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“A must see and do!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aletsch Glacier

Aletsch Glacier
Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, Switzerland
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Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and...
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Europe's largest glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by geological glacial featured landscapes and Alpine flora and wildlife.
Brussels, Belgium
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“A must see and do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

From Bettemeralp we took the last cable car to Bettmerhorn. The mountain was ours.
Too see the panorama you still have to climb a moutain path, but beware, this path is really steep. They say it takes 30 minutes to cliimb but it can be more depending on your physical condition.
But once up to the top it is really worth while, the view on the glacier is stunning, no wonder it is on the UNESCO list. It was a foggy day, we were in the clouds but it was still spectacular.
The colors, the crevasses, the cascade, everything in that area is a wonder to the eyes.
After the view there are a lot of hiking path that you can take, depending on your level of training to regain the valley. We took the path to Bettmeralp wich is quite easy and took us about 2h30.
Then we had a cheese fondue in Bettmeralp and we took one of the last cable car to Betten (the last one is at 22h30).

Visited August 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Jungfrau Ice Caves Sculptures, Switzerland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was a mesmerizing trip to the "TOP OF THE WORLD" , IN THE SWISS ALPS. We were privileged to be there to enjoy ecstatically the beautiful mountain scenery, the Glaciers, the Ice Caves, the Sphinx Observatory.
At 11,332 Feet Above Sea Level is the highest point in Europe. which includes several panoramic restaurants and a post office.
The Sphinx Observatory, one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, provides an additional viewing platform at a height of 3,571 meters or 11,716 feet. It can be reached by an elevator from the Jungfraujoch.
A thoroughly enjoyable trip full of chilling and thrilling experiences in snow at dizzy heights.

Visited May 2014
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“Spectacular sight! Most amazing glacier ever. Nothing like it in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We purchased the two day ErlebnisCard for $99, used it for the train from Brig to Zermatt. The card entitles user to 50% off many cable cars, trains, etc. so the train ride up via the Gornergrat is only $42 instead of $84. Same goes for the gondola ride to Furi: $5.50 instead of $11.00. The tram for Aletsch Glacier to Eggis Horn was also 50% off, at about $22 Swiss Francs per person.

It takes 2 tram rides to get to the top. There are trails that lead to amazing view points for the Aletsch Glacier. Be very careful as there are many loose rocks. There is also a summit cafe.

The mid way station has many charming chalets and a cafeteria style restaurant,.

We've seen glaciers in Alaska and glaciers at Montana's Glacier National Park, the Aletsch Glacier is by far the most grand and easiest to get to. It is worth every dollar, however, make sure you check the live web cam for good visibility. Otherwise it would be a wasted trip up.

On the day we visited, you can see across to Jungfrau and many peaks. Clouds rolled in and out many times over. Never know what it was going to reveal.

Visited August 2014
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A lot of snow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We landed by helicopter and played in the snow for 30 minutes before getting picked up for some more hell-touring. Beautiful glacier just below the Jungfrau.

Visited June 2014
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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“Awesome, not to miss..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I travelled to Jungfrau twice during my business visit to Switzerland..We have travelled all the way to summit by private rallways. After you arrive at the final train stop you will then walk through the ice cave, there are moving foot ways to help walking, there is a lot of history to know about the building of the rail networks. As soon as you go outside from the cave, the beauty and panoramic scene is simply stunning. Please check the weather before you go. This is not to missed trip in Switzerland!

Visited March 2014
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