Panoramic winter walk from Leukerbad to Kandersteg
Winter hike to Europe's oldest mountain hut which includes visits by famous guests such as Mark Twain, Picasso and Alexandre Dumas.
The Leukerbad/Gemmi region is a winter paradise in intact natural surroundings.
There is hardly any other place on Earth this close to paradise.
A unique panorama opens up around you. You will be rewarded with many magnificents views.
We will take the cable car to the summit of the Gemmi at 2350 m above sea level. On the way, you can already see the peaks of Valais Alps (highest peaks of Switzerland) dominating the horizon.
At midday, we will be reaching one of the oldest mountain hut in Europe, Berghotel Schwarzenbach. The fresh mountain air at this altitude will give you a hearty appetite, where we will enjoy a local lunch.
We will continue wandering trough beautiful, unspoiled nature. This winter walk will end and we will comfortably go back to the valley by cable car reaching Kandersteg, the Bernese Oberland region.
Meeting place: Zurich or Bern (at the train station) or to your convenience
This daily winter hike tour will be approx. 3-4. 5 hours with altitude differences of about 200 m. We will have plenty of time to do photos, view the beautiful deeply snowed peaks and the astonishing panorama.
Bus and train back to Bern and/or Zurich train main station.
You will need:
- good warm and comfortable winter boots (but no moon boots)and clothes (no jeans)
- If you wish, I can supply you with hiking sticks
I will take you on a 3-4. 5 hour tour of Gemmi Pass region. This tour will take place from January until mid of April (depending on cable car timetable).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: To your convenience we will meet in the morning at Zurich or Bern (main train station).
End location: The tour will end at Bern or Zurich (main train station). However, I can end the tour where I met you if you wish. Or if you feel comfortable after the tour, I can leave you to explore on your own.
Duration: 8 hours
To and from the Gemmi Pass we will use public transportation.
My services as your personal winter tour guide. During the hike I will supply some snacks.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs and snacks.
We will enjoy our lunch in a cosy mountain hut where we will savour excellent freshly prepared local dishes. The inn, built in 1742 lies within the Gemmi Pass, which links the Valais region to the Bernese Oberland.
You will need to pay for your lunch (approx. CHF 30-50 excl. beverages).
Please expect to pay for public transport from Zurich main train station, including two cable cars up and down in the region and back to Zurich main train station by train.
Should you stay some days in Switzerland and travel with public transports, a special pass might be useful and would reduce the cost mentioned above substantially.