Cable car from Murren to the Schilthorn at 2971m (as featured in the James Bond Film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service') - 80 Swiss Francs for the return journey.
The following are essential for your tour:
Waterproofs - Breathable waterproof jacket and trousers made from material such as Gore-tex not only protects against rain and wind but also stops you from overheating. They breathe and avoid condensation which you will experience from nylon waterproofs.
Thick fleece - A thick fleece pullover or zip-up jacket. (Make sure that your waterproof jacket is loose enough to wear over your fleece.)
Technical t-shirts - Keep skin cool and dry in changeable conditions.
Thin layers - Best way to keep warm when outside temperature is variable.
Shorts - Shorts can be very comfortable to walk in but you must carry long trousers with you in case you get either sunburned or cold.
Gloves and hat - Gloves can be useful in the morning and in the evening at higher altitudes. Bring a warm hat and sun hat.
Socks - It is best to wear technical socks to help protect your feet against blisters.
Long Trousers - For everyday walking, light cotton trousers are the most suitable. Jeans are not recommended.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece of baggage and a waterproof daypack. A capacity of 35/40 litres is recommended as you will need to carry enough overnight clothes (spare underwear, T shirt and toiletries etc) for the overnight at the Trift mountain hut.
You will need a water bottle (preferably 2 litres), torch and high factor sun cream. Trekking poles are recommended. It is a good idea to line your daysac with a good quality plastic bag. This will go a long way in protecting your gear from any rainstorms we encounter.Tap water is safe to drink from the hotels, but water sources along the trail may not always be drinkable. Using tap water rather than bottled water will help avoid creating plastic bottle waste. Energy snacks including chocolate and sweets are recommended whilst on trek. All bedding, but not towels, are provided at the Trift mountain hut.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Service is included in Swiss restaurants, although it is polite to tip 10% if the service has been very good. Bar staff and café waiters expect a small tip or loose change.