Hiking & nature

Walk through the Hohtürli Pass

From Kiental to Lake Oeschinen

Following the adventurous postbus ride on Europe’s steepest route from Reichenbach to Griesalp, the mountain trail leads to the highest point of the pass and the Blüemlisalp Hut at 2,778 m above sea level. From there, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the glaciers on the northern flank of Blüemlisalp. On the other side of the Hohtürli Pass, the trail leads back down to the deep blue Lake Oeschinen.

Opening times Today (Friday) open

Operating times, Kiental-Griesalp postbus

26 May to 23 October 2022
Daily according to timetable

Operating times, Kandersteg-Oeschinensee gondola cableway

14 May to 10 June 2022 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours
11 June to 18 September 2022 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
19 September to 23 October 2022 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours


Subject to change without prior notice


Oeschinen-Kandersteg gondola cableway

  • CHF 22.00 Adults
  • CHF 11.00 Concession*

*Half-fare travelcard, GA travelcard, children aged 6 to 15.99

Children up to the age of 5.99 ride for free

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Walking time, Griesalp–Hohtürli–Oeschinen:
6 hrs 45 mins (to Kandersteg: 7 hrs 15 mins)

Night’s stay at the Blüemlisalp Hut. It is essential to book ahead by calling the number below.

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Reichenbach. Bus no. 220 will take you to Griesalp, where the hike can start.

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