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Laggintal loop in the Simplon area

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  • between upper Staful and Furggu
    / between upper Staful and Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / waterfalls in the valley of Laggin
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Laggina
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Obre Staful
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Laggintal loop
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / descent towards Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / The path of Stockalper through Furggu
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Gabi (Simplon)
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Furggu with a view on Simplon Dorf
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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The Laggintal impresses with its fauna and flora. In the valley you can find a rarity, the Christs Mohrenfalter (Erebia christi), beside many protected plants and animals.
difficult
Distance 14.6 km
5:30 h
990 m
990 m
The tour starts below Simplon village in the Gabi. After crossing the Laggina stream, the ascent begins on the Stockalp trail (600 metres altitude difference) over the Feerbäärg, past the small, unique chapel and grazing herds of cattle to the Furggu pass. The closer Furggu ricks, the more exciting the view becomes.At the wooden lath, the trail turns right and continues to climb about 200 metres in altitude. Below the Guggilihorn, the trail continues until the view opens up towards the Laggintal valley with views of the waterfalls and the mountain peaks with glacier.The idyllic lake invites you to take a short rest before descending to the valley floor. After crossing the stream, the trail runs along the forest road back to the Gabi. Alternatively, you can take the turnoff in the direction of Simplon village.

Author’s recommendation

The Laggnital high-altitude trail is an insider tip for connoisseurs.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
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Technique
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Highest point
Obre Staful, 2,134 m
Lowest point
Gabi, 1,219 m
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Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

 

For all hikes:

Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.

Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

Close gates after passing through.

Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.

Do not leave any waste in nature.

 

For mountain hikes:

Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.

Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.

 

For high-altitude hikes:

Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.

Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

 

Preparing your hike

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Gabi, post bus stop (1,228 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'648'947E 1'114'996N
DD
46.184651, 8.072574
DMS
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
UTM
32T 428426 5114981
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Destination

Gabi, post bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the Gabi. After crossing the second bridge, the hike follows the Stockalperweg trail to Furggu. The Stockalperweg is marked with brown signposts. In Furggu the path branches off to the right and is then marked with red and white signs. At the lake, the trail branches off to the right and the descent begins. Along the forest road you hike through the entire valley in the direction of Gabi. At Bielti you leave the road and descend into Gabi.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Gabi can be reached by post bus.

Getting there

From Brig by post bus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

Parking is available in Gabi.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'648'947E 1'114'996N
DD
46.184651, 8.072574
DMS
46°11'04.7"N 8°04'21.3"E
UTM
32T 428426 5114981
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig or Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

We recommend:
  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)  

 

For certain walks:

  •  Swimwear

 

Preparing your hike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
990 m
Descent
990 m
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