Day Hike Gleckstein Hut

The Glecksteinhütte stands high above the Grindelwald valley at 2317m. This hike offers you a unique view of the "local mountain of Grindelwald" - the Wetterhorn. You can also marvel at the Upper Grindelwald Glacier. With a bit of luck, the ibex, who like to lick the salt from the rocks, will also pass by the hut. After a refreshment on the sun terrace of the Glecksteinhütte, we make our way back to Grindelwald.

Quick Facts

 Spectacular Hike to the Gleckstein hut
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Groups of max. 8 people

From CHF 145

From CHF 145

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
19.06.24 more than 3
11.07.24 more than 3
02.08.24 more than 3
24.08.24 more than 3
15.09.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (5-8 participants)

CHF 145 per person  

Private Tour

1-4 people CHF 690 per group
5-8 people CHF 145 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 900m 900m 7km approx. 5-6 hours

Day 1: Hike to the Gleckstein hut 2317m

After meeting in Grindelwald, we take the bus in the direction of Grosse Scheidegg to the Gleckstein trail head. From here now on foot, we begin the climb. We pass the old Engi station of the Wetterhorn cablecar (the oldest in the Switzerland) as well as the Wyssbach, under which we must pass (and hopefully not get too wet). After a last steep stretch we reach the Glecksteinhütte, which stands proudly above the Grindelwald Valley at 2316m. With a delicious homemade cake on the sunny terrace, we enjoy the unique view of Grindelwald's local mountain, the Wetterhorn. Once refreshed, we leisurely start our descent to Grindelwald.

Season Mid-June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8:20 am at the Outdoor Shop and Café - Dorfstrasse 103, 3818 Grindelwald

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Beanie or headband


  • Hiking boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Hiking poles (optional)

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Trip status for group courses

1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.

Minimum of participants (group tours)

As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.


If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.


Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.


Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.


Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.


A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.


Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.

General terms of contract

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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