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 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

 

Pricing 
Price adult: CHF 56.00 (not available on weekends)
Price child: CHF 56.00 (not available on weekends)
Price includes: Overnight at the hut, dinner 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 adult: CHF 16.30 (single ticket), CHF 22.20 (return ticket)
  • Price child: CHF 8.30 (single ticket), CHF 11.20 (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.
Equipment 
  • 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
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Huttentest

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 5 hours from Kandersteg (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 56.00
Price child 
CHF 56.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 6 - 40
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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