This high-altitude panoramic route on the Lauchernalp is Europe's highest winter hiking trail (3,111 - 3,020 m above sea level). The well-prepared route takes you from the Gletscherbahn gondola mountain station to a unique viewpoint offering a view over forty 4000-metre peaks. The panorama is simply unique and it is therefore worth waiting for a sunny day.
The Panoramic Alpine Trail starts behind the Gletscherbahn gondola mountain station, where a wide easy track leads down to the viewpoint, parallel to the ski slope. Two panorama boards erected on the small area above the precipice describe the peaks that can be seen. Allow around 30 to 45 minutes for the return hike along the same track. Back at the mountain station, take the gondola lift and then the 3-seater chair lift to Stafel. From there you can walk down or take the 6-seater chairlift back to the Lauchernalp mountain station.
Order a free copy of the "Cross-country Ski Runs and Winter Hiking Routes" brochure from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office or online at www.loetschental.ch/prospekte
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.
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