The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
Fafleralp – Anenhütte loop
Stroll through the different stages of vegetation from the head of the Fafleralp Glacier to Langgletscher. The head of the Lang Glacier has been designated by UNESCO. The fauna is of national importance. From the Lonza bridge, ascend to Lake Grund. After crossing the Lonza bridge there are several ways to reach the Anen hut. We recommend following the prominent moraine above the Lang Glacier, which affords a birds-eye view of the glacier itself. The views of the Lötschen Valley and the glacial surroundings are also magnificent. Descend from the Anen hut through a forest of young larches and across alpine meadows directly to the Anen Creek bridge, then past the beautiful Lake Guggi back to the Fafleralp car park.
Destination: Parking place Fafleralp
How to get there: By bus
Return: By bus
Fitness requirements: easy
Distance: 11 km
Vertical metres: +646 m, -645 m
Total hiking time: 3h45
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Fafleralp, Anenhütte
Accomodation: Fafleralp, Anenhütte