The majestic Aletsch region: from Belalp to Bettmeralp

Saturday 14 September - Monday 16 September

FULLY  BOOKED! A long weekend of hiking in the stunning scenery surrounding the largest glacier in the Alps. I look forward to sharing this amazing region with you!

Highlights

  • Spectacular and varied panoramas of the majestic Aletsch Glacier.
  • Foggenhorn peak at 2569 m with long views of the Valais 4000ers.
  • Impressive suspended foot bridge crossing the deep, ice-free gorge at the glacier’s end.
  • Paths winding through the protected Aletschwald and its gnarled ancient trees, some over 600 years old.

Type of hiking

  • 3 days of guided hikes, with discovery of the secrets of the Aletsch Glacier, its history and the surrounding natural environment.
  • For enthusiastic walkers in reasonably good shape; max. 850 m up and down and 3 h 30 to 5 h 30 of walking each day, plus need to carry rucksack with clothes, picnics and overnight kit for the 3 days.
  • Technical level: T2 (Swiss Alpine Club grading) with a few short sections at T3.
  • Overnight stays in comfortable dormitory accommodation with showers available.

Itinerary

  • Saturday 14 September: Belalp cablecar station ‒ Foggenhorn (2569 m) circuit, c. 5 h 30 min (excluding breaks).
  • Sunday 15 September: Belalp ‒ Riederalp via the Aletsch suspended footbrige and Aletschwald, c. 5 h.
  • Monday 16 September: panoramic ridge walk above the glacier and descent to Bettmeralp, c. 3 h 30 min.

Itinerary may be modified to take account of local weather conditions or for the security of the group.

Price and booking

CHF 420 per person (min. 5, max. 8 participants), including: 3 days’ guided hikes; 2 nights’ dormitory accommodation with half-board.

Price excludes: transport (including cablecar Blatten‒Belalp and Bettmeralp‒Betten), insurances, picnic lunches, drinks.

Simply click on the “Book now” button to reserve your place. Booking deadline: 14 August 2019.