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Hockenhorn Hike (from Lauchernalp)

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  • Lötschenpasshütte - Bergtour Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn
    / Lötschenpasshütte - Bergtour Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Bergtour Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn
    / Bergtour Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Bergtour Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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An easy-to-climb peak for experienced mountain climbers with a vista across many of the Valais Alps as far as Mont Blanc.
closed
difficult
8.7 km
6:00 h
1305 m
70 m
Start at the Lauchernalp mountain station, from where there is a leisurely 3.5 hour long hike along an attractive hiking trail up to the Lötschenpass. The track is steep in parts and then passes large stone slabs and small lakes. A stop in the cosy Lötschenpass Hut at 2,690m above sea level is recommended after the ascent.

The tour then continues on the relatively broad ridge to the Kleinhockenhorn (this is not an officially signposted route). Here you will have to cross either a snow field or a firn field. The climb to the summit is steep and requires a great deal of stamina. Some experience of Alpine mountaineering and sure footedness are essential when climbing up to the summit over boulders and scree and you may need to hold on with one or both hands on occasion. You will have reached your destination after a 2.5 hour climb. From the Hockenhorn you will enjoy a magnificent view over many of the Valais Alps as far as Mont Blanc.

Author’s recommendation

Lötschenpass Hut - Come to the first “Minergie” mountain hut in the Alps, savour the view across the Valais peaks, let the hut team to pamper you, discover nature all around the lodge, stay in spacious dormitory rooms, gaze at the stars in the suites - and come back again.
More information at: Tel. +41 (0)27 939 19 81 www.loetschenpass.ch

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3215 m
Lowest point
1975 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Lötschenpass Hut
Zudili
Bärgsunna
Berghaus
Zur Wildi

Safety information

  • We recommend that a state-certified mountain guide accompanies you on this mountain tour
  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Tips, hints and links

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Start

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (1973 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.411211, 7.774082
DMS
46°24'40.4"N 7°46'26.7"E
UTM
32T 405780 5140467
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Destination

Hockenhorn

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass - Hockenhorn

 

Optional descents:

  • Hockenhorn - Lauchernalp - Wiler (cable car Wiler-Lauchernalp)
  • Hockenhorn - Kummenalp - Ferden
  • Hockenhorn - Kummenalp - Restialp - Faldumalp - Ferden
  • Hockenhorn - Kummenalp - Restialp - Faldumalp - Goppenstein
  • Hockenhorn - Lötschenpass - Kandersteg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Parking

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).

Coordinates

DD
46.411211, 7.774082
DMS
46°24'40.4"N 7°46'26.7"E
UTM
32T 405780 5140467
w3w 
///yesterday.navy.maker
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The 1:25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

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Anne Jan Roeleveld
August 29, 2015 · Community
Hockenhorn 3.293m
Photo: Anne Jan Roeleveld, Community
Hockenhorn onderaan
Photo: Anne Jan Roeleveld, Community

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
6:00h
Ascent
1305 m
Descent
70 m
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