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Gemmipass - Schwarenbach
Walk 8042

Canton - Valais / Wallis - Leukerbad & Gemmipass

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 km / 2.8 miles

Ascent - nominal or unknown

Descent - 280 metres / 924 feet

Time - 1.50 hours

Grade - easy

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A straightforward and mainly downhill route from the dramatic Gemmi Pass to the Berghotel Schwarenbach. The route follows the shore of the Daubensee and also benefits from some fine mountain scenery.

Start the upper station of the Gemmibahn from Leukerbad to the Gemmi Pass. See Transport Map for the Kandertal Region.

End the Berghotel Schwarenbach

Exit the upper station of the Gemmibahn and make your way to the pass. The view over the Rhone Valley and the Alps beyond is a one of the great panoramas in Europe with dozens of well known peaks included in the picture. From here descend to the shores of the Daubensee following the path to the Berghotel Schwarenbach.

Keeping the lake on your left, continue to the northern end where you stay on the main path at the junction. The Berghotel Schwarenbach is a short way further offering a wide range of refreshments in season.

To continue this route follow Walk 8043.

Suggested Maps

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW 5004 - Berner Oberland

Landeskarte der Schweiz - 1:50000 - Sheet SW5009 - Gstaad - Adelboden

Kandersteg Wanderkarte - 1:25000

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Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving.

Do do not exceed your capabilities.

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Sitzerland is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps at the most detailed scale where possible. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed, and corrective action taken if necessary.