Doldenhorn Hut Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

Hike up to one of the very special local huts around Kandersteg, the Doldenhorn Hut.

The hike starts on the valley floor. Explore the forest on the east face of the valley and hike up and over the tree line. Arrive at a rocky plateau where the hut is situated and enjoy one of the most magnificent views around here. This is a very enjoyable hike and gives you the opportunity to see the stunning scenery of Kandersteg from a different point of view. 

Schedule 

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

08:30 Start your hike
09:00 Begin with a relaxed walk along the back path to the village
09:30 Follow the paths up to Oschiwald and up the road towards Oeschinensee
10:00 Turn off the Wanderweg onto the Bergweg signposted to Doldenhorn Hut
12:30 Arrive at Doldenhorn Hut, eat lunch
13:30 Start hiking down to the Scout Centre
16:00 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 

Take some pocket money if you wish to taste Swiss delicacies at the Doldenhorn Hut. If you would like to take a village bus at some point of your journey, it is free if you wear a scout scarf or carry a token from our reception.

Important information 
  • You need to fill in the route card at reception, before your departure.
  • Please check at reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
  • Leaflets containing more information on the exact route can be found in reception.
Equipment 
  • 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)
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking map, compass and whistle
  • Mobile phone
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Hüttentest: Doldenhornhütte                    
  • Bronze Wander Rucksack: Biberg
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes from Kandersteg (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
1
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 0 - 20
Minimum age limit 
No age limit

Map