Half day hike to Buochser Horn, a fantastic viewpoint above Lake Lucerne

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Tour Number

Activity Level

429846


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. appropriate for interested children from 8 years onwards

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Not as famous a Mount Pilatus, but without tourist crowds and a splendid view of the lake


Buochser Horn, 1807 mt, has a dominant Location south of Lake Lucerne.
The Panorama is mindblowing with the view to Mount Pilatus, Stanser Horn, Rigi and other summits in Central Switzerland.
Well known by local hikers it is rather off the beaten track for tourists.
With approx. 700 mt ascend on a good trail from Niederrickenbach the hike requires around 3. 5 - 5 hours return.

The charming hamlet of Niederrickenbach offers with Pilgerhaus a cozy place to have a late lunch or dinner or even breakfast in case you won't have one in your Hotel.

Itinerary

- A train ride to Niederrickenbach Valley Station, approx. 25 mins.
- Ropeway to the Niederrickenbach monastery
- Hike to Buochserhorn (app. 700 m gain in altitude), approx. 3. 5 - 5 hours, 2 - 3 hours up, 1. 5 - 2 hours down (it varies between 3. 5 and 5 hours based on fitness levels and experience)
- stop at Pilgerhaus
- Return to Lucern.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 6 hours

Including travel with public Transport, ropeway, hike and breakes.

Transportation

Public transport

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 CHF - Maybe visit Restaurant pilgerhaus.
Payment of ropeway return ticket.

What’s Extra

  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: - Travel by public transport and ropeway (app. 50 CHF, with a discount pass 25 CHF)
- Rental for snowshoes and trekking poles (only necessary in winter and spring months with many snows)
- Food and drinks at the restaurant.

If you need, I will supply you with snowshoes and poles which will cost you CHF 25 for this material.
Hiking boots or good sports shoes and appropriate clothes would be essential for this excursion.

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs and snacks.

Restrictions

None.

A Recent Review of this tour

Seven of us (ages 21 to 61) hiked Buochser Horn. Andre was extremely knowledgeable, had a great sense of humor, and was a fabulous guide. The last 30 minutes of the 3 hour ascent was tough, but Andre was very patient and didn't rush us at all. Scenery was absolutely breathtaking! The hike was the highlight of our vacation. Bring lots of water, some food, and wear good hiking shoes (steep inclines). We ended with beers and lunch in the local village/monastery. THANK YOU Andre- we miss you already!!!
Diane Calvin

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    429846


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. appropriate for interested children from 8 years onwards

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (conversational), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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