Enchanting hike from Wiler to the Bietschhorn Hut.
The predominantely steep ascent can be started from Blatten (3hrs 05min), Ried (3hrs 10min) or Wiler (3hrs 35min). At the hut you can enjoy outstanding views over the Lötschental and Hockenhorn ridge as far as the Balmhorn and Altels. The Bietschhorn Hut is run throughout from mid-July till the 31th August and on weekends on request from late June until mid-July and September. The Bietschhorn Hut is the starting point for Bietschhorn- and Wilerhorn-ascents and other alpine hikes.
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
Best time of year
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, hints and links
Bietschhorn Hut - One of the oldest mountain huts in the Swiss Alps offers pure unadulterated romance. The hut is not only the starting point for ascents of the Bietschhorn and Wilerhorn, but also offers attractive intersecting routes for ambitious mountain hikers. More information on: Tel. +41 (0)79 305 85 94, www.aacb.ch
Wiler, valley cable car station ()
32T 406033 5139403
Wiler - Bietschhorn Hut
Bietschhorn Hut - Wiler
Bietschhorn Hut - Ried
Bietschhorn Hut - Blatten
Bietschhorn Hut - Goppenstein (partly pathless, steep and sparely marked)
The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop).
Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station.
You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).