A rewarding high-level tour from the Lauchernalp to the Niwen.
Distance 11.3 km
From the Lauchernalp, head along the Lötschental Alpine Trail, past the Kummenalp and the Restialp to the Faldumalp where you can visit the wonderful chapel dedicated to "Maria zum Schnee" (Our Lady of the Snow). You are also treated to a magnificent view over the entire Lötschental valley from the Faldumalp. The path to the Niwen is signposted from the Faldumalp and passes through impressive colossal causeways and avalanche protection built by the BLS. The onward climb via Stritungrat and Niwengrat is an easy one and you will only need to hold on in one short section. You will soon reach the peak of the Niwen (2,769 m above sea level), where a magnificent vista opens up across the Valais Rhone Valley and into the Lötschental.
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
Update: June 02, 2022
Rest stopsZur Wildi
- 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!
Getting thereDrive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.
ParkingYou can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).
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- 13 Waypoints
- 13 Waypoints
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