An amazing hike over the Pass with intriguing and scenic views. This mountain hiking trail offers stunning views of the glacier on the northern slope of Blüemlisalp.
From Kandersteg railway station follow the signs to Oeschinensee. Continue along the mountain route towards Under and Oberbärgli to Hohtürli / Blüemlis mountain hut. Blüemlisalp mountain hut is located five minutes walk above Hohtürli, the pass crossing between Kandersteg and Kiental, at 2,840 m. The stunning view and amazing sunsets make an overnight stop at Blüemlisalp mountain hut a truly special experience. The mountain hut is the starting point for Alpine tours in the Blüemlisalp mountain range as well as various longer hiking trails leading to the Blüemlisalp mountain hut. Below the mountain hut and at the Blüemlisalp glacier there is a well designed climbing wall. Blüemlisalp mountain hut is in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Jungfrau - Aletsch.There is a steep descent from the mountain hut back to Hohtürli and over the wooden steps (safety ropes) as far as Wart. From here the route is less steep to Bundläger, Bundalp and Griesalp.
Duration:Kandersteg - Blüemlisalp mountain hut: 5 1/2 hoursOeschinensee - Blüemlisalp mountain hut: 4 hoursBlüemlisalp mountain hut - Griesalp: 2 1/2 hours
Route / Difficulty level:T3, requires a safe step (»Info Swiss SAC Hiking Scale)
Return trip:from Griesalp by bus, from Reichenbach by train
Gastronomy:Berghotel Oeschinensee, Berghaus am Oeschinensee, Oberbärgli, Bundalp, Griesalp
Alternative route:Use Kandersteg - Oeschinensee cable car. The hiking route can also be followed from Kiental to Kandersteg.