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Hiking trail Stage 5

49.05 Obergesteln - Furkapass (Belvédère), Vier-Quellen-Weg

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moderate
Distance 16.6 km
6:30 h
1,369 m
456 m

From Obergesteln the trail leads via Oberwald, Gletsch and Muttbach up to the Furkapass with stunning views of the Valais‘ 4000-metre mountains. The route then leads down via Alp Galen to a scenic vantage point above the Rhonegletscher (glacier), source of the Rhone.

 

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Author
Romedi Conradin
Update: November 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,473 m
Lowest point
1,352 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Auf hoch gelegenen Abschnitten sind Schneefelder bis in die Sommermonate möglich.

Tips and hints

  • Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.

Start

Obergesteln (1,356 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'668'191E 1'151'713N
DD
46.513251, 8.327184
DMS
46°30'47.7"N 8°19'37.9"E
UTM
32T 448386 5151295
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Destination

Furkapass (Belvédère)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'668'191E 1'151'713N
DD
46.513251, 8.327184
DMS
46°30'47.7"N 8°19'37.9"E
UTM
32T 448386 5151295
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • 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
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.6 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,369 m
Descent
456 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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