Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Graubünden mountains
Stay in cozy mountain huts with stunning views of sunsets and sunrises
Hike on tranquil trails, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Start your adventure in Davos, a world-famous mountain resort
Savor the authentic cuisine of the mountain lodges, each with its own unique character
Visit Lake Palpuogna, one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland
Take in stunning mountain views as you arrive in Davos, Switzerland, the starting point for the Kesch Trek. Spend some time exploring this picturesque town and get ready for the upcoming adventure, surrounded by tranquil and largely undiscovered landscapes.
Start your trek from the beautiful Flüela Pass (get there by bus), where you’ll hike through meadows and pastures towards Grialetsch Hut. The trail gradually ascends towards the pass, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. After a brief descent, you’ll reach the cozy mountain hut, where you can enjoy a hearty meal and relax in a peaceful setting.
6.5 km; 450 m of elevation gain and 300 m of elevation loss
As you depart from Grialetsch Hut, your trek continues towards Kesch Hut. Your path will lead you past a tranquil lake, through verdant alpine meadows, and across picturesque mountain slopes, all while taking in the awe-inspiring beauty around you. Spend the night in the sustainable and award-winning Kesch Hut, rejuvenating for the next day’s adventure.
13 km; 590 m of elevation gain and 520 m of elevation loss
Leaving Kesch Hut, you will embark on a challenging yet rewarding day of trekking towards Es-cha Hut. You’ll start by hiking down to Alp digl Chant, where you can savor the taste of local yogurt, cheese, or milk. After this refreshing break, you’ll ascend over Fuorla Pischa, which will lead you to your final destination, Es-cha Hut. There, you can indulge in a warm meal and a peaceful night’s sleep, recharging for the last day of your trek.
14 km; 970 m of elevation gain and 1000 m of elevation loss
The final day of your trek will lead you from Es-cha Hut to Bergün. You’ll descend through a picturesque trail towards the valley, where you’ll reach a high mountain road that leads you to the stunning Lake Palpuogna. This scenic lake is often referred to as the “blue eye of the landscape” and is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. From there, you can either take a bus from Preda to Bergün or continue hiking through the lush green valley. After a few extra kilometers, you’ll complete the Kesch Trek, and the memories of this adventure will stay with you forever.
20.5 km; 80 m of elevation gain and 1310 m of elevation loss
Your Kesch Trek adventure comes to an end after breakfast. We trust you’ve had a wonderful time and wish you a comfortable and safe journey back home, with unforgettable memories of the Swiss mountains.
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The Kesch Trek offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Swiss mountains on foot, without requiring expert mountaineering skills. Immerse yourself in some of the most serene trails of the region, surrounded by breathtaking scenery that provides a welcome escape from the daily grind.
On this self-guided Kesch Trek, you’ll journey through the hidden valleys of the Graubünden mountains, discovering some of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets. With every step, you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes, from lush alpine meadows to crystal-clear lakes and breathtaking mountain slopes, providing the perfect escape from the noise and chaos of everyday life.
At the end of each day, you will have the opportunity to unwind in a cozy mountain hut, each with its own distinctive personality and allure. These huts provide a genuine experience, with a menu of regional dishes that will satiate your hunger after a day of trekking. As the sun sets over the horizon, you’ll cherish these memories forever.
At Hut to Hut Hiking Switzerland, we aim to make your trek as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We take care of all logistics, from booking your mountain hut accommodations to providing a detailed itinerary booklet and GPS routes. Our 24/7 support ensures that you have everything you need for a successful trek, allowing you to fully focus on the adventure ahead.
The summer season for hiking is usually from mid-June to mid-October. Its start depends on the amount of snow left on the high mountain passes from the winter. The Walker’s Haute Route and Via Alpina have some high passes, which are usually free of snow only in July. Hiking before that could be dangerous without proper skill and equipment. In October, there is usually the first bigger snowfall, and the huts close to prepare for the winter ski season.
Read more about the hiking season in the Swiss Alps here.
We’ve rated our tours on a difficulty scale from 1 to 5 — with 1 being the easiest and 5 the most difficult.
The difficulty level of a tour tells you how fit you need to be and how much hiking is involved. Most of our tours are appropriate for people who are regularly active and can hike for about five to seven hours per day.
Technical difficulty means how skilled you need to be to hike on the path. Level 1 means the trail is smooth and wide (like a gravel road), while 5 means the surface is uneven and exposed, and you have to use your hands to help yourself move forward. In practice, that means that the higher the level, the more surefooted and skilled in scrambling you need to be.
It is best to book your tour early because most accommodations along the trail fill up quickly. That way, you can ensure that you have a place to stay.
Even though the routes are usually quite close to at least a farm or a small village, they also feature lots of wild and remote sections where you cannot just stop. In case of injury, it’s best to call the local emergency services.
On the other hand, if you just feel that you cannot hike anymore, you can always stop in any of the towns and villages along the way and use public transport to get to a bigger Swiss city.
Showers in Swiss mountain huts are rare and are only offered for an extra charge. That’s why it’s wise to bring wet wipes with you for the days that you are staying in one of them.
No, because the huts provide their own blankets and pillows. Still, you should bring a sleeping liner instead.
Cell connection is very changeable in the mountains. A good rule of thumb is that if you can see a town, you’ll have a reception. Mountain huts are the same — the signal usually doesn’t reach the insides, so try catching it outside. Wifi is available only in some huts, while most don’t have it.
If you dress accordingly, most stages can be done in light rain. However, do not hike if a storm is forecasted. In that case, you can take public transport to the next point when possible to make up for the lost time.
Vegetarian meals are usually available in most accommodations. Vegan options are harder to be found in huts, but we’re happy to let you know about them in advance so you can plan accordingly.
Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.
Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for those who want a hastle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing the enjoyment during and after the tour.
For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.
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