Hiking tour 

Hiking Tour to the Foggenhorn

Short info

Starting point
Belalp, 2097 m a.s.l.
Birgisch, Parkplatz, 1092 m a.s.l.
13 km
5 h 15 min.
634 m
1639 m
Lowest point
1092 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
2574 m a.s.l.

The tour

The imposing mountain hike leads from the Belalp steeply up to the Foggenhorn. Up here you enjoy an impressive panorama to many 4.000-meters high summits and the Great Aletsch glacier. The descent leads through lush meadows to the dreamy Nesselalp. A spectacular view point is provided below the chapel Maria zum Schnee (only for people with surefootedness and head for heights) down to the Natischerberg. Then the path leads through the Birgisch forest down to the final destination of our hiking tour, the village Birgisch.

Alternative Route

Way back along the Suonen Nessjeri from the alp Nessel back to the Belalp.


Restaurants at the starting and end destinations. No opportunities during the hike.

General Tips

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.