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20) Hannigalp – Hohtschuggi – Grächen

Distance 5.80 km
Duration 1:55 Hours
Difficulty medium

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In the Hohtschuggen restaurant, the raclette from the wood-fired oven grill is a special highlight. Grandiose vantage point with breathtaking views over the Mattertal valley and the mountain scenery.

Historical insights can be found in the chapel on the Egga.

Characteristics

Ascent
84 Metres
Technique
2 Stars
Descent
559 Metres
Fitness level
3 Stars
Highest point
2.124 Metres
Quality of the experience
5 Stars
Lowest point
1.565 Metres
Scenery
5 Stars

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POI details

With a view of the fantastic mountain scenery, you start your route from Hannigalp downhill in the direction of the Paradiesli ski lift and hike right through the refreshing larch forest. After about 500 metres downhill, you will arrive at the Hohtschuggen restaurant and vantage point. The way back leads you from the forest path along a gravel path past the valley station of the Bärgji lift to an asphalt road that takes you back to the village past the chapel on the Egga.
From Visp take the train to St. Niklaus. There you change to the Post Bus which takes you to Grächen every half hour. On weekends, there is a direct bus service from Visp to Grächen. Find full timetable information at www.cff.ch

-  Rhône Valley: Via Martigny - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus

-  Car transport Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (bls.ch/e/autoverlad/)

-  Car transport Furka: Via Andermatt - Realp - Oberwald - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Furka)

-  Tessin/Simplon: Via Lugano - Centovalli - Domodossola - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Simplon)

We recommend: 

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

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