Activity overview

This is a diverse and beautiful alpine hike to the peaceful upper valley of Üschenen with fabulous views from Üschenegrat.

This hike has several options which you can adapt to the needs of your group.

Schedule 

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

08:30 Leave KISC
10:00 Enter the Ueschinen valley
13:00 Follow the Ueschinengrat to Gällihorn
15:00 Arrive at Gällihorn
16:30 Follow route 30 down to Waldhus
17:30 Hikedown from Waldhus to KISC
18:15 Arrive back at KISC
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.
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
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Wanderrucksack: Schwarzgrätli, Gastereholz, Gurnigelweg
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 10 hours from Kandersteg (round trip)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Rovers
Group size 0 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 16 years

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