Lötschenpass Hut Overnight Hike

Activity overview

Take a memorable trip across the stunning Lötschenpass, an alpine crossing used as a trading route since Roman Times. Spend a night high up in the mountains at the Lötchenpass Hut.

For this one day hike, walk along the Gastern Valley, where the hike begins. The hike will continue 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 Hut (2’690 m), where you will have an incredible overnight on a Swiss Alpine Club Hut. The next day, hike down the beautiful Lötschental Valley where you will catch a bus and a train to bring you back to Kandersteg.

Schedule 

This is only one of the recommended time suggestions. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Day 1

07:30 Have the equipment ready, and prepare to leave
08:00 Leave the Chalet and hike up into the Gastern valley 
11:00 Arrive in Selden
12:30 Arrive at Gfelalp Hut and eat lunch 
13.15 Continue hiking towards the Lötschenpass Glacier
15.30 Start crossing the Lötschenpass Glacier
17.30 Arrive to Lötchenpass Hut

Day 2

07:30 Wake up, clean and eat breakfast
08:30 Leave the Hut  
11:30 Have lunch
13:42 Arrive in Ferden and catch the bus to Goppenstein
14:02 Take the train through the Lötschberg tunnel
14:12 Arrive in Kandersteg, and walk back to Centre 
14:42 Arrive at KISC
Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 90.00

Price Child: CHF 90.00

Price includes: Overnight at the Lötschenpass Hut, dinner, breakfast the next day. Bus and train back to Kandersteg.

Price doesn't include: Meals during the hike

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.

  • The Lötschenpass Hut supplies all bedding, but you can take your own sleeping bags/sleeping bag liners if you would prefer.

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 (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, suncream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Hiking Map, Compass & Whistle
  • Mobile Phone
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Hüttentest: Ueschinenhütte and Schwarenbach
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Arvenseeli
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Bunderspitz and Schwarzgrätli

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 05.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration One day + Morning
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 90.00
Price child 
CHF 90.00
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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