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Mountain Hike

Goppenstein - Niwen - Gampel

An impressive mountain hike to the Niwen with a descent to Gampel.
SW-Grat Niwen
SW-Grat NiwenImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Lawinenverbauungen der BLS auf dem Weg zum Niwen
Lawinenverbauungen der BLS auf dem Weg zum NiwenImage: Lötschental Tourismus
Niwen (Einigs Alichji) 2'769m ü.M.
Niwen (Einigs Alichji) 2'769m ü.M.Image: Lötschental Tourismus
Blick ins Lötschental vom Niwen
Blick ins Lötschental vom NiwenImage: Lötschental Tourismus
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Track description

The steep path to the Faldumalp begins right behind Goppenstein railway station. The path to the Niwen is signposted from the Faldumalp and passes through impressive colossal causeways and avalanche protection built by the BLS. The climb via Stritungrat and Niwengrat is an easy one and you only need to use your hands in one short section. You will soon reach the peak of the Niwen (2,769 m above sea level), where a magnificent vista opens up across the Valais Rhone Valley and into the Lötschental.
The descent via the SW ridge is somewhat exposed and you may need to use your hands in the short chimney to the north. Follow the path in a south-easterly direction to the "Obere Fäsilalpu" and then follow the ski lift (otherwise take the road) from the Stafel to the "Underi Fäsilalpu". From Jeizinen (on the edge of the Rhone Valley) follow the path towards Gampel (hikers can also take the cable car to Gampel).
This route can also be walked in the opposite direction.

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This tour is presented by: Lötschental Marketing AG

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