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Alpine Route

Obers Färda

Alpine Route · Wallis · closed
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  • Gasthaus Kummenalp
    / Gasthaus Kummenalp
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Obers Färda
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Unders Färda
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Obers Färda
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Ferden
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 1 2 3 4 5 5,8 km Länge Gasthaus Kummenalp Kaffeesee

The challenging hike to the Ober Färda is like embarking on a journey 100 million years back in time and with luck you will find some petrified fossils from the prehistoric sea.
closed
difficult
5.9 km
2:35 h
1052 m
60 m
The trail begins in Ferden and passes through the "Färdawald" Forest up to the Kummenalp. There the ascent to the Unders Färda, a charming floodplain abundant with colourful Alpine flowers, begins. The path then continues along the young Färdabach stream up to a small mountain lake at a height of 2403 m above sea level, which is called "coffee lake" by the locals. Here you can explore the fascinating rock and moraine landscape. Return to Ferden along the same route (approx. 2 hours 05min).

Author’s recommendation

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

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2420 m
Lowest point
1370 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Guesthouse Kummenalp

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

Ferden, village (1376 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.394072, 7.759586
UTM
32T 404636 5138580

Destination

Obers Färda

Turn-by-turn directions

Ferden - Kummenalp - Unders Färda - Obers Färda

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Ferden ("Ferden, Dorf" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein as far as the village of Ferden.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park by the "Ferden, Dorf" postbus stop or in the car park (not free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
1052 m
Descent
60 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Insider tip

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