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Lake Lauenen - Geltenhütte SAC - Lake Lauenen

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  • Geltenhütte SAC
    Geltenhütte SAC
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From Lake Lauenen via Geltenschuss to the Geltenhütte SAC and via the Chüetungel back to the starting point.
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
4:00 h
681 m
681 m
2,057 m
1,378 m
This mountain trail leads from the Lake Lauenen into the wildness of the Gelten valley, dominated by the Gelten waterfall and the Wildhorn. The ascent to the SAC Gelten hut leads across Alp Undere Feisseberg past wild ravines and small waterfalls. The ascent, right next to the thundering waterfall, is a unique experience, near the top, the path leads behind a small waterfall. Then you cross alpine meadows and reach the SAC Gelten hut.
The path to Chüetungel leads along the flank of the mountain beneath the Follhore and in some places stairs respectively ropes have been installed. On this path you have to be very careful. From the Chüetungel walk down to the parking near the Lake Lauenen.

Author’s recommendation

The additional round of about 1 hour marching time to the Furggetäli and Rottal is highly recommended.
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Destination Gstaad
Update: November 25, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,057 m
Lowest point
1,378 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.20%Forested/wild trail 0.70%Path 99.09%
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0 km
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0.1 km
Path
8.1 km
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Tips and hints

See also

Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus
Haus des Gastes
Promenade 41
3780 Gstaad
Tel.: +41 (0)33 748 81 81
E- Mail: info@gstaad.ch
www.gstaad.ch

Start

Lake Lauenen, car park (1,379 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'592'511E 1'138'051N
DD
46.393781, 7.341271
DMS
46°23'37.6"N 7°20'28.6"E
UTM
32T 372475 5139137
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Destination

Lake Lauenen, car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauenensee - Geltenhütte SAC - Chüetungel - Lauenensee

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Lauenen, Lauenensee (No Bus in Winter)

During the vacation season and on weekends, high passenger traffic must be expected. Groups of 10 or more are therefore requested to make a reservation. (www.postauto.ch)

As of the first night, free use of the public transport in the Destination Gstaad as well as in the Lenk-Simmental region with the Gstaad Card. You can find more information about the Gstaad Card at: www.gstaad.ch/gstaadcard

Getting there

The Destination Gstaad is located in the south-west of Switzerland right on the border to the French-speaking part of the country. The Destination is easily accessed by rail or car from the regions around Lake Thun and Lake Geneva and the Gruyere region Direct connections to the European high-speed rail network and all international airports in Switzerland guarantee a time-saving and pleasant journey. The main means of transport in the destination of Gstaad are the "MOB" (Montreux-Oberland Bernois) train and numerous post bus lines. Lauenensee can be reached from Gstaad by post bus or by car. (Except Winter)

More information on gstaad.ch: Travel & Public Transport.

Parking

Recommendation for the journey to Lake Lauenen: 
On foot, by post bus or by bicycle from the village of Lauenen
By car: Parking with limited capacity. Once the car park is full, the road will be closed

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'592'511E 1'138'051N
DD
46.393781, 7.341271
DMS
46°23'37.6"N 7°20'28.6"E
UTM
32T 372475 5139137
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Equipment

Good footwear, snacks to savor during a break - why not a Fondue-Backpack?

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
681 m
Descent
681 m
Highest point
2,057 m
Lowest point
1,378 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available

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