194 Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg
194 Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

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Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Simplon, Engeloch–Sirwoltusee–Simplon, Egga

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Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Simplon-Sirwoltusee-Weg

Hike in the Simplon region up to the crystal-clear Sirwoltu lake. The trail leads through rocky terrain and over scree slopes. The highest point is the Wyssbodehorn with a magnificent view down towards the mountain pass and across to the Valais alps.
Engiloch is situated halfway between the Simplon pass and Simplon village and is a popular starting point for hikes. At first on relatively even terrain, this tour leads past larches to the Chluismatta alpine hut. Here you can taste local products (by appointment). Then the ascent begins: following the left side of the Ritzibach, you climb up the slope to Wysse Bode (2113 m). From here you enjoy a beautiful view of the waterfall, which you are now walking towards.

The trail then leads through a steep slope to a rock ledge. This part is secured with a rope. Steps carved into the stone also help with the ascent. The rocky terrain is overcome on the left side of the waterfall via a ramp. Behind it, somewhat hidden in a scree hollow: the crystal-clear Sirwoltu lake, which is dammed by a mighty moraine. Situated between Galehorn and Böshorn, it invites you to take a break. Afterwards, concentration and stamina are once again required: the trail climbs uphill over a steep scree slope to the highest point of the tour. The strenuous ascent to the Wyssbodehorn (2,623 m), which should only be tackled when visibility is good, is rewarded: the view over the Simplon pass with the Monte Leone massif is unique. The Valais alps greet you to the north, the Ossola mountains to the south.

From now on, it's all downhill: following the ridge, you first cross the hilltop at Galu. You will see the Rossbode glacier and behind it, the north side of the Fletschhorn. A steep zigzag path descends to the alpine huts on the Rossbodustafel. The last, pleasant section leads over a wooded ridge down to Egga, the destination of the hiking tour. From here it is not far to Simplon village on the south side of the pass. The typical stone slab roofs and the piazza remind of nearby Italy, the village centre is surrounded by historic buildings.
Hike in the Simplon region up to the crystal-clear Sirwoltu lake. The trail leads through rocky terrain and over scree slopes. The highest point is the Wyssbodehorn with a magnificent view down towards the mountain pass and across to the Valais alps.
Engiloch is situated halfway between the Simplon pass and Simplon village and is a popular starting point for hikes. At first on relatively even terrain, this tour leads past larches to the Chluismatta alpine hut. Here you can taste local products (by appointment). Then the ascent begins: following the left side of the Ritzibach, you climb up the slope to Wysse Bode (2113 m). From here you enjoy a beautiful view of the waterfall, which you are now walking towards.

The trail then leads through a steep slope to a rock ledge. This part is secured with a rope. Steps carved into the stone also help with the ascent. The rocky terrain is overcome on the left side of the waterfall via a ramp. Behind it, somewhat hidden in a scree hollow: the crystal-clear Sirwoltu lake, which is dammed by a mighty moraine. Situated between Galehorn and Böshorn, it invites you to take a break. Afterwards, concentration and stamina are once again required: the trail climbs uphill over a steep scree slope to the highest point of the tour. The strenuous ascent to the Wyssbodehorn (2,623 m), which should only be tackled when visibility is good, is rewarded: the view over the Simplon pass with the Monte Leone massif is unique. The Valais alps greet you to the north, the Ossola mountains to the south.

From now on, it's all downhill: following the ridge, you first cross the hilltop at Galu. You will see the Rossbode glacier and behind it, the north side of the Fletschhorn. A steep zigzag path descends to the alpine huts on the Rossbodustafel. The last, pleasant section leads over a wooded ridge down to Egga, the destination of the hiking tour. From here it is not far to Simplon village on the south side of the pass. The typical stone slab roofs and the piazza remind of nearby Italy, the village centre is surrounded by historic buildings.
10 km | 1 Stage
900 m | 1100 m
4 h 25 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Engeloch VS
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Season

Season
Due to the high altitude there is the possibility that, even towards summer months, parts of the track can be covered with snow.

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Simplon
Duration
07.10.2021 - 30.10.2021
Reason
Other
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Accessible at weekends.
Status
validated
Data source: Swiss Hiking Federation and Cantonal hiking associations

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Simplon Dorf, Eggen
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Contact

Brig Simplon Tourismus
Bahnhofstrasse 2
3900 Brig
Tel. +41 (0)27 921 60 30
info@brig-simplon.ch
www.simplon.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel-Restaurant Grina
Hotel-Restaurant Grina
Simplon Dorf
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Places

Simplon Dorf
Simplon Dorf
Simplonpass
Simplonpass
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Places of interest

Simplonpass – by Napoleon and Stockalper
Simplonpass – by Napoleon and Stockalper
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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