamlet of Hasliberg. After checking in at the hotel, you have the option to take a short, complimentary bus ride to the charming village of Grindelwald.

Daily stats:

Distance: 9km | Height gain: +105m | Descent: -940m


Hotel, private rooms, evening meal & breakfast

Day 4: Hotel Wetterhorn to Alpiglen

Starting from the hotel, the trail winds through the forest and gradually ascends to Pfingstegg, offering fabulous views of Grindelwald. You'll find refreshments available here. Just beyond this point, the trail descends on a steep wooded path, leading to a footbridge across the Grindelwaldgletscher gorge. The path then ascends once more through dense woodland, eventually opening up to more expansive terrain with stunning views back toward the Wetterhorn and Grosse Scheidegg. As you continue on easier traversing trails and a short descent, you'll arrive at your overnight accommodation at Berghaus Alpiglen (1620m).

Daily stats:

Distance: 11km | Height gain: +840m | Descent: -445m


Refuge, dormitory, evening meal & breakfast (option for upgrade to private rooms if available)

Day 5: Alpiglen to Wengen

The day begins with a brief backtrack along the path you followed the previous day, returning to the starting point of the Eiger trail. This impressive trail meanders below the formidable North Face, leading to the cable car and mountain railway station at Eigergletscher (2320m). If you have the time, there's an option to take the Jungfraujoch cog railway to the 'Top of the World' before returning to Kleine Scheidegg. From Eigergletscher, the trail descends to Kleine Scheidegg and continues along a beautiful, wide ridge to Männlichen (2343m) and take the cable car to Wengen. A truly magnificent vantage point!

Daily stats:

Distance: 13km Height gain: +900m Descent: -260m


Hotel, private rooms, evening meal & breakfast

Day 6: Wengen to Lauterbrunnen via the Trummelbach Falls

You have two options for the day, depending on how you feel:

This route takes you on a high traverse and then across open terrain to Stalden (1664m). Just beyond this point, the path begins its long and steep descent into the Lauterbrunnen Valley, passing the impressive Trummelbach Falls. Once you reach the valley, you'll take a short bus ride to Lauterbrunnen. Be sure to have your walking poles handy for this descent!

Daily stats:

Distance: 9km Height gain: +470m Descent: -925m


Hotel, private rooms & breakfast

Day 7: Lauterbrunnen to Berghotel Tscingelhorn

The day starts with a short bus ride to Stechelberg. This section of the TJR (Trail of the Jungfrau Region) is notably more tranquil, and the day promises to be truly exceptional; you won't be disappointed! The day commences with a steep ascent into the upper regions of the Lauterbrunnen valley. Here, you'll find a pristine environment with glaciers, waterfalls, and ancient moraines—a remarkably serene and remote setting. Once you reach the high elevation, the trail winds around beneath the Schmadri refuge and leads to Oberhornsee lake. From there, the path traverses the opposite side of the high valley, taking you beyond Obersteinberg to Berghotel Tschingelhorn. It's a truly wonderful place to spend the night.

Daily stats:

Distance: 11km Height gain: +1215m Descent: -100m


Berghotel, private rooms, evening meal & breakfast

Day 8: Berghotel Tschingelhorn to Mürren

The day begins with an easy start as you make your way back to Obersteinberg. From there, the trail ascends to your first high point below Tansbödeli, which is followed by a descent into the Sefinental valley. You'll find several trail options leading to Mürren; the most spectacular choice is to take the longer route via the Rockstock Hut, which involves a second steep ascent for the day. You can enjoy refreshments at the refuge before embarking on a beautiful high traverse with stunning views of the Jungfrau, culminating in a final descent via Spielbodenalp into the village of Mürren.

Daily stats:

Distance: 12km Height gain: +1100m Descent: -835m


Hotel, private rooms, breakfast

Option to add a rest day in Mürren

Day 9: Mürren to the Lobhorn Hut

Today's alpine journey leads you along a stunning high traverse from Mürren to the Lobhorn Hut. Along the way, you'll be treated to magnificent views of Wengen, the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. This quiet and peaceful trail winds through the high Soustal valley, where you'll encounter high pasturelands dotted with dairy farms, the soothing sound of cowbells, and meandering mountain rivers. The final stretch of the trail guides you around a spur, reaching high ground overlooking a small lake. The beautifully situated Lobhorn Hut is nestled in a high limestone meadow, offering commanding views of the Jungfrau massif.

Daily stats:

Distance: 12km Height gain: +600m Descent: -350m


Refuge, dormitory, evening meal & breakfast

Day 10: Lobhorn Hut to Wilderswill & Interlarken

On the final day of the TJR, the trail leads you past the small Sulssee lake to a modest col with splendid views of Schynige Platte and down to Interlaken. The trail continues with a gentle traverse below the Sylertal, crossing to a grassy saddle named Bällefurgge (1998m). From this point, it's a downhill journey. The trail meanders its way down to the farm buildings of Hinter Bällen (1769m). You have several options from here: you can opt for a shorter descent by taking the trail to Saxeten and then catching the bus to Wilderswil. Alternatively, you can hike all the way down on a more direct trail through the forest, reaching the valley bottom at Wilderswil. Finally, you'll return to Interlaken via a short train ride.

Daily stats:

Distance: 14km Height gain: +100m Descent: -1400m


Hotel, private rooms & breakfast

Day 11: Depart Interlaken

Breakfast is included however on the departure day you are free to leave at any time you wish.

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