Täsch - TäschhütteregionalHikingTour

This varied walk offers a fascinating experience of different aspects of the alpine world: views of towering mountains, a surprising variety of alpine flora and a glimpse behind the scenes of a mountaineers’ hut.

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Description

The cows grazing at Täschalp produce milk that is made into cheese on the spot. Nature lovers admire the variety of grasses, lichens and alpine flowers. As the path proceeds, it reveals ever more dramatic views. Up at the Täsch hut, hikers meet mountaineers who have set their sights high: on the Alphubel, Täschhorn and other 4,000-metre peaks.

  • Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale
  • Views of the Zinalrothorn, Schalihorn, Weisshorn
  • View of the Dufourspitze from the Täsch hut
  • Plentiful wildlife
  • Variant: by taxi from Täsch to Täschalp
Täsch (station) - via Täschberg - Täschalp (Ottavan) - Täsch hut

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 2h 20)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre near Täsch station.
  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.
Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.
By train to Täsch: less than 3½ hours from Zürich airport or 4 hours from Geneva airport. Change at Visp onto the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (Matterhorn Gotthard Railway). From Visp, the railway leads through the Mattertal valley past idyllic small villages to Täsch.
A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Täsch, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Map and arrival

Condition 

Technique 

Experience 

Landscape 

Difficulty hard
Distance 7,3 km
Ascent 1379 m
Descent 113 m
Duration 3,25 h
Lowest point 1434 m
Highest point 2704 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täsch (1'450 m)

Destination of the tour:

Täschhütte (2'701 m)

Properties:

  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Botanical highlights

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GPS-Track (.gpx)


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