Over the Great Aletsch Glacier

From Jungfraujoch through the UNESCO World Heritage Site (CH) | 3 days

Trek over the longest glacial stream in the Alps, the Great Aletsch Glacier. Measuring 23 kilometers in length from its catchment area in the Jungfrau region to the Massa Gorge, the glacier has a 900 m ice cover as it reaches the Konkordiaplatz. From Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch to Bettmeralp in three days. An unforgettable experience!


A continuous route, sure-footedness and experience of day hikes required; Terrain: mostly moderately steep (T1-T2); Alpine technique: experience is not necessary


Duration from 2 to 4 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Small Group

3-10 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

8:30am Interlaken Ost platform 2B (Train arrival from Spiez 8:28am; departure train 8:35am)


approx. 3 p.m. Bettmeralp


We reserved the train from Interlaken Ost to the Jungfraujoch for the whole group.

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  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x hut, 1 x mountain inn (base camp)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (train from Interlaken Ost to Jungfraujoch approx.CHF 60 per person)
  • Rental equipment
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members

Day 1Arrival and welcome at Jungfraujoch. A few steps along the mountain tunnel will take you into the fascinating alpine glacier landscape. After an introductory session on how to use crampons and ice picks, attached to your mountain guide's rope, you will trek towards the first target destination, the Konkordiaplatz. The multitude of steps leading up to the Konkordia Hut provide the last challenge on this impressive first day.

Day 2After a hearty breakfast, you will return to the Konkordiaplatz and follow the flow of the glacial ice at a steady pace as far as Platta. A short ascent will lead you to the picturesque Märjelensee lake and the cozy Gletscherstube mountain inn at 2,357 m.

Day 3Each step will take you closer to the glacial tongue, until you leave the eternal ice and hike to Bettmeralp via Moosfluh. The view looking back towards the Great Aletsch Glacier couldn’t be more impressive. You will then return to the valley by train and continue your journey home.

Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Climbing harness with 1x safelock carabiner
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with with 1x safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
  • 1x Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Down jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Cap/headband and 1x hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Hiking shoes or mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-high, hard sole)
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • clohtes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • Pillow (60x60)
  • Protective masks (2 masks for each overnight stay)
  • Sanitizer
  • Towel
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)

  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available, guaranteed execution
25.09. - 27.09.2020
Marc Lüthi
duration: 3 days, Fri-Sun
state: available
(guaranteed execution)
CHF 699.00
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