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Glacier Snout Circular Hike

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  • Gletschertor - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Gletschertor - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Grundsee - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Grundsee - Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    / Rundwanderung Gletschertor
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 m km 2 4 6 8 10 Gletschertor

Magnificent circular hike up to the glacier snout of the "Langgletscher".
closed
moderate
10.1 km
2:50 h
440 m
440 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

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2155 m
Lowest point
1770 m
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Rest Stop

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 (1766 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.434505, 7.862275
UTM
32T 412595 5142954

Destination

Fafleralp, car park

Turn-by-turn directions

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

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


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Reviews

5.0
(1)
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
Photo: Andreas Wilmers, Community

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Status
closed
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
440 m
Descent
440 m
Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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