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Glacier Snout Circular Hike

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  • Gletschertor - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Gletschertor - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Grundsee - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
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Magnificent circular hike up to the glacier snout of the "Langgletscher".
closed
moderate
Distance 10.1 km
2:50 h
440 m
440 m
2,155 m
1,770 m
If it is protected, then it must be valuable. How valuable must a region be if parts of it are protected three times over? This entire region lies within the UNESCO Jungfrau - Aletsch World Heritage Site. The alluvial and moraine landscape in the uppermost part is of national importance and a section of the walk passes through a Federal no-hunting area. Enjoy this easy circular walk in the uppermost Lötschental, an area of breathtaking wilderness.

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
Adrian Schnyder
Update: November 02, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,155 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
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Rest stops

Fafleralp
Fafleralp

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 (1,766 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'632'560E 1'142'661N
DD
46.434505, 7.862275
DMS
46°26'04.2"N 7°51'44.2"E
UTM
32T 412595 5142954
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Destination

Fafleralp, car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Fafleralp - Grundsee - Langgletscher - Anunbachbrücke - Guggisee - Guggistafel - Fafleralp

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

SwissGrid
2'632'560E 1'142'661N
DD
46.434505, 7.862275
DMS
46°26'04.2"N 7°51'44.2"E
UTM
32T 412595 5142954
w3w 
///circus.inventors.manicured
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Rating

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Andreas Wilmers
August 25, 2016 · Community
Traumhafte Landschaftseindrücke. Da sich der Gletscher von Jahr zu Jahr zurueckzieht, war im August 2016 ein kleines Tor in der vergletscherten Seitenmoräne sichtbar.
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Gletschertor im August 2016
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closed
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
440 m
Descent
440 m
Highest point
2,155 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
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