The Lötschental high-altitude trail is known as one of the classic high-altitude trails – and not just because of the views of Bietschhorn.
The hike starts at the Fafleralp PostBus stop. The trail from here is well signposted and clearly laid out. It takes you along the right side of the valley, past the Schwarzsee, Tellin and Weritzstafel to the Alpine settlement of Lauchernalp.
This section of the trail is a trail of legends: there are ten spots on tree trunks and resting benches along the way that tell the legends of Lötschental. The trail then continues through sparse larch forests, past untamed mountain streams and across lush mountain meadows to Hockenalp, then on to Kummenalp and, finally, to Faldumalp via Restialp. Throughout the hike, the impressive 3,934-metre-high Bietschhorn will be your constant companion on your left. From Faldumalp, the trail descends to Goppenstein, which is around 800 metres further down.
If you want to take a shortcut or tackle the hike in sections, you can use the Lauchernalp aerial cableway.