Lauchernalp – sunny terrace

Valais

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental-Gandegg, Gletscherbar

Lötschental

Lötschental

Wiler

Wiler

Hockenhorngrat

Hockenhorngrat

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Wiler - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Wiler-Lauchernalp

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp Piste

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Lauchernalp mit Blick zur Lötschenlücke

Above the treeline, on a terrace created by a glacier, you soon discover the sun-spoilt Alps of the Lötschen Valley: Krummenalp, Hockenalp, Lauchernalp, Weritzalp and Tellialp.

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From the attractive Wiler village in the Lötschen Valley, a cable car takes the bite out of the 570-meter climb in altitude to the Lauchernalp – where a small and pleasing holiday resort with mountain guesthouses and chalets has slowly developed.

Scenic highland path with clear views of the Bietschhorn on either side – and ten tree trunks along the path to the Fafleralp presenting some interesting old Lötschental sayings. Pass hikes lead to the Lötschen Pass in the Gasterntal (Kandersteg) valley and over the Resti Pass to Leukerbad.

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Altitude: 1969m
Accessibility:
Lötschberg train from Bern/Thun or from Brig to Goppenstein, PostBus to Wiler, cable car to the Lauchernalp; PostBus back from the Fafleralp
View: Over the Lötschen Valley up to the Lötschenlücke and across to the mighty Bietschhorn, side views of the Weisshorn and Dent Blanche
Attractions: Lötschental valley sayings and highland path via the Schwarzsee lake to Lauchernalp, Monster-scooter rides down to the valley.
Culinary aspects: Mountain restaurants and mountain huts with local produce and tasty specialities
Overnight stays: Alpenhotel zur Wildi, Berghaus Lauchernalp, Hotel Fafleralp, Gasthaus Kummenalp and hut on the Lötschen Pass
Groups: Zudili panorama restaurant 150 people as well as for seminars, Restaurant Bärgsunna 40 people, Berghaus Lauchernalp
Winter: Winter sports region; on the Hockenhorngrat, Europe’s highest winter hiking path at over 3,000 meter altitude
Special comments: Glacier rail to the 3086 meter-high Hockenhorn runs solely in winter

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