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Snowshoeing

Guggistafel Trail

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  • Fafleralp
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  • Stadeldorf Kühmatt
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    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
  • / Fafleralp
    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
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A special treat for snowshoe fans
closed
moderate
10.7 km
3:30 h
392 m
392 m
Follow the winter hiking trail from Blatten to the first bridge. Continue on the left side of the Lonza river to Kühmatt where the winter hiking trail starts again. Although the trail winds its way away from you, continue straight ahead to the Fafleralp car park. When crossing Gletscheralp, keep left until you reach Guggialp. Take the time to enjoy a peaceful moment here before going back down to Fafleralp where you will pass by the hotel and join up with the winter hiking trail through a small forest. Take the nature trail from Kühmatt to Eisten which will lead back to your starting point in Blatten.

Author’s recommendation

Ask a local Lötschental mountain guide to join you on this excursion:

  • Jaggy Benedikt Tel. +41 (0)79 774 83 20
  • Fleck Lutz Phone +41 (0)78 629 47 33

Guided snowshoe hikes are also offered by Henzen Karl, qualified snowshoe hiking guide. Information at www.alpwandern.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Guggialp, 1919 m
Lowest point
Blatten, 1527 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leave any waste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide. Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Tips, hints and links

More information about the destination: 

Lötschental

Start

Blatten (1527 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.420070, 7.819974
DMS
46°25'12.3"N 7°49'11.9"E
UTM
32T 409322 5141398
w3w 
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Destination

Blatten

Turn-by-turn directions

Blatten - Kühmatt- Fafleralp - Guggistafel - Fafleralp - Kühmatt - Eisten - Blatten

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein, the PostBus will take you to Blatten every hour. Post bus stop "Blatten, Post".

Getting there

From Goppenstein you drive into the Lötschental, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler to Blatten, at the old post office.

Parking

You can park your car at the car park by the old post office in Blatten (subject to charge) or later on at the Fafleralp car park (subject to charge).

Coordinates

DD
46.420070, 7.819974
DMS
46°25'12.3"N 7°49'11.9"E
UTM
32T 409322 5141398
w3w 
///boosted.inferior.birthing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Snowshoe map Lötschental 1:50,000 - area: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available at the Lötschental information point in Wiler or at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • hiking poles
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

 

Snowshoe rental:

Sporthaus Lauchernalp Gmbh: info@sporthaus-lauchern.ch, Tel. +41 (0)27 939 15 84, www.sporthaus-lauchern.ch

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
392 m
Descent
392 m
Loop Scenic

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