Activity overview

The ultimate hike combination! Hike up Bunderspitz (2’546 m) the first day and stay overnight in our Ueschinen Hut. On the next day, hike up the Ueschinen valley (2735 m), take in views of Adelboden, and descend to the Gemmi pass.

This experience will certainly show you the best about the Swiss Alps. Mountains, valleys, huts, ridges, all guided by a Pinkie. As well as leading you along the path, your Pinkie guide will teach you a lot of things about the area and its nature.

Schedule 

This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Day 1

07:30 Meet your guide at the Centre, have the equipment ready, and prepare to leave
07:45 Start your hike
08:00 Take the cable car to Allmenalp
12:00 Arrive at Bunderspitz (2'546 m), and eat lunch
12:30 Hike through Bunderchrinde pass
14:00 Arrive to Bunderchrinde (2'385 m)
15:30 Pass through Ueschinen Valley
17:00 Arrive at the Ueschninenhütte and relax
18:00 Eat dinner at the Ueschinen Hut

Day 2

06:45 Wake up, eat breakfast, clean the hut
07:30 Start hiking
11:00 Arrive at the top of Engstligengrat
13:00 Traverse across and descend via the Schwarzgrätli and stop for lunch
16:30 Take Sunnbüel cable car down
17:00 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 52.00
  • Price Child: CHF 52.00

Price includes: a KISC guide, overnight at the Ueschinen Hut and the cable car down from Sunnbüel.

Guest cancellation:

  • Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person.
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable.
Important information 
  • This activity is not available to start on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.
  • Don’t forget to plan your meals. If you want meals provided by KISC, you need to book them separately. We advise to book a packed lunch for the first day (prepared in the morning), and a hut food package that includes dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. For the lunch on the second day, you can book packed lunch which is also prepared by your group on the morning of the first day.
  • There is a kitchen at the hut available to use for all groups staying there. This includeds two stoves (one wood burning and one gas), access to fresh water, cooking utensiles, plates, cups, cutlery, oil and spices.
  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your Pinkie guide too; they will provide their own lunches and breakfast.
  • Please help us to take care of our huts for future groups by cleaning the hut before you leave, and recycling as you would do at the centre. Your Pinkie Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this.
  • In high season it may be necessary to share rooms with another group.
Equipment 

All participants must have everything on the list. If a participant does not have all of the required items, they will not be able to join the activity.

  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)

Extra equipment for overnight activities:

  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Hüttentest: Ueschinenhütte and Schwarenbach
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Arvenseeli
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Bunderspitz and Schwarzgrätli
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 53.00
Price child 
CHF 53.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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