Trip to Gornergrat and Matterhorn glacier paradise

Trip to Gornergrat and Matterhorn glacier paradise

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honeylemon
honeylemon
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Jul 17, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I would like to visit both Gornergrat and Matterhorn glacier paradise as one-day-trip in 8 September from Zermatt.

  1. Where should I plan to go in the morning between those 2 places? Or no different at all so that I might plan to visit Matterhorn glacier paradise in the morning and Gornergrat in the afternoon since the ticket price of Gornergrat is cheaper in the afternoon.
  2. Do I have to concern about the weather if I would like to go to Matterhorn glacier paradise?
  3. Are there any interesting activities for Matterhorn glacier paradise?
  4. How long should I take time for each place?
  5. Do I need to buy ticket if I already have swiss pass?

Thank you. Hope to hear from you all soon.

Apollo117
Apollo117
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Jul 17, 2015 - 10:38 PM in reply to honeylemon

Arriving in Zermatt we suggest you take the train to the top of Gornergrat, from which you can access the glacier on foot, as well as have available the fine mountain-top facilities, restaurants, stores, certainly the views. You will pick up a great views of the Matterhorn. We don't know about differences in ticket prices, and point out that if this is a once-in-a-lifetime visit for you, don't let prices affect your decisions, the differences can't be that much.

Weather - as always need to be concerned, but in September it will be just fine most likely. We were last there in October, and it was great. Be prepared for thin air, and have a lot of water and aspirin available. Wear hiking shoes with good treads.

Hope this helps somewhat.

Arno
Arno
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Jul 18, 2015 - 8:44 AM

Hi honeylemon,

You will get a 50% discount on the tickets. Please see here for what's included in the Swiss Travel Pass.

Information about activities can be found here:

Last modified on Jul 18, 2015 - 8:45 AM by Arno
Arno
Arno
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Jul 18, 2015 - 9:08 AM in reply to Apollo117

Welcome to MySwissAlps, Apollo117!

rahmai
rahmai
9 posts
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Jul 18, 2015 - 7:41 PM

Which will be the best option Half price swiss card or swiss pass or the rail pass if the itinerary is for 3 days only going from zurich to zermatt and then visiting Matterhorn and Gorengrat and for the remaining time just do some local sight seeing or anything else you could recommend

Rahul

Arno
Arno
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Jul 19, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Hi Rahul,

The best option is such a case is the Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi. It includes the ride from the airport to Zermatt and back for free. And you get a 50% discount on cable cars during your stay. I saw you live in the UK, so in that case you can order one from www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk and get it delivered for free. Further information is available from myswissalps.com/ swisstransferticket.

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