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Mountain Hike

Ferden - Niwen

Mountain Hike · Switzerland · open
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  • Niwen (Einigs Alichji) 2'769m ü.M.
    / Niwen (Einigs Alichji) 2'769m ü.M.
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Blick ins Lötschental vom Niwen
    / Blick ins Lötschental vom Niwen
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / SW-Grat Niwen
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Lawinenverbauungen der BLS auf dem Weg zum Niwen
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Faldumalp Kapelle
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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Rewarding mountain hike from Ferden to the Niwen .
open
difficult
7.1 km
4:05 h
1420 m
80 m
The climb to the Niwen, also known as Einigs Alichji, begins in Ferden and initially heads towards Faldumalp. The path to Niwen is marked from the Faldumalp and passes through impressively huge rock causeways and avalanche constructions built by the BLS. The continuing climb via Stritungrat and Niwengrat is simple – you will need your hands for a small ledge. Then you are at the peak of the Niwen, at a height of 2769 m above sea level. From the Niwen you have a view of the entire Lötschental and the central Rhone Valley. As for the descent to Jeizinen we recommend a mountain guide, as this route is a skiing route.

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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2720 m
Lowest point
1380 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 ()
Coordinates:
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

Niwen

Turn-by-turn directions

Ferden - Faldumalp - Niwen

 

Optional descents:

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

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

DD
46.394213, 7.759884
DMS
46°23'39.2"N 7°45'35.6"E
UTM
32T 404659 5138596
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
7.1 km
Duration
4:05h
Ascent
1420 m
Descent
80 m
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