Foggenhorn – Nessjeri – Birgisch


Just after starting this hike at the top station of the cable car you can see the Foggenhorn. It's not necessary to climb a 4000m peak - the ascent to the Foggenhorn is a nice possibility to spend a day in a beautiful landscape. At "Kühmatte" you turn right and follow the trail over the "Kelchbach", a small stream. After crossing the bridge the trail continues in a zigzag course until you reach the top of the Foggenhorn (2010 meters above the sea) within 2 and a half hours. Take a short rest and enjoy the scenic view. Here the descent to "Alpe Nessel" (2010 meters above the sea), the Forest of Birgisch and "Chittumatte" to the village Birgisch (1091 meters above the sea) starts. At this part the trail becomes pretty steep but with good shoes it shouldn't be a problem. After arriving at Birgisch don't forget to visit the local Restaurant and taste the local gastronomic specialities together with a glass of the famous local wine. At Birgisch you have the possibility to take the bus back to Brig.

Difficulty:  medium

Duration:  5h 30

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