Even in prehistoric times people wandered through the L��tsch Valley and across the pass of the same name - as attested to by finds from the Bronze Age and the Ice Age. Up until the Middle Ages the L��tsch Pass was an important connection between the Bernese Oberland and Valais.
Even today the L��tsch Valley is the starting point for innumerable mountain tours in a pristine landscape. Two hundred kilometers of hiking trails lead through the valley, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Region Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Old customs such as the well-known shrovetide tradition "Tsch��gg��t��" have been preserved here. The L��tsch Valley skiing region is located at the Lauchern Alp above Wiler, where a mountain train takes visitors high up to the glacier skiing region.
With its unique mountain-valley views and the most beautiful close-of-valley in the Alps, the L��tschental is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the Valais. With 200 km of marked hiking trails the L��tschental becomes a paradise for hikers of any fitness level. The refreshing and energizing mountain air in the L��tschental let hiking become an experience of body and mind. Hint: The walk from the Lauchernalp across the L��tschenpass into the Bernese Oberland to Kandersteg ranks among the classics of the region. Fafleralp, situated right at the rear of the L��tschental is the starting point of the L��tschental ���high route��� across south-facing Alpine pastureland through to the Lauchernalp.
In winter, the snow-guaranteed, well-developed winter paradise Lauchernalp invites you to linger. The sunny ski resort offers you 55 km slopes up to 3111 m above sea level, and opens up a racy freeride area. Surrounded by the imposing mountain backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies the well with a cable car, two chair lifts, two t-bar-lifts and a glacier cableway accessible skiing area Lauchernalp. The glacier cableway leads up onto the Hockenhorngrat (3111 m, glacier ski area with numerous medium-difficulty pistes and freeride arena), and also provides access to a winter walking trail at over 3000 metres in altitude with a panoramic view of 40 four-thousand-metre mountain summits. For cross-country skiers and winter hikers there are about 50 km winter hiking trails, as well as 24 km classic and skating trails to explore.
- Hockenhorn – one of the highest mountain summits in Switzerland able to be traversed by hikers (3293 m).
- L��tschenpass – extremely popular walk across the L��tschenpass into the Gasterntal and on to Kandersteg (Bernese Oberland).
- Jungfrau-Aletsch region – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001.
- Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten – L��tschental villages with practically untouched, historic village centres.
- Mask carving course: Learn traditional mask carving under the expert guidance of traditional mask carvers.
- L��tschental Legend Trail: Visitors of all age groups on the tracks of L��tschental’s legends, myths and fairy tales.
- ��Tsch��gg��t���� ��� a wild L��tschental carnival tradition (start of February to Ash Wednesday).
- Corpus Christi procession ��� a religious procession with the colourful ��Herrgottsgrenadieren�� (Grenadiers of Our Lord) (end of May/start of June).