Chamois Trail open

Over the flanks of the Mischabel chain and the shores of the glacial lake, we continue onwards to the Gletschergrotte. From here, you hike along the Suone and back to Saas-Fee. Attention! Partial closure of the trail. A diversion is marked!

The Chamois Trail sets off in a south/south-westerly direction from the Hannig mountain station. After a short walk, the trail splits from the main path and continues across the Torrenbach to Spissen. At the fork in the path, the trail continues along the lower path to Trift, where it then descends in short but steep zigzags down to the next turnoff. Here, hikers branch off to the right and continue along Route 10 over the Gand moraine to the Gletschersee. This peaceful and beautiful spot invites hikers to linger a while and contemplate the sheer might of this millennia-old glacier.  

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Turn-by-turn directions

Hannig - Gletschersee - Gletschergrotte - Bifig - Grundbiel - Busterminal

Start: Station Hannig, Saas-Fee (2339 m)
Destination: Busterminal, Saas-Fee (1803 m)

Author's recommendation

The terrace at the “Gletschergrotte” mountain restaurant is a great place to savour a short, nourishing break.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2339 m 1785 m

  • Ascent

    106 m

  • Descent

    642 m

  • Technique

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  • Stamina

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  • Experience

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  • Landscape

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Public transport

Take the SBB to Visp and change there to the post bus in the direction of Saas-Fee (bus 511).


Saas-Fee/Saas Valley can easily be reached by car from all directions, whether from Switzerland or abroad. From the north you can reach us via Bern via the Lötschberg car transport. From the east you come over the Furka Pass or the Furka car transport. From the south you can reach us via the Simplon Pass or Simplon car transport and from the west you drive via Lausanne along the Rhône valley to Visp and from there towards Saas-Fee.

From Visp, drive south in the direction of Saas-Fee. At the "Killerhof" roundabout after Stalden, take the second exit towards Saas-Fee. In Saas-Grund, turn right after the church in the direction to Saas-Fee.


You will find parking spaces in the car park directly at the entrance to Saas-Fee.


  • Good footwear
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Weather-dependent clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket with
  • Headdress
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Provisions / Food
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Map/ printout of the hiking trail (click on "Print" to download)
  • First Aid Kit

Safety information

  • Pay attention to the cableway timetable.
  • Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

Additional information

The Chamois Trail is a regional route of SwitzerlandMobility and is marked with the number 183

Saastal Tourismus AG
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch

Bergrestaurant Hannig
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 14 19
E-Mail: info@morenia.ch

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail: bergbahnen@saas-fee.ch

Restaurant Gletschergrotte
3906 Saas-Fee
Phone: +41 (0)27 957 21 60


In German: Wanderführer Saas-Fee/Saastal (Banzhaf/Retze/Zurbriggen) ISBN 978 -3-907099-32-2


Wanderkarte Saas-Fee 1:25'000 (ISBN 978-3-905756-25-8)

Hiking map Saas-Fee/Saastal