What makes the Bernina Trek the perfect hiking trip for all ages, is his variability, as its offers options for leisure, sporty and 'alpine junkie' hikers: The "Classic" route takes you through magnificent alpine scenery, along deep blue mountain lakes, icy glacial streams and snow-capped peaks over seven days. Those who seek and/or need more thrills should choose the "Summiteer" option that adds several peak experiences to the route. However, families with kids as well as groups with hikers of different fitness levels will certainly enjoy the beautiful mountain world while hiking the „Pachific“ route.
... the Chamanna d’Es-cha with the oldest stucco ceiling in a SAC-mountain hut (dating back to 1934)
... the Julier region (Chamanna Jenatsch) with its impressive geology ... the Upper Engadin lakescape
... the (almost) omnipresent panoramic view of the Bernina region with the prominent peaks of Piz Palü and Piz Bernina incl. the world-famous Bianco ridge
... the sixth stage of the trek (from Pontresina to Lagalb) which is travelled by the Rhaetian Railway via its UNESCO World Heritage line
... the lovely and warm Puschlav with its unique Italianità and inviting piazzas
In short: the Bernina Trek classic is a moderately challenging trek (mostly T2) and hikers should be in good/excellent physical condition.
This equipment list is mainly a guide for packing and is not exhaustive. We recommend focusing on the most important things when planning a multi-day tour from mountain hut to mountain hut. The stages cover long distances so the heavier your backpack is, the slower you will be and the more tired you will get. The equipment should fit your individual needs as well as the weather and the duration of the trek.