Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland

Based on the climate and weather in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland by month

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January

January in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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February

February here is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. There is frost most days.

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March

March in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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April

April in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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May

May in this region is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost nearly every day this month.

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June

If you go to Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch in June, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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July

July in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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August

August for Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days.

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September

September in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month.

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October

October in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30+ below zero F (30+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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November

If you are traveling to Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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December

December in Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with most days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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Activities for Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Switzerland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

If you go to Oeschinen Lake, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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