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Summer

A tranquil haven Far away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism, the Lötschental valley is the ideal place to escape from all the stresses and strains of everyday life. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, you can find the most beautiful hiking and climbing routes in the canton of Valais here. Take a dip in the crystal clear mountain lakes, enjoy spiritual moments at the many chapels, churches and shrines on the way and admire…
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Winter

Fun in the snow for all the family The Lötschental valley is one of the Alpine valleys in Switzerland you can really rely on to have snow. Sunny Lauchernalp is set against a stunning backdrop of 40 four-thousanders. At a height of up to 3111 m above sea level, you can find well-kept trails covering 33 kilometres, an exceptional freeride area, 50 kilometres of signposted winter walking routes and a snowshoe trail –…
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Customs and traditions

Magical isolation The Lötschental valley’s seclusion has given rise to a whole host of myths and legends. Wild beasts have stalked through the valley for as long as anyone can remember, leaving behind their traces in customs and traditions. This is how the ‘Tschägättä’ came about – masked wild creatures that wreak havoc every year on carnival evenings to this day and have come to be…
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UNESCO World Heritage Site

The majestic mountain backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Great Aletsch Glacier together with the spectacular Aletsch Forest of ancient larches and Swiss stone pines, the old cultural landscapes of the Baltschiedertal valley and the Walliser Felsensteppe steppe surrounding the Bietschhorn mountain all add up to a diverse and beautiful setting. And that’s why the UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted to add…
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