Wildcamping trip in Wallis (3 days)

3 days in the mountains with everything you need to survive on your back!

If the first word that springs to mind is freedom, then please read on.

To give you the chance to experience the ultimate feeling of camping out in the wild, I am organising a 3-day trek this summer through the wild and rugged Turtmantall, in Wallis, Switzerland.

On this trip, with me and Woody as your guides, you will trek through breath-taking landscapes, and spend the nights on the banks of a mountain lake while learning the ins-and outs of camping in the wild.

What can you expect?

The ultimate sense of freedom; a trip back to nature; paddling in ice-cold water, breath-taking sunsets, getting up close and personal with marmots, and a digital detox (all made possible by the mountains), good company and so on! You’ll learn also about map reading, itinerary planning and the ins and outs of wild camping.


Day 1: We will all meet in Gruben in Wallis, Switzerland where we will enjoy a cup of tea/coffee while I’ll check your equipment. We will then share out the food for the next few days and bid a fond farewell to civilisation … Around drinks time we will have set up our camp by the side of a magnificent mountain lake.

Day 2:
 After a refreshing dip (or not) and a nutritious breakfast, we will pack everything into our rucksacks and start hiking towards our new campsite, also on the bank of a mountain lake.

Day 3:
 By this stage, you will probably be so immersed in this back-to-nature experience that you will have no desire to return to civilisation. Happily we still have several hours of trekking ahead of us, during which you can gradually acclimatise or look forward to the prospect of enjoying the delights of a fresh prepared lunch at the sunny terrace of Hotel Schwarzhorn!

Read my blog to get in the mood! https://famkevanderelst.com/wild-camping-in-the-alps/

Who is the ideal candidate for this trip?

You will be required a carry a heavy rucksack (around 12 kg) and will walk on average 6 hours each day. In other words, you must be physically fit.

Number of participants

– Minimum group size: 4
– Maximum group size: 6


July, August, September.  (bring at least 3 hiking buddies)

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Trek in the Swiss Alps
Trekking in the Swiss Alps
Hiking in the Swiss Alps
Trek in the Swiss Alps

Price: CHF 415 per person


  • 2x breakfast, 2x dinner, drinks
  • 3 days with a UIMLA Mountain Leader

Not included

  • Travel to and from the departure point
  • Lunch, snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Equipment (often available for hire), see packing list