Greetings hike enthusiasts!
If you came to Switzerland to see huge mountains, to hike in beautiful places and to see some wild animals like marmots, ibexes or eagles, this is the perfect event for you. We invite you to join us on our amazing Weekend trip to Zermatt. Two intermediate-level hikes in one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland are scheduled for this weekend (be sure to be able to hike for some hours). The first one is called the 5-seenweg (Five lakes walk) and is one of the most breathtaking hikes around Zermatt. The second one will be near Randa.
We will meet on Saturday morning at the Lausanne station to take the train to Zermatt. Upon our arrival, we will stop at the hostel before hiking so we can drop our travel bags. Afterwards, we will take a mountain train to the beginning of the first hike. This hike includes a wonderful view on the Matterhorn all throughout the hike and a stroll around turquoise-water mountain lakes (with the Matterhorn reflection in some of them). Don’t forget to bring your camera to take a picture of yourself with the Matterhorn and a Toblerone chocolate bar.
After the hike, we will go back down to our hostel in Zermatt where we will have a fondue (with starter + dessert included) together. For those who have specific food intolerances / diets and can't have the fondue, you will have dinner in town that will be at your charge. Dinner will be followed by an evening activity with games, snacks and drinks. There will also be a possibility to go hang out at a bar in town for the motivated ones.
The next day, we will hike in Randa and will cross the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world (not recommended if you suffer from vertigo) and finally, travel back to Lausanne by train.
The weather seems to be nice at the moment (sunny with a touch of clouds) but as mountain weather can be unpredictable, we will keep you tuned if we need to change our plans. Be aware that temperatures are close to 5 degrees in Zermatt at this time, so dress accordingly!
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Your beloved ESN Committee
✦ WHEN: 30th of October - 31st of October 2021
✦ MEETING POINT: Lausanne Train Station
Erasmus with ESNcard:
| 95 | 115 | 50 | 70 |
Erasmus without ESNcard:
| 100 | 120 | 55 | 75 |
Anyone else with ESNcard:
| 100 | 120 | 55 | 75 |
Anyone else without ESNcard:
| 105 | 125 | 60 | 80 |
Note that the price includes: the train tickets (for those who don’t have an AG) + the night at the hostel (breakfast included) + a meal (for those who take the fondue) + snacks + drinks
✦ COVID : A valid Swiss Covid Certificate and a valid ID are required for all our events.
Spots are limited! First come, first served. Filling the form DOES NOT guarantee you a place, it will be reserved only when you come to pay!
1) Begin by filling this form:
2) Come pay during our office hours (only then your place will be confirmed):
✧ For EPFL students:
From Monday 25th of October to Thursday 28th of October (not open during weekends).
Between 12:15pm and 1:00pm.
In front of the AGEPoly desk (Esplanade EPFL).
✧ For UNIL students:
From Monday 25th of October to Thursday 28th of October (not open during weekends).
Between 12:15pm and 1:00pm.
Office in Anthropole (1128.1).
✧ For CHUV students:
On Tuesday 26th of October and on Thursday 28th of October from 12:15pm to 1pm.
At Bibliothèque Universitaire de Médecine, building Falaises 2.
✧ For HEP students:
After having filled the form, please send an email to stating the event name and date and your contact details (first name, last name, email address and phone number).
30/10/2021 to 31/10/2021