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Bietschhorn Hut (from Wiler)

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  • Auf dem Weg zur Bietschhornhütte
    / Auf dem Weg zur Bietschhornhütte
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Enchanting hike from Wiler to the Bietschhorn Hut.
open
difficult
5.5 km
3:30 h
1235 m
80 m
The predominantely steep ascent can be started from Blatten (3hrs 05min), Ried (3hrs 10min) or Wiler (3hrs 35min). At the hut you can enjoy outstanding views over the Lötschental and Hockenhorn ridge as far as the Balmhorn and Altels. The Bietschhorn Hut is run throughout from mid-July till the 31th August and on weekends on request from late June until mid-July and September. The Bietschhorn Hut is the starting point for Bietschhorn- and Wilerhorn-ascents and other alpine hikes.

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
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Highest point
2560 m
Lowest point
1395 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!

Tips, hints and links

Bietschhorn Hut - One of the oldest mountain huts in the Swiss Alps offers pure unadulterated romance. The hut is not only the starting point for ascents of the Bietschhorn and Wilerhorn, but also offers attractive intersecting routes for ambitious mountain hikers. More information on: Tel. +41 (0)79 305 85 94, www.aacb.ch

Start

Wiler, valley cable car station ()
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.401675, 7.777591
UTM
32T 406033 5139403

Destination

Bietschhorn Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Wiler - Bietschhorn Hut

 

Descent options:

  • Bietschhorn Hut - Wiler
  • Bietschhorn Hut - Ried
  • Bietschhorn Hut - Blatten
  • Bietschhorn Hut - Goppenstein (partly pathless, steep and sparely marked)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station.

Parking

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
1235 m
Descent
80 m
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