5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
From Kandersteg head in a south direction along the railway line, and then up to Usser Üschine hamlet by following the Alpbach stream through a wood.
From the hamlet, you need to be prepared to a steep climb, passing two huts before coming over a rock ledge.
Above the ledge, walk over the alpine terrace to the Alpschele huts, where you’ll be greeted by a wonderful view over the Balmhorn group, the Doldenhorn, the Blüemlis Alp, the Oeschinensee lake, and the Hohtürli gap.
Follow the path stretching out against the Chly Lohner, which then heads uphill over scree and grass-covered terrain.
Cross the wide detritus cone pass the mighty rock faces of the Gross und Chly Lohner to reach the Bunderchrinde pass.
Its that classic hiking combination of a tough climb with rewarding views: In the east, you’ll see the main chain of the Bernese Alps and the mountains of the Kiental Valley, while to the west lies the sunny Adelboden pastureland in the beautiful Engstligental valley at the foot of the wild Gsür and the Albristhorn peaks.
Now comes a steep zigzagging descent all the way down across rocky paths and through an alpine valley all the way to Adelboden.
**Sources** http://www.via-alpina.org/en/stage/112 https://www.erlebnisregion-mythen.ch/de/erlebnisse/sommer/weg-der-schweiz/