Täschalp - Fluhalp

The hike over the Pfulwe (Fluh Pass) reveals the magnificent wild hinterland to the east of Täsch and Zermatt. The steep valley of the Mellichbach river enchants hikers with its arid beauty.

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Description

The trail climbs the steep valley of the Mellichbach river, where chamois often gather. The precipitous terrain at the foot of the Rimpfischhorn is home to particularly hardy life forms: pioneer plants and lichens colonise the scree, while now and again a bird of prey may be seen circling high in the clear mountain air. A cold breeze descends from the Längflue Glacier and its perennial snows.

The trail leads past small nameless lakes up to the Pfulwe. This region is popular in winter among ski tourers and freeriders. The descent into the lush green landscape around Fluhalp reveals a fine view of the Schwarzgrat ridge of the Fluehorn.

  • Wildlife-watching
  • Often devoid of people
  • View of the Monte Rosa massif and the upper Findel Glacier
  • Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale
Täschalp (Ottavan) - Pfulwe / Fluh Pass - Fluhalp

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 4h 20)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

Important! A good head for heights, a sure foot and mountain experience are needed

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.

Onward journey to Täschalp by taxi or bike. Further information available from the guest information centre near Täsch railway station.
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.

Onward travel to Täschalp: see “Getting there”.
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 9.45 km
Ascent 1018 m
Descent 589 m
Duration 4,55 h
Lowest point 2179 m
Highest point 3148 m

Starting point of the tour:

Täschalp (2'214 m)

Destination of the tour:

Fluhalp (2'616 m)

Properties:

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

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