Hiking Trails

   Lötschberg Panoramic Trail

A magnificent hike from the Bernese Oberland into the Valais (also suitable as a 2-day tour).
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Selden - Lötschenpass - Fafleralp
Selden - Lötschenpass - FafleralpImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Selden - Lötschenpass - Fafleralp
Selden - Lötschenpass - FafleralpImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Selden - Lötschenpass - Fafleralp
Selden - Lötschenpass - FafleralpImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Selden - Lötschenpass - Fafleralp
Selden - Lötschenpass - FafleralpImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Blick vom Lötschepass
Blick vom LötschepassImage: Lötschental Marketing AG
Selden - Lötschenpass - Fafleralp
Selden - Lötschenpass - FafleralpImage: Lötschental Tourismus
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Track description

In Selden start the first stage of the hike with the climb to the Lötschenpass, the history-steeped pass from the Bernese Oberland into the Valais. As it culminates at 2,690 m above sea level, crossing the Lötschenpass takes a great deal of stamina, but the view across the mountains around the Lötschental and the Kandertal valleys is all the more magnificent for it. The view across to the mighty Bietschhorn and beyond the Rhone valley to the Mischabel range is particularly breathtaking. On your hike you will traverse the length of the Lötschengletscher (Lötschen glacier) for a kilometre of so, wide stretches of which are covered by stones and rocks in every colour imaginable; every now and then blue ice glistens through the rocks. Melt water gurgles through small channels and here and there the water has flushed out deep, meandering trenches through which the water rushes until it disappears through a hole. However, the glacier can be crossed with ease in hiking boots. The route reaches the Lötschenpass and the Lötschenpass Hut shortly after this awe-inspiring natural landscape where you can fortify yourself for the second stage of the hike (an overnight stay in the Lötschenpass Hut is also possible).

The route continues through glacier-eroded terrain up to Lauchernalp to merge seamlessly with the popular Lötschental Legend Trail. A true classic and a worthy finale to the Lötschberg Panoramic Trail. Along this trail, ten different Lötschental legends will carry you off into the fascinating world of myths and legends. This mythical trail passes the Weritztafel, the Tellistafel, the breathtakingly beautiful Schwarzsee ("Black Lake") and ends at the Fafleralp. Return from the Fafleralp using the postbus or on foot. This route can also be walked in the opposite direction.

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This tour is presented by: Lötschental Marketing AG, Author: Lötschental Marketing AG

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