Gallihorn Kandersteg

Activity overview

A tooth shaped rocky peak that dominates the views to the south of the Kander valley.

Gällihorn is the northernmost point of the Üeschenegrat that stands between the valleys of Üschene and Spittelmatte. The north face of Gällihorn drops steeply down to the Kander valley, but the ascent from the Üeschene (the back path) is less exposed. The approach to the shoulder (2165m) is still long but from the summit (2284m) there are awesome views to the east, north and west.

Schedule 

Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

08:30 Leave KISC
10:00 Enter the Ueschinen valley
11:00 Cross the river up and hike up to Gällihorn
13:00 Arrive at Gällihorn
13:30 Begin walking down to KISC
17:00 Arrive back to KISC
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:

  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Restaurant Lohner
  • 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)
Spring (Mar, Apr, May)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 3 hours 45 minutes from Kandersteg (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 0 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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