Gemmipass - Schwarenbach
Walk 8042

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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

Photo from the walk - Gemmipass - Schwarenbach Photo from the walk - Gemmipass - Schwarenbach 
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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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