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Gemmi Panorama Trail

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The snowshoe trail leads over the "Lämmerenplatten" into a mountain landscape covered in deep snow. The winter idyll and the view of the mighty mountain ranges guarantee a grand winter experience.
moderate
Distance 7 km
3:00 h
308 m
429 m
2,503 m
2,204 m
From the Gemmi Pass, hike in a north-westerly direction along the winter hiking trail to "Jägerboden". From here the actual snowshoe trail begins. It climbs up the north-eastern slope of the "Lämmerenalp" for around 250 metres to the "Lämmerenkummen". On the panoramic hill, the trail branches off to the right and becomes flatter. It leads over the "Lämmerenplatten" to the Rote Chumme. Crossing the ditch, you descend steeply into the Seestutz and return along the lakeshore to the valley station of the Daubensee Gondola.

Author’s recommendation

Snowshoes can be rented at the Gemmi mountain station or in the sports shops in Leukerbad.

Combine the excursion with a little tobogganing adventure. Two sledge runs lead from the Gemmi Pass down to Daubensee Lake. Sledges can be rented at the mountain station.

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My Leukerbad AG
Update: November 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,503 m
Lowest point
2,204 m
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Safety information

Please stay on the signposted and secured trail. Away from the trail there may be avalanche danger and you will need further know-how and appropriate equipment. Respect nature and animals. You are moving in a wildlife protection zone on this route. 

Tips and hints

Check the local winter sports report and the status of the facilities. The tourist office in Leukerbad will be happy to provide you with information material and can give detailed information about the route.

Start

Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad (2,335 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'613'601E 1'138'523N
DD
46.397935, 7.615485
DMS
46°23'52.6"N 7°36'55.7"E
UTM
32T 393565 5139193
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Destination

Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Gemmi Pass - Jägerboden - Lämmerenalp - Lämmerenplatten - Rote Chumme - Daubensee valley station

The signposted trail over the Lämmerenplatten is unprepared and demanding in terms of fitness. You will need snowshoes especially if there has been recent fresh snow or if the snow has been blown away by the wind. The trail entalng the Daubensee is flat and follows the winter hiking route to the valley station.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Leuk can be reached by train (SBB), then by bus (LLB - Leuk Leukerbad Bus Reisen) to the starting point in Leukerbad and up to the Gemmi Pass with the Gemmi cable car.

Getting there

From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; direction Kandersteg; Kandersteg - Goppenstein car transport; direction Gampel; Leuk - Leukerbad.

From Geneva: Motorway A1 to Lausanne; direction Sion/Sierre; Leuk - Leukerbad.

From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 direction Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; direction Leuk - Leukerbad.

Parking

Various parking options in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Car parks in Leukerbad: Sportarena parking, Rathaus parking, Torrent parking, Leukerbad Therme parking, Alpentherme parking.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'613'601E 1'138'523N
DD
46.397935, 7.615485
DMS
46°23'52.6"N 7°36'55.7"E
UTM
32T 393565 5139193
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Equipment

Snowshoes, telescopic poles with large plates, day hiking rucksack, comfortable and waterproof winter/walking boots that fit into the binding of the snowshoes, warm andhard-wearing winter clothing in multiple layers, gloves, sun protection, gaiters, snacks and drinking water, thermos flask with hot drink, first aid kit, mobile phone, maps.

Away from marked/secured routes: Avalanche equipment with avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel and appropriate know-how.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
308 m
Descent
429 m
Highest point
2,503 m
Lowest point
2,204 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Geological highlights Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Clear area
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1600 m 1800 m
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