45 Mountain Peaks to Explore in Valais

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.

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Mountain Peaks to Explore in Valais

Aletsch Glacier

The Aletsch Glacier or Great Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 23 km has about a volume of 15.4 km3 , and covers about 81.7 km2 in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier is composed of four smaller glaciers converging at Concordia Place, where its thickness was measured by the ETH to be still near 1 km . It then continues towards the Rhône valley before giving birth to the Massa. The whole area, including other gla


The Allalinhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. It lies between Zermatt and Saas-Fee in the canton of Valais and is part of the Mischabel range, which culminates at the Dom . It was first climbed by London barrister Edward Levi Ames, a member of the Imseng family and Franz-Josef Andenmatten on 28 August 1856. One of the nice trekking area and also it offers a nice panoramic view of this area.


The Alphubel is a beautiful mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps. There is a 17.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Täsch, Valais, Switzerland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and nature trips. The morphology of the Alphubel and its proximity to the Saas-Fee funicular makes the Alphubel one of the comparatively easier four-thousands of the Swiss Alps to climb.


The Bettmerhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps, located north of Bettmeralp in the Swiss canton of Valais. The summit can be reached with a 30-minute vertical hike after ascending most of the mountain by cable car from the car-free village of Bettmeralp. Bettmeralp is accessible by cable car from the Betten train station. The Bettmerhorn summit station offers impressive views on the Bernese Alps and the Aletsch Glacier, the largest in the Alps. The view also extends to the Lepontine and Penni


The Bietschhorn is a mountain in canton Wallis to the south of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The northeast and southern slopes of the mountain are part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes the Jungfrau and the Aletsch Glacier.


The Bishorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, just north of the Weisshorn. The mountain has two distinct summits, separated by a 600-meter easy-angled snow ridge. One of the beautiful locations in this area and its climate and natural beauty attracts a lot of people to here.


The Breithorn is a mountain of the Swiss Lepontine Alps, overlooking Simplon in the canton of Valais. It is part of the Monte Leone massif. It is one of several peaks that can be climbed directly from the Simplon Pass. The other peaks are Wasenhorn, Hubschhorn, and Monte Leone. The route starts form the Simplon Hospiz and you will need glacier equipment for this mountain, crampons are compulsory. Plan around 5 hours from the road to the summit. This peak can be climbed in combination with Monte


A beautiful mountain which was in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland. The peak is at an elevation of 4,223 m. Located in the Absaroka Range, Castor is 3,308 m, 65 m lower than its twin., and it lies between Breithorn and the Monte Rosa. Castor and Pollux are also a pair of summits in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.

Col de Balme

The Col de Balme is a high mountain pass of the Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and France. It connects Trient in the Swiss canton of Valais to Argentière in the French department of Haute-Savoie. The pass lies between the summits of Tête de Balme and Les Grandes Otanes. The Col de Balme lies on the Tour du Mont Blanc walk. A restaurant is located above the summit of the pass.


Crans-Montana is located on a mountain plateau on the right-hand side of the Rhône in the central Valais. Bathed in sunlight, the region offers a panoramic view over the Alps of Valais. Crans-Montana has everything it takes for nature lovers with its lakes and Plaine Morte Glacier. Not to mention all it has to offer the most demanding athletes with its ski area in winter, countless hiking paths in summer and its golf course, which each year welcomes professionals in this discipline to the Omega

Dent Blanche

The Dent Blanche is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, lying in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is 4,357 metres -high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers, and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal, and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance as the mountain.


Dom, mountain peak, Valais canton, southern Switzerland. Part of the heavily glaciated Pennine Alps called the Valaisan Alps in Switzerland, it rises to 14,911 feet. The Dom is the third highest peak of the Alps, after Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and is the highest entirely in Switzerland. It was first climbed in 1858, by the British alpinist J.L. Davies.


The Eggishorn is a mountain in the southeastern part of the Bernese Alps, located north of Fiesch in the Swiss canton of Valais. A cable car station is located on a secondary summit named Fiescherhorli, 500 meters south of the main peak. The Eggishorn lies within the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, which in 2001 was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. On its northern flank is the Aletsch Glacier. From the summit, the view extends also to the Lepontine and Pennine Alps.


The Engstligenalp is a plateau of the western Swiss Alps. It lies south of Adelboden at 1900 – 2000 m above sea level. Since 1996 it has belonged to the Swiss culture landscapes of national importance. It is covered by alpine pastures and crossed by numerous mountain streams springing from the slopes. A hiking trail leads south over three mountain passes to Leukerbad in the Valais, another leads west to the Lenk valley. It was one of the picturesque locations in this area and also trekking is


Finsteraarhorn, the highest peak of the Bernese Alps in south-central Switzerland, it lies between the cantons of Bern and Valais south-southeast of the mountain resort of Grindelwald. First ascended in 1812 by three Swiss guides, the glacier-covered summit is now challenged by many mountaineers. A hut for the climbers lies at 10,017 feet to the south of the peak; and the Finsteraarjoch, a pass lies to the north.

Gorner Glacier

The Gorner Glacier viewpoint offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the second largest glacial system in the Alps. The tributaries of the Gorner Glacier; the Grenz, Monte Rosa, Zwillings, and Schwarze glaciers, spill down the slopes of these peaks, combining with the Gorner Glacier to form an imposing glacial river flowing in motionless waves down the Gorner Valley. The hike to the viewpoint, starting at Riffelberg, is filled with scenic delights.


The Gornergrat is a rocky ridge of the Pennine Alps, overlooking the Gorner Glacier south-east of Zermatt in Switzerland. It can be reached from Zermatt by the Gornergrat rack railway, the highest open-air railway in Europe. Between the Gornergrat railway station and the summit is the Kulm Hotel. In the late 1960s, two astronomical observatories were installed in the two towers of the Kulmhotel Gornergrat. The project “Stellarium Gornergrat” is hosted in the Gornergrat South Observatory.

Grand Combin

The Grand Combin is a mountain massif in the western Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais. With its 4,314 metres highest summit, the Combin de Grafeneire, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and the second most prominent of the Pennine Alps. The Grand Combin is also a large glaciated massif consisting of several summits, among which three are above 4000 metres, Combin de Valsorey 4,183 m, Combin de la Tsessette 4,134 m. The highest part of the massif is wholly in Switzerland, although the

Klein Matterhorn

The Klein Matterhorn is a peak of the Pennine Alps, overlooking Zermatt in the Swiss canton of Valais. At 3,883 metres above sea level, it is the highest place in Europe that can be reached by aerial tramway or gondola lift, as well as by any other means of transport. The Klein Matterhorn is part of the Breithorn massif and overlooks on its south side the almost equally high flat glacier named Breithorn Plateau, just north of the international border with Italy. The name "Klein Matterhorn" is a

Lac de Derborence

Lac de Derborence is a mountain lake in the municipality of Conthey, Valais, Switzerland, located near the hamlet of Derborence. It was formed after rockfalls on 24 September 1714 and 23 June 1749. In 1749, an estimated 50 million m3 of rocks blocked the course of the Derbonne river and led to the formation of the lake.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Valais