Scouts arriving at the Lötchen glacier

Activity overview

Take a memorable trip across the stunning Lötschenpass, an alpine crossing used as a trading route since Roman Times.

For this one day hike, take the bus from Kandersteg along the Gastern Valley, where the hike begins. The hike starts off steeply up the valley side, passing Gfellalp Hut and the Lötschen glacier: a spectacular introduction to glacier walking. From the Glacier, you continue further to the Lötschenpass (2’690 m). Soak up the view whilst enjoying your lunch, or even treat yourself to some well-earned cake at the Lötschenpass Hut! On a way back, you will then drop into the beautiful Lötschental Valley where you will catch a bus and a train to bring you back to Kandersteg.

Schedule 

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

Meet your guide at the Centre, have the equipment ready, and prepare to leave 07:30
Catch bus to Selden
07:55
Start hiking up to the Lotchen glacier
08:30
Arrive at Lotchenpasshutte and eat lunch
12:30
Start hiking down the other side of the pass to Ferden
13:30
Take the bus to Goppenstein
17:42
Take the train from Goppenstein through Lotchberg tunnel
18:00
Arrive in Kandersteg train station and walk back to the Centre
18:12
Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 35.00

Price Child: CHF 35.00

Price includes: bus to Selden, bus from Ferden to Goppenstein, train from Goppenstein to Kandersteg

Price does not include: Meals during hike

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 hike is not available on Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - lightweight and water resistant
  • Hiking boots with ankle support - trainers or shoes without ankle support are not acceptable.
  • Waterproof jacket waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle (Full minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc)
  • Packed Food
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Complete first aid kit  
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Silver Wanderrucksack: Gastereholz
  • Huttentest: Gfellalphütte and Lötschenpasshütte

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 35.00
Price child 
CHF 35.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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