Hiking & nature

Walking trail to Gasterntal

A beautiful walking trail leads you from Kandersteg high up to Gasterntal. 

Leading through varied landscapes, this interesting walking trail forms the first part of the ascent to the Lötschenpass. On route, you will receive insights into the idyllic meadow landscape surrounded by a wild Alpine world.

Walking trails

Walking trail to Gasterntal

From Kandersteg Railway Station, follow the rail embankment on the village side and go through the underpass to reach Bütschels. From there, the trail follows the River Kander to Filfalle, where you must once more pass under the railway line. Above, one can see the avalanche barriers by Jegertosse, which protect the entrance to the Lötschberg Tunnel. In Eggeschwand, the trail leads into the forest and to the roaring Kander. It leads past the turbulent waters through the narrow passage, the Klus, and upwards to the Restaurant Waldhaus. The next section through Gasternholz in Gasterntal, which is wide open but surrounded by steep mountain slopes, offers the joys of a pristine Alpine valley with meandering streams and islands of alluvial ground and vegetation. The waterfalls which shoot forth from the cliff faces beneath the Tatelishorn are impressive. The trail then leads through light, mixed woodland with lush flora to Staldi and on to the Alpine hamlet of Selden.

Walking time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Distance: 10.7 km

Elevation difference: 524 metres of elevation

With the hiking bus, the walk can be shortened – don’t forget to make your telephone reservation, Tel. + 41 33 671 11 72.

Lötschenpass walk

Anyone seeking a bigger challenge can undertake the popular Lötschenpass walk.

Route: Kandersteg–Gasterntal–Lötschenpass–Lauchernalp–Lötschental–(Wiler) (can be combined via Restipass)

Walking time: dependent on route

Distance and elevation difference: dependent on route

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Hiking trail

Accessible from middle of May to October

Hike Lötschenpass from approx. mid-June to October

Bus to Gasterntal

Operates daily from 1 June to 6 October 2024.
Telephone reservation obligatory: Tel. + 41 33 671 11 72

Subject to change without prior notice

How to get there

 
Seat reservations for the bus to Gasterntal

Seat reservations are mandatory and can be made via the following telephone numbers:

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