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Hike from Fieschertal to Fiescheralp via Unnerbärg and Lake Märjelensee

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A beautiful hike that you’ll really feel in your legs: you’ll tackle a good 1,200 metres of altitude difference on this mostly steep ascent over moraine deposits, rock, and beautiful mountain meadows.
closed
moderate
Distance 12.8 km
5:00 h
1,293 m
192 m
2,369 m
1,109 m
The tour begins on Fieschertal village square. From there, follow the asphalt road that leads up the valley towards Unnerbärg until the mountain path to the Stock branches off on the left. The path quickly becomes steeper and leads over a moraine field directly onto a rock face with a small waterfall. From here, the route becomes even more challenging as the path winds its way over rocky ledges up to the Stock. Your efforts will be rewarded with a view of the Fiescher Glacier. Once you’ve made the steep climb over the rock, you continue through alpine meadows uphill to the Märjelenwang. The next stop is the Lake Märjelensee region and the Vordersee reservoir near the Gletscherstube mountain hut. On the way back, you’ll pass through Oberes Tälli (through the 1km-long illuminated Tälligrat tunnel) to Salzgäb, and from there on to Fiescheralp. Take the cable car down to Fiesch and the PostBus back to Fieschertal.

Author’s recommendation

You can enjoy a fantastic view of the Great Aletsch Glacier from the Platta view point! The walk from the Gletscherstube should take around 30 minutes.
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: December 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,369 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
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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 

www.aletscharena.ch  

Start

Fieschertal (1,108 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'654'146E 1'141'715N
DD
46.424597, 8.143012
DMS
46°25'28.5"N 8°08'34.8"E
UTM
32T 434150 5141581
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Destination

Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Fieschertal – Unnerbärg – Stock – Märjelenwang – Märjelensee – Fiescheralp

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then catch the PostBus to Fieschertal. 

Getting there

Leave Cantonal Road 19 at the Fiesch exit, then follow Fieschertalstrasse to Fieschertal. 

Parking

There are limited parking spaces (charges apply) at the village square in Fieschertal. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'654'146E 1'141'715N
DD
46.424597, 8.143012
DMS
46°25'28.5"N 8°08'34.8"E
UTM
32T 434150 5141581
w3w 
///orchestra.shoppers.playfully
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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Andreas Schwab
July 16, 2018 · Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,293 m
Descent
192 m
Highest point
2,369 m
Lowest point
1,109 m
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