Titlis and Pilatus from Luzern

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Debora
Debora
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May 12, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Hello guys!

I would like to know your thoughts about the best option to pick within the following scenary:

We will be going from Lausanne to Luzern on May 24th, spending one night and leaving do Zurich next day to catch a flight at 9 pm.

I would like to visit Titlis and Pilatus (with boat ride) during this days.

So, I was wondering wich mountain is better in the morning or with the best forecast. My preferred one is Titlis because of the snow. But in late May, even with a good weather, is it a good ideia to go up to Titlis in the afternoon, if the weather is good? Is it likely the snow has turned into mud in the afternoon? 😐.

Many thanks un advance!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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May 13, 2018 - 1:18 AM in reply to Debora

Hi Debora-

Independent of time of day, that sounds like a very difficult set of trips to accomplish in the time allotted.

Please spend some time with the timetable to check out travel times, and availabilty of various mountain transport.

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Slowpoke

Lucas
Lucas
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May 13, 2018 - 1:27 AM in reply to Debora

Hi debora,

The snow at Mt. Titlis is there year-round (at least at the very top). So no snow turning to mud in the afternoons.

Debora
Debora
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May 15, 2018 - 1:48 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Hello!

As per what I was reading, half of day for each would be ok. Would you share with me why you don't think it is a good idea and maybe any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance!

Debora
Debora
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May 15, 2018 - 1:52 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanks, Lucas!

Do you share the same point of view above? Do you believe that it is not a good plan to go to Titlis on the first day in the afternoon ( considering weather and sunlight until a bit later because of spring) and have from 10am to 4pm to go up and back from Pilatus on the next day?

Thank you very much!

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
5240 posts
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May 15, 2018 - 2:13 PM in reply to Debora

Hi Debora -

<<"As per what I was reading, half of day for each would be ok. Would you

share with me why you don't think it is a good idea and maybe any

suggestions?">>

I changed my mind. ;-)

It can work well if you start and finish in Luzern.

But, if you come from Lausanne, even if you do not take the slow Golden Pass Route, you have x hours before you get to Luzern, plus time to get to and from Titlis, all the way back to Luzern, or, scheduling to match a boat from Alpnachstad to Luzern.

You'll need to put all those trips into the timetable to see if it can fit.

Slowpoke

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Debora
Debora
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May 15, 2018 - 4:39 PM in reply to Slowpoke

\😁/

Hey! Yeap, I'll be going to both Titlis and Pilatus from Luzern!

My intention is to get to Luzern by noon and on the this first afternoon go up to Titlis.❄😍❄

Your expert thoughts and perspectives are very important to me that's why I wanted to understand more your first answer.

Counting down!

Leaving Brazil tomorrow!

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