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Rundweg Nideralpe - Chlusmatte

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  • Nideralpe-Chlusmatte Simplon
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
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    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 1900 1850 1800 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Engeloch VS Alpenbrunch Simplon Dorf, Hospiz-Niederalp
The circular route, which was created to mark the anniversary of the Nideralpe - Chlusmatte alpine district, connects all the settlements in the district.
easy
Distance 1.7 km
0:45 h
66 m
66 m
Starting and finishing in Egniloch, the circular route through "d Heg" leads to the "Zurwerra-Stafel". The actual circuit begins at the Chrummbach bridge. We cross the footbridge and reach the Stafel Chlusmatte. There you will find the hut, where a delicious alpine brunch is offered by appointment. We continue to the two lonely huts at the foot of the steep mountain slope, always along the stone walls separating private property from the Allmend. After crossing the Ritzibach we continue through sand, forest and pastures towards Zuckermatta and hike over the narrow Chrummbach bridge. We have already reached the northernmost point.

 

We hike back over the Fluhrstrasse to the Stafel Nideralpe and continue over the historic Stockalperweg to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Let yourself be seduced by local products at the Alpenbrunch.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Highest point
1,841 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Alpenbrunch

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

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Start

Engiloch (1,824 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'644'246E 1'119'743N
DD
46.227677, 8.012144
DMS
46°13'39.6"N 8°00'43.7"E
UTM
32T 423822 5119818
w3w 
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Destination

Engiloch

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting and finishing in Egniloch, the circular route through "d Heg" leads to the "Zurwerra-Stafel". The actual circuit begins at the Chrummbach bridge. We cross the footbridge and reach the Stafel Chlusmatte. There you will find the hut, where a delicious alpine brunch is offered by appointment. We continue to the two lonely huts at the foot of the steep mountain slope, always along the stone walls separating private property from the Allmend. After crossing the Ritzibach we continue through sand, forest and pastures towards Zuckermatta and hike over the narrow Chrummbach bridge. We have already reached the northernmost point.

 

We hike back over the Fluhrstrasse to the Stafel Nideralpe and continue over the historic Stockalperweg to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By post bus from Brig or Gondo.

Getting there

By post bus or private vehicle to the Engiloch post bus stop.

Parking

Parking is available by the national road.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'644'246E 1'119'743N
DD
46.227677, 8.012144
DMS
46°13'39.6"N 8°00'43.7"E
UTM
32T 423822 5119818
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Information on the Alpgeteilschaft can be found in the book "200 Jahre Alpgeteilschaft Nideralpe-Chlusmatte 1818-2018" by Klaus Arnold.

 

The book can be purchased at the Simplon and Brig tourist offices.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist office.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
66 m
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