Lötchenpass Hike Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

This hike provides an introduction to glacier walking and offers the experience to spend the night at 1'900 m in Gfellalp, one of our KISC mountain huts.

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.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

08:30 Meet your guide at the Centre, have equipment ready, and prepare to leave
09:00 Leave the Chalet and hike up into the Gastern valley
12:00 Arrive in Selden and eat lunch
15:00 Arrive at Gfellalp hut
18:00 Eat dinner at the hut

Day 2

07:30 Wake up, eat breakfast, clean up
08:30 Begin hiking to Lötschenpass Hut
11:00 Begin hiking down into Lötchental
12:00 Eat lunch
16:42 Arrive in Ferden and catch the bus to Goppenstein
17:01 Take the train from Goppenstein through the Lötschberg tunnel
17:31 Arrive in Kandersteg and walk back to the Centre

 

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 52.00

Price Child: CHF 52.00

Price includes: KISC guide, overnight stay at Gfellalp Hut, transport back to Kandersteg from Ferden

Price doesn’t include: Meals (packed lunches, dinner and breakfast)

Guest Cancellation:

  • Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: Non-refundable
Important information 
  • This hike is not available 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 for the 1st day a packed lunch (prepared in the morning), and a hut food package that includes dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day. For the lunch, on the 2nd day you can book packed lunch (needs to be prepared by your group morning of the 1st day).
  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, remember to cook for your activity guide!
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - lightweight and water resistant
  • Hiking boots with ankle support - trainers or shoes without ankle support are not acceptable
  • Waterproof jacket waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, suncream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Packed food
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Ice axe (supplied by KISC when necessary)
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Huttentest: Gfellalphütte and Lötschenpasshütte
  • Wanderrucksack Silver: Gastereholz
  • Wanderrucksack Gold: Alpetli

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 05.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 52.00
Price child 
CHF 52.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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