A circular hike from the Lauchernalp to the Lötschenpass Hut with beautiful views.
From the Lauchernalp, ascend to the Lötschenpass Hut, where Beat Dietrich and his friendly lodge team await you. Your climb up to the hut is rewarded with a splendid view around the Lötschental and the Kandertal valleys from the pass. The view across to the mighty Bietschhorn and beyond the Rhone valley to the Mischabel range is particularly breathtaking. You can recharge your batteries in the Lötschenpass Hut for the descent to the Kummenalp and on towards the Lauchernalp.
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
Lötschenpass Hut - Come to the first “Minergie” mountain hut in the Alps, savour the view across the Valais peaks, let the hut team to pamper you, discover nature all around the lodge, stay in spacious dormitory rooms, gaze at the stars in the suites - and come back again. More information at:Tel. +41 (0)27 939 19 81 www.loetschenpass.ch
Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" ()
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Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz"
Lauchernalp - Lötschenpass Hut - Kummenalp - Lauchernalp
The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.
Drive 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.
You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).