Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Guggistafel Trail closed

A special treat for snowshoe fans

Follow the winter hiking trail from Blatten to the first bridge. Continue on the left side of the Lonza river to Kühmatt where the winter hiking trail starts again. Although the trail winds its way away from you, continue straight ahead to the Fafleralp car park. When crossing Gletscheralp, keep left until you reach Guggialp. Take the time to enjoy a peaceful moment here before going back down to Fafleralp where you will pass by the hotel and join up with the winter hiking trail through a small forest. Take the nature trail from Kühmatt to Eisten which will lead back to your starting point in Blatten.

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Turn-by-turn directions

Blatten - Kühmatt- Fafleralp - Guggistafel - Fafleralp - Kühmatt - Eisten - Blatten

Start: Blatten (1527 m)
Destination: Blatten (1527 m)

Author's recommendation

Ask a local Lötschental mountain guide to join you on this excursion:

  • Jaggy Benedikt Tel. +41 (0)79 774 83 20
  • Fleck Lutz Phone +41 (0)78 629 47 33

Guided snowshoe hikes are also offered by Henzen Karl, qualified snowshoe hiking guide. Information at www.alpwandern.ch

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1919 m 1527 m

  • Ascent

    392 m

  • Descent

    392 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 4.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

From Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein, the PostBus will take you to Blatten every hour. Post bus stop "Blatten, Post".

Approach

From Goppenstein you drive into the Lötschental, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel, Wiler to Blatten, at the old post office.

Parking

You can park your car at the car park by the old post office in Blatten (subject to charge) or later on at the Fafleralp car park (subject to charge).

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • hiking poles
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

 

Snowshoe rental:

Sporthaus Lauchernalp Gmbh: info@sporthaus-lauchern.ch, Tel. +41 (0)27 939 15 84, www.sporthaus-lauchern.ch

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leave any waste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide. Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Additional information

More information about the destination: 

Lötschental

Literature

Snowshoe map Lötschental 1:50,000 - area: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available at the Lötschental information point in Wiler or at www.loetschental.ch/webshop