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Hiking to the Tschingelsee in the Kien valley, Bernese Oberland

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Postbus near Tschingelsee

Postbus near the Tschingelsee, returning from Griesalp.

Walking in the Kien valley: Kiental to Tschingelsee

A route to the lake in the beautiful Kien valley.


How to get to Kiental, and route details.


Facts Kiental - Tschingelsee - Kiental

  • Hiking time: 2h50
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 922 - 1159 m
  • Distance: 9.0 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Kander valley (Bernese Oberland)

About the trail

The route starts in the small village Kiental and ends at the Tschingelsee: a lake surrounded by forests, waterfalls and impressive rock walls. The path to the lake runs parallel to the river named Gornerewasser, through forests and meadows. You will regularly have a view at the Blüemlisalp at the end of the valley.

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