Immerse yourself in 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 the hike in Davos, a world-famous mountain resort
Savor the authentic cuisine of these mountain lodges
Visit arguably the most beautiful lake in Switzerland
You will arrive in Davos, Switzerland where stunning mountain views’ll greet you. This picturesque town will serve as your starting point for the Kesch Trek. Take the time to explore Davos and get yourself ready for the next few days of adventure.
Your first day of trekking takes you from Davos to Flüela Pass by bus, where you’ll begin your ascent towards Grialetsch Hut. After a short descent, the trail will climb gradually towards the pass, where the hut is located. There, you can relax and enjoy a well-deserved meal.
6.5 km; 450 m of elevation gain and 300 m of elevation loss
You’ll leave Grialetsch Hut and continue your journey towards Kesch Hut. Along the way, you’ll pass a lake, cross lush alpine meadows, and traverse mountain slopes, taking in the breathtaking scenery at every turn. You’ll spend the night in this model mountain hut, awarded for its sustainability, and recharge for the next day of trekking.
13 km; 590 m of elevation gain and 520 m of elevation loss
From Kesch Hut, you’ll head towards Es-cha Hut. This will be a long and demanding day of trekking, but the views you’ll encounter along the way will make every step worth it. You’ll first hike down to Alp digl Chant, where you will have the chance to try some local yogurt, cheese, or milk. After getting some extra strength, you’ll hike over Fuorla Pischa, your final destination just a few kilometers of slight descent away. Upon arrival at Es-cha Hut, you can enjoy a warm meal and a good night’s rest before the final day of your trek.
14 km; 970 m of elevation gain and 1000 m of elevation loss
Your final day of trekking takes you from Es-cha Hut to Bergün. You’ll follow a scenic trail down the mountain towards the valley, where you will get to the road. Hiking along the high mountain road will take you to Lake Palpuogna, often described as the “blue eye of the landscape”, and one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Shortly after, you can catch a bus from Preda to Bergün, or just continue to hike through the green valley. After a few extra kilometers, you’ll have completed the Kesch Trek and will have memories to last a lifetime.
20.5 km; 80 m of elevation gain and 1310 m of elevation loss
After breakfast, your Kesch Trek adventure ends. We hope you have a safe and comfortable journey back and that you’ll carry with you fond memories of your Swiss adventure.
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5 x half-board accommodation
Tour design and organization
A booklet with a detailed itinerary
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
24/7 service and support during your holidays
Embark on an adventure that takes you through the heart of Switzerland’s mountains without the need to be a world-class mountaineer. On the Kesch Trek, you’ll hike on some of the most peaceful trails in the region, surrounded by stunning landscapes that will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This self-guided trek takes you on a journey through the heart of the Graubünden mountains, with scenic views at every turn. You’ll pass lush alpine meadows, cross mountain slopes, visit crystal-clear lakes, and enjoy the peace and quiet of some of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes.
Each night, you’ll rest in cozy mountain huts, each offering its own unique character and charm. These huts provide an authentic experience, with a menu of local cuisine that will satisfy your hunger after a day of trekking. And as the sun sets behind the horizon, you’ll know that these moments will stay with you forever.
Here at Walking Holidays Switzerland, we want to make your adventure as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. We book your accommodations in the mountain huts, provide you with a detailed itinerary booklet and GPS routes, and offer 24/7 support to ensure that you have everything you need for a successful trek. All logistics are taken care of, so you can focus on the adventure.
If you’re ready to start planning this unforgettable journey, then inquire about the Kesch Trek today. Experience the peace and beauty of Switzerland’s mountains and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Hiking in light rain can be done comfortably with the right clothing, but it’s important to understand that hiking during a storm can pose serious risks. To avoid the threat of thunderstorms, it’s advisable to plan your hikes for early in the day during the summer. If the weather forecast predicts extreme conditions, it’s recommended to either change the hike date or seek alternative tour options, which we’d be happy to help you with.
Most of the accommodations offer vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast. You also will not have any trouble finding such menus at restaurants. When you eat at mountain huts, though, they might not serve vegan meals. In such cases, it is best to bring your own food. Either way, tell us in advance and we’ll find a solution together.
Yes, children are welcome to participate in our walking tours, provided they are physically fit and have good footing. To guarantee the safety and enjoyment of young participants, we suggest a minimum age of eight years old to join the tours.
Having the right footwear is crucial for hiking in Switzerland. We highly recommend wearing sturdy hiking shoes with ankle support for all of our tours. The terrain in the Swiss Alps can be uneven, rocky, and slippery, so it’s important to avoid wearing sneakers, which could increase the risk of injury, especially if you are not experienced in hiking on such terrain.
Having a car can be a convenient way to get around, but it’s definitely not necessary. The public transportation system in Switzerland and the entire Alps is really well-organized and makes it easy to travel from place to place, even across different countries.
Plus, using public transportation is a great way to support sustainable tourism and help preserve the beautiful environment of Switzerland. So don’t stress too much about having a car – the options for getting around are plenty.
It’s important to keep in mind that the Swiss Alps are a highly sought-after tourist destination year-round, and accommodations can fill up quickly. Booking early is essential to secure the housing of your choice, but we will always do our utmost to find the best possible lodging for you based on your preferences.
Getting to Switzerland is relatively easy, as the country is well-connected to the rest of Europe by air, train, and road. The two main international airports in Switzerland are Zurich and Geneva, which serve as hubs for several major airlines and connect to cities across the world. Trains are another popular mode of transportation, with several international trains arriving daily in major cities like Zurich, Geneva, and Bern. Driving to Switzerland is also an option, with several well-maintained highways connecting the country to neighboring countries. Regardless of your preferred mode of transportation, getting to Switzerland is convenient and hassle-free.
Our tours are well-organized and in an easily navigable country, so a guide may not be necessary. Our detailed handout along with the GPS routes will equip you with all the necessary information to enjoy your stay in Switzerland. However, if you prefer the comfort of having a guide, contact us, and we will arrange it for you.
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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