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Hike from Fiescheralp to Lax via Laxerstafel

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  • Wanderung von der Fiescheralp via Laxerstafel nach Lax
    / Wanderung von der Fiescheralp via Laxerstafel nach Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Fiescheralp via Laxerstafel nach Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Fiescheralp via Laxerstafel nach Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung von der Fiescheralp via Laxerstafel nach Lax
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Aletsch Bahnen … Fiesch-Eggishorn Spielplatz Schulhaus Lax Lax
1,000m up and down, winding paths to make the downhill sections doable, plus fantastic views of the Matterhorn and over 40 peaks of 4000m or more – exceptionally enjoyable hiking!
open
moderate
Distance 7.3 km
2:30 h
8 m
1,173 m
From Fiesch, take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. This is where the hike begins, leading you from the sunny plateau down into the valley. Set off from Fiescheralp in a westerly direction, then follow the path which branches off up to Laxerstafel, where a small lake and views of the breathtaking mountain panorama await you. From here, a winding path takes you further down into the valley, making it a leisurely descent to Lax. The 1,000 or so metres of altitude difference on this stage is easily covered. Once in Lax, take the train back to Fiesch.

Author’s recommendation

The small lake at Laxerstafel is an idyllic place for a rest with a fabulous view. Don’t forget to pack a delicious Valais snack!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: June 16, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,210 m
Lowest point
1,040 m
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Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG 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. 
  • 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

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car (2,207 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'651'117E 1'140'375N
DD
46.412781, 8.103457
DMS
46°24'46.0"N 8°06'12.4"E
UTM
32T 431096 5140302
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Destination

Lax, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiescheralp – Laxerstafel - Lax

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. 

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Fiescheralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'651'117E 1'140'375N
DD
46.412781, 8.103457
DMS
46°24'46.0"N 8°06'12.4"E
UTM
32T 431096 5140302
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 

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
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
8 m
Descent
1,173 m
Public-transport-friendly Point to Point Scenic

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