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In addition to a view of the fantastic mountain panorama, this circular hike also offers exciting historical insights and explains the significance of the stone "Färricha".
closed
easy
Distance 5 km
2:00 h
306 m
306 m
2,351 m
2,095 m
The hike first takes you high up to the Tyndall Monument. The Irish glaciologist and alpinist John Tyndall (1820-1893) spent 44 summer months on the Belalp, wrote scientific books here and climbed a large number of mountains. The monument on the Triembiel was erected by his widow Louise in memory of her husband.

With a view of the Great Aletsch Glacier, you now descend and once you reach the Belalp Hotel, follow the path in the direction of Lake Lüsgersee.

You will pass the "Färricha". This is where the sheep are distributed to their respective owners during the sheepfold.

Finally you reach the Lüsgersee. Here you can discover mountain newts, grass frogs and common toads, and if you like, you can cool off by jumping into the fresh mountain lake.

Author’s recommendation

- Aletschbord with a view of the Great Aletsch Glacier

- Enjoy a fine coffee at the Hotel Belalp

- Lake Lüsger

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Update: November 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
Tyndall Monument, 2,351 m
Lowest point
Belalp mountain station, 2,095 m
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Asphalt 0.43%Forested/wild trail 61.11%Path 37.76%Road 0.68%
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Safety information

Despite the " impossible to miss " markings of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or an emergency, for example.

Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of damage to paths when you go on a hike.

Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.

Tips and hints

If you have any questions, please contact:

Belalp Bahnen AG

www.belalp.ch

bahnen@belalp.ch

+41 27 921 65 10

Blatten - Belalp Tourismus AG

tourismus@belalp.ch

+41 27 921 60 40

Start

Belalp cable car mountain station (2095 m) (2,095 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'641'230E 1'135'745N
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46.371815, 7.974468
DMS
46°22'18.5"N 7°58'28.1"E
UTM
32T 421124 5135871
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Destination

Belalp cable car mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the mountain station of the aerial tramway and takes you first up to Bruchegg and from there on to the Tyndall monument. Enjoy the view! This is followed by the descent to the Aletschbord and here too it is worth enjoying the view over the Great Aletsch Glacier and the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. The route now continues towards Lüsgersee, crossing the Färricha. After a refreshing dip in Lake Lüsgersee, follow the path back to the top station of the aerial tramway.

Belalp mountain station - Bruchegg - Tyndalldenkmal - Aletschbord - Färricha - Lüsgersee - Belalp mountain station

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Blatten bei Naters can be reached by public transport from Brig or Naters.

You can reach Belalp from Blatten by cable car.

You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch

Getting there

Arrival by car

From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig

From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig

From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig

From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig

Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig

From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.

Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig

Blatten bei Naters

From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.

Parking

Paid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the underground car park in Blatten bei Naters.

You can find more info at:

www.belalp.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'641'230E 1'135'745N
DD
46.371815, 7.974468
DMS
46°22'18.5"N 7°58'28.1"E
UTM
32T 421124 5135871
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
306 m
Descent
306 m
Highest point
2,351 m
Lowest point
2,095 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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