Hiking tour 

Hiking in the Gastere valley

Short info

Starting point
Kandersteg, 1171 m a.s.l.
Endpoint
Selden, Hotel Gasterntal, 1546 m a.s.l.
Track
11 km
Duration
3 h 15 min.
Difficulty
Easy
Ascent
393 m
Descent
18 m
Lowest point
1171 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
1550 m a.s.l.

The tour

This stunning hiking tour takes you from Kandersteg up to the elevated Gastere valley. This trail is varied and with diverse landscapes and it is the first part of the ascent to the Lötschenpass. On the way you gain insight into an idyllic alluvial landscape surrounded by a wild alpine world.

Alternative Route

Abbreviation to Eggeschwand: From train station with local bus to the valley station of the cable car Sunnbüel. 35 minutes less walking time

Meals

Hotel Waldhaus, Hotel Steinbock, Hotel Gasterntal-Selden

General Tips

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.