Bietschhorn, from Lötschental above Lauchernalp lift station, Switzerland.
In the alpine meadows of Lötschental above Lauchernalp gondola lift station, see the Bietschhorn (3934 m/12,907 ft) in canton Valais/Wallis, Switzerland, the Alps, Europe. The northeast and southern slopes of the Bietschhorn are in Jungfrau-Aletsch Protected Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kandersteg is a great base for hiking: an epic hike from Selden in Bern canton traverses Lötsch glacier and Lötschenpass (Lötschepass) to neighboring Lötschental in Valais canton; hiking poles are recommended for snow and rocks. The walk starts with a reserved Postbus ride from Kandersteg to Selden (in Gasterntal / Gasteretal / Gasterental), climbs 1350 meters, descends 925 m, and ends 13 km later at Lauchernalp lift station, which descends to Wiler in Lötschental, to reach Goppenstein via Postbus, back to Kandersteg via train. You can also reverse the route or stay overnight in dorms at Lötschepass hut.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download