The Sparrhorn

A three thousand meter peak in three hours: the Sparrhorn

A three thousand metre peak in three hours: from the Belalp mountain station (2094 m a.s.l.) you follow the road and reach the Aletschbord (2130 m a.s.l.) in 30 minutes. Here, the view of the magnificent Aletsch Glacier and Aletsch Forest will greet you for the first time. Now, you need to turn left and hike up to the Tyndall memorial, past the Lüsga Chapel and the Tyndall Villa. You will climb up to the ridge on 2771 m a.s.l., from where you will reach a well-marked trail, that will lead you to the peak of the Sparrhorn at 3021 m a.s.l. in around three hours. The view from the summit of the Sparrhorn is simply breathtaking. Several four thousand meter high peaks of the Valaisian Alps form the outline of the horizon beyond the Rotte (Rhone) river deep in the bottom of the valley. Don’t forget to sign the summit book! In the summer, the Sparrhorn lift runs between July and August, so the hike is around 90 minutes shorter.

Difficulty difficult
Duration (hrs) 4:30
Highest point 3020 m a.s.l
Lenght in km 7
Homologated no
Starting point Belalp (2094 m a.s.l.)
Destination Belalp (2094 m a.s.l.)
Maps 1296 Aletsch Glacier
Contact Blatten-Belalp Tourismus
Rischinustrasse 5
CH-3914 Blatten
Phone:+41(0)27 921 60 40
Fax:+41(0)27 921 60 41



Sparrhorn chairlift summer services

In the summer, the Sparrhorn lift runs between mid-July and mid-August once an hour from 09:15 to 16:15.

Sparrhorn 6 person chairlift single tickets summer











CHF 13.00

CHF 9.00

CHF 22.00

CHF 14.00


CHF 18.00

CHF 13.00

CHF 30.00

CHF 21.00

Schedule between July –  August :
Once an hour between 09:15 – 16:15

During bad weather:
Information about lift services at 027 921 65 10

The annual pass is also valid for the chair lift in the summer.

UNESCO Tour- and Hiking Ticket Summer
Ideal for Families

Prices Blatten – Belalp – Hohbiel




Family with kids (under 16 yrs)

3 days

CHF 51.00

CHF 32.00

CHF 88.00

4 days

CHF 62.00

CHF 40.00

CHF 110.00

7 days

CHF 97.00

CHF 61.00

CHF 154.00

  • valid on 3, 4 or 7 chosen dates
  • personal pass
  • no refunds for unused, or partially used days

*1/2 = Half-Fare Card, GA Travelcard, FVP, Swiss Card/Pass and teenagers under the age of 16.

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