Hiking holidays Kesch Trek

Eurotrek Alpine: Kesch Trek

Pretty steep

The Piz Kesch is one impressive mountain. All around it there are no comparable peaks and so it dominates the panoramic view of the region with its pitch-black wall, which reaches into the sky behind the Kesch Mountain Cabin. Thus, it is unsurprising that this mountain has been ennobled with its very own long-distance hiking tour.

Its highest mountain pass is de Fuorcla da Pischa, which lies at roughly 2'800 meters, however the other crossings are also physically demanding. Luckily, friendly hosts and charming SAC huts await you at the end of each daily trek. The KESCH trek is not a hike for beginners and pretty steep. It definitely does its eponymous mountain peak justice in every aspect. 

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Luggage drop-off in Landquart. Arrival in Davos, and bus ride to the Flüela Pass. From here on you will hike to the SAC hut “Chamanna da Grialetsch”. Its picturesque location offers views of the glaciers the glaciers Vadret Vallorgia, Vadret da Grialetsch and Vadret da Sasura.

approx. 2.5 h
approx. 5 km
505 m
145 m

On this day you will hike over the Scaletta Pass. On your way to the SAC hut “Kesch-Hütte” enjoy a short detour, which takes you to the two Alpine lakes Ravais-ch Sout and Lai da Ravais-ch. They lie in a small valley beneath the mighty Piz Murtelet Sur. In the evening the Kesch-Hütte awaits you with good food, warmth and overall cosiness.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 13 km
605 m
535 m

From the Kesch-Hütte you will first descend to the Alp digl Chant. Here you can fortify yourself with local delicacies like yoghurt, Alpine cheeses, and milk. Afterwards you continue on the steep ascent up to the Fuorcla Pischa.

After another descent you will reach the SAC hut “Chamanna d’Es-cha”. The parlour with its richly stucco decorated ceiling is unique for a SAC hut. Recharge with a portion of well-earned barley soup or with a homemade Engadinian walnut tart. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 14 km
970 m
1'000 m

The last day of the Kesch trek will take you from the Chamanna d’Es-cha hut back to the valley. On your way the varying views of green mountain pastures and rugged peaks accompany your descent. A highlight of this leg of the tour is the sparkling lake, Lai da Palpuogna.

Finally, the route takes you through forests and meadows to Bergün. Throughout your journey on this day the Albula Railway track, which is renowned for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, weaves its way across your path.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 20 km
80 m
1'305 m

Tour character

The Kesch Trek is an alpine mountain hike (T3 on the SAC Mountain and Alpine hiking scale). The trek mostly follows hiking routes, which are tagged with white-red-white signalisation. Potential dangers in the high mountain ranges must be assessed correctly according to the situation. This trek requires high stamina, surefootedness, absence of vertigo and experience with alpine hikes.

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Davos Platz
  Season 1
01.07.2023 - 30.09.2023

every day
Eurotrek Alpine: KESCH Trek, 5 days, CH-GRADB-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room 55.-

Category: Dormitories in the SAC huts, 4* hotel in Bergün

Season 1
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
every day
Eurotrek Alpine: KESCH Trek, 5 days, CH-GRADB-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: Dormitories in the SAC huts, 4* hotel in Bergün

Season 1
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Davos Platz
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Davos Platz
  Season 1
Jul 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

every day
Davos Platz
Extra night double room (BB) 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.-
Extra night double room (BB) 125.-
Extra night single room (BB) 180.-
Lunch package (3x)
Reduction SAC Member
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information



  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Half-board in the alpine huts (3x)
  • Luggage transfer Davos – Bergün
  • Costs for luggage pick up at the station
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route descriptions
  • Travel documents with suitable Swisstopo maps (1x per room)
  • Service-Hotline


  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)


  • Arrival by public transport in Davos. Suitcases must be handed in by 10:00 a.m.
  • Departure with the Rhaetian Railway to Chur. 

Further information:

  • Overnight stays at the Alpine huts require suitable sleeping bags.
  • We recommend that you take a look at the SAC Mountain and Alpine hiking scale for a better evaluation of the level of difficulty.
  • Please note that there will be no luggage transport to each individual Alpine hut. Your baggage will be transported directly from the arrival location to the departure location.
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital" 

We reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the Eurotrek Travel Guide App. We provide you with further information online. 

In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Your travel program 

  • Luggage tags 

  • Description of how to use the app 

  • Any vouchers 

The Eurotrek Travel Guide App will help you find your way around. In addition to your digital map, you will find further information about your booked trip. The app is also available offline, simply download the trip in advance.

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