Mount Titlis, the year round snow capped moutain

DSC05087When I planned my visit to Switzerland, 2 places came to my mind. Lakeside place and snowcapped mountain. I looked at the iteniaries of the tour companies and decided on Mount Titlis as the snow capped mountain to visit, but not to a skiing place, but to where non skiing visitors go. I first planned to stay a night each at Lucerne and at the base of Mt. Titlis, but Linn Zaw Win advised to go there for a day trip as we would be back in Lucerne and could make the next leg of our European trip to Paris earlier the next day.

Titlis is a mountain of the Uri Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne. Wikipedia
Elevation: 3,238 m
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breakfast 26 May 2016

Croissants in European countries are good. They are cripsy, unlike those in UK and Myanmar which are just croissant shaped buns.

After breakfast we went to Lucerne station.

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Lucerne / Luzern, Switzerland

We had to go to Engelberg by train to visit mount Titlis,

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Lucerne station on right

We always stayed at places within easy walking distance of the train stations of places we stayed for the night so the first thing is to walk to Lucerne station.

We had to take the 9:10 am train to Stans — Engelberg from platform 13.

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Lucerne station is a large one

The train ride to Engelberg passes through beautiful places.

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Beautiful Swiss countryside.

We finally arrived at Engelberg

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Then take a bus ride to Klientitils at the base of mount Titlis.

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Once on the bus and till back at Engelberg, it was like we were in India. Indian movies always feature scenes of Switzerland including the snow mountains, so finding Indians at mount Titlis is not strange, only NOT finding them in Lucerne IS!

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We went up to ride the Titlis Express

and had to wait a while

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finally, our turn came and many more behind

views while on the cable car

cows look small

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cows grazing

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first view of snow on the mountain

first view of a glacier

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ski elevators were empty

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skiing center

views from high up the cable car ride

nearing the end

we entered the glacier cave

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It was cold and I wore all warm clothes I brought.

The walkway to Titlis Cliff Walk was Closed

After exiting, we had a spectacular view of the Swiss Alps

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We went outside into the sun and snow

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And handled real snow for the very first time in our lives.

 

 

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near the mountain top

 

There were many at the mountain top, mostly Indians.

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The summer sun make us hot even with the snow and we had to take off the outermost warm clothes.

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we went on the Sky Walk

 

 

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on the Sky Walk

There was an Ice Flyer

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Ice Flyer

we did not ride the Ice Flyer,  Nor ski and the Cliff Walk was closed

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snow on the walkway had to be cleared regularly by the staff

We had to get down in time for the train and there was a group of younf Indians in our cable car who look rich.

 

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Back at the base waiting for our bus

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Back at Lucerne

It was an unforgettable trip.

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