Glaciers

The pristine Valais glaciers offer an unparalleled natural spectacle, which is why they have been designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The giant rivers of ice are a wonder of nature, as impressive as they are instructive. Deep, dangerous crevasses, giant moraines and wild glacial creeks illustrate the incredible forces of the ice. This is an incomparable world that waits to be discovered: numerous hikes, routes and guided tours offer terrific views of the glaciers – and insights into their icy secrets.

Ferpècle Glacier
Evolène Val d'Hérens Switzerland
The upper part of the relatively flat glacier field is also called Plateau d'Hérens and lies south-east of Evolène. The glacier is flanked by the Dent Blanche (4357m). In the days of ancient Rome, this well-travelled mule path led from Val d'Hérens to Valpelline on the Italian side of the Alps. Partial vestiges of this high-alpine route are still visible today. Ferpècle Glacier
Evolène
Evolène

Ferpècle Glacier

The upper part of the relatively flat glacier field is also called Plateau d'Hérens and lies south-east of Evolène. The glacier is flanked by the Dent Blanche (4357m). In the days of ancient Rome, this well-travelled mule path led from Val d'Hérens to Valpelline on the Italian side of the Alps. Partial vestiges of this high-alpine route are still visible today.

Altitude: 2095 - 3680 m
Length: 6.4 km