Descending from the Niederhorn to Waldegg in the Bernese Oberland

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Flowers along the hiking trail from Niederhorn to Beatenberg.

Descending from the Niederhorn to Waldegg

Wonderful route with lots of views all around the Bernese Oberland.

ROUTE

How to travel up the Niederhorn and route details.

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Facts Niederhorn - Waldegg

  • Hiking time: 3h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1202 - 2056 m
  • Distance: 8.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, forest
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

About the trail

This wonderful route starts off at the Güggisgrat, a narrow ridge offering views over the Justis valley on the left, and a breathtaking panorama of Lake Thun, Blüemlisalp, Stockhorn, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Niesen on the right. This high alpine landscape consists of rocks and conifer trees, and you may even encounter wild goats and chamois. After having passed the Gemmenalphorn, you will walk through mountain meadows and, later on, through forests and grasslands, until you reach the village of Waldegg through a quiet asphalt road.

Note that some deep ravines will be passed between the Niederhorn and the Gemmenalphorn. Under normal circumstances, this route isn't dangerous, but you should avoid it when snow or fierce winds are expected.

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