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 Kandersteg’s 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. Kandersteg’s hiking locations are sure to please any prospective explorer with their famed views.

Would you like to visit?

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

All trips have two or three guides with a maximum group size of 12. Three levels of hiking are offered each day. Trips have built in free-day(s) to explore on your own.

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 2: Kandersteg, Muerren and Grindelwald, Switzerland

June 17 – June 28, 2020 - 11 Nights

Base Villages: Kandersteg, Grindelwald and Muerren, Switzerland

With this 11-night excursion, you enjoy the best hiking in Switzerland’s Berner Oberland Region (Bernese Alps) plus enjoy mountain flowers at their peak.  The trip has a free-day when we do not hike as a group.  Using your rail pass you could have a day in Bern or... Read More

TOUR 3: Saas-Fee, Kandersteg and Muerren, Switzerland

July 9 - July 20, 2020 – 11 Nights

Base Villages: Saas-Fee, Kandersteg & Muerren, 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 in the Berner Oberland (Bernese Alps) famed for glacial carved valleys and towering snow capped peaks and high alps for... Read More