The first stage of this impressive hike leads first from the Fafleralp along the right-hand flank of the valley up to the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut. The path is very technical in parts and the upper section of it in particular is also significantly steep. The Anusee Lake forms the turning point on the tour. You will soon be at the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut where you can recharge your batteries for the descent towards the Fafleralp (an overnight stay in the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut is also an option). The Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut lodge was rebuilt in 2008 and is situated amidst a magnificent high mountain landscape. The craggy ice masses of the glacier "Anungletscher" stack up in the background forming a bluish-white strip flowing down towards the glacier "Langgletscher". The glacier is around 100 metres lower than the lodge. Your gaze is drawn to the fissures and onwards up towards the Lötschenlücke. The view from the terrace of the Anen Hut across the entire Lötschental is awe-inspiringly beautiful.
In the second stage of this hike, the trail descends steeply down towards the River Lonza offering magnificent views over the Langgletscher. On the other side of the valley a path meanders back to the Fafleralp. This tour can also be walked in the opposite direction.
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
- 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
Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut - The Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut, the most exclusive mountain hut in the Alps, pampers its guests with a sauna, showers, fresh bed linen every day and much more, thanks to its own in-house hydropower plant. More information at: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch
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Getting thereDrive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten to the Fafleralp car park.
ParkingYou can park your car in the Fafleralp car park (not free).
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- good footwear
- clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
- hat or cap
- bottle for water
- binoculars (optional)
- hiking poles (optional)
- printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.