Kesch Trek in Graubünden

Duration: 4 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Complete the full Kesch Trek
> Cross the Flüela and the Albula Passes
> Don't worry about booking the huts, we got that covered!

The Graubünden (Grisons) region is famous for its enchanting winter season. However, few people know about its charm during Spring and Summer. From June to October, the snow melts and reveals adventurous trekking trails, like the Kesch Trek.

The 4-day Kesch Trek is a Swiss classic and one of the most beautiful treks in the region of Graubünden. On this trek, you will cross the Flüela and the Albula Passes and you will spend your nights in cozy mountain huts. On your last day, you will visit Lai da Palpuogna, described by the locals as the most beautiful lake in Switzerland.

The Kesch Trek is very diverse and guides its visitors through wide valleys, glaciers, steep rock formations, and emerald blue lakes. Get your hiking boots ready and discover this Swiss gem in the canton of the Grisons!



Davos to Grialetsch Hütte

Duration: 02:45 h
Distance: 6.4 km
Ascent: 450 m
Descent: 300 m
You start the Kesch Trek at the Flüela Pass at 2263m where the first stage takes you to the Grialetsch Hut. The Grialetsch hut at 2542 meters is not much more than 2.5 hours walk from the Flüela pass. Time to spare? The Flüela Scharzhorn (3147m) is a relatively easy summit to climb on the way to the Grialetsch-Hut.

Grialetsch Hütte

Grialetsch Hütte

Grialetsch-Hütte to Kesch Hütte

Duration: 04:45 h
Distance: 12.8 km
Ascent: 590 m
Descent: 520 m
Today's path to the Kesch Hut leads over the Scaletta Pass and along the Panorama Road, which is on the route of the annual "Swiss Alpine Marathon". Today you will spend the night in the Kesch Hut, which was newly built in 2001 and is a model in terms of energy supply and concept in the Alpine region. The Kesch Hütte has also been awarded the European Union eco-label and is the winner of the Swiss Solar Award.

Kesch Hütte

Kesch Hütte

Kesch Hut via Plazbi to the Escha Hut

Duration: 06:30 h
Distance: 14.1 km
Ascent: 920 m
Descent: 960 m
The third stage is the most adventurous and promising section of the Kesch Trek. From the Kesch hut, you first descend to the Alp digl Chant. Here you can taste and buy homemade products such as yogurt, mountain cheese, and milk. After the steep ascent to the Fuorcla Pischa Pass at over 2,800 meters, and the highest point of the Kesch Trek, another descent will take you to the Es-cha hut.

Chamanna d'Es-cha

Chamanna d'Es-cha
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  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Kesch Trek for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Kesch Trek, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Kesch Trek, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.


  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.


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  • The Kesch Trek for Beginners? Can I Do It?

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Annemiek Meulenbeld
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