As the oldest crossing between Valais and Berne, the Lötschen Pass attracts many walkers. Climb starting from Kandersteg or the Lötschen valley. Glacier pass with views of the Valais four-thousand-metre peaks, especially of the Bietschhorn and Mischabel group. Descent into sun-blessed, flower-spangled Ferden with its characterful timber houses. Route: Gasterntal – Selden – Lötschenpass – Ferden, or the reverse direction.