Activity overview

A hike which traverses beneath the spectacular north-west face of Altels to a rocky outcrop with an impressive 1000m vertical drop to Gasterntal bellow.

Returning from the summit the route descends through the Gastern valley back to KISC. UnterTatelishorn offers a spectacular panoramic view and a fantastic vantage point to see into Gasterntal and Kandersteg.


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

08:30 Leave KISC
08:45 Take the Sunnbüel cable car
09:00 Follow route 10
09:45 Follow route 30 up to Untertatelishorn
12:00 Arrive at Untertatelishorn
13:30 Follow route 30 down to Waldhus
14:30 Go down from Waldhus to KISC
15:30 Arrive back at KISC

Taking the cable car is recommended. Cable car tickets can either be purchased from reception at the centre or through the online form under the name "Sünnbuel Cable Car". More information about the cable car can be found here.​

  • Price adult: CHF 16.80 (single ticket), CHF 23.00 (return ticket)
  • Price child: CHF 8.40 (single ticket), CHF 11.50 (return ticket)
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.
  • 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: Gastereholz, Gurnigelweg, Rote Chumme
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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


Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 7 hours 30 minutes from Sunnbüel cable car (round trip)
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
Price child 
Programme theme 
High Adventure
COVID Secure
Group size 0 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years