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Hublchapllu Circular Hike

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  • Barbara Kapelle, Ferden
    / Barbara Kapelle, Ferden
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  • / Kirche Ferden
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  • / Barbara Kapelle, Ferden
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  • / Hublchaplla
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  • / Barbara Kapelle, Ferden
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  • / Einsiedelei, Färdariäd
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  • / Barbara Kapelle, Ferden
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  • / Waldchapplla
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m 1600 1500 1400 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Dreifaltigkeitskirche Ferden Dreifaltigkeitskirche Ferden Hublchaplla Barbara Kapelle Einsiedelei Barbara Kapelle Waldchaplla Färdariäd
A contemplative circular hike through the village of Ferden.
open
easy
Distance 2.8 km
1:10 h
209 m
230 m
This circular hike starts at the church in Ferden, which was dedicated in 1960. The modest interior of the church and the interplay of colours in the church windows exude a unique atmosphere. The trail continues from the Church of the Holy Trinity via the "Leischa" up to the beautiful village square with its St. Barbara Chapel, grand houses and the Bietschhorn in the background.
Continue up the village street to the signpost for the old road leading to the Lötschenpass. Follow this to the "Waldchaplla" shrine, which houses a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. The path forks here and you follow the right-hand forest track to the "Hublchaplla", which is dedicated to Saint Francis.
You will reach the road in 10 minutes and return to "Färdariäd", passing the hermitage built in 1933. This building was bought by the Sarnen Benedictine Monks in 1952. The “Einsiedler Muttergottes”, the hermit statue of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, from the chapel stands in Ferden Church during the winter months. During the Benedictine Monks' holidays, it returns to the chapel for the celebration of Mass. Continue down the road from the hermitage to the Shrine to Saint Barbara. The circular hike ends at the church.

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
Sandra Stockinger
Update: July 14, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,580 m
Lowest point
1,380 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 and hints

Mit der Wanderkarte 1:25'000 sind Sie perfekt ausgestattet für einen unvergesslichen Wandertag im Lötschental. Erhältlich bei der Infostelle Lötschental in Wiler oder unter www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Start

Ferden, village (1,388 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'624'632E 1'138'133N
DD
46.394106, 7.758890
DMS
46°23'38.8"N 7°45'32.0"E
UTM
32T 404582 5138585
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Destination

Ferden, village

Note


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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

SwissGrid
2'624'632E 1'138'133N
DD
46.394106, 7.758890
DMS
46°23'38.8"N 7°45'32.0"E
UTM
32T 404582 5138585
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Order a free copy of the "Walking and Pilgrimages" brochure from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office or online at www.loetschental.ch/prospekte

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
209 m
Descent
230 m
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