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Gemmipass Tour - Sunnbüel Kandersteg

Winter Hiking · Kandersteg
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moderate
Distance 8.9 km
3:00 h
475 m
69 m
2,337 m
1,871 m
The winter hiking trail from Sunnbüel to the Gemmi Pass is a classic. Let yourself be carried away by the endless white expanse and the impressive mountain panorama.

 

The cable car Sunnbüel takes you from Kandersteg to Sunnbüel where the hike begins. Take the historic path to the Gemmi Pass, which was an important transport link between the cantons of Bern and Valais a few hundred years ago. First a short descent to the plain "Spittelmatte", followed by the ascent to the mountain hotel Schwarenbach. The hike continues towards the Daubensee lake and finally to the destination, the Gemmi pass (2322 m a.s.l.) Here you will be rewarded with an impressive view of the Valais Alps. You can now hike back the same way or take the Gemmibahn down to Leukerbad to get to Kandersteg by bus or train.

 

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Update: October 20, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,337 m
Lowest point
1,871 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.10%Forested/wild trail 66.67%Unknown 33.21%
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2.9 km
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Rest stops

Berghotel Schwarenbach
Berghotel Wildstrubel

Safety information

Even open hiking trails may still be partially covered with snow. The walk is at your own risk: Tourism Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg assumes no liability when using local routes.

Tips and hints

Start

Bergstation Sunnbüel (1,934 m)
Coordinates:
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2'616'252E 1'145'181N
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46.457762, 7.650185
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46°27'27.9"N 7°39'00.7"E
UTM
32T 396346 5145795
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Destination

Gemmipass

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival Sunnbüel
Please board in the direction of Gemmipass and Arvenseen! The AFA bus runs every hour within 10 minutes from Kandersteg train station to the valley station of the cable car. The gondola then takes you comfortably up to 1936 m above sea level.

Getting there

Parking

Parking list Kandersteg
The destination is fixed, the parking place as well - on this map drivers can quickly and easily find the right parking possibility in the Oberland community. Well then: Engine off, hiking boots on!

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'616'252E 1'145'181N
DD
46.457762, 7.650185
DMS
46°27'27.9"N 7°39'00.7"E
UTM
32T 396346 5145795
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
475 m
Descent
69 m
Highest point
2,337 m
Lowest point
1,871 m
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