Jun 9, 2016 - 2:26 PM
Plan to visit intelaken area late June with 3 year old and grandparents for 3 days. Just thought of mountain height sickness issue. And wonder if our plan should be changed.
Was thinking to go for Jungfrau. But as of now, we might change it to:
Day 1 train from Lucerne to intelaken. Take boat tour. Stay in intelaken or any town uphill a little bit. Any recommend area? Maybe grindelwald?
Day 2 from there to take cable car to Männlichen, walk to KS. Would the walk possible/easy for 3 year old? Anything to worry about high mouton sickness? Won't go up to Jungfrau but possible to have good view? Anywhere to stay?
Day 3 maybe go to the trummelbach fall. Is it a good choice for the group member? Any town to stay?
THanks for any suggestions.
Jun 10, 2016 - 7:18 AM
Altitude sickness is something to be aware about. Few people will suffer from it at Jungfraujoch, but feeling slight discomfort is quite common: a bit dizzy/out of breath/etc. Just take it slow and drink enough, and it will be fine for almost anyone. If you feel sick, take the next train down. The issue with very young children is that they can't express how they feel. So the usual advise is to not visit places over 2500 m with children under 2 years old (see the Jungfraujoch page). A 3 year old should be able to let you know if it doesn't feel well, so you can act accordingly. You can ask your pediatrician to be sure.