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Laucherntrail

Snowshoes • Wallis
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1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 2,5 km Länge Lauchernalp Kapelle Hockenalp Kapelle
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Easy snowshoe trail on the Lauchernalp - suitable for all abilities.
easy
1.6 mi
1:07 h
607 ft
541 ft
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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

Author's recommendation

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

Difficulty easy
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Landscape
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Altitude
6988 ft
6463 ft
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With refreshment stops With refreshment stops
Suitable for families and children Suitable for families and children
Nice views
Cultural/historical value
Mountain railway ascent/descent

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Safety information

  • 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:

 

Start

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz" (6457 ft)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.411176 N 7.774329 E
UTM 32T 405799 5140463

Destination

Mountain station "Lauchernalp, Holz"

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Public transport:

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Getting there:

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.

Parking:

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status closed
Difficulty easy
Distance 1.6 mi
Duration 1:07 h
Ascent 607 ft
Descent 541 ft

Qualities

Round tour Nice views With refreshment stops Suitable for families and children

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