Hike from Rosenlaui to Urbachtal

This hike is an absolute must-do for every avid hiker that is used to do steep and narrow hiking trails. An amazing landscape with steep rockwalls, impressive glaciers and green meadows. From the glacier gorge Rosenlaui its a steep uphill to the Dossenhut - an eagle's nest onto a narrow ridge. The second day is just as steep downhill into the Urbach Valley - back to civilisation. 

Quick Facts

 Alpine Hike for advanced hikers
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Advanced
 Fitness Level: Very Sporty
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Overnight stay at the mountain hut included

From 440 CHF

From 440 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
06.07.24 - 07.07.24 more than 3
27.07.24 - 28.07.24 more than 3
24.08.24 - 25.08.24 more than 3

Tour Details

You do not need any previous mountaineering experience to participate on this tour but you have to be used to alpine hiking. The path has its challenges.

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 440 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 1690 per group
4-6 people CHF 440 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 1350m 20m 6.0km approx. 5 hours
2 100m 1900m 9.0km approx. 6 hours

Day 1: Ascent to the Dossenhut

We meet at Rosenlaui and start our ascent towards the Dossenhut. We first walk through the forest. Again and again we cross the stream and thus gain height turn by turn. We leave the forested area and reach the glacier forefield of the Rosenlouwi glacier. The landscape becomes increasingly barren, rocky and glaciated. We climb up over the moraine to the Rosenlaui bivouac. Now we go into the rocks and a few secured short climbing passages await us. The path is exposed and offers breathtaking views. We climb higher and higher and finally catch sight of the Eagle's Nest - the Dossenhut.

Day 2: Descent to the Urbach Valley

Early in the morning we enjoy the beautiful view from the Dossenhut. Soon we start our descent into the Urbach valley. Today we experience the landscape in reverse to yesterday - first we descend over rocks and lots of scree before entering the alpine meadows. We follow the path to "Schrätteren", where the paths of the Gauli and Dossen huts meet. We wind our way along the mountain to the valley floor. Now the terrain becomes somewhat flatter and we hike to Mürvorsess. From here we can continue on foot or order a taxi to take us to Innertkirchen. A wonderful two-day tour comes to an end.

Season July - September
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates" 
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 10:20 am Rosenlaui glacier gorge

  • Guiding from a licenced hiking guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

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


  • 25-30l


  • Functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • Solid Hiking boots or mountaineering boots

The basics

  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
  • Thermos flask, drink bottle
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Hiking poles

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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