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Blick auf Hannigalp

Blick auf Hannigalp

Gletschersee mit Blick Richtung Plattjen

Gletschersee mit Blick Richtung Plattjen

Tour description

The Chamois Trail sets off in a south/south-westerly direction from the Hannig mountain station. After a short walk, the trail splits from the main path and continues across the Torrenbach to Spissen. At the fork in the path, the trail continues along the lower path to Trift, where it then descends in short but steep zigzags down to the next turnoff. Here, hikers branch off to the right and continue along Route 10 over the Gand moraine to the Gletschersee. This peaceful and beautiful spot invites hikers to linger a while and contemplate the sheer might of this millennia-old glacier.

From the lake, the trail continues up across the Gletschergrotte to the Sperwerzucht and then on until it reaches the riverbed. After a few minutes it passes the Fee-Vispa waterfall in the direction of Oberi Schopfen. From here it is a fairly steep ascent to Berghaus Plattjen – the oldest mountain hut in the Saas Valley. From here it is a half-hour uphill walk to reach the Plattjen mountain station, where hikers can catch a gondola lift back down to Saas-Fee.

The Chamois Trail got its name from the fact that the Plattjen area’s protection forest is a popular spot for wild chamois, and visitors are almost guaranteed to spot one on their hike.


Pay attention to the cableway timetable.

Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

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Places along the route: Hannig - Gletschersee - Bifig - Plattjen mountain staton


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Tour history (B05489)

First published: Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013

Last updated: Montag, 12. Januar 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.saas-fee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 9 km | Time requirement: 4 h
Ascent: 684 m | Descent: 450 m
Highest point: 2570 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch

Restaurant Hühnerstall Hannig
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 957 14 19
E-Mail: hannig-saas-fee@bluewin.ch
Homepage: www.hannig-saas-fee.ch

Saastal Bergbahnen AG
Panoramastrasse 5
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel. +41 (0)27 958 11 00
E-Mail: bergbahnen@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch/bergbahnen

Restaurant Gletschergrotte
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 27 957 21 60

Restaurant Plattjen
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 27 957 15 16