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14) Grächen – Egga – Bärgji – Hohtschuggi

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  • Restaurant Jägerstuba
    / Restaurant Jägerstuba
    Photo: Grächen und St.Niklaus Tourismus und Gewerbe
  • / Kapelle Egga
  • / Restaurant Hohtschuggen
  • / Grächen Bina
    Photo: Kerstin Brigger, Grächen und St.Niklaus Tourismus und Gewerbe
m 1650 1600 1550 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Aussichtspunkt Hohtschuggen Restaurant Hohtschuggen Kapelle Egga Restaurant Jägerstuba
A relaxing promenade to the viewing point Hohtschuggen
closed
easy
Distance 3.4 km
1:00 h
83 m
85 m
1,647 m
1,565 m

You are in Bärgji in about an hour via a short detour to the wonderful Grächen Lake. There are two restaurants here to choose from that cater for hungry and thirsty hikers.

The trail leads on a mostly flat or slightly uphill track towards Bärgji. From there it’s just a few more metres until you arrive in Hohtschuggen.

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Author
Kerstin Brigger
Update: November 08, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,647 m
Lowest point
1,565 m
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Rest Stop

Restaurant Hohtschuggen

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Grächen tourisme accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

For all hikes:

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Close gates after passing through.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals.
  • Do not leave any waste in nature.

For mountain hikes:

  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.

For high-altitude hikes:

  • Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'630'941E 1'116'165N
DD
46.196239, 7.839457
DMS
46°11'46.5"N 7°50'22.0"E
UTM
32T 410454 5116506
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Turn-by-turn directions

Der Weg führt auf einer Strasse meistens flach oder leicht ansteigend Richtung Bärgji. Von dort sind es nur noch wenige Meter bis Sie in Hohtschuggen ankommen.

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Public transport

From Visp you take the train to St. Niklaus. There you change to the bus, which gets you to Grächen every half hour. On weekends a direct bus operates from Visp to Grächen.

Getting there

-  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)

Parking

Parking spaces in Grächen: The car park Millegga is located by the village entrace in Grächen. Price per day (for covered parking space): CHF 15.00

 

Private Parking space provider:

Amstutz Trudy

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 13 35

Jeiziner Leon

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 16 31

Hotel Alpha

Tel. +41 (0)27 956 13 01

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'630'941E 1'116'165N
DD
46.196239, 7.839457
DMS
46°11'46.5"N 7°50'22.0"E
UTM
32T 410454 5116506
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Grächen has got brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St. Niklaus

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

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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Status
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
83 m
Descent
85 m
Highest point
1,647 m
Lowest point
1,565 m
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