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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
  • / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
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    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
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  • / Rundwanderung vom Bettmerhorn via Märjelensee zur Bettmeralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Aletsch Bahnen … Fiesch-Eggishorn View Point Bettmerhorn Restaurant Bättmer Hitta Der Grosse Aletschgletscher Märjelensee Berghütte Gletscherstube

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!
open
moderate
14.9 km
5:30 h
233 m
949 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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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: July 11, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
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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.

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 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

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)  

Questions & Answers

Question about Rebecca - · Yesterday · Community
Hallo, ist die angegebene Zeit von 5h 30min mit den Tälligrattunnel berechnet, oder um wie viel verkürzt sich mit dem Tunnel die Wanderzeit?
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Question about Marcin Pikulicki · January 20, 2020 · Community
hallo, wie schwer ist der Pfad für Kinder (10 Jahre alt)
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Answer by Aletsch Arena AG · January 21, 2020 · Aletsch Arena AG
Wenn das Kind trittsicher ist und genügend Kondition hat (Laufzeit Erwachsene von ca. 5 Std. 30 Min.), kann man die Wanderung empfehlen. Alternativ kann man von der Fiescheralp mit der Gondelbahn nach Fiesch hinunterfahren und dann weiter mit dem Zug zurück nach Betten Tal. So verkürzt sich die Wanderzeit um ca. 1 Std. 15 Min.

Reviews

5.0
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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
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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
233 m
Descent
949 m
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