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  • Gemsweg Saas-Fee
    / Gemsweg Saas-Fee
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  • / Gemsweg Saas-Fee
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  • / Blick auf Hannigalp
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  • / Gemsweg Saas-Fee
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  • / Gletschersee mit Blick Richtung Plattjen
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  • / Restaurant Gletschergrotte
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  • / Kneippanlage Saas-Fee
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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.

Attention! Partial closure of the trail. A diversion is marked!

open
moderate
Distance 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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Saastal Tourismus AG
Updated: July 14, 2021
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 and hints

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
w3w 
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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

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511).

Getting there

Saas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. From the south you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport and from the west you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and from there towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, turn right after the church in the direction to Saas-Fee.

Parking

You will find parking spaces in the car park directly at the entrance to Saas-Fee.

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