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Ferden - Faldumalp

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  • Ferden
    / Ferden
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Aussicht von der Faldumalp
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Faldumalp Kapelle
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Faldumalp Kapelle
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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A rewarding hike from Ferden to the Faldumalp.
closed
moderate
3.6 km
1:45 h
680 m
14 m
Start your tour to the Faldumalp in Ferden. From there an old Alpine path leads at a pleasant gradient past many blueberry plants up to the summit famed for its views. Each metre of the climb rewards you with more and more of the breathtaking mountain panorama. On the Faldumalp you can also visit the beautiful chapel dedicated to "Maria zum Schnee" (Our Lady of the Snow) and you will also be treated to a magnificent view over the entire Lötschental. As there are no places to stop off for a bite to eat on this tour, you should ensure that you have adequate food and drink with you.

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
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Author
Sandra Stockinger
Updated: December 01, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,025 m
Lowest point
1,380 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

Ferden, village (1,376 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'624'708E 1'138'145N
DD
46.394213, 7.759884
DMS
46°23'39.2"N 7°45'35.6"E
UTM
32T 404659 5138596
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Destination

Faldumalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Ferden - Faldumalp


Optional descents:

  • Faldumalp - Ferden (gentle descent along a nature trail)
  • Faldumalp - Lauchernalp (and then continue by cable car or on foot to Wiler)
  • Faldumalp - Goppenstein Normal (somewhat steeper descent via Haselleen)

Note


all notes on protected areas

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).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'624'708E 1'138'145N
DD
46.394213, 7.759884
DMS
46°23'39.2"N 7°45'35.6"E
UTM
32T 404659 5138596
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.6 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
680 m
Descent
14 m
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