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Hiking in the magnificent Gastern valley, Bernese Oberland

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Exploring the unspoiled Gastern valley

A friendly nearly trafficless valley surrounded by impressive rock walls.


How to reach the Gastern valley and route details.


Facts Gastern valley

  • Hiking time: 3h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1196 - 1495 m
  • Distance: 11.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley, forest
  • Region: Kander valley (Bernese Oberland)

About the trail

The high Gastern valley (Gasterntal) is located south-east of Kandersteg. It takes some time and effort to reach this secluded valley so there's no mass tourism. It's a magnificent area for hikers.

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