Wallis overnight hike with stay in mountain hut (3000 m)

  • July 19, 2014 · 6:00 AM

Dear All,

Suggest this summer to explore the Wallis (Valais) area a bit more. Because it takes a long time to travel here by train/bus and people might not be able to leave work early on friday, the idea is to depart early on saturday morning and return on sunday late afternoon with a 1 night overnight stay in a typical mountain hut.

We will take the train at 6.02 am (zurich hb) -arrive 8.02 am in Visp, depart visp at 8.06 am arrive Sion at 8.30 am (train), we will depart by bus at 8.40 am and arrive at 9.32 am in La Sage Village. From here we will start our hike. The hike is 7 hours long and 1900 meters altitude difference (distance 15 kilometer). The idea is to arrive at the hut (3000 meters altitude) before 7pm, when dinner is being served.

The next day (sunday) we will walk from the hut towards Nax - a 4 hour hike and in the afternoon we will take the train back to Zurich.

La Sage is part of Val d'Herens (in German Ehringertal) and this is where the famous massive black cows comes from that fight annually to obtain the title of queen of the area ( those who participated in the hike in Crans Montana knows what I am talking about). La Sage is a hiking paradise with over 200 kilometers of marked paths, with great views on glaciers and mountains and fascinating nature of meadows and forests.

The hut consists of dormitories of 4, 8, 10 and 16 beds. A butler service, sauna, mini-bar and pay TV is not offered, but included are the hospitality of the Valais people and the great outdoor views at sunset and in the morning.


La Sage 01


La Sage 06


Price is 65 francs per person/night and the price is for one night in half board (dinner included) and accommodation- drinks are not included.

If there is no or little interest, I will cancel this activity. I have taken an option for 20 spots - which I like to confirm as soon as possible. Therefore it is there is interest, please transfer the money into my bank account as soon as possible. Ideally I would like to finalize the booking on May 10.

The date of payment received will be used as a basis for allocating spots - whether or not you clicked yes on Meetup before is irrelevant. Of course when you are coming please click on yes. I will create a waiting list, but again whether you are on or off the waiting list is irrelevant - only the date of payment counts. I will regularly update all of you as to whom I received the payments from.

My bank details:

Account number[masked]A 

BIC: UBSWCHZH80A 

IBAN: CH[masked] 8940 A 

Patrick Wellens

8045 Zurich

IMPORTANT 

* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way. Although the hike is not complicated, it is each individual responsibility to ensure that they can do the hike and check out the trail.

* To bring along : hiking boots, rain gear, headlamp, water, snack, lunch ( I suggest we take lunch on the trails), smile, positive attitude, suncream, towel

* In case there is lots of rain, storm or foggy etc. then of course this hike does not take place 

* In case you can not make it, there will be no refund - you are entitled to find a replacement. 

* Given that this is a somewhat longer hike with overnight stay, I will limit the number of participants. In the past people contacted me even days before the hike asking whether they can still come. Please note that I like to finalize as soon as possible the booking and will not make any chances anymore afterwards.

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  • Mateusz

    Patrick, thanks for another awesome mountain weekend in dramatic scenery high up! Perfect organisation as usual.. Thanks to everyone for the shared hiking, smiles & fun & see you soon !

    July 22

  • Ricarda

    Dear all, it was wonderful sharing all the great moments in the mountains with you! patrick, thanks for such an unique experience, waking up in 3'000 m altitude surrounded by this stunning mountain world! just fantastic! thanks for caring so much! see you soon!
    All of you awesome hikers - have a happy week and hope to see you soon, too!

    July 21

  • govind

    awesome hiking with great group..thanks patrick for the event..

    July 21

  • shirin

    Thanks Patrick for organizing, we enjoyed every bit of our weekend! Nice hike and nice group!

    July 21

  • Ehsan S.

    Thanks for organizing such a nice hike Patrick!

    July 20

  • Lena P.

    Such a great weekend !!! Nice to meet you all

    1 · July 20

  • Patrick

    Challenging hike, not as much rain as expected, no storm, great people and a relaxing sleep in the hut. Great fun.

    Less fun is the article below - this is very close to where we were, and possibly we might have been impacted by the snow had we gone done the other way.
    http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/Vier-Tourengaenger-sterben-in-Walliser-Bergen-13691005

    1 · July 20

  • Aga

    Hi guys, we reached Nax at 1p. Luckily, got a ride to Sion :o) to get on the train. It was great trip!

    1 · July 20

  • Greg H

    Hi guys we are at the bottom - Nax. We are at Le Viel Chalet. It's near the bus stop. There is a bus at 1230 that we plan to take Sion.

    July 20

  • Aga

    Hi everyone, could anybody tell us the name of the hut we are heading to, and leave us their number please (Patrick, you?)? We are not sure whether we are still on track and, anyways, wanted to ensure we end up at the right place. ;) My number:[masked]

    July 19

    • Patrick

      Hi aga, just send you private Message. My number is[masked]

      July 19

  • lena

    Guys the second spot I have is still available, I announced it last week. You are welcome take it

    July 17

    • Lena

      Hi Sam , please give me your email , don't seem to be able to send through meet up .

      July 18

    • lena

      thank you very much

      July 19

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    Meeting point either under the weird blue angel next to ticket counter or directly in the front of the train (meet up signs should be on the window of train) in case you are running late. Looking forward to see you all saturday morning and have a great work out.

    July 17

    • Kaustav

      Hi Patrick, I will find you on the train at Bern.

      July 18

    • Aga

      I will also connect in Bern

      July 18

  • Patrick

    Since the weather is changing hourly, may I suggest that you buy just the ticket one way (no worries we will come back, but possibly via another route). Around 2700 meters there are some lakes where, if we have enough time, some can show off their sexy or muscular body and go for swim.

    2 · July 18

  • Lena P.

    Hello there ! I can't wait to join tomorrow. One silly question: no need of swimming suit right? We won't have the opportunity to jump into a lake somewhere ....

    July 18

  • Patrick

    Several of you contacted me to know the name of the hut - not sure why this is relevant - the name is Cabane Becs de Bosson.

    July 18

  • Arjan S.

    Its seems I am out as well, got some medical issues which will most likely prevent me from going :-(

    July 17

  • aleks

    My spot is still available, havent heard from Nigam anymore. Nigam you have priority if still interested...

    July 17

    • AD N.

      Alex, my apologies was traveling yesterday and will transfer the CHF65 to your account at lunch. Adrian

      July 17

  • Evelyn

    My spot is still available if soneone wants to have it ...

    July 15

  • lena

    Guys, I still have one spot available if someone wants to join the hike

    July 15

  • govind

    @ Patrick... I have taken one spot of Lena and i have paid her the money..
    @lena.. confirm my payment to patrick..

    July 15

  • Patrick

    Our friends Peder and Paulliina are today going for the final ascent of the Kilimanjaro - I wish them good luck.

    1 · July 15

  • lena

    Hi govindgan, just sent the bank details

    1 · July 14

  • Evelyn

    As I have to travel this week and I only get home late on Friday night, I offer my spot if someone would like to have it.

    July 14

  • lena

    Yes I have ... Dd you get it?

    July 14

    • govind

      i haven't received your email.. please send to this email id: [masked]

      July 14

  • aleks

    Hi guys, I just learned I will have to fly on Sunday, not going to make it. Anyone interested in my spot?

    July 14

    • lena

      Guys as Patrick pointed out the spots should go in order of announent. Meaning Nigam should be taking my spot first

      July 14

    • lena

      Patrick , what's your view ?

      July 14

  • lena

    Thank you Colleen:)

    July 14

    • govind

      @lena..have you sent email of your account detail??

      July 14

  • Rafael N.

    Hello guys my spot is still available if anyone has interest in joining the hike. Cheers

    July 13

    • Rafael N.

      Hi Colleen, yes, you can have my spot. I did write to Jude, but I got no reply. I am sending you a private message with my account details. Thanks

      July 13

    • Jude

      Sorry Rafael , got caught up with stuff end of last week, glad u got someone to take your space...

      July 14

  • Colleen D.

    @patrick I am now coming in Place of Rafael. This means now that Lena has one space that was taken and still needs another replacement, just for clarification :)

    July 14

  • Rafael N.

    Hello everyone, unfortunately I will not be able to participate in this hike. If anyone is looking of a spot, please let me know.
    Thanks

    July 8

    • Rafael N.

      Hi Jude, do you still have interest in my spot?

      July 13

    • Rafael N.

      Hi Jude, I am sorry, but since I got no reply I am giving the spot to Colleen. Cheers

      1 · July 13

  • lena

    Sure Patrick , not an issue and nothing had been done in terms of taking my spot yet . That's why I asked . Happy to do whatever is required

    July 13

    • Patrick

      Govindgan/Lena/Colleen - fine with any changes that happen. Please confirm those changes however. I was also of the impression that a change Rafael/Judith happened, for that reason please be clear whether the change happened or not. As you can imagine I do not want to change every 5 minutes the number of participants coming, so hopefully these are now the final changes.

      July 13

    • govind

      @lena. Please send me the account details to my email for making payment..

      July 13

  • Lena

    Hi guys, unfortunately me and my partner are no longer able to make this hike as now have commitments in Zurich that week end. So there are two spots available. please let me know if you are intersted

    July 11

    • Patrick

      @ Lena, Colleen and others - it would be highly appreciated if those taking over a spot from someone canceling would do this in the ranking/picking order by which the cancellations were announced to meet up. I would expect that Rafael-s spot would be taken prior to any of Lena-s spot.

      July 13

    • Colleen D.

      @ Patrick, Lena posted 2 days ago so I assumed she was first, my mistake. I was under the impression that Jude was taking Rafael's spot. I am happy to take Rafael's spot if that is easier.

      July 13

  • Colleen D.

    Hi All,
    If anyone is anyone unable to go I would love to take your spot. I am new to Zurich and have not met any new people yet! Would love to go on this hike and could transfer to whoever paid.
    Thanks,
    Colleen

    July 9

  • Jude

    Any free places??

    July 8

    • Piotr

      Rafael is giving up his spot!

      July 8

  • Mateusz

    Dear all, I may have some other plans and if someone would like to take my place let me know. @Patrick
    If no one does take my place I am not cancelling

    July 3

    • Patrick

      Mateusz, happy for Marcin to take sour spot/ please confirm when transfer happened.

      July 7

    • Mateusz

      Hi Patrick. Just got money from Marcin. Enjoy your hike :)

      July 8

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    IMPORTANT

    To bring along: an interior lining for the bed (not a full sleeping bag) and a headlamp.

    Kind regards

    July 7

  • Patrick

    Please do not submit anymore payments, before speaking to me first, thanks.

    June 29

    • Jasmina

      Hi Patrick! Is it too late to join?

      July 7

  • Olivia

    Hi Patrick. Quick question: do we need to bring a sleeping bag?

    July 2

  • marcella b.

    I have paid as well for me and Roberto. See you soon!

    June 26

  • Arjan S.

    Happy to take 1 place if still available

    June 25

    • Arjan S.

      just paid

      June 25

    • Pauliina S.

      Great but so sad I cannot join. Off to Kilimanjaro that weekend :). I suggest Patrick that you give my money to Peder next weekend. I get that from him in Tanzania :)

      2 · June 25

  • marina

    I think it'd be too hard for me to do 1900 m in one day. I thought it's a programm for two days.

    June 24

  • Li

    Hello, is there any free slots available still?
    Cheers!

    June 22

  • Pauliina S.

    Hi Patrick, I also have to cancel my spot as much I would like to join. Do you know anybody on the waiting list?

    June 9

  • Piotr

    Hi Patrick, is it still possible to join?

    May 19, 2014

  • Patrick

    Payments received from Raghu, Mateusz L, Olivia H, Lena P, Bose, Peder, Agnes, Roberto, Kaustav, Petya, JL Rodriguez, rafael, joel lancaster (2), lena/michael, liliane, patrick, juri, paulina, wolfgang L, mateusz, narraya, ehsan (2), greg, alex, ricarda. Total 28 pers. Brian payment in process. Status 17 May

    May 17, 2014

  • Brian S.

    I'm also in if someone cancels

    May 15, 2014

  • Ricarda

    if someone has to cancel for this great event, I'd love to take place. just let me know!
    thanks. Have a good time!

    May 11, 2014

  • aleks

    I did transfer money for hostel..

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    If someone still wants to join, please transfer the money in the next two days.

    May 5, 2014

  • Patrick

    Have now closed this event

    May 5, 2014

  • Greg H

    Hi Patrick I've just sent you my payment. Cheers Greg.

    May 3, 2014

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