Hiking & nature

Fafleralp Glacier Educational Trail

Landscapes are not permanent – they arise and change over time under the influence of nature and humankind.

Along 23 stations in total, the “See & Understand” themed educational trail provides visual insights into the developmental history of this impressive Alpine landscape at the foot of the Lang Glacier.

Availability Today (Tuesday) open

The Glacier Educational Trail, which starts at the Fafleralp postbus stop, is accessible during the summer season.

The postbus to Fafleralp runs daily from 8 June to 27 October 2019

Subject to change without prior notice


The themed trail can be used free of charge.


Rout variant A:

  • Stations 1–23
  • Length: 12.5 km
  • Elevation difference: 680 m
  • Walking time only: 3 hours 55 mins
  • Also suitable as a two-day tour with a night’s stay in the Peter Tscherrig Anenhütte.

Rout variant B:

  • Stations 1–14 and 19–23
  • Length: 9.9 km
  • Elevation difference: 440 m
  • Walking time only: 2 hours 50 mins

Rout variant C:

  • Stations 1–14 and return on the same route
  • Length: 8.4 km
  • Elevation difference: 300 m
  • Walking time only: 2 hours 20 mins

The information at the various stations can be read either in the flyer or online using a QR code scanner.

At Lötschental Tourismus and other sales outlets in the valley, you can buy a handy accompanying booklet containing lots of information for CHF 6.00.

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Thursday partly cloudy 12/23°
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