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Sidelhorn

Short facts

  • start: Grimsel Pass
  • destination: Grimsel Pass
  • medium
  • 7,21 km
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 653 m
  • 2750 m
  • 2161 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 60 / 100

best season

The hike to the Sidelhorn is a mountain tour with wonderful views of the Bernese and Valais Alps.

The path (T3) to the Sidelhorn is an easy mountain tour with magnificent views of the barren and magnificent natural landscape of the Grimsel region. Those who stand on the summit therefore not only enjoy an impressive view of the Goms and the Bernese High Alps. The ice masses of the Rhone and Oberaar glaciers, the numerous torrents in the area and a dozen or so mountain lakes - from the elongated Grimselsee and the deep blue Totensee at the top of the pass to various unnamed little lakes on the southern slope of the summit - also offer a magnificent view. The descent leads past the idyllic Trübtensee. From the Bäregg, the view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site opens up. For the way back we recommend the route via Kessiturm, Chalte Chehr or along the Oberaarstrasse back to the Grimselpass.

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General information

Directions

Grimsel Pass - Husegghütte - Sidelhorn - Triebtenseeli - Husegghütte - Grimsel Pass

Safety Guidelines
  • Good surefootedness
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Average orientation skills
  • Elementary alpine experience
Equipment
  • The solar radiation is increased in the mountains. Sunscreen with a high protection factor, a sun hat and sunglasses with UV protection should definitely be carried in your luggage.
  • Also in summer and when the «starting weather» is fine, warm clothing and a raincoat must be included. The layer principle with different layers of clothing is recommended.
  • Charged mobile phone
  • Pocket pharmacy
  • Beverages
Tip

Enjoy the sunset on the Sidelhorn.

Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

There are uncovered parking spaces on the Grimsel Pass.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

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This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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