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.
The forefield of the Langgletscher is easily accessible and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The “See & understand“ theme path provides insight into the climate and landscape of glaciers, ever changing over the course of time with the effects of nature and humans. Along a total of 23 stations, the nature trail tells the history of the formation of this impressive mountain landscape of the Langgletscher. There are three routes to choose from.
1) Stations 1-23, length 13 km, elevation difference 713m, hiking time 4 hrs 45 min. This trail can also be hiked over two days.
2) Stations 1-14 and 19-23, length 10.4 km, elevation difference 460m, hiking time 3 hrs 30 min.
3) Stations 1-14, length 8.4 km, elevation difference 300m, hiking time 2 hrs 45 min.
Length: 6.5 km