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5 lakes hike

Discover wonderful countryside and unique views courtesy of the Central Swiss prealps.

The 5 mountain lakes hike from Giswil over the Älggialp (geographical centre of Switzerland) features five crystal-clear mountain lakes and magnificent views as you traverse Melchsee-Frutt, Engstlenalp and the Joch Pass to the monastery village of Engelberg.

Package

  • Aperitif
  • 5 nights' accommodation with half-board
  • 4 packed lunches and herbal tea
  • Documentation and 1:25000 scale map
  • Luggage transport

Highlights of this tour include the geographical centre of Switzerland, the deep blue mountain lakes, the flora and fauna, and the mighty Titlis.

Tour overview

Walking time: approx. 16 hours
Length: 36.5 kilometres
Difficulty: medium
Price: from CHF 880.00

Day 1
Make your own way to Giswil
Welcome drinks, check-in, information

Day 2
Giswil – Melchaaschlucht – Älggi (geographical centre of Switzerland)
Walking time: 4.5 - 5 hrs
Length: 9 km
Elevation gain: 1150 m↑

Day 3
Älggialp – Seefeldsee – Melchsee-Frutt
Walking time: 3.5 hrs
Length: 7.5 km
Elevation gain/loss: 600 m↑, 300 m↓

Day 4
Melchsee – Tannensee – Engstlensee – Joch Pass
Walking time: 3.5 hrs
Length: 11 km
Elevation gain/loss: 450 m↑, 150 m↓

Day 5
Joch Pass – Trübsee – Engelberg
Walking time: 4 hrs
Length: 9 km
Elevation loss: 1200 m↓

Day 6
Make your own way home from Engelberg
Tour the ancient village centre, visit Engelberg monastery

 

Location and contact

Giswil-Mörlialp Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
6074 Giswil
+41 41 675 17 60
infogiswil-tourismus.ch
www.giswil-tourismus.ch