Gemmipass - SchwarenbachWalk 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
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.
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