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Round hike Grimselpass - Sidelhorn via Jostsee

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    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
  • / Jostsee
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  • / Totesee auf dem Grimselpass.
    Photo: Jochen Ihle, CC BY, Tourenplaner SCHWEIZ
  • / Hotel Grimsel Passhöhe - Hospitality at 2164 MüM
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  • / Hotel Alpenrösli, Grimsel Pass
    Photo: Obergoms Tourismus AG
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In short: panoramic circular hike with summit ascent. The Sidelhorn is an outstanding vantage point with a fantastic 360° panorama of the Valais and Bernese Alps.
moderate
8.5 km
3:22 h
643 m
643 m
The alpine circular hike leads to a panoramic summit with sweeping views of the Valais 4000m peaks and the impressive Grimsel massif with its glaciers and reservoirs.

The first part of the tour resembles a high-level hike starting from the Grimsel pass summit. Past the legendary "Totesee", the path leads to the idyllic "Jostsee". From here the route heads uphill towards "Triebtenseelicke", which forms the cantonal border with Bern.

The "Sidelhorn" is a remarkable accumulation of boulder rubble. From "Triebtenseelike", the well-marked trail therefore leads over countless piles of boulders to the summit cross. The ascent is rewarded by a stunning alpine panorama.

After an invigorating rest, the first part of the descent leads again over large boulders, then on the ridge of the cantonal border. After the Husegg hut we enjoy a good view of the hustle and bustle of the Grimsel pass. In summer a popular starting point for hikers, but also for motorized excursionists and ambitious cyclists.

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Author
Obergoms Tourismus AG
Updated: April 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2764 m
Lowest point
2161 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Hotel Restaurant Grimsel Passhöhe
Hotel Alpenrösli

Safety information

The use of the hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early.

Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Tips, hints and links

Start

Grimsel Pass - Bus stop "Grimsel Passhöhe" (2163 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.561760, 8.338080
UTM
32T 449267 5156678

Destination

Grimsel Pass - Bus stop "Grimsel Passhöhe"

Turn-by-turn directions

Grimsel Passhöhe - Totesee - Chrizegge - Nassbode - Jostsee - Triebtenseelicke - Sidelhorn (2764) - Husegghütte - Grimsel Passhöhe

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Oberwald in 1h 23 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel.

In Oberwald, change to the PostAuto Grimselpass-Linie to the stop «Grimsel Passhöhe».

The timetables for all trains and busses can be found at

www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Gletsch. From here you follow route no. 6 for 6 km to the Grimsel pass.

The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka

Parking

Public parking spaces are availableon the Grimsel pass. Follow the local parking guidance system.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You will find the following brochures in the tourist information offices and in most hotels and restaurants in Obergoms:
  • Summer map of Obergoms with hiking paths and bike trails
  • Holiday companion

Author’s map recommendations

  • Hiking map, Rotten Verlag, 1:25‘000
  • National maps 1:25'000 Swisstopo: 1250 Ulrichen 

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear and walking sticks
  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Similar routes nearby

  • Via Sbrinz Grimselpass - Obergesteln
  • 9 Seen-Weg
  • Gommer Waldweg Oberwald - Reckingen
  • Pathway Rottenweg
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Bellwald
  • Über die Alp Lenges zum Furkapass
  • Gommer Höhenweg: Oberwald - Münster
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:22h
Ascent
643 m
Descent
643 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Summit route

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