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Hiking the High Trail from Laucheneralp to Jeizinen

Lauchernalp - Hockenalp - Kummenalp - Faldumalp - Underi Mieggu - Jeizinen

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Lauchernalp - Hockenalp - Kummenalp - Faldumalp - Underi Mieggu - Jeizinen

Published/updated on 23.09.2019 by GabrielleMerk | 27359 points
 | Date of Tour: 12.09.2019 

This spectacular panorama hike high above the Lötschental Valley is like two hikes in one.

The first half to Faldumalp is actually an extension of the popular "Lötschentaler Höhenweg" (usually hiked toward the East to Fafleralp). This half is hiked toward the West along wonderful mountain trails with lots of variety and incredible views backwards into the Lötschental Valley, with the magnificent Mount Bietschhorn commanding the view. Along the way are a few clusters of typical wooden Valais houses, and even a couple of places to stop for something to eat.

At Faldumalp you leave the East-West Valley and head South mostly along forest trails, with several exciting stretches with views way down to the Lötschberg railway line and across the narrow valley to the magnificent vertical flanks of the mountain range extending southward from Mount Bietschhorn. And then all of a sudden you find yourself in the Rhône Valley, and if it's even possible, with even more breathtaking views.

This long but relatively non-arduous hike begins and ends with a cable car ride, first in a large-cabin cableway from Wiler to Laucheneralp and at the end from the little community of Jeizinen with a small-cabin cableway to Gampel in the Rhône Valley below, from where it is a short bus ride to Visp.

Published/updated on 23.09.2019 by GabrielleMerk (27359 points) | Date of Tour: 12.09.2019

Route Infos

Time Required
5 hours
17 km
635 m
1090 m
Max. Altitude
2133 m
Min. Altitude
1515 m
Season Start / Season End
June - October
Level of Difficulty (Hiking)
Points of Interest
All the panorama views // Alpine pastures // Alpine villages with typical Valais houses // nice hiking trails // possible sighting of eagles // Owners of the small Restaurant at Restipass (on site every day July-August-September) Claim to have the smallest indoor restaurant in Canton Valais (one table) but a large view terrace to make up for it.
Starting Point
Lauchernalp Cablecar Summit Station
Starting Point with Public Transport
Jeizinen Cablecar Summit Station
Return with Public Transport
Places to Eat
Lauchernalp, Kummenalp, Restialp, Jeizinen
Things to Note
Lauchernalp cable-car runs mostly every half hour xx:25 and xx:55 except during lunch. See timetable in links // Jeizinen Cable Car runs daily except every third Thursday each month (for Revision). See also Timetable // GA and Half-Fare Card accepted on both, or 20% discount with Lötschental Guest Card

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