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 the first day walk through the beautiful Gastern valley. 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 in a private staffed mountain hut. The next day, hike down the beautiful Lötschen valley where you will catch a bus and a train to bring you back to Kandersteg.


This is only a guide. 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
  • Price adult (16+): CHF 100.00
  • Price child (15-): CHF 95.00

Price includes: a KISC guide, overnight at the Lötschenpass Hut, dinner (no drinks included, but you can buy your own drinks at the hut - Cash Only), breakfast the next day, bus from Ferden to Goppenstein and the train from Goppenstein to Kandersteg.

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 on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is necessary for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit (subject to availability).

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 (cash only for the hut)

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:


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guided by KISC
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration One day + Morning
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 100.00
Price child 
CHF 95.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years