Base Villages
Base Village: Kandersteg

Kandersteg

Hiker’s Mecca –

Situated in the Bernese Highlands surrounded by 12,000-foot summits, Kandersteg is a great base to relish the traditional alpine lifestyle. A small farming village of 1,200, this place of unspoiled natural beauty is a mecca for hikers. The surrounding area holds secluded valleys, remote glacial lakes, hidden alps, and quaint mountaineering huts. Towering above this maze of hiking trails are glaciers that lead to four spectacular summits, the Doldenhorn, Frudenhorn, Oeschinenhorn, and Bluëmilsalphorn.

Of particular interest are two glacial bodies of water, romantic Lake Oeschinen and Blausee, a clear, deep lake holding trout and ancient fossilized trees. Kandersteg is a 30-minute train ride from picturesque lake Thun and not far from the historically significant Lötschen Pass, the Gemmi Pass, and the stunning Gastern Valley. Things to do in Kandersteg range from hunkering down in a cozy tearoom to paragliding.

Would you like to visit?

We offer awe-inspiring hiking tours that explore
the natural wonders of this area.

All trips have one guide per six guests with a maximum group size of 18. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own. Using your Swiss Pass that is included with your vacation package you can also make any day a free-day if you wish a rest from hiking. The pass covers trains, buses, boats, cable-cars, streetcars and entrance into museums. A day visit to Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken, St. Moritz or Montreux or many other interesting towns is quite simple using your Swiss Pass.

Kandersteg, Switzerland

Hotel: Waldhaus Hotel Doldenhorn
Altitude: 1,174 m (3,852 ft)
Population: 1,200
Area: 134 sq km (52 sq mi)
Canton: Bern
Latitude: 46° 29′ 0″ N
Longitude: 7° 40′ 0″ E


TOURS VISITING THIS VILLAGE

TOUR 4: Hiker’s Dream Trip / Summer

July 23 - August 3, 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-FeeKandersteg, & Grindelwald Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the east and west sides of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More

TOUR 7: Fall Hiker’s Dream Trip

September 8 – September 19 , 2017 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Zermatt, Saas-FeeKandersteg, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you hike beneath the towering peaks of the Michabelle mountian range that runs between Saas-Fee and Zermatt and get to hike the west and south side of the Berner Oberland famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks.  From... Read More