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 124 beds and restaurant services.

Schedule 

This is only a recommendation. Times may vary depending on weather conditions and groups ability.

The hike up to Blüemlisalp Hut from Oeschinensee takes approximately 5 hours. We suggest taking the gondola up to oeschinensee at 10:00, this will allow you to take your time and arrive to the hut in good time for dinner (served at 18:30).  

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 56.00

Price Child: CHF 56.00

Price includes: Overnight at the hut, dinner and breakfast at the hut

Price doesn’t include: Packed lunch, oeschinensee gondola tickets

Guest Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.

Important information 
  • Do not forget to fill out a Route Card before you leave
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • This hut needs to be booked in advance: it is likely to become fully booked in the busy summer months
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is expected that you will be on time for dinner so please don’t be late!
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
Transport 

Oeschinensee gondola tickets are available to purchase from our reception:

Adult return: CHF 22.40

Child return: CHF 11.20

It is possible to walk from KISC and not take the gondola. This will add approximately 1 hour onto the hike (one way).

Equipment 
  • Comfortable rucksack
  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun hat and a warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication if needed
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Packed food
  • Money
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner
  • Torch
Awards & Badges 

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

  • High Adventure Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • Huttentest: Blüemlisalp

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 56.00
Price child 
CHF 56.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 6 - 40
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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