182 Fafleralp-Rundweg
182 Fafleralp-Rundweg

Hiking

Fafleralp-Rundweg

Fafleralp-Rundweg

Fafleralp–Anenhütte–Fafleralp

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Fafleralp-Rundweg

Fafleralp-Rundweg

A glacier experience at the far end of the untouched Lötschental: this hike leads to Lake Anen and the eponymous hut, which overlooks the entire valley. It returns along the Lonza river to Fafleralp with magnificent views of the Lang Glacier.
The first section of this impressive hike runs from Fafleralp, following the right flank of the valley (looking in the direction of the river) throughout. Passing the Alpine huts of Guggistafel, hikers reach the delightful Lake Guggi where a bench offers a great view across the lake and the entire valley. The trail continues on a slight incline towards the Lang Glacier. The final ascent is the hardest part of the hike. It is quite technical at times and also rather steep, particularly towards the top.

Lake Anen (2,367 m above sea level) beneath the Lötschenlücke pass marks the end of the climb. This is also the turning point of the tour. At the Anen hut about 150 metres further on, hikers can take a well-earned break and recharge their batteries for the steep descent towards Fafleralp. Built in 2008, this exclusive mountain hut is of great architectural interest and surrounded by a fantastic Alpine landscape. The jagged ice masses of the Anen Glacier loom in the background, stretching down like a bluish-white ribbon to the Lang Glacier about 100 metres in altitude below the hut. The eye wanders over the crevices and up to the Lötschenlücke pass in one direction and down over the entire Lötschental in the other.

In the second part of the hike, the trail runs steeply downhill to the Lonza, the valley’s main river, with glorious views of the Lang Glacier. On the other side of the valley, a path finally winds its way back to Fafleralp. Tip: this tour is also recommended in the opposite direction.
A glacier experience at the far end of the untouched Lötschental: this hike leads to Lake Anen and the eponymous hut, which overlooks the entire valley. It returns along the Lonza river to Fafleralp with magnificent views of the Lang Glacier.
The first section of this impressive hike runs from Fafleralp, following the right flank of the valley (looking in the direction of the river) throughout. Passing the Alpine huts of Guggistafel, hikers reach the delightful Lake Guggi where a bench offers a great view across the lake and the entire valley. The trail continues on a slight incline towards the Lang Glacier. The final ascent is the hardest part of the hike. It is quite technical at times and also rather steep, particularly towards the top.

Lake Anen (2,367 m above sea level) beneath the Lötschenlücke pass marks the end of the climb. This is also the turning point of the tour. At the Anen hut about 150 metres further on, hikers can take a well-earned break and recharge their batteries for the steep descent towards Fafleralp. Built in 2008, this exclusive mountain hut is of great architectural interest and surrounded by a fantastic Alpine landscape. The jagged ice masses of the Anen Glacier loom in the background, stretching down like a bluish-white ribbon to the Lang Glacier about 100 metres in altitude below the hut. The eye wanders over the crevices and up to the Lötschenlücke pass in one direction and down over the entire Lötschental in the other.

In the second part of the hike, the trail runs steeply downhill to the Lonza, the valley’s main river, with glorious views of the Lang Glacier. On the other side of the valley, a path finally winds its way back to Fafleralp. Tip: this tour is also recommended in the opposite direction.
11 km | 1 Stage
680 m | 680 m
3 h 50 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Fafleralp
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Season

Season
Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections until in June.

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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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