Robert Boesch, Switzerland Tourism
The Jungfrau region is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful places on earth, and a Jungfrau hiking tour is the vacation of a lifetime. It's a glistening mountain landscape with colliding glaciers, lush alpine meadows, moist forest trails, and hundreds of dazzling waterfalls. Most people who visit this region spend a day or two and only scratch the surface. Not you!
You'll thrill at the best-known sites like the north face of the Eiger, Staubbach Falls, and the Aletschgletscher but you'll also discover spectacular scenery in lesser-known areas like Obersteinberg, the Grindelwaldgletschers and the Bachalpsee. Hiking in the Jungfrau is full of unexpected delights.
You'll stay two nights in a classic mountain hotel or berghotel, placing you in the heart of the scenic splendor. Your luggage is transported to convenient hotels in Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, so you can travel light, with just the clothes you need, some snacks, and of course, your camera.
What a great trip! We loved Trummelbach Falls and the hike to Obersteinberg. Even the rain was great because it fed a hundred waterfalls all along the path.
Don't Miss –
Obersteinberg, a remote high alp in the upper Lauterbrunnen Valley with a traditional dairy where cheese is made daily over a wood fire.
Exceptional Hiking in a UNESCO World Heritage Site
per person, double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich
Reserve your place on this tour with a $300 per person deposit
Day 1 – Arrive Zurich to Lauterbrunnen
You’ll be met upon arrival and transferred to the Lauterbrunnen, set in the world’s most spectacular glacial valley, ringed by 72 gushing waterfalls. You’ll stay near the base of Staubbauch Falls—the highest in Switzerland—dropping over 1000 feet, and visit Trummelbach Falls, where torrents of water have created a series of caves and underground waterfalls. Then it’s dinner and a group orientation. SD
Day 2 – Lauterbrunnen to Obersteinberg
The best off-the-beaten-track scenery in the Jungfrau is in Obersteinberg at the head of the Lauterbrunnen valley. You’ll follow a mountain trail to the remote Berghotel Obersteinberg framing postcard views of Schmadri Falls and the scenic head of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. BSD
Day 3 – Rotstockhütte, Gimmelwald
From high in the valley you’ll descend to the captivating village of Gimmelwald, perched above the Lauterbrunnental, and on to Murren before heading back to our inn in the valley. BSD
Day 4 – Jungfraujoch
The Jungfrau railway takes you Wengen and on to the alpine crossroads of Kleine Scheidegg at the base of the Eiger. From here a dramatic cog-wheel climb takes you into a tunnel through the Eiger to ascend to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. BSD
Day 5 – Grindelwald
A return by train to the Eigergletscher station leads to the dramatic Eiger Trail where you find yourself face-to-face with the legendary Nordwand the North Face of the Eiger. By afternoon we arrive at our chalet-style hotel in the lively resort of Grindelwald. BSD
Day 6 – First, Bachalpsee, Faulhorn
From Grindelwald you can take the tram or a forest trail to First which leads to the infinity pool setting of Bachalpsee, where your backdrop is the snowcapped peaks and glaciers of the Jungfrau region. You ll climb the Faulhorn for lunch at Switzerland's oldest mountain hotel then traverse the scenic Faulhorn Panorama trail with views extending into Germany to the north. BSD
Day 7 – Grindelwald
Today we explore the scenic Grindelwald Valley with excursions to an impressive glacial gorge, and an alpine dairy high above the town.In the afternoon we ascend the Grosse Scheidegg and descend the beautiful Rosenlauital into scenic Meiringen. BSD
Day 8 – Zurich
As we spend the day in and around Meiringen, we discover the nearby sights including Reichenbach Falls, and the Trift suspension brige, the longest in Europe, before continuing on to Zurich for a celebratory farewell dinner. Evening in Zurich. BSD
Day 9 – Depart Zurich or Geneva
An early morning departure from Zurich or Geneva. Welcome home. B
The Jungfrau was fantastic. I really appreciated your flexibility in adjusting the hikes and activities to fit the weather and circumstances.
Alpenwild trips are designed for people who are energetic, active, and filled with a spirit of adventure. We rate this trip as moderate. You should be an experienced hiker in good physical condition. You should be capable of walking 5 to 7 hours per day on well-groomed and graded trails at an elevation up to 9,000 feet above sea level. On one day a mountain railway takes you to an elevation of 11,400 feet.
The services of an expert trip leader, all accommodations (6 nights hotel and 2 nights in classic berghotels), all meals as shown (B=breakfast, S=snack, D=dinner), ground transportation including trams and mountain railways, admissions and luggage transfers.
Beverages (beer, wine) with meals, items of a personal nature (laundry, phone calls, room service),
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Alpenwild trips bring such fun people together. Those on our trip were great. We loved the trip and it was a real hiking accomplishment, for sure.
M. R., California