Classic walk in the Lötschental

Lötschental

Whichever direction you walk the Lötschental mountain path - whether from the Fafleralp to the Lauchernalp and on to Goppenstein or the other way round - this must be one of the most impressive high-altitude routes of its kind. Gushing mountain streams rush down from the glaciers on the surrounding mountains, contrasting with the still waters of the picturesque Schwarzsee.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Fafleralp bus-stop
Point of arrival:Lauchernalp cableway station
Access starting point:Buses from Goppenstein station
Access point of arrival:Cableway to Wiler. From there buses to Goppenstein
Physical fitness:easy
Difficulty:easy
Total altitude meters:Approx. 400 m
Hiking time:2h30
Length:9.5 km
Season:June to October
Gastronomy:Fafleralp, Tellialp, Lauchernalp
Overnight:Fafleralp, Lauchernalp, Wiler
Various:Schwarzsee, "story-telling" trail, mountain panorama

Description

The walk passes through fragrant woods and flower-filled alpine meadows. High above the path stands the glacier-capped Petersgrat, contrasting with the lush green of the woods and fields. On the opposite side of the valley, the Bietschhorn, nearly 4000 m high, stands out among the mountain giants.

Fafleralp - Schwarzsee - Tellialp - Weritzstafel - Lauchernalp

The mountain walk begins on the Fafleralp and keeps following the signs for Lauchernalp. A generally narrow path winds along the right-hand side of the valley towards the west. Passing the picturesque Schwarzsee, you come to the Tellialp. Then there is a short climb, before the last section of the tour runs steadily downhill from the hamlet of Weritzstafel to the Lauchernalp. Finally, you go back down by cable-car to the valley, where there is a regular bus service between Goppenstein and the Fafleralp.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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