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

18 May to 20 October 2024
Daily according to timetable

Operating times, Kandersteg–Oeschinensee gondola cableway

9 May to 14 June 2024 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
15 June to 15 September 2024 from 08.30 to 18.00 hours
16 September to 27 October 2024 from 08.30 to 17.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice


Gondola cableway fares Lake Oeschinen

  • CHF 24.00 Adults, one-way
  • CHF 32.00 Adults, return
  • CHF 12.00 Children (6–15.99 years ) / Half-Fare / GA, one-way
  • CHF 16.00 Children (6–15.99 years ) Junior card valid


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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