Walking in Kandersteg

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 17-95 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-19796
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kandersteg, Switzerland
  • Ends Kandersteg, Switzerland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Breathtaking natural beauty: snow-capped peaks, emerald-green slopes, amazing turquoise lakes, meadows thick with flowers
  • A walker's paradise with thousands of kms of well-marked trails, stunning Alpine flowers, rare birds of prey
  • Friendly, family-run hotel with heated indoor pool, sauna and excellent cuisine
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Classic Swiss Alps Walk
Start and end in Kandersteg, the tour "Walking In Kandersteg" is a self-guided trekking and hiking trip that takes 6 days. You will be traveling through Klus Gorge, Kandersteg and Oeschinensee in Switzerland and Syria. "Walking In Kandersteg" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

The pretty village of Kandersteg sits in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, where the great arc of the Alps culminates in some of its highest and most spectacular peaks. Awe-inspiring and dramatic, the area epitomises the 'chocolate-box' Alps: lush green pastures and lowland slopes carpeted bright with wildflowers against a backdrop of rugged mountains - all topped off with sun-glistening glaciers.

A stay here uncovers the very best of the region: the stunning Oeschinensee mountain lake enclosed by towering cliffs; the hidden Gasterntal Valley with its glacial meltwaters thundering down a narrow gorge, and an Alpine pass that has been used since Celtic times.

Did we mention the spectacular views? One moment you will be spellbound by the glacial legacy, whilst in another it will be the cobalt blue of the Oeschinensee that will take your breath away. Woodlands, pine forest and open meadows are decorated with lady slippers, fire lilies and more than 25 varieties of scented orchid, where you walk to the the tuneful ringing of cowbells. With the company of the occasional swooping eagle, it is easy to feel on top of the world. Amazingly, all this is accessible on well-defined paths directly from the hotel or after a short bus or cable car ride.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kandersteg
  • Day 2: The Allmenalp and the Alpbach
  • Day 3: The Gasterntal and Klus Gorge
  • Day 4: Oeschinensee
  • Day 5: Blausee and the Nordrampe
  • Day 6: Leave Kandersteg
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and dinners plus 4 picnic lunches
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Kandersteg guest card (for discounts at local sites and attractions)
  • Regional travel pass for local buses and cable cars
  • Free entry to the Blausee (Blue Lake) Nature Park
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
  • Transfers (if booking a land only package.)
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Kandersteg tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 01 January 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 January 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in Kandersteg tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Walking in Kandersteg tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to travel to Switzerland?

    April and May as well as September and October are the best months to visit Switzerland. These months are just outside the peak seasons, but the weather is still pleasant and mild.

  • What is the best way to tour Switzerland?

    The best way to tour Switzerland is by train. The country has a vastly connected railway system that is fast and reliable and reasonably priced. Most train routes are spectacularly scenic and can be sightseeing tours in their own right.

  • How many do I need in Switzerland?

    We recommend spending 7 days in Switzerland. The country is fairly small and you can still see and do a lot if you only have a few days. If you want to do lengthier hikes you will want to spend upwards of 10 days in Switzerland. Check out our guide on how many days to spend in Switzerland for more information.

  • What are the best places to visit in Switzerland?

    Switzerland has several prime locations to visit. Nature lovers must see the Matterhorn and Jungfraujoch, while the cities of Zurich and Geneva are a must for culture vultures. The town of Lucerne on the shore of Lake Lucerne is a storybook destination and a Swiss classic. There are also several magnificent lakes and quaint towns and villages that you can explore. 

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