Ridge hike Stanserhorn-Engelberg


Towards the Titlis! Please note the weather and season for the hike.

The ridge hike starts on the Stanserhorn and is a demanding but uniquely beautiful alpine hike that requires surefootedness and a head for heights. With an overnight stay in a tent on the Alp Laucheren, it is perfect.


26km of hiking pleasure and a total of about 10 hours of walking time await you on this challenging mountain trail (T3)*, which requires good surefootedness and good footwear.

Your little adventure already starts in the open air with the convertible cable car to the Stanserhorn. Maybe you have thought in advance what you want to be up here without and then start on the first part of the trail to Alp Laucheren, where you can either rest or spend the night in a tent. At the latest then you will be even more aware that up here, without noise, hustle and bustle, PC, luxury or many people, life regains a piece of authenticity and you can find yourself. 
On the second section of the trail, you continue on the beautiful natural trail, which requires surefootedness and a head for heights at the key section "Wagenleis", towards the Titlis, until you reach your destination in Engelberg. In the village below, it is now time to relax in one of the Engelberg hotels. 
If your legs are still up to it, you can do the 4-lake hike the next day and turn your adventure into a round tour with this hiking highlight.

* Hiking scale T3:  On this hike a good surefootedness, good trekking shoes, a good physical condition and mountain experience are required.

Book your package

Book the package and experience two unforgettable days in an incredibly beautiful landscape.
The package includes:

- The train ride from Stans to Stanserhorn
- Overnight stay in a tent on Alp Laucheren incl. dinner and breakfast
- Overnight stay in a chosen hotel in Engelberg incl. breakfast
- Luggage transfer from Stans train station to your hotel in Engelberg

Please note: Alp Laucheren is managed during the summer months only. Therefore, the package can only be booked during this time.

Alp Laucheren

The alp Laucheren is located at about 1900 m above sea level - well protected in a gentle hollow high above the Engelberg valley. From June to end of October Älpler Melk leads his 120 sheep, 2 llamas, about 50 mother cows with their calves and a bull over the mostly steep but lush mountain slopes. Also 8 chickens and 1 rooster spend the summer on the alp and a dog helps Melk herding the animals.

Hospitality with heart

Alp Laucheren is not a restaurant and has no official overnight accommodation like a real mountain hut. But almost always there is a fine coffee throughout the day and passing hikers are welcome for a rest and a short chat.

Hospitality is very important to the Niederberger family, who has been managing the alp for 4 generations. It has recently become possible to bivouac on the Laucheren alp and spend the night halfway along the ridge hike - tents and sleeping mats are available, but you have to bring your own sleeping bag. For a delicious dinner and Älpler breakfast is also provided - the unforgettable sunset and sunrise are free of charge. With the ridge walk Stanserhorn-Engelberg and this stopover, a small modern adventure awaits you, a short break from everyday life and an absolute highlight of this year's mountain summer!

If you would like to bivouac on the Laucheren Alp, you must call Agnes and Melk Niederberger on 079 274 67 19 in advance and register.


Alp Laucheren
Agnes und Melk Niederberger
079 274 67 19


The ridge hike Stanserhorn-Engelberg is part of the Tell Trail, which leads you in 8 stages through the picturesque Lucerne-Lake region from Altdorf to the Brienzer Rothorn. You can extend the ridge hike as you wish.

Reward at the end of the tour

Once you have completed the Engelberg-Stanserhorn ridge walk, you can be proud of yourself and your achievement. Towards the end of the tour, a small goody awaits you at Untertrübsee.

Restaurant Untertrübsee

The restaurant attracts with its sun terrace, a well-deserved cool refreshment and perhaps the best meringues in all of Engelberg.

Trotti bike experience

If you want to cheat a little bit and speed down the last 3.5 km into the valley, then grab a scooter bike at the restaurant Untertrübsee.

Alp Untertrübsee

After the last descent, the town of Engelberg already in sight, you pass the beautiful alp Untertrübsee. On the spot you can taste and buy the finest alpine cheese or treat yourself to a fine farm glacé.