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Anenhütte

Snowshoes • Wallis
  • Anenhütte
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    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
  • Rüeblisuppe auf der Anenhütte
    / Rüeblisuppe auf der Anenhütte
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A highlight for ambitious snowshoe hikers, either as a one- or two-day tour.
moderate
9.4km
3:30
860 m
45 m
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Highlights of this tour include:
  • Alpine landscape surrounded by glaciers
  • Snow-shoe hiking far from civilisation
  • A visit to the Anenhütte, the "most exclusive mountain lodge in the Alps"
  • Breathtaking views of the Lötschental valley
  • Panoramic vista of the Mont Blanc massif

Author's recommendation

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Guided snowshoe hikes are also offered by Karl Henzen, qualified snowshoe hiking leader. For information visit www.alpwandern.ch

Difficulty moderate
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Altitude
2,358 m
1,530 m
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Nice views
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Exposition

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Safety information

  • We would strongly recommend the services of a state-certified mountain guide or hiking leader for every snowshoe tour.
  • 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!

Equipment

Snowshoe rental:

Tips, hints and links

Snowshoe Map of the Lötschental 1:50,000 - Region covered: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Start

Blatten, Post (1,531 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.419213 N 7.818575 E
UTM 32T 409213 5141304

Destination

Anenhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

From Blatten, follow the winter hiking trail up to the Fafleralp car park. The winter ascent to the Anenhütte is signposted and marked with red posts.
From the Fafleralp car park, continue on past Gletscheralp, after 150 m turn right over the Lonza bridge rising gently through the last larch forest. From the Grundsee lake, follow the middle of the valley through unbelievably beautiful countryside up to the next bridge where you switch to the other side of the valley. The climb is a little steeper from here. The final slopes are a little more challenging but are nevertheless manageable. Your ascent will be well rewarded when you arrive at the Anenhütte. There is overnight accommodation in the Anenhütte if you wish. For further information on the Anenhütte: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch.

Return along the same route to Blatten (Duration: approx. 3 hours).

Please contact Peter Tscherrig, Mountain Guide and Anenhütte warden with any queries about trail conditions: Tel. +41 (0) 79 864 66 44

Public transport:

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

Getting there:

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel and Wiler to Blatten as far as the old post office.

Parking:

You can park your car in the car park next to the old post office in Blatten (not free).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.4 km
Duration 3:30 hrs
Ascent 860 m
Descent 45 m

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Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops

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