The long-distance hiking trail leads in 6 stages through the Wutach Gorge and through smaller gorges in the Southern Black Forest
Trek over the passes Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La to Everest Basecamp, and to vantage points such as Gokyo Ri, Ngozumba Tse, Kala Patthar and Chhukhung Ri.
The rocks of the Zermatt-Saas zone are an ophiolite, i.e. originally oceanic lithosphere (of the Penninic Ocean, the deep-sea basin of the Alpine Tethys). However, the unit is highly deformed, so that the normal sequence of serpentinite (mantle), gabbro, basalt and sediments cannot be found in one piece. Furthermore, they were metamorphosed (eclogite facies, retrograde … Continue reading “Zermatt-Saas Ophiolite (excursion)”