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Gattunalp Circular Hike

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  • Rundwanderung Gattunalp
    / Rundwanderung Gattunalp
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Map / Gattunalp Circular Hike
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Marvel at the Lötschental and experience a quite unique circular walk.
open
moderate
9.6 km
3:05 h
675 m
675 m
The Gattenalp is a forlorn peak on the "shady side" of the Lötschental above Kippel. Previously inhabited, but today abandoned, a cross and a few crumbling foundations are all that remain of its past. Few tourists hike through the forest "Chaschtlerwald" to the Gattenalp but they miss the view across to the opposite, more developed side of the valley. Start at the Kippel camping site. The first ascent to Biel covers an altitude difference of approx. 100 m where the circular route then starts. Hike up through the "Chaschtlerwald" forest and at the Gattunalp the descent drops down through the "Chipelwald" forest.

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
moderate
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Highest point
1945 m
Lowest point
1352 m
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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

Kippel, Altersheim (“Nursing Home”) (1387 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.399503, 7.772404
UTM
32T 405631 5139168

Destination

Kippel, Altersheim (“Nursing Home”)

Turn-by-turn directions

Kippel Altersheim - Camping Kippel - Biel - Gattunalp - Bifig - Camping Kippel - Kippel Altersheim

Public transport

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

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the village of Ferden to Kippel Altersheim (“Nursing Home”).

Parking

You can park your car in the Kippel car park (not free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
675 m
Descent
675 m
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