Plan a route here Copy route
Hiking Trail

Gasterntal

Hiking Trail · Kandersteg
Responsible for this content
TALK (Tourismus Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg) AG Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • /
    Photo: Dietmar Denger, TALK (Tourismus Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg) AG
m 1800 1700 1600 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 10 8 6 4 2 km
moderate
11.8 km
3:25 h
465 m
10 m
At the far end of the village take the small alley on the left off the paved road. Continue on the scenic mountain route - with superb views down to the valley and Kander waterfalls - and the relatively easy hike into Gasterntal.
Alternative route: Take the mountain hiking route from Sunnbüel cable car base station and follow the Kander waterfalls to the Gastern road. Shortly after the stone bridge, take the walkway over the river Kander to Hotel Waldhaus. Soon afterwards, you will see the start of the mountain hiking route to the Balmhornhütte.
After passing through woodlands and a steady climb, the valley opens out at Selden (Hotel Steinbock and Hotel Gasterntal-Selden). This is the start of the route to Gfelalp and Lötschen Pass. Another trail continues as far as the Heimritz inn, the start of the route to Kanderfirn.
Shortcut: Gasterntal bus (booking essential!) Kander Reisen Frutigen

Duration:
from Sunnbüel cable car base station:
Waldhaus: ¾hours
Selden: 2 ¼hours
Gfellalp: 3 ¼hours
Lötschen Pass: 6 ¼hours
Heimritz: 2 ¾hours

Gastronomy:
- Hotel Waldhaus
- Hotel Steinbock
- Hotel Gasterntal-Selden
- Berggasthaus Heimritz

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,631 m
Lowest point
1,170 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Start

Kandersteg (1,175 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'617'861E 1'149'389N
DD
46.495574, 7.671296
DMS
46°29'44.1"N 7°40'16.7"E
UTM
32T 398038 5149969
w3w 
///hubcaps.loses.receiving

Destination

Alpwirtschaft Heimritz

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'617'861E 1'149'389N
DD
46.495574, 7.671296
DMS
46°29'44.1"N 7°40'16.7"E
UTM
32T 398038 5149969
w3w 
///hubcaps.loses.receiving
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Reviews

Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.


Photos from others


Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
465 m
Descent
10 m
Refreshment stops available Family friendly Insider tip

Statistics

  • 2D 3D
  • Contents
  • Show images Hide images
Features
Maps and trails
: h
 km
 m
 m
 m
 m
Push the arrows to change the view