Lötschental lies embedded in an imposing mountain landscape between the Valaisian and Bernese Alps. The mostly undeveloped valley with its still authentic villages lures visitors to enjoy a vacation in pristine surroundings, far from the large tourism centers.
Even in prehistoric times people wandered through the Lötschental 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 Lötsch Pass was an important connection between the Bernese Oberland and Valais.
Even today the Lötschental 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 "Tschäggätä" have been preserved here. The Lötschental skiing region is located at the Lauchern Alp above Wiler, where a mountain train takes visitors high up to the glacier skiing region.
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.