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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Tour history (B05489)
First published: Dienstag, 21. Mai 2013
Last updated: Montag, 12. Januar 2015
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