From Pilatus Kulm you head for the Tomlishorn, the highest point of the multi-day hike at alt. 2128 m. The next section to Widderfeld is steep; some of it is equipped with with chains. On the way, look for the colonies of ibex that often to be found in this area. Ascents and descents alternate with ridge walking through a boggy plateau to the Mittaggüpfi at alt. 1916 m. This offers all-round far-reaching views of the Central Swiss Plateau and Jura, and of the Schreckhorn and Mönch in the Bernese Alps to the southwest. A secured descent with chains and wooden ladders to the Tripolihütte refuge follows. This is open all year round, though only manned on Sundays from mid-May to end-October in fine weather. Have a soup or coffee. The hike continues on to the Stäfeliflue, another hotspot for ibex. The last part of the first leg is downhill all the way to Gfellen where an overnight stay is recommended.
The next day takes you via Oberbrüederemättli to Lauenberg. The path then leads down into the Schlieren valley. The section between Oberschlierental and Schwendi Kaltbad follows the river, a welcome change from the previous ridge walking. You can spend the night at the Schwendi Kaltbad restaurant, or the Berghotel Langis a little further on.
Once you have crossed the Glaubenberg pass the following day, you are faced with the ridge between Sewenegg and Nünalpstock. The final leg of the multi-day hike consists of a long descent from alt. 1900 to 1200 m and your destination in Sörenberg. You might like to unwind in Sörenberg by spending the night there before travelling back to Lucerne, Kriens or Alpnachstad.
The Tripolihütte refuge is located between the Mittagsgüpfi and Gfellen
Reservations recommended for overnight stays:
Bergrestaurant Schwendi Kaltbad