Activity overview

Situated below the snow slopes of Blümlisalphorn above the Hohtürli (2,840m).

This hike requires a good level of fitness. The approach from Kandersteg is fairly sustained, but frequently used because the gradually ascending route offers a great variety of alpine scenery starting from the lake, through high pasture land and ending on the rough rock / glacier slopes around the hut. The hut is one of the biggest in the region with 118 beds and restaurant services.


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

Day 1

08:30 Leave KISC
09:15 Follow route 17 up to Oeschinensee
11:00 Hike up to Oberbärgli
15:00 Arrive at Blüemlisalp 

Day 2

08:30 Start hiking down to KISC
10:45 Follow route 7 to Oeschinensee gondola
11:45 Take the Oeschinensee gondola
12:30 Arrive back at KISC


Price adult: CHF 61.00 (not available on weekends)
Price child: CHF 61.00 (not available on weekends)
Price includes: Overnight at the hut, dinner (no drinks included) and breakfast at the hut. Guest cancellation policy can be found here.
Taking the gondola is recommended. Gondola tickets can either be purchased from reception at the centre or through the online form under the name "Oeschinensee Gondola". More information about the cable car can be found here.
  • Price for adults & children: CHF 8.80 (single ticket), CHF 12.00 (return ticket)
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.
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • 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
Extra equipment for overnight activities:
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
Awards & Badges 

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


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 5 hours from Kandersteg (one way)
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 61.00
Price child 
CHF 61.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 6 - 40
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years