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Circular hike from Bettmerhorn to Bettmeralp via Märjelensee

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  • Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
    / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wegweiser Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    / Wegweiser Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Der Grosse Aletschgletscher, Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    / Der Grosse Aletschgletscher, Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Der Grosse Aletschgletscher, Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    / Der Grosse Aletschgletscher, Rundwanderung Bettmerhorn - Märjelensee - Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • Wegweiser beim Märjelensee
    / Wegweiser beim Märjelensee
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
Map / Circular hike from Bettmerhorn to Bettmeralp via Märjelensee
2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 View Point Bettmerhorn Gletscherwelt Bettmerhorn Panorama-Restaurant Bettmerhorn Der Grosse Aletschgletscher Märjelensee Berghütte Gletscherstube Restaurant Bättmer Hitta

The Great Aletsch Glacier, landscapes shaped by the perpetual ice, colourful alpine flora and an idyllic glacial lake. Experience glorious nature in all its facets!

closed
moderate
15 km
5:30 h
185 m
900 m

The starting point of the hike is the Bettmerhorn view point, two minutes’ walk from the Bettmerhorn cable-car mountain station (2,647m). At first the route takes you gently downwards via “Uf de Setzu” towards Roti Chumma. The Great Aletsch Glacier is constantly in your sights on this section of the trail, and each step brings you closer. Following the path cut in the rock with stone steps, you head towards Märjela, Märjelensee and the “Gletscherstube” mountain hut. You return to the sunny plateau of the Aletsch Arena via Unneres Tälli or Oberes Tälli (or take a shortcut through the kilometre-long, illuminated Tälligrattunnel). Walk as far as Salzgäb and then follow the path downhill to Fiescheralp. The last section of this fantastic hike takes you back to Bettmeralp.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a break in the idyllically situated Gletscherstube to relive your impressions of the Great Aletsch Glacier!

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Author
Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: October 28, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2647 m
Lowest point
1924 m
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Rest Stop

Panorama-Restaurant Bettmerhorn
Restaurant Bättmer Hitta

Safety information

Summer sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • The trail leads through rocky territory, hence a steady footing is required.
  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
  • Do not leave any waste in nature.

Equipment

We recommend: 
  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch 
www.aletscharena.ch   

 

Start

Bettmerhorn, top station of aerial cable car (2639 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.411544, 8.075631
UTM
32T 428956 5140189

Destination

Bettmeralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Bettmerhorn, top station of aerial cable car - Roti Chumma - Märjelensee - Obers Tälli  - Fiescheralp - Bettmeralp 

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Betten valley station. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Betten Valley Station exit. Take the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG) up to Bettmeralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park near the valley station of the Bettmeralp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher


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Reviews

5.0
(3)
Thomas Rüegg
July 31, 2019 · Community
Wir sind diese Tour etwas abgekürzt- und in umgekehrter Richtung gelaufen. Gestartet sind wir an der Bergstation Fiescheralp und sind dann zum Märjelensee und anschliessend zum Bettmerhorn gelaufen. Von dort mit der Gondel zur Bettmeralp (letzte Gondel fährt um 16:30!!!). Eine wirklich tolle, eindrückliche und abwechslungsreiche Wanderung.
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Done at July 29, 2019
Photo: Thomas Rüegg, Community
Photo: Thomas Rüegg, Community
Photo: Thomas Rüegg, Community
Henrik Roslund
July 24, 2018 · Community
Ein sehr schöne Wanderung. Wir haben die Wanderung mit unseren Kindern (9 & 10) gemacht.
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Aletchgletscher mit Mönch und Eiger
Photo: Henrik Roslund, Community

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Status
closed
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
185 m
Descent
900 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Mountain railway ascent/descent

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