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: 20th October 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

Continuous operation until 25.10.2020

Sunnbüel cable car

Continuous operation until 1 November 2020

 

From Saturday, 07.11.2020 to Sunday, 13.12.2020, the cable car will be open at the following times in good weather:

ascents at 10.00 / 11.00 / 12.00 / 13.00 / 14.00 / 15.00 / 16.00

descents at 10.30 / 11.30 / 12.30 / 13.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30

Restaurant open from 10.00 to 16.00.

Allmenalp cable car

Kandersteg - Selden


Gasternbus
 Private road open 
 travel permit CHF 12.00 

Requests for special trips: 033 671 11 72

General condition

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

snow-covered

High and mountain trails

 

Gasterntal  
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

Gemmipass  
Hohtürli  

Lötschenpass    
Bunderchrinde  
Golitschen (Kandersteg - Elsigenalp - Frutigen)

SAC and mountain huts

Blümlisalphütte +41 (0)33 676 14 37
Doldenhornhütte +41 (0)33 675 16 60
Fründenhütte +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

open until 1st November 2020

Schwarenbach +41 (0)33 675 12 72 open until 30 October 2020

Adventure

Allmenalp via ferrata

New route "Freude herrscht"
cable car Allmenalp closed

Kandersteg freeride trail