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Simplon, Switzerland

Hike in the Laggintal

7.3 Miles Total - 3359.6 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Roberto Castelletta

An exploration of the Laggintal, in a majestic glacial environment.

The journey begins in the village of Simplon Dorf, crouched on soft hills and lush green meadows under the Fletschhorn.

The trail starts at the side of the Post Office in the center of Simplon Dorf and you'll ascend on a track very well marked crossing diagonally the wooded ridge overlooking the village.

The first 600 vertical meters that lead to the Antonius chapel (1.5 h) are undoubtedly the most challenging of the trail, after which the view sweeps over the head of Laggintal and Divedro Valley, offering visual refreshment to the physical demands needed to reach the bivouac.

After passing some rocky bumps (always on well-trodden path) you'll arrive at the bivouac (3h). The Lagginbiwak is a little, not guarded, but modern and very functional construction where you can sleep and cook but also play cards with your friends (a card deck is always available on the table!).

I find very nice the meadow adjacent the bivouac; you can relax there or take a picnic enjoying superb views of the Weissmies, the Fletschhorn, the Lagginhorn and of the glacial moraines that flow down into the valley.

On the way back you can enjoy the rich alpine flora that inhabit this part of the valley and, when at Simplon Dorf, a bit of self-indulgence in the nearby pastry bar.

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Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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