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From Luthern Bad to the Napf

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  • Auf dem Gipfel des Napf
    / Auf dem Gipfel des Napf
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  • / Start bei Luthern Bad
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  • / Zwischen Luthern Bad und Napf
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  • / Auf dem Napf
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  • / Blick Richtung Norden
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  • / Napfbergland
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  • / Spass im Pulverschnee
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A delightful and well-signposted snowshoeing round trail on the Napf.

 

difficult
Distance 8.9 km
4:30 h
566 m
566 m
1,404 m
873 m
Starting at Luthern Bad, the trail follows the left bank of the Luther stream to Hinder-Ey farm. The trail climbs steeply rightwards through some woodland over the ridge up the hill to the Trachselegg alp, where the first views are worth pausing for. The path continues through the meadow up to the forest as it heads for the Napf. After a few loops in the steep forest you arrive at the summit complete with hotel and wonderful panoramic view. The return leg to Luthern Bad heads towards Niederänzi. First down the meadow, then through the forest again. At the first large clearing you have to turn right at the Bernese footpath sign. After a longish stretch through the forest you reach the Niederänzi alp. At this point the path goes down just before the farm to the right of the meadow along the edge of the forest. You soon see the Badegg restaurant, perfect for a coffee before the short steep descent to Luthern Bad, where it is worth visiting the Badbrünnli "place of power". This spring with its healing water has been a popular pilgrimage destination for 450 years.

Author’s recommendation

Die Tourendauer ist unter anderem auch stark abhängig von den Schneeverhältnissen. Schnelle und fitte Schneeschuhläufer schaffen die Strecke wohl in 3,5 Stunden, andere welche es lieber gemütlich nehmen brauchen bestimmt 4,5 Stunden. 

Informationen ob der Trail offen ist finden Sie hier.

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Update: December 13, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,404 m
Lowest point
873 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

The snow situation has to be considered, especially in the steep woods before and after the Napf - mini-avalanches can also occur in woodland!

Tips and hints

Gasthaus Hirschen, Luthern Bad, closed Mondays Tel. 041 978 13 57 www.hirschen-luthernbad.ch

Berghotel Napf, closed Mondays and Tuesdays (1 Dec - 31 March), Tel. 034/495 54 08 www.hotelnapf.ch 

Start

Luthern Bad (874 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'636'980E 1'208'570N
DD
47.027142, 7.925091
DMS
47°01'37.7"N 7°55'30.3"E
UTM
32T 418321 5208741
w3w 
///definite.coping.laugh

Destination

Luthern Bad

Turn-by-turn directions

Die Tour startet direkt beim Restaurant Hirschen und ist bestens ausgeschildert mit den pinken Wegweisern und Stangen.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Zell then PostBus to Luthern Bad.

Getting there

Von der Autobahnausfahrt auf der A2 bei Dagmersellen oder Sursee auf der Hauptstrasse Richtung Huttwil fahren. Nach Zell bei Hüswil links abbiegen ins Luthertal, noch 12 Kilometer bis nach Luthern Bad.

Parking

 Parkplätze sind vorhanden

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'636'980E 1'208'570N
DD
47.027142, 7.925091
DMS
47°01'37.7"N 7°55'30.3"E
UTM
32T 418321 5208741
w3w 
///definite.coping.laugh
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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.

Questions and answers

Question from Schneetourenbus Schneetourenbus · January 27, 2021 · Community
ÖV-Anschluss in Luthern Bad mit PostAuto oder direkt ab Huttwil mit dem Schneetourenbus. Mitte Dezember bis Mitte März an Wochenenden jeweils 4 Kurse. Reservationspflicht: https://schneetourenbus.ch/strecken/huttwil-hueswil-luthern-luthernbad/
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Answered by Willisau Tourismus  · January 28, 2021 · Willisau Tourismus
Danke für die Ergänzung, lieber Samuel. Wir haben die Infos unter "Anreise" entsprechend ergänzt.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
566 m
Descent
566 m
Highest point
1,404 m
Lowest point
873 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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