Hockenhorngrat-Lötschenpass snowshoe trail

Embark on the high alpine snowshoe trail to the Lötschenpasshütte refuge.

Surrounded by a breathtaking mountain landscape, you get to enjoy the unique high-alpine snowshoe trail to the Lötschenpasshütte refuge. Let yourself be captivated.

The RegioExpress takes you directly from Bern or Brig to Goppenstein. From there, the post bus takes you to the Wiler valley station in ten minutes. You then take the cable car to the Hockenhorngrat ridge.

Route description

From the mountain station of the Hockenhorngrat ridge, the high-alpine snowshoe tour leads down below the imposing Hockenhorn into an impressive landscape towards the Lötschen Pass. The Lötschenpasshütte refuge sits at an altitude of 2,700 metres and delights visitors with stunning views of the mountain world. It is well worth taking a break in the cosy hut. The ascent back to the Hockenhorngrat at 3,100 metres begins immediately afterwards.

We recommend starting the hike by 10.00 a.m. and leaving the Lötschenpasshütte to return by 1.30 p.m. If you would like to enjoy the untouched nature for longer, an overnight stay at the Lötschenpasshütte refuge is recommended.

Key information

Hiking trail Hockenhorngrat–Lötschenpasshütte–Hockenhorngrat
Distance 6 km
Duration 3 hours, 30 mins.
Elevation difference + 470 m / - 470 m
Degree of difficulty  difficult
Catering options  Lötschenpasshütte refuge 
Sights along the way

Hockenhorngrat viewpoint

Availability Today (Friday) open

Please seek information in advance on whether the high-alpine trail is accessible.

Operating times

Lauchernalp–Hockenhorngrat ski lifts
17 December 2022 to 16 April 2023

The post bus runs hourly with a connection in Goppenstein to the RegioExpress.


Subject to change


Return trip Wiler-Hockenhorngrat

  • CHF 56.00 Adults
  • CHF 42.00 Adult with Half-Fare Card or GA Card
  • CHF 28.00 Children (6–15.66 years)

Junior travelcard and Children’s Co-travelcard are valid as far as Lauchernalp.


Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


Travel comfortably by train to Goppenstein. From Goppenstein station the post bus (direction Blatten/Fafleralp) takes you to within 10 minutes to Wiler (Lötschen), Talstation.


Stop at the Lötschenpasshütte refuge and let yourself be spoilt with culinary treats. You can spend the night here and resume your hike the following day. 

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