Hiking report & Camping information

This information is being updated regularly and after every major natural event that might change conditions of the hiking infrastructures.

Last update: 26th July 2020

Please note the opening schedule of the areas below.

The hiking trail report updates you about the current state of the rhiking paths in our region. There are regular updates and revised information during the summer.

Here you will find current information about the following infrastructure: Hiking trails from Kandersteg, cable cars, mountain passes as well as the mountain and SAC huts in the Kandertal.

Please note: After heavy rains, hiking trails are often damaged. The authority tries to repair the trails as quickly as possible. If you find a damaged hiking trail, please let us know. Phone +41 33 675 80 80. All indications without guarantee.

Note camping: Camping at the Oeschinensee & Gastern Valley prohibited. In order to avoid unpleasant situations and discussions at night (e.g. signposting by landowners or police) we ask you to stay overnight at the official campsites in Kandersteg and Frutigen.

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Cable cars and buses

Oeschinensee gondola
Sunnbüel cable car
Allmenalp cable car
Kandersteg - Selden

 Private road open 
 travel permit CHF 12.00 

 Bus service Kander-Reisen expected 6 June - 4 October 2020

General condition

Hiking trails in bottom of valley
Hiking and mountain trails up to 2,000 m
Mountain trails over 2,000 m

High and mountain trails


Biberg circular hike  
Kandersteg - Wetterbach - Oeschinensee  
Kandersteg - Oeschinensee via Hubeln (steep path)

via Grüenewald (hiking trail)

Heuberg circular route (Oeschinensee - Heuberg - Oberbärgli)
Allmenalp - Ueschinental - Kandersteg  
Kandersteg - Gasterntal- Sunnbüel (Gurnigel)
Kandersteg - Blausee lake


Lötschberg panorama trail (Kandersteg Kiental)

Lötschberg north ramp (Kandersteg - Mitholz - Frutigen)
Lötschberger southern approach (Hohtenn - Ausserberg - Lalden - Brig)

Pass crossings

Golitschen (Kandersteg - Elsigenalp - Frutigen)

SAC and mountain huts

Blümlisalphütte +41 (0)33 676 14 37
Doldenhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 16 60
Frundenhütte +41 (0)33 675 14 33
Balmhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 13 40  
Lämmerenhütte +41 (0)27 470 25 15
Lötschenpasshütte +41 (0)27 939 19 81

Schwarenbach +41 (0)33 675 12 72


Allmenalp via ferrata

New route "Freude herrscht"

Kandersteg freeride trail