Hike to Lämmeren Cabin and Lake

Leukerbad, Switzerland

Details

Distance

5 miles

Elevation Gain

492.1 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Luan Baruti

Enjoy the secluded and silent mountainscapes and food at Food and drinks at Lämmeren Cabin on this 8km hike.

Take the cable way from Leukerbad to Gemmi Pass. Facing away from the mountain station (north), head left (west) and follow the track to "Lämmerenhütte" (Lämmeren Cabin). The track leads through a small tunnel that was once built by the Swiss Army.

The tunnel leads to the glacier forefield of the (now much smaller) Wildstrubel Glacier. The area is flat as a pancake. There are a few rivulets flowing through the forefield, make sure you are careful but not treacherous at all. At the end of the glacier forefield, the track leads over a bridge and goes on to Lämmeren Cabin. There's an ascent of about 150m (500ft) from the forefield to the cabin.

Once you get to the Lämmeren Cabin, make sure to enjoy the surroundings and to support the cabin by buying a snack and a drink. The cabin ("Lämmerenhütte") is managed by the SAC - Swiss Alpine Club, which is pretty awesome! There's also a fairly nice, albeit small, lake and a trampoline (yes, a trampoline) up here.

After you get back to the glacier forefield, on the way back, stay on the east side of the rivulets and make a pit stop to "Lämmerensee" (Lake Lämmeren) on the way. Lämmerensee is a small mountain lake with some trout swimming around. If you'd like to fish, make sure to get a one-day fishing license which you can get online. From here on follow the track back to Gemmi Pass. Enjoy the panorama!

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