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Chamois Trail

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  • Gämse auf dem Weg
    / Gämse auf dem Weg
    Photo: Saastal Tourismus AG
  • / Gletschergrotte
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  • / Blick auf Hannigalp
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  • / Gletschersee mit Blick Richtung Plattjen
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  • / Kneippbecken
    Photo: Enzio Bregy, Saastal Tourismus AG
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Over the flanks of the Mischabel chain and the shores of the glacial lake, we continue onwards to the Gletschergrotte. From here, you hike along the Suone and back to Saas-Fee.
closed
moderate
7.9 km
2:30 h
106 m
642 m
The Chamois Trail sets off in a south/south-westerly direction from the Hannig mountain station. After a short walk, the trail splits from the main path and continues across the Torrenbach to Spissen. At the fork in the path, the trail continues along the lower path to Trift, where it then descends in short but steep zigzags down to the next turnoff. Here, hikers branch off to the right and continue along Route 10 over the Gand moraine to the Gletschersee. This peaceful and beautiful spot invites hikers to linger a while and contemplate the sheer might of this millennia-old glacier.

 

Author’s recommendation

The terrace at the “Gletschergrotte” mountain restaurant is a great place to savour a short, nourishing break.
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Updated: October 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,339 m
Lowest point
1,785 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain restaurant Gletschergrotte
Hannig

Safety information

  • Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

Tips, hints and links

The Chamois Trail is a regional route of SwitzerlandMobility and is marked with the number 183

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch

Bergrestaurant Hannig
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 14 19
E-Mail: info@morenia.ch
www.hannig-saas-fee.ch

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail: bergbahnen@saas-fee.ch
www.saas-fee.ch/bergbahnen

Restaurant Gletschergrotte
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 21 60

Start

Station Hannig, Saas-Fee (2,339 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'636'932E 1'107'178N
DD
46.115097, 7.916358
DMS
46°06'54.3"N 7°54'58.9"E
UTM
32T 416265 5107406
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Destination

Busterminal, Saas-Fee

Turn-by-turn directions

Hannig - Gletschersee - Gletschergrotte - Bifig - Grundbiel - Busterminal

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

SBB (by train) to Visp, change to the PostBus towards Saas-Fee. From the bus terminal via Haus der Geschenke to the Hannigbahn valley station.

Getting there

Mainroad to Visp, at the roundabout at the land bridge south towards Saas-Fee & Zermatt. At the ‘Killerhof’ roundabout (after Stalden) second exit towards Saas-Fee. At the crossing in Saas-Grund (after the church), turn right towards Saas-Fee.

Parking

At the village entrance on the public car park.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'636'932E 1'107'178N
DD
46.115097, 7.916358
DMS
46°06'54.3"N 7°54'58.9"E
UTM
32T 416265 5107406
w3w 
///expect.ambushes.goad
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

In German: Wanderführer Saas-Fee/Saastal (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Hiking map Saas-Fee/Saastal

Equipment

  • Good footwear
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • Headdress
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Provisions / Food
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)
  • First Aid Kit

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
642 m
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