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Fafleralp

Fafleralp

Fafleralp lies amidst majestic mountain scenery at the end of the road through the untouched Lötschental. Fafleralp is the starting point for high altitude hikes along the sunny southern flank of the Lauchernalp or in the direction of the Anengletscher.
The Lötschental (Lötschen Valley) nestles into a majestic mountain backdrop between the Valais Alps and the Bernese Alps. This largely untouched valley with its picturesque villages offers visitors a relaxing holiday experience close to nature and well off the beaten tourist track. The far end of the valley in the area around Fafleralp is particularly charming with a wealth of natural beauty such as glaciers, rushing mountain streams, tiny mountain lakes with crystal-clear water and lush Alpine meadows carpeted with flowers. The road through the Lötschental and the postbus route from Goppenstein end at Fafleralp, which belongs to the municipality of Blatten. There are a hotel, restaurants, a camping site and some holiday homes on the alp.

A classic hike that reveals the entire beauty of the high-Alpine landscape is the Lötschental Höhenweg (high trail) between Fafleralp and Lauchernalp with wonderful views of the Bietschhorn mountain range. The trail leads over sunny alps at an altitude of 2000 metres, past the tiny Schwarzsee lake and Tellinalp to Lauchernalp, from where the cableway descends to Wiler.

Both sides of the Lötschental have protected landscapes and nature conservation areas, large parts of which belong to the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage, including the Anengletscher and the Langgletscher with the glacier forefield that stretches to Fafleralp. The mountain hikes from Fafleralp to the Langgletscher and Anengletscher and the Swiss Alpine Club’s Anen hut are steep and demanding. The trails continue to the Hollandia hut and through the Lötschenlücke to the Anengletscher. The winter ascent to Lauchernalp on skis is also for experienced skiers only. Lauchernalp is the starting point for snowshoe treks and ski tours.

The Lötschental was virtually isolated from the outside world for centuries and has preserved many of its old customs and ways of life, for instance the «Tschäggätä», a carnival tradition in which inhabitants of the Lötschental parade very noisily through the villages, disguised by frightening masks carved out of stone pine, wearing animal skins and ringing cow bells.

Highlights

  • Lötschentaler Höhenweg – Lötschental high-level (2000m) trail linking Fafleralp and Lauchernalp on the sunny flank of the Lötschental.
  • Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001.
  • Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten – Lötschental villages with almost untouched village centres.
Fafleralp lies amidst majestic mountain scenery at the end of the road through the untouched Lötschental. Fafleralp is the starting point for high altitude hikes along the sunny southern flank of the Lauchernalp or in the direction of the Anengletscher.
The Lötschental (Lötschen Valley) nestles into a majestic mountain backdrop between the Valais Alps and the Bernese Alps. This largely untouched valley with its picturesque villages offers visitors a relaxing holiday experience close to nature and well off the beaten tourist track. The far end of the valley in the area around Fafleralp is particularly charming with a wealth of natural beauty such as glaciers, rushing mountain streams, tiny mountain lakes with crystal-clear water and lush Alpine meadows carpeted with flowers. The road through the Lötschental and the postbus route from Goppenstein end at Fafleralp, which belongs to the municipality of Blatten. There are a hotel, restaurants, a camping site and some holiday homes on the alp.

A classic hike that reveals the entire beauty of the high-Alpine landscape is the Lötschental Höhenweg (high trail) between Fafleralp and Lauchernalp with wonderful views of the Bietschhorn mountain range. The trail leads over sunny alps at an altitude of 2000 metres, past the tiny Schwarzsee lake and Tellinalp to Lauchernalp, from where the cableway descends to Wiler.

Both sides of the Lötschental have protected landscapes and nature conservation areas, large parts of which belong to the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage, including the Anengletscher and the Langgletscher with the glacier forefield that stretches to Fafleralp. The mountain hikes from Fafleralp to the Langgletscher and Anengletscher and the Swiss Alpine Club’s Anen hut are steep and demanding. The trails continue to the Hollandia hut and through the Lötschenlücke to the Anengletscher. The winter ascent to Lauchernalp on skis is also for experienced skiers only. Lauchernalp is the starting point for snowshoe treks and ski tours.

The Lötschental was virtually isolated from the outside world for centuries and has preserved many of its old customs and ways of life, for instance the «Tschäggätä», a carnival tradition in which inhabitants of the Lötschental parade very noisily through the villages, disguised by frightening masks carved out of stone pine, wearing animal skins and ringing cow bells.

Highlights

  • Lötschentaler Höhenweg – Lötschental high-level (2000m) trail linking Fafleralp and Lauchernalp on the sunny flank of the Lötschental.
  • Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001.
  • Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten – Lötschental villages with almost untouched village centres.

Arrival and return Fafleralp

Adresse

Lötschental Tourismus
Dorfstrasse
3918 Wiler
Tel. +41 (0)27 938 88 88
info@loetschental.ch
www.loetschental.ch

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Accommodation

Hollandiahütte SAC
Hollandiahütte SAC
Blatten
Hotel Fafleralp - Swisslodge
Hotel Fafleralp - Swisslodge
Fafleralp
Silencehotel Edelweiss
Silencehotel Edelweiss
Blatten (Lötschen)
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