Gemmi Pass

Gemmi Pass, Kandersteg: Address, Phone Number, Gemmi Pass Reviews: 4.5/5

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Raunak B
Basel, Switzerland170 contributions
Excellent.
Oct 2020
A must-do if you visit the Leukerbad area. We took the Gemmi-Bahnen, Leukerbad to reach the summit and then walked around the area of the Gemmi Pass. During our visit, there was fresh snow and hence the views were amazing. We walked till the lake, around 15 mins of walk. There is the Wild Strubel Berg Hotel at the Berg Station. Wonderful experience with the family.
Written 15 November 2020
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rzamenhof
Brookline, MA207 contributions
Gorgeous site
Aug 2019
Fantastic view of Alps-on a clear day can see Matterhorn and sometimes bit of Chamonix.Great walks in both directions, one of which requires some clambering.Also a steep long decent to the village below-need good knees.
Written 24 June 2020
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Moe Z
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar277 contributions
A nice walk & stunning view
Dec 2019
A walk up to cable car station from car park, we passed through a uphill lane full of traditional Swiss chalets & log cabins decorated for X’mas. A stunning view of glacier & Alps mountains including Matterhorn from top of Leukerbad makes our day completed by a lunch at Wild Stables restaurant.
Written 5 January 2020
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Mike K
Bridport, UK3 contributions
A brilliant full day excursion
Sep 2019
We're a couple in our early 70s, staying at Hotel Bernerhof, Kandersteg. The distance from Sunnbuel to Gemmipass is 8.6km with over 400m climb/descent, and we needed to plan it carefully to enjoy the walk in a timely way.

We took the train to Brig, changed trains and went to Leuk. From there we caught the bus to Leukerbad (great experience of unguarded bends!) and cable car to Gemmipass. We thus walked down to Sunnbuel, with refreshment halfway at Hotel Schwarenbach. Finally we took the cable car to Eggeschwand & bus back to Kandersteg.

The only bit of climb was the last 1.2km to Sunnbuel. We're glad we didn't put ourselves under extra pressure by walking the reverse direction. The walk was rated as 2hr 15min but we took 3hr 30min including stops.

An exhilarating experience in every way. The views of the Valais alps from Gemmipass were magnificent. So, in a different way, was the panorama that opened up after Schwarenbach with Sunnbuel a tiny target in the distance! Well worth doing: highly recommended.
Written 11 October 2019
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Mr_Spock56
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,137 contributions
A flatish but long walk
Oct 2019
I suggest you use the Sunnbuel cable car to do this walk as it’s a long way to and from the Gemini pass from Kandersteg. It’s fairly flat but there are some inclines but the scenery is well worth making the effort and should be fairly easy for those people with a reasonable level of fitness. There is a restaurant overlooking the pass (and another one half way along the route) with a very windy viewing platform (a free booklet is available showing the routes available). Its about 6 miles each way.
Written 7 October 2019
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pierresunn
87 contributions
Beautiful view
Aug 2019
Beautiful view from this pass, with an hotel/restaurant where you can take a drink while enjoying the view. The paths from Kandersteg are quite accessible.
Written 19 August 2019
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Howard B
London, UK27 contributions
Super views
Aug 2019 • Friends
Super views. Restaurant recently enlarged and modernised. Not sure whether removal of outside terrace is a good thing or not.
Written 18 August 2019
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TJO1966
Bury St. Edmunds, UK394 contributions
What a Gemmi
Aug 2019 • Family
We were lazy and got the cable car to the summit from Leukerbad (60chf) for a family with a discount for staying in the area .
From there we walked down to the Lake , which is very nice and takes about 20 mins or so . We got the cable car back up from the lake as we thought this was included on our ticket, only to find it's not and it's 9chf each ( bit greedy in my opinion ) .
We had a very tasty lunch in the restaurant which has stunning views (94 CHF for four ) . Then we walked down the zig zag trail back to Leukerbad.
It took us an hour and a half . If you are got hikers it's a breeze , if like us you are a normal reasonably fit family it's good fun but hard work on your calves and toes as it's quite steep . Few places have sheer drops so not for the feint hearted . Great views though and good day out . We didn't about 5 hours in total on the mountain.
Written 16 August 2019
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David and Jeann... M
Greensboro18 contributions
OK hike
Jun 2019
I've been to Kandersteg many times and this hike is LOW on the list of hikes to do in the area. It has huge power lines going through the valley and amounts to a gravel road walk which has car access and strewn with baby strollers. Ask the tourist info office for more interesting suggestions.
Written 10 August 2019
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ValGreg
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
A lovely walk
Aug 2019 • Family
Not a strenuous hike overall (we went downhill, from Leukerbad to Kandersteg) but lovely environment, beautifully maintained and an overall treat. The restaurant in the middle of the pass was cozy and surprisingly delicious. Highly recommend.
Written 3 August 2019
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