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Lötschental Panoramic Trail

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  • Tellialp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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  • Weritzalp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
    / Weritzalp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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  • Lötschentaler Höhenweg
    / Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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  • / Kummenalp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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  • / Faldumalp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 16,8 km Länge Schwarzsee Tellialp Weritzalp Kapelle Hockenalp Kapelle Restialp

The classic panoramic hike: The Lötschental Panoramic Trail from Fafleralp to Faldumalp

closed
moderate
16.8 km
4:50 h
950 m
700 m

The Lötschental Panoramic Trail is one of the best-known Panoramic trails in the Valais. Situated almost entirely between 1,800 and 2,100 m above sea level, this route offers hikers a magical panoramic view of the Lötschental. The trail takes hikers through wild, romantic forests and across Alpine meadows and offers idyllic picnic spots to rest and recover on the edge of the picturesque Schwarzsee lake. Descent from the Faldumalp to Ferden (gradually sloping natural path) or to Goppenstein (rather steeper descent via Haselleen).

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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2125 m
Lowest point
1770 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!

Equipment

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

Tips, hints and links

Along the way there are numerous restaurants. On the website www.loetschental.ch you will find the opening hours of the restaurants along the way.

Start

Fafleralp, parking (1767 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.434710, 7.861860
UTM
32T 412564 5142977

Destination

Faldumalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fafleralp  - Schwarzsee - Tellistafel - Weritzstafel - Lauchernalp - Hockenalp - Kummenalp - Restialp - Faldumalp (this trail can also be walked in the opposite direction)

 

Descent options:

  • Faldumalp - Ferden: gradually sloping natural path
  • Faldumalp - Goppenstein: rather steeper descent via Haselleen

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).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Wiler has got brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

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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Reviews

5.0
(1)
Teddy B
July 29, 2019 · Community
Der Lötschentaler Höhenweg ist für mich schlicht und einfach eine der schönsten Höhenwanderungen der Schweiz, zumal man praktisch auf Schritt und Tritt von einem grossartigen Alpenpanorama "begleitet" wird!
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Done at August 15, 2018

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Status
closed
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
950 m
Descent
700 m
Scenic With refreshment stops Botanical highlights Insider tip

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