Sertig Pass

Distance: 8.4 miles (round trip)

near Davos in Eastern Switzerland

Piz Kesch and Piz Forum from Sertig Pass

Piz Kesch and Piz Forum from Sertig Pass


Ascend a bucolic valley and then scree-covered slopes to scenic Sertig Pass with terrific views of cirque rimming the head of the Tschuvel Valley. On the way to the pass enjoy fine views of the summits rimming the Ducan and Chuealp valleys including the Mittaghorn, Chuealphorn and Bocktenhorn.
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  • Distance: 8.4 miles (round trip) to Sertig Pass
  • Elevation: 6,099-ft. at Trailhead
    8,986-ft. at Sertig Pass
  • Elevation Gain: 2,887-ft. to Sertig Pass
  • Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
  • More Hikes in:
    Davos / Eastern Switzerland

Why Hike Sertig Pass

The beautiful Sertig Valley, a tributary of the Davos (Landwasser) Valley, extends southeast through lush pastures with enticing views of the surrounding high peaks. Beyond the last village the valley splits into the Ducan and Chuealp valleys. This scenic hike ascends the Chuealp Valley (Chuealptal), clad in pretty meadows and rimmed by rugged peaks, to Sertig Pass.

From the pass views extend south to the cirque ringing the lovely Tschuevel valley, anchored by photogenic Piz Kesch and the glistening Porchabella glacier. The serrated peaks of the Ducan Range dominate the view to the west while the Bocktenhorn and its neighboring summits soar above the Chuealptal.

The broad pass is a great place for a picnic or simply to take a break to enjoy the views. Watch your time so you don’t miss the last bus of the day returning to Davos from Sertig Sand. Energetic hikers with the time and favorable weather will want to extend the hike by continuing over the pass to Scaletta Pass and Durrboden.

I strongly recommend getting the first bus of the day to trailhead at Sertig Sand. This will allow plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful hike at your leisure.

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile of the hiking trail to Sertig Pass

Trail Resources

Trail Photo Gallery / Trail Map

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Region Information:
Eastern Switzerland

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