Overnight Lötschenpass Hike
Complete the Lötschenpass hike over two days. This hike follows the same route as the one-day Lötschenpass Hike, but for the first day, you will walk from Kandersteg, along the Gastern Valley and up to Gfellalp. This gives you the chance to have a more relaxed hike and to experience a mountain hut. The second day takes you from Gfellalp, up and over the Lötschenpass and down to Ferden where the bus and train will take you back to Kandersteg.
This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.
|09:30||Meet your guide at the Centre, equipment check|
|10:00||Leave the Chalet and hike to the Gastern valley|
|13:00||Arrive in Selden and eat lunch|
|15:00||Arrive at Gfellalp hut|
|18:00||Eat dinner at the hut|
|07:30||Wake up, eat breakfast, clean the hut|
|08:30||Begin hiking to Lotschenpass Hut|
|10:30||Begin Hiking into the Lochental|
|16:42||Arrive in Ferden and catch the bus to Goppenstein|
|17:00||Take the train from Goppenstein through the Lotschberg tunnel|
|17:31||Arrive in Kandersteg and walk back the the Centre|
- Price Adult: CHF 52.00
- Price Child: CHF 52.00
Price includes: a KISC guide, overnight at Gfellalp Hut, bus from Ferden to Goppenstein and the train from Goppenstein to Kandersteg.
- Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
- Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable
This hike is not available to start on Saturdays and Sundays.
A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.
Don’t forget to plan your meals. If you want meals provided by KISC you need to book them separately. We advise to book a packed lunch for the first day (prepared in the morning), and a hut food package that includes dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. For the lunch on the second day, you can book packed lunch which is also prepared by your group on the morning of the first day.
There is a kitchen at the hut available to use for all groups staying there. This includeds two stoves (one wood burning and one gas), access to fresh water, cooking utensiles, plates, cups, cutlery, oil and spices.
When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your Pinkie guide too; they will provide their own lunches and breakfast.
Please help us to take care of our huts for future groups by cleaning the hut before you leave, and recycling as you would do at the centre. Your Pinkie Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this.
In high season it may be necessary to share rooms with another group.
The Lötschenpass Hut supplies all bedding, but you can take your own sleeping bags/sleeping bag liners if you would prefer.
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 (optional)
Extra equipment for overnight activities:
- Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
- Food - dinner and breakfast
You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:
- Huttentest: Gfellalphütte and Lötschenpasshütte
- Wanderrucksack Silver: Gastereholz
- Wanderrucksack Gold: Alpetli
- Eco Award
- High Adventure Award
- Swiss Explorer Award
- KISC Challenge Award
More information about the awards and badges can be found here.