Ski Touring the Eldorado Gauli Area

Ski touring in the Gauli area offers peaceful solitude and unspoilt nature that you might not find on the busier classic routes. Exciting climbs and descents around the Bächlital Hut and Gauli Hut make this 4-day, off the beaten path tour perfect for tourers who need a tranquil yet active getaway.

Quick Facts

 Ski touring off the beaten track
 4 Days
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Very Sporty
 Groups of max. 6 people
 3 overnight stays at mountain huts included

From 1150 CHF

From 1150 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 1150 per person  

Private Tour

1 person CHF 3600
2 people CHF 1950 per person
3 people CHF 1450 per person
4-6 people CHF 1150 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 650m 50m 3.5km approx. 3 hours
2 1000m 1100m 10km approx. 5-6 hours
3 1500m 1500m 12km approx. 6-7 hours
4 1150m 2050m 12km approx. 5-6 hours


Day 1: Ascent to the Bächlital Hut 2328m

Meet your guide in Meiringen and take a cab to Guttannen, to the valley station of the Handegg cable car. The cable car for the Rätrichsboden reservoir is only open in winter for ski tourers, so the ride is a unique experience. Leave civilization at this point and ascend to the Bächlital Hut.

Day 2: To the upper Bächlilücke 3074m

Today you have a varied day ahead of you. In the morning you will climb to the Bächli Glacier and then reach the Bächlilücke by way of a ladder. Enjoy views over the remote Gauli area. For the first meters to the Hiendertellti Glacier, you will be carefully abseiled by your mountain guide. From there you will descend over the glacier. Your final small ascent of the day will lead to your overnight accommodation, the Gauli Hut.

Day 3: This is the summit- Ski tour to Ankenbälli 3601m

Today you will reach one of the most beautiful peaks in the Gauli area, the Ankenbälli. The ascent is long, but the reward at the top is also substantial. From the summit you will have views of the Bärglistock, the Grosse Schreckhorn and the full Lauteraarhorn range. Enjoy a long rest and refreshments from your backpack before beginning the long descent back to the hut. If conditions are not optimal at Ankenbälli, your guide will choose a different surprise summit based on the best conditions.

Day 4: Final tour to the Ränfenhorn 3259m

We guarantee you that today will be just as spectacular and varied as the day before. Although the ascent is much shorter, the descent will be an absolute highlight. On your way down you will ski over the beautifully jagged Rosenlaui glacier and pass along the impressive Engel- and Wellhörner walls. The last part of the tour takes you through the forest down to the road. You will travel back to Meiringen by taxi.

Season March - May
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:35am at the train station in Meiringen


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 3 nights in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

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


  • 30-35l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Thermal underwear 


  • Ski touring boots or snowboard 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

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe
  • 1 Locking Carabiner
  • 120cm sling
  • Ski touring skis or splitboard with skins and tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche airbag (optional)
  • Ski helmet (optional but recommended)


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

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