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Fafleralp - Blatten

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  • Fafleralp - Blatten
    / Fafleralp - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Fafleralp - Blatten
    / Fafleralp - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Schwarzsee; Fafleralp-Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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An idyllic hike from the Fafleralp to Blatten.
open
easy
6.5 km
1:57 h
161 m
500 m
The hike starts at the Gletscherstafel, where the road ends and only footpaths continue. You can see the round indentation of the Lötschenlücke  high above the Lang Glacier at the very end of the valley. The hike leads you down the valley on the right-hand flank in the opposite direction. On a flat plain, you skirt round a forested crest to the small Faflersee (Fafleralp Lake), where we turn into the "Uisters Tal" (Outer Valley) along the "Faflerwald" Forest. 1,400 metres above your head, the mighty snowfield and glacier field of the Petersgrat forms the horizon. You do not continue further into this valley, but cross the first bridge that leads into the "Chiemadwald" Forest a few hundred metres further on. Just under a kilometre later you reach the "Schwarzsee" (Black Lake), where a short rest is a must to soak in the magnificent panorama. On days when there is no wind, the mighty mountains in the south – the Lötschental Breithorn, Breitlauihorn and Bietschhorn – form a perfect reflection on the mirrored surface of the water. Towards evening, when there are fewer people, you can also see chamois and deer here from time to time. Virtually at the same height, the path now continues in a leisurely manner into the next section of the valley, the Im Tellin, after which the next hamlet of Tellistafel is also named. Again here the Petersgrat can be seen high above. The trail now continues moderately steeply down towards Blatten where the hike ends.

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
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1900 m
Lowest point
1530 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • 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!

Start

Fafleralp, car park (1765 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.434714, 7.861962
DMS
46°26'05.0"N 7°51'43.1"E
UTM
32T 412571 5142978
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Destination

Blatten, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Fafleralp - Schwarzsee - Tellialp - Blatten

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten to the Fafleralp car park.

Parking

You can park your car in the Fafleralp car park (not free).

Coordinates

DD
46.434714, 7.861962
DMS
46°26'05.0"N 7°51'43.1"E
UTM
32T 412571 5142978
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
1:57h
Ascent
161 m
Descent
500 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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