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3) Grächen – Lowizig – Heidnisch Tossu - Seetal

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A challenging hike to Seetal
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moderate
Distance 6.7 km
3:50 h
1,251 m
9 m
2,864 m
1,616 m

A moderately difficult hike that leads to the breathtaking Seetal top station’s viewing platform.

The first highlight you reach after a few minutes is the idyllic Grächen Lake. You then have a relatively challenging uphill hike above Grächen through the forest and reach the Heidnisch Tosse resting hut at 2,500 m altitude. From there you head through rocky landscape towards Seetalhorn.

Author’s recommendation

Calculate in plenty of time to return to the Hannigalp. From there you can then take the gondola back to Grächen.
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Author
Kerstin Brigger
Update: October 18, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Seetal-Bergstation, 2,864 m
Lowest point
Grächen, Dorfplatz, 1,616 m
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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.

Tips and hints

Binoculars may be practical to observe any ibex from close up!

Start

Grächen, Dorfplatz (1,616 m)
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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Destination

Seetal-Bergstation

Turn-by-turn directions

Als erstes Highlight erreichen Sie nach wenigen Minuten den idyllischen Grächner See. Anschliessend wandern Sie oberhalb von Grächen relativ anspruchsvoll bergauf durch den Wald, und erreichen die Rasthütte Heidnisch Tosse auf 2500 m.ü.M. Von dort geht es durch die Felslandschaft Richtung Seetalhorn.

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all notes on protected areas

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
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
1,251 m
Descent
9 m
Highest point
2,864 m
Lowest point
1,616 m
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