If you walk down from the Belalp mountain station towards Alpe Bäll, you can soon catch sight of the Foggenhorn. This summit climb has a lot of beauty to offer. From the Chiematte, turn right and follow the flat hiking trail to the Kelchbach stream. Then cross the small bridge and follow the hiking trail up in a zigzag course until you reach the summit of the Foggenhorn at 2569 m above sea level after about 2.5 hours. From the summit you can enjoy a beautiful panorama and take a short break to recharge your batteries for the rest of the trail. Over the ridge you tackle the descent to Alpe Nessel (2010 m a.s.l.). Then follow the Suone Nessel back towards Chiematte.
- 13,28 km
- 4 hours 15 minutes
- 779 m
- 781 m
- start: Belalp, mountain station cable car (2095 m)
- destination: Belalp
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Belalp, mountain station cable car (2095 m)
If you walk down from the Belalp mountain station towards Alpe Bäll, you will catch sight of the Foggenhorn. From Kühmatte, turn right and follow the flat hiking trail to the Kelchbach stream. Then cross the small bridge and follow the hiking trail towards Nesselalp. Shortly before you reach Nesselalp, turn right and follow the signposts up towards Foggenhorn. Once you reach the summit, take a short break and enjoy the view. The trail leads you along the ridge and a zigzag descent follows, bringing you back to Alpe Bäll. From here you follow the path back to the Belalp cable car mountain station.
Belalp - Foggenhorn- Nessel - Nessjieri - Belalp
Despite the "impossible to miss" marking of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you, so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.
Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of path impairment when you go on a hike.
Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.
Once you have reached the Foggenhorn, enjoy the view of the Bietschhorn and the Matterhorn and the view of the Gredetschtal valley.
For those who are free from giddiness and sure-footed, there is a spectacular viewpoint on the Nesselalp.
Arrival by car
From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig
From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig
From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig
Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig
From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.
Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig
Blatten bei Naters
From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.
Chargeable parking spaces are available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the multi-storey car park in Blatten near Naters.
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Blatten bei Naters can be reached by public transport from Brig or Naters.
You can reach Belalp from Blatten by cable car.
You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch