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Am Fusse des Fletschhorn nach Simplon Dorf

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    / Bergpanorama
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  • / Wanderung Panorama
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  • / Sirwoltesee
    Photo: Alternatives Wandern
  • / Pfarrkirche Simplon
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  • / Blick auf Simplon Dorf
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A very varied hike to the Alps at the foot of the Fletschhorn and it offers an unforgettable overview of the entire Simplon Valley.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
5:00 h
834 m
1,139 m

The trail leads from Engeloch down to the Krummbach, over the Chlusmatte alpine sign and the following slope on the left bank of the Ritzibach up to the Wysse Bode. At the end of the bottom, the trail leads through a steep slope of rocky outcrops. These are overcome east of the waterfall over the ramp. Then a steep climb up the moraine to the Sirwolt lakes follows. After a well-earned rest at the upper lake, we head east over the steep scree to the upper Wysse Bode. Climb the ramp and continue through the hollow onto the ridge between Schildhorn and Wyssbodehorn. Pay close attention to the red and white markings.

 

The ascent to the Wyssbodehorn is rewarded by an unforgettable view over the entire Simplon valley with the Monte Leone massif, the fascinating view of the Fletschhorn north face in the west, the Valais Alps in the north and the mountain scenery of the Ossola in the south. The descent to Simplon Dorf is first pleasant and then steeper.

 

Further information

Author’s recommendation

A first rest is emphatic at the Sirwoltensee. In Simplon Dorf, it is worth stopping at one of the four restaurants with Italian flair.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,615 m
Lowest point
1,477 m
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Rest Stop

Alpenbrunch
Hotel Post Simplon Dorf
Hotel Rest. Grina
Hotel Restaurant Fletschhorn
Rossbode

Safety information

This hike is only suitable for sure-footed, experienced and giddy mountain hikers. The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Engeloch, post bus stop (1,781 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'855E 1'119'363N
DD
46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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Destination

Simplon Dorf, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Engeloch - Wysse Bode - Sirwoltesee - Wyssbodehorn - Furgghalte - Rossbodestafel - Egga - Simplon Dorf

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Engeloch is easily accessible by post bus. (bus stop)

Getting there

By post bus from Brig or Iselle.

Parking

Parking spaces are available in Engeloch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'855E 1'119'363N
DD
46.224219, 8.020006
DMS
46°13'27.2"N 8°01'12.0"E
UTM
32T 424423 5119427
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the Brig and Simplon Dorf Tourist Office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
834 m
Descent
1,139 m
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