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Hut to hut Mürren-Kandersteg (Hintere Gasse) (11h)

Short facts

  • start: Mürren, village
  • destination: Kandersteg
  • medium
  • 27,25 km
  • 11 hours 7 minutes
  • 2298 m
  • 2833 m
  • 1582 m

best season

Spectacular scenic pass hike from Lauterbrunnen Valley to Kandersteg

Demanding mountain hike from the Lauterbrunnen valley to the Kander valley. The mountain paths are marked continuously and regularly with white-red-white colour. There are signposts at all junctions. According to the hiking scale of the Swiss Alpine Club, the entire route is classified as a T3 mountain hike. Some sections of the trail are secured with ropes, there is a short ladder, many scree and rubble areas and in some places you need your hands for balance (no climbing). There are also some exposed passages and for short distances the path is not always visible on the ground. By crossing the Gamchi Glacier you enter the "Eternal Ice". However, the glacier is covered with a thick layer of debris, so that no ice equipment is necessary. With good surefootedness, good mountain hiking equipment, good orientation skills and an elementary alpine experience, nothing stands in the way of this unique, eventful and impressive mountain hike.

General information

Directions

1st day: Mürren-Gimmelen -Spielbodenalp-Bryndli-Rotstockhütte

2nd day: Sefinenfurgge-Trogegg-Gspaltenhornhütte SAC

3rd day: Gamchigletscher-Oberloch-Schnattweng-Blüemlisalphütte SAC

4th day: Hohtürli-Oberbärgli-Underbärgli-Oeschinensee-Kandersteg

Equipment
  • Good hiking equipment
  • Trekking shoes
  • Walking sticks (if required)
  • Sun protection
  • Rain protection
  • Warm clothes
  • Backpack
  • Food and drinks for the first day (drinks and packed lunches for the following day can be bought in each hut)
  • Personal utensils
  • Silk sleeping bag
Tip

If you want to take the path of the Hintere Gasse, it is essential to allow enough time. There are many vertical metres to master in the ascent and descent. The huts invite you to take a rest and start the next day refreshed. The hut wardens will tell you a lot about the surroundings, the mountains and the next day's route.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto von Basel/Zürich/Genf über Bern oder Luzern/Brünigpass. Dieser ist Sommer und Winter offen. Von Süden führt die Anreise via Grimsel- oder Sustenpass (nur im Sommer) oder Simplonpass und anschliessend Lötschberg-Autoverlad in die Region.

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Parking

Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen oder der ungedeckte Parkplatz bei der Schilthornbahn in Stechelberg. Das Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen kann online reserviert werden. Die Tarife vom Parkplatz in Stechelberg finden Sie hier.

Public transit

Dank der zentralen Lage in Europa wird die Schweiz von über 12 Ländern mit Internationalen Zügen bedient. Innerhalb der Schweiz fahren Intercity-Zügen von Basel direkt in die Jungfrau Region. Biker aus Zürich und Genf steigen in Bern um. Die Züge verkehren im Halbstunden-Takt. Fahrplan und Bahntickets zur An- sowie Abreise sind im SBB Shop erhältlich.

 

Die Kabinenseilbahn bringt die Gäste auf die Grütschalp. Von hier aus gehts es weiter mit dem Zug bis nach Mürren BLM.

Als Alternative steht die Luftseilbahn Stechelberg – Gimmelwald- Mürren zur Auswahl.

Maps

Landeskarte Nr. 1248 Mürren Massstab 1:25‘000

Additional Information

Pavings

  • Street (4%)
  • Hiking Trail (13%)
  • Path (83%)

Weather

This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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