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Jägerboden Gemmi

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  • Schneeschuhtrail Jägerboden Gemmi
    Schneeschuhtrail Jägerboden Gemmi
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Silence, pure nature and a wintry, high-alpine mountain backdrop await you. From the historic Gemmi Pass, the shorter Gemmi snowshoe trail climbs via "Lämmerenalp" up to "Kummen" and back again in a circular tour.
moderate
Distance 5.7 km
2:30 h
278 m
278 m
2,465 m
2,262 m
You hike the Gemmi Pass in a north-westerly direction along the winter hiking trail to "Jägerboden". From here, the snowshoe trail climbs up the sunny north-eastern slope for around 250 metres to "Lämmerenkummen". The hardest part is behind you and you are rewarded with a magnificent view over the "Lämmerenboden", the Daubensee and the surrounding mountain colossi. The tour continues from here downhill in a south-easterly direction to "Lämmerenboden" and from here back to the Gemmi Pass.

Author’s recommendation

Snowshoes can be rented at the Gemmi mountain station or in the sports shops in Leukerbad.

Combine the excursion with a little tobogganing adventure. Two sledge runs lead from the Gemmi Pass down to Daubensee Lake. Sledges can be rented at the mountain station.

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My Leukerbad AG
Update: November 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,465 m
Lowest point
2,262 m
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Safety information

Please stay on the signposted and secured trail. Away from the trail there may be avalanche danger and you will need further know-how and appropriate equipment. Respect nature and animals. You are moving in a wildlife protection zone on this route. 

Tips and hints

Check the local winter sports report and the status of the facilities. The tourist office in Leukerbad will be happy to provide you with information material and can give detailed information about the route.

Start

Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad (2,335 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'613'601E 1'138'519N
DD
46.397896, 7.615489
DMS
46°23'52.4"N 7°36'55.8"E
UTM
32T 393565 5139189
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Destination

Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad

Turn-by-turn directions

Gemmi Pass - Jägerboden - Lämmerenalp - Lämmerenboden - Jägerboden - Gemmi Pass.

The trail is unprepared but signalled. You will need snowshoes especially if there has been recent fresh snow or snow drifts due to the wind. The ascent over the north-west slope is relatively steep. The remaining part is rather flat and easy.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Leuk can be reached by train (SBB), then by bus (LLB - Leuk Leukerbad Bus Reisen) to the starting point in Leukerbad and up to the Gemmi Pass with the Gemmi cable car.

Getting there

From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway to Bern; A6 to Spiez; direction Kandersteg; Kandersteg - Goppenstein car transport; direction Gampel; Leuk - Leukerbad.

From Geneva: Motorway A1 to Lausanne; direction Sion/Sierre; Leuk - Leukerbad.

From Milan: Motorway A8/A26 direction Simplon; car transport Iselle-Brig; direction Leuk - Leukerbad.

Parking

Various parking options in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Car parks in Leukerbad: Sportarena parking, Rathaus parking, Torrent parking, Leukerbad Therme parking, Alpentherme parking.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'613'601E 1'138'519N
DD
46.397896, 7.615489
DMS
46°23'52.4"N 7°36'55.8"E
UTM
32T 393565 5139189
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Equipment

Snowshoes, telescopic poles with large plates, day hiking rucksack, comfortable and waterproof winter/walking boots that fit into the binding of the snowshoes, warm andhard-wearing winter clothing in multiple layers, gloves, sun protection, gaiters, snacks and drinking water, thermos flask with hot drink, first aid kit, mobile phone, maps.

Away from marked/secured routes: Avalanche equipment with avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel and appropriate know-how.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
278 m
Descent
278 m
Highest point
2,465 m
Lowest point
2,262 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Flora and fauna Summit route Clear area
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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