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  • Tellialp - Lötschentaler Höhenweg
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The classic panoramic hike: The Lötschental Panoramic Trail from Fafleralp to Faldumalp
moderate
Distance 16.8 km
8:55 h
927 m
1,187 m
2,135 m
1,519 m
The Lötschental Panoramic Trail is one of the best-known Panoramic trails in the Valais. Situated almost entirely between 1,800 and 2,100 m above sea level, this route offers hikers a magical panoramic view of the Lötschental. The trail takes hikers through wild, romantic forests and across Alpine meadows and offers idyllic picnic spots to rest and recover on the edge of the picturesque Schwarzsee lake. Descent from the Faldumalp to Ferden (gradually sloping natural path) or to Goppenstein (rather steeper descent via Haselleen).

Author’s recommendation

The 1: 25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

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Update: November 24, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,135 m
Lowest point
1,519 m
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Tips and hints

Along the way there are numerous restaurants. On the website www.loetschental.ch you will find the opening hours of the restaurants along the way.

Start

Fafleralp, parking (1,767 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'632'528E 1'142'684N
DD
46.434710, 7.861860
DMS
46°26'05.0"N 7°51'42.7"E
UTM
32T 412564 5142977
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Destination

Faldumalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fafleralp  - Schwarzsee - Tellistafel - Weritzstafel - Lauchernalp - Hockenalp - Kummenalp - Restialp - Faldumalp (this trail can also be walked in the opposite direction)

 

Descent options:

  • Faldumalp - Ferden: gradually sloping natural path
  • Faldumalp - Goppenstein: rather steeper descent via Haselleen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Fafleralp ("Fafleralp" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten to the Fafleralp car park.

Parking

You can park your car in the Fafleralp car park (not free).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'632'528E 1'142'684N
DD
46.434710, 7.861860
DMS
46°26'05.0"N 7°51'42.7"E
UTM
32T 412564 5142977
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Wiler has got brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

The 1: 25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Equipment

  • 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)

Questions and answers

Question from Fabrice Billieux · August 17, 2022 · Community
Bonjour ! La durée du parcours est de 8h55 alors que celle du chemin panoramique Lotschberg (plus longue) est de 7h30. Pouvez-vous confirmer que le parcours Fafleralp-Faldumalp prend bien 8h55 ? Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.
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Bonjour, le temps de marche depuis Fafleralp jusqu'à Faldumalp est environ 5 heures. Après vous pouvez compter 1h30 pour descendre à Goppenstein.
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Question from Stefanie Rohner · May 25, 2022 · Community
Wir möchten den Weg von Jeizinen über die Oberi Meiggu - Restialp - Ferden am 30. Mai laufen. Ist dieser Teil des Höhenweges auch noch geschlossen?
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Guten Tag. Ja dieser Teil des Höhenweges ist zurzeit noch geschlossen. Die genaue Öffnung dieses Weges hängt vom Wetter ab. Auf der Homepage www.loetschental.ch können Sie täglich den Status der Wanderwege nachschauen. Diese werden täglich aktualisiert. Freundliche Grüsse Team Lötschental
Question from ROSMARIE Huber · April 23, 2021 · Community
gibt es Übernachtungsmöglichkeit?
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Answered by Adrian Schnyder · April 26, 2021 · Lötschental Marketing AG
Vielen Dank für Ihre Anfrage, am Löschentaler Höhenweg gibt es die Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten: Gasthaus Kummenalp, Berghaus Lauchernalp, Alpenhotel zur Wildi und das Hotel Falferalp. Details zu den Unterkünften finden Sie unter: www.loetschental.ch/unterkuenfte Wir wünschen Ihnen einen schönen Aufenthalt und senden die besten Grüsse
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Rating

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Teddy B
July 29, 2019 · Community
Der Lötschentaler Höhenweg ist für mich schlicht und einfach eine der schönsten Höhenwanderungen der Schweiz, zumal man praktisch auf Schritt und Tritt von einem grossartigen Alpenpanorama "begleitet" wird!
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When did you do this route? August 15, 2018

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
8:55 h
Ascent
927 m
Descent
1,187 m
Highest point
2,135 m
Lowest point
1,519 m
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