Lötschenpass Hike Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

Take a memorable trip across the stunning Lötschenpass, an alpine crossing used as a trading route since Roman Times. Spend a night high up in the mountains at the Lötchenpass Hut.

For this one day hike, take the bus from Kandersteg along the Gastern Valley, where the hike begins. The hike starts off steeply up the valley side, passing Gfellalp Hut and the Lötschen glacier: a spectacular introduction to glacier walking. From the Glacier, you continue further to the Lötschenpass (2’690 m). Soak up the evening scenery and enjoy the night at the hut. The next day,  hike down the beautiful Lötschental Valley where you will catch a bus and a train to bring you back to Kandersteg.

Schedule 

This is only one of the recommended time suggestions. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Day 1

Have the equipment ready, and prepare to leave 08:30
Leave the Chalet and hike up into the Gastern valley  09:00 
Arrive in Selden and eat lunch 12:00
Arrive at Lötschenpasshütte and begin relaxing 16:30

 

Day 2

Wake up, clean and eat breakfast  07:00
Leave the Hut  08:00
Arrive in Ferden and catch the bus to Goppenstein 11:00
Take the train through the Lötschberg tunnel 12:02
Arrive in Kandersteg, and walk back to Centre   12:13 

 

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 53.00 ( CHF 75.00 weekend price)

Price Child: CHF 53.00 ( CHF 75.00 weekend price)

Price includes: Overnight at the Lötschenpass Hut, dinner, breakfast the next day

Price doesn't include: transport, meals during the hike

Guest Cancellation: the guest cancellation policy for the bus can be found here.

Important information 
  • Before your departure, you need to fill in the Route Card
  • Before departing, please check at Reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
  • This hut needs to be booked in advance: it is likely to become fully booked in the busy summer months
  • 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.
  • The Lötschenpass Hut supplies all bedding, but you can take your own sleeping bags/sleeping bag liners if you would prefer.
Transport 

If you wish to book suggested transport options, you can book them in advance. The transport price is as follows:

Bus & Train from Ferden to Kandersteg

  • Price Adult: CHF 14.00
  • Price Child: CHF 7.00

Guest Cancellation: the guest cancellation policy for the bus can be found here.

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
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Hiking Map, Compass & Whistle
  • Mobile Phone
Awards & Badges 

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

  • High Adventure
  • Hüttentest: Ueschinenhütte and Schwarenbach
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Arvenseeli
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Bunderspitz and Schwarzgrätli

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.06.2019 to 30.09.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration One day + Morning
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 53.00
Price child 
CHF 53.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 1 - 30
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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