Hikes

Hikes

Anen Hut Circular Hike

A wildly romantic hike in the uppermost part of the Lötschental (can also be walked as a 2-day tour).

The first stage of this impressive hike leads first from the Fafleralp along the right-hand flank of the valley up to the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut. The path is very technical in parts and the upper section of it in particular is also significantly steep. The Anusee Lake forms the turning point on the tour. You will soon be at the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut where you can recharge your batteries for the descent towards the Fafleralp (an overnight stay in the Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut is also an option). The Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut lodge was rebuilt in 2008 and is situated amidst a magnificent high mountain landscape. The craggy ice masses of the glacier "Anungletscher" stack up in the background forming a bluish-white strip flowing down towards the glacier "Langgletscher". The glacier is around 100 metres lower than the lodge. Your gaze is drawn to the fissures and onwards up towards the Lötschenlücke. The view from the terrace of the Anen Hut across the entire Lötschental is awe-inspiringly beautiful. In the second stage of this hike, the trail descends steeply down towards the River Lonza offering magnificent views over the Langgletscher. On the other side of the valley a path meanders back to the Fafleralp. This tour can also be walked in the opposite direction.

Turn-by-turn directions

1st stage: Fafleralp - Guggistafel - Guggisee - Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut

2nd stage: Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut - Grundsee - Fafleralp (oder in umgekehrter Richtung)

Start: Fafleralp, car park (1768 m)
Destination: Fafleralp, car park (1765 m)

Author's recommendation

The 1: 25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2365 m 1765 m

  • Ascent

    610 m

  • Descent

    610 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Fafleralp ("Fafleralp" postbus stop).

Approach

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler and Blatten to the Fafleralp car park.

Parking

You can park your car in the Fafleralp car park (not free).

Equipment

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

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!

Additional information

Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut - The Peter Tscherrig Anen Hut, the most exclusive mountain hut in the Alps, pampers its guests with a sauna, showers, fresh bed linen every day and much more, thanks to its own in-house hydropower plant. More information at: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch

Literature

The tourist office in Wiler has got brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Maps

The 1: 25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop