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Theme Trail & Nature Path "see and understand"

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  • Themen- und Lehrpfad "sehen & verstehen"
    Themen- und Lehrpfad "sehen & verstehen"
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A Theme Trail on climate and glacial landscape.
Open
moderate
Distance 12.1 km
4:15 h
680 m
680 m
2,369 m
1,770 m
Landscapes do not stay the same forever - they are created and change over the course of time with the effects of Mother Nature and Man. Along a total of 23 stations, the Theme Trail tells in pictures the history of the formation of this impressive mountain landscape in the forefield of the “Langgletscher“. At the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or www.loetschental.ch you can buy for CHF 6.00 a handy booklet as well as order a free flyer full of useful information on climate and glacial landscape (only available in German).

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: July 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,369 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
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Track types

Nature trail 3.72%Path 96.28%
Nature trail
0.5 km
Path
11.7 km
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Rest stops

Fafleralp
Fafleralp
Anen Hut
Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut

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 and hints

The Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut, the most exclusive mountain hut in the Alps, pampers its guests with a sauna, showers, fresh bed linen every day and much more, thanks to its own in-house hydropower plant. More information at: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch

Start

Fafleralp, car park (1,766 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'632'554E 1'142'666N
DD
46.434554, 7.862197
DMS
46°26'04.4"N 7°51'43.9"E
UTM
32T 412589 5142960
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Destination

Fafleralp, car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Fafleralp - Grundsee - Peter Tscherrig Anenhütte - Guggialp - 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
2'632'554E 1'142'666N
DD
46.434554, 7.862197
DMS
46°26'04.4"N 7°51'43.9"E
UTM
32T 412589 5142960
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Festes Schuhwerk, dem Wetter angepasste Kleidung, Tourenstöcke, ausreichend Trinkwasser und Proviant

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
680 m
Descent
680 m
Highest point
2,369 m
Lowest point
1,770 m
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