Activity overview

Hike up to one of the very special local huts around Kandersteg, the Doldenhorn Hut.
From Doldenhorn Hut, you can look down Kandersteg and up to the towering massifs of Doldenhorn and Fisistock. The hike starts on the valley floor. Explore the forest on the east face of the valley and hike up and over the tree line. Arrive to a rocky plateau where the hut is situated and enjoy one of the most magnificent views around. This is a very enjoyable hike and gives you the opportunity to see the stunning scenery of Kandersteg from a different point of view.
Schedule 

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

Day 1

14:00 Begin with a relaxed walk along the back path to the village
14:30 Follow the paths up to Oschiwald and up the road towards Oeschinensee
15:00 Turn off the Wanderweg onto the Bergweg signposted to Doldenhorn Hut
17:30 Arrive at Doldenhorn Hut, and relax

Day 2 

08:30 Start hiking down to the Scout Centre
11:00 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 
  • Price adult: CHF 45.00 (not available on Saturday)
  • Price child: CHF 45.00 (not available on Saturday)
Price includes: an overnight stay at Doldenhorn hut, dinner and breakfast. Guest cancellation policy can be found here.
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.
Transport 

If you would like to take a village bus at some point of your journey, it is free if you wear a scout scarf or carry a token from our reception

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:         

  • Bronze Wander Rucksack: Biberg
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Hüttentest

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

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
1
Price adult 
CHF 45.00
Price child 
CHF 45.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 1 - 25
Minimum age limit 
from 12 years

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