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Circular hike from Fieschertal to the Burghütte and back

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m 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Hängebrücke Aspi - Titter (VS) Berghütte Burghütte Titterhütte Fieschertal, Dorfplatz
A beautiful hike that calls for stamina with climbs of 600 metres in all. But the Burghütte and the view of the Fiescher Glacier are absolutely worth the effort!
closed
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
3:15 h
651 m
651 m
1,759 m
1,109 m
The tour starts in the idyllic village of Fieschertal and takes you up the valley along the east side to Unnerbärg, initially on fairly level terrain. Once there, follow signs for Fieschergletscher/Klettergarten, and after five minutes or so the path rises steeply towards the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge. Your efforts on this strenuous stretch of trail are rewarded with views of the Fiescher Glacier. Continue on past idyllic mountain huts to the Burghütte, a beautifully situated hut which is the destination of the hike. For the return route, first head in a westerly direction and then down the valley to the starting point at Fieschertal.

Author’s recommendation

You’ve earned it! After the strenuous climb, treat yourself to the delicious fare available at the Burghütte and fortify yourself for the descent.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,759 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
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Rest stops

Mountain hut Castle hut

Safety information

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  • 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. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

Start

Fieschertal, bus stop (1,109 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'145E 1'141'733N
DD
46.424761, 8.143007
DMS
46°25'29.1"N 8°08'34.8"E
UTM
32T 434150 5141599
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Destination

Fieschertal, bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Fieschertal – Unnerbärg – Aspi-Titter Hängebrücke – Burghütte – Fieschertal

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train from the station in Brig to Fiesch and take the bus 651 to Fieschertal.

Getting there

Drive from Brig on the road 19 and the Fieschertalerstraße to Fieschertal.

Parking

Please inform yourself about the parking possibilities on site.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'145E 1'141'733N
DD
46.424761, 8.143007
DMS
46°25'29.1"N 8°08'34.8"E
UTM
32T 434150 5141599
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.  

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher 

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Equipment

We recommend:   

  • good footwear 
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket 
  • hat or cap 
  • sunscreen 
  • bottle for water 
  • picnic 
  • camera 
  • binoculars (optional) 
  • hiking poles (optional) 
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
651 m
Descent
651 m
Highest point
1,759 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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