Easy snowshoe trail on the Lauchernalp - suitable for all abilities.
Highlights on this tour include:
Viewpoint at the Lauchernalp Chapel (2,110 m above sea level) across the entire Lötschental valley and the Lauchernalp ski arena
Lauchernalp Chapel and Hockenalp Chapel
Panoramic view and unspoilt nature
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
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.
From the mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz", the trail climbs up along the marked path towards Lauchernalp-Stafel and then continues to the Lauchernalp Chapel (viewpoint). At the chapel, the trail continues in a westerly direction past the Berghaus Restaurant and up to the 3-seater chairlift before continuing along the winter hiking route towards the Hockenalp. At the Hockenalp Chapel, continue down left to the final Alpine huts and then return to your starting point at the Lauchernalp - Holz mountain station.
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).