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Laucherntrail

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Fairly easy snowshoe trail on the Lauchernalp - suitable for all abilities.
easy
2.2 km
1:00 h
145 m
145 m

Follow the marked trail from "Lauchernalp, Holz" mountain station towards Lauchernalp-Stafel as far as Lauchernalp Chapel which offers a magnificent view over the Lötschental). Continue in a westerly direction past Berghaus Restaurant up to the three-seater chairlift. Take the winter hiking trail towards Hockenalp. Head left at Hockenalp Chapel and keep going until you see the last Alpine huts before getting back to your starting point at Lauchernalp - Holz mountain station.

 

Highlights on this tour include:

  • Viewpoint at the Lauchernalp Chapel (2,110 m above sea level) across the entire Lötschental valley and the Lauchernalp ski arena
  • Lauchernalp Chapel and Hockenalp Chapel
  • Panoramic view and unspoilt nature

Author’s recommendation

View from Lauchernalp Chapel (2,110 m above sea level) across the entire Lötschental valley and the Lauchernalp ski area.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2130 m
Lowest point
1970 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
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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

 

Snowshoe Map of the Lötschental 1:50,000 - Region covered: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Start

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (1969 m) (1969 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.411218, 7.774179
DMS
46°24'40.4"N 7°46'27.0"E
UTM
32T 405787 5140468
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Destination

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (1969 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp - Lauchernalp Chapel - Hockenalp Chapel - Lauchernalp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

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. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

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).

Coordinates

DD
46.411218, 7.774179
DMS
46°24'40.4"N 7°46'27.0"E
UTM
32T 405787 5140468
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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)

 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.2 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
145 m
Descent
145 m
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