A fascinating and adventurous journey into the unique silence far from civilisation. It’s ambitious and physically demanding 11 hour expedition to the “Himmelsgang” and can be done from November until March either as a night or a day expedition (day tour 08.00 h – approx. 19.00 h; night tour 20.00 h – approx. 07.00 h).
On this tour we initially follow along the same paths as on our “Glitzertor” expedition. After reaching this point there are an additional 2 hours to master where we explore huge side passages and halls of this vast cave system. Amongst them are the “Papageien-Kammer” to which we get crawling through what’s more like a needle’s eye than a passage. Further on we pass by the “Himmels-Bivouac” and as a highlight of the tour we visit the legendary “Rüebli” (carrot), a luminous orange stalactite. From there we gradually follow the path towards the exit of the Hölloch cave.
Prices per person in CHF
|Adults (from 20 years)||CHF 255.00|
|Youths (16-19 years)||CHF 145.00|
|Rental cave overall||CHF 25.00|
|Illustrated Hölloch anniversary book (special price)||CHF 48.00|
Including: Certified cave guide SSH, entrance fee Hölloch, equipment (helmet, headlamp, rubber boots, cave gloves, harness), tour briefing, parking fee at the restaurant Hölloch, VAT.
Availability: This tour can be done during the winter season – November until March – with a minimum of 6 people. Single persons can join already existing tours. Meeting point is at 09.00 h; end of the tour at about 18.30 h.
Weather: In uncertain weather conditions (temperatures too high / heavy rain/thaw) the tour may have to be adapted to the weather conditions
Duration: approx. 11 hours
Group size: This expedition is available for a minimum of 6 persons on your requested date. If your group counts less then 6 persons you can join already registered tours. The normal group size is approx. 6 – 10 persons.
Meeting point: Restaurant Hölloch in 6436 Muotathal Stalden.
Requirements: It is an ambitious and physically demanding tour but requires no other specials skills. This excursion to the inside of the cave is comparable with a mountain hike in rough terrain. Exposed areas are secured with ropes, ladders, bridges, etc.
Bring along: Warm socks; thermal underwear (long sleeves & underpants) or turtle neck jumper and leggings as a base layer. Top layer: warm and not the newest wear & tear proof jumpers, jackets and pants. Some clothes in reserve for your journey home since your cave clothes might be a bit dirty after the tour. (Alternatively you can rent a cave overall for CHF 25.00 per person). If available, bring your knee pads.
Robust backpack with lunch and drink in a plastic- or metal bottle (water can be refilled inside the Hölloch cave) as well as a fleece jacket to protect yourself from getting cold during the breaks. Optional: nuts and raisins or energy bars.
* Please note – the temperature in the cave is constantly 6°C, the air humidity at almost 100%. As long as we’re on the move, everyone should feel warm enough. However if you easily get cold, maybe wear a mid-layer over your thermals.