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Lauchernalp

Lauchernalp

On the south-facing mountain flank above the Lötschental village of Wiler is Lauchernalp, a summer hiking region of great beauty and starting point of the well-known tour over the Lötschen Pass. An attractive winter ski region with glacier access.
The Lötschental nestles in a majestic mountain backdrop between the Valais and Bernese Alps. This largely unspoilt valley with its picturesque villages offers visitors a relaxing holiday experience close to nature and off the beaten track.

At the heart of the Lötschental is the characteristic and picturesque village of Wiler, valley terminus of the cableway to Lauchernalp at an altitude of 1970 metres. Although a narrow road accesses Lauchernalp in summer, the cableway is an ideal mode of transport all year round. Lauchernalp, situated on a south-exposed mountain flank, greets visitors with tranquillity, views and entirely unspoilt nature. A small holiday resort and mountain inns offer hospitality and lodging.

SUMMER

Hikers enjoy the relaxing and nature-orientated Lötschental in summer. The best-known hikes in the Lauchernalp area are the classic hike over the Lötschen Pass into the Gasterntal and to Kandersteg as well as the panoramic high trail to Fafleralp at the far end of the Lötschental. The first hike requires an ascent of over 700 altitude metres whereas the high trail to Fafleralp remains at a fairly constant altitude of around 2000 metres.

WINTER

A modern glacier cableway leads from Lauchernalp up to the ski region of Märwig/Gandegg, continuing to the Hockengrat at 3111 metres altitude, a glacier ski region with mainly moderately difficult pistes and a freeride arena. Winter hikers can also take the glacier cableway to the starting point of a well-prepared winter trail that leads in around 45 minutes to a vantage point where they can survey over 40 peaks of 4000 metres height and above, as well as views down to the Lötschental and the opposite-facing Bietschhorn (Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage). The glacier cableway operates in winter only.

Highlights

  • Lötschenpass – extremely popular hike across the Lötschenen Pass into the Gasterntal, continuing to Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland.
  • Lötschentaler Höhenweg – Lötschental high-altitude (2000m) trail linking Fafleralp and Lauchernalp on a sun-exposed flank of the Lötschental.
  • Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – a UNESCO World Heritage since 2001.
  • Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten – Lötschental villages with almost untouched village centres.
  • Hockenhorn – one of the highest mountain summits in Switzerland that can be reached by hikers (3293m).
On the south-facing mountain flank above the Lötschental village of Wiler is Lauchernalp, a summer hiking region of great beauty and starting point of the well-known tour over the Lötschen Pass. An attractive winter ski region with glacier access.
The Lötschental nestles in a majestic mountain backdrop between the Valais and Bernese Alps. This largely unspoilt valley with its picturesque villages offers visitors a relaxing holiday experience close to nature and off the beaten track.

At the heart of the Lötschental is the characteristic and picturesque village of Wiler, valley terminus of the cableway to Lauchernalp at an altitude of 1970 metres. Although a narrow road accesses Lauchernalp in summer, the cableway is an ideal mode of transport all year round. Lauchernalp, situated on a south-exposed mountain flank, greets visitors with tranquillity, views and entirely unspoilt nature. A small holiday resort and mountain inns offer hospitality and lodging.

SUMMER

Hikers enjoy the relaxing and nature-orientated Lötschental in summer. The best-known hikes in the Lauchernalp area are the classic hike over the Lötschen Pass into the Gasterntal and to Kandersteg as well as the panoramic high trail to Fafleralp at the far end of the Lötschental. The first hike requires an ascent of over 700 altitude metres whereas the high trail to Fafleralp remains at a fairly constant altitude of around 2000 metres.

WINTER

A modern glacier cableway leads from Lauchernalp up to the ski region of Märwig/Gandegg, continuing to the Hockengrat at 3111 metres altitude, a glacier ski region with mainly moderately difficult pistes and a freeride arena. Winter hikers can also take the glacier cableway to the starting point of a well-prepared winter trail that leads in around 45 minutes to a vantage point where they can survey over 40 peaks of 4000 metres height and above, as well as views down to the Lötschental and the opposite-facing Bietschhorn (Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage). The glacier cableway operates in winter only.

Highlights

  • Lötschenpass – extremely popular hike across the Lötschenen Pass into the Gasterntal, continuing to Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland.
  • Lötschentaler Höhenweg – Lötschental high-altitude (2000m) trail linking Fafleralp and Lauchernalp on a sun-exposed flank of the Lötschental.
  • Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – a UNESCO World Heritage since 2001.
  • Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten – Lötschental villages with almost untouched village centres.
  • Hockenhorn – one of the highest mountain summits in Switzerland that can be reached by hikers (3293m).

Arrival and return Lauchernalp

Adresse

Lötschental Tourismus
Dorfstrasse
3918 Wiler
Tel. +41 (0)27 938 88 88
Fax. +41 (0)27 938 88 80
info@loetschental.ch
www.loetschental.ch

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Lauchernalp
Lötschberg-Panoramaweg
Lötschberg-Panoramaweg
Stage 4, Lauchernalp–Fafleralp
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Lötschberg-Panoramaweg
Lötschberg-Panoramaweg
Stage 3, Selden–Lauchernalp
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