We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
One of the best hikes in Switzerland

We live in Switzerland and hike often. The Gemmi Pass hike, which we just did for the first time... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
Long and scenic walk

Nice hike from Sunnbuel (gondola from Kandersteg). Relatively flat ground except from some parts... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Read all 137 reviews
All photos (117)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“day hike”(5 reviews)
“long walk”(4 reviews)
Leukerbad, Kandersteg 3954, Switzerland
+41 27 470 12 01
Improve This Listing
Reviews (137)
Filter reviews
48 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews day hike long walk alpine flowers cable car nice hotel all ages nice hike main trail half way matterhorn valley valais paths snow photos views wallis
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I had heard so much about this trail, and was a bit disappointed. It’s mostly flat and well-maintainer gravel, so great for bikes or kids, yet it would be a long walk for a kid. Takes about 2 hours (+\- depending how fast you walk)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KWH70
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We live in Switzerland and hike often. The Gemmi Pass hike, which we just did for the first time this past week, is now one of our all-time favourites, and one I feel I absolutely must recommend to travellers. We stayed in Kandersteg (lovely! Oeschinensee...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 671PandH
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Nice hike from Sunnbuel (gondola from Kandersteg). Relatively flat ground except from some parts over a distance of about 12km from Sunnbuel to Gemmi Pass - There were hikers of all ages, some with pets and some people on mountain bikes. Beautiful scenery all the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank IanC4834
Reviewed 17 March 2018

From the top of the Sunnbuel cable car station it is a fine 8.5 km walk through snow or meadow/alpine flowers passing streams and on to the Gemmi pass above Leukerbad, it pass the Schwarenbach hotel/hostel and restaurant, and then on to pass Lake Daubensee....More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Katengraham
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We took the Sunnbuel cable car up and then walked to the Gemmi Pass (taking the gondola down to Leukerbad). The hike is strenuous, but the payoff is well worth the effort.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SusaDogue
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Nice steady hike with great views and a hotel half way for refreshments. Cable car near to Kandersteg campsite.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went up the Sunnbuel cable car from Kandersteg, and walked across the top to the Gemmi pass itself, taking the short cable car ride up to the end. You get a spectacular view of the Valais Alps - the Matterhorn and others - which...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a fantastic mountain walk to be enjoyed from late spring (if the snow allows ) until the first snows of winter .We walk fro Leukerbad to kandersteg

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Took the cable-car up from kandersteg it gave some spectacular views! It's quite a hike from there for someone who lives in the fens, but well worth it. Don't forget to check the time of the last cable-car back down or you'll have an even...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Even in winter, with snow and ice on the ground, we had a great experience. I wore my crampons to come back down the snowy, icy paths. A good sturdy pair of winter boots would serve well enough. Great scenery, stunning views from the top....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Travel_Kid77
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Berghotel Wildstrubel
55 reviews
.02 km away
Hotel Beau-Sejour
13 reviews
1.84 km away
Hotel Regina Terme
47 reviews
1.94 km away
Therme 51° Hotel, Physio & SPA
297 reviews
2.24 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 27 nearby restaurants
Lounge 1411 alt.
251 reviews
2.20 km away
Restaurant Pizzeria Giardino
364 reviews
2.26 km away
282 reviews
2.34 km away
Restaurant Roemerhof
288 reviews
2.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Leukerbad Therme
538 reviews
2.39 km away
Klettersteig Gemmi-Daubenhorn
54 reviews
1.78 km away
Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad
587 reviews
2.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
y p
4 July 2016|
Response from y p |
In fact I would like to know what is the best way to go from Kandersteg to -Gemmi PASS, spend some time there and go back to Kandersteg in the same day.
2 April 2016|
Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
The slide is at Oeschinesee and can be reached via a gondola lift. The slide is at the end of the gondola ride which takes sabout 10 minutes to complete . This gondola is in the centre of the village. The nearest hotel (3... More