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.

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

Opening times Today (Tuesday) open

Operating times, Kiental-Griesalp postbus

27 May to 22 October 2023
Daily according to timetable

Operating times, Kandersteg-Oeschinensee gondola cableway

13 May to 16 June 2023 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours
17 June to 17 September 2023 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
18 September to 22 October 2023 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. Required booking at the link below.

How to get there

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

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