Three Valleys Hike Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

A true Alpine hiking experience. Sleeping in a hut nearly 2’000 m over the sea level, you will get to see three different valleys from different perspectives and reaching a maximum altitude of 2'735 m.

This hike is your chance to visit three different valleys on the same trip. Starting at 14:00 the first day from the centre, sleep in the Ueschinen hut at 1'890 meters. The next day you will gain some elevation and get to see lovely sceneries from many different places. At the end of the hike, we will take the cable car down to KISC.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

14:00 Meet your guide at the Centre, equipment check
14:15 Leave the Chalet and hike up into the Ueschinen Valley
17:30 Arrive at the Ueschinen hut, cook dinner and relax
18:30 Dinner

Day 2

06:45 Wake up, eat breakfast, clean the hut
07:30 Start hiking
11:00 Arrive at teh top of Engstilgengrat
12:00 Traverse across and descend via the Schwarygratli and stop for lunch
15:00 Take Sunnbuel cable car down
17:00 Arrive back at the Centre
Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 40.00
  • Price Child: CHF 40.00

Price includes: a KISC guide, overnight at the Ueschinen Hut and the cable car down from Sunnbüel

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 to start on Saturdays.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is required for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit.
Equipment 

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)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Hüttentest: Ueschinen Hut and Schwarenbach
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Arvenseeli
  • Gold Wanderrucksack: Bunderspitz and Schwarzgrätli
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + The next day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 40.00
Price child 
CHF 40.00
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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