Oeschinensee Mini Hut-to-Hut Trek

Duration: 2 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Make more of your visit to the Oeschinensee
> Spend the night in the authentic Doldenhornhütte
> Great introduction to hut-to-hut trekking and the Bärentrek

This quick 2-day mini hut-to-hut trek allows you to make more of your visit to the Oeschinensee Lake. Take in all the views on a scenic loop and climb up to the Doldenhornhütte afterwards. Spend the night in one of the most iconic mountain huts Switzerland has to offer, enjoy local cuisine and enjoy an easy hike down to Kandersteg the next day..

Doing multi-day treks is not for everybody. But the best way to experience the mountains is to spend at least a night in them. A bit too much? If you're feeling like it, you can break up the distance and elevation by taking a cable car and/or a shortcut. No matter what your choice is, Bookatrekking.com makes sure your hut is booked including dinner and breakfast, all you have to do is enjoy the beautiful trails around Oeschinensee.



Kandersteg - Doldenhornhütte SAC

Duration: 06:30 h
Distance: 12 km
Ascent: 880 m
Descent: 670 m
Your trek starts at the upper cable car station. You can also start your hike in Kandersteg but this will add another hour to the itinerary. From the cable car, you will follow a single track hiking path to one of the absolute highlights on this hike. The view point at Heuberg allows you to take in all the turquoise magic from a bird’s eye view. You can take a quick break at Oberbärgli. Apfelstrudel, coffee and beer among other things are on the menu. You then take the switchbacks down via Oeschibärgli to the lake. You then follow the trail by the lake towards the main restaurant and the boat rentals. Where daytrippers would now go back to either Kandersteg or the cable car station, you keep going and start ascending in the forest. After a few switchbacks, you find yourself on the Biberg. Here you can find the beautiful Doldenhornhütte, where Fritz and Heidi will await you.



Doldenhornhütte SAC - Kandersteg

Duration: 03:00 h
Distance: 5.5 km
Ascent: 10 m
Descent: 730 m
Good morning! After a lovely breakfast, you take the same way down as you came up yesterday. The difference is that you take a left and not a right. This trail will make your approach Kandersteg from the South. It is quite an easy hike. If you are feeling strong, you can also choose to first do an out-and-back hike up from the Doldenhornhütte. Just be mindful, that the Felsenpfad on the Fisialp is a T4 segment. This is a very exposed section which requires prior experience. Don’t worry, it is not part of the regular route down. It is only optional.


  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Via Alpina 1 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 Via Alpina 1, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Via Alpina 1, 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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