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.
This hike offers birds-eye views of Saas-Fee and its glacial surroundings from all angles. The trail begins at the Hannig cable car station (2350m) and leads towards the Gletscher Lake (1910m). After only a few minutes, hikers pass the cascading waterfalls of the frigid Fee-Vispa River. Continue on numerous steep sections towards the Plattjen Restaurant, from where the Plattjen cable car upper station is only 30 minutes away.
Destination: Mountain station Plattjen
How to get there: Cable car Hannig
Return: Cable car Plattjen
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 8.4 km
Vertical metres: +828 m, -596 m
Total hiking time: 3h45
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Restaurant Hannig, restaurant Plattjen
Accomodation: Restaurant Hannig, Plattjen