Mountain trail

Hike to the Kin Hut - via Täschalp (Nr. 49)

This hike requires quite an effort, given total climbs of 1,000 m – but rewards walkers with some delightful discoveries.

  • Type Mountain trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 3,05 h
  • Distance 7 km
  • Ascent 703 m
  • Descent 312 m
  • Lowest point 1949 m
  • Highest point 2587 m


Along the path to the Kin Hut, walkers are treated to the sight of some beautiful edelweiss growing at eye level. However, the path demands a good level of concentration. The Kin hut was once popular as the starting point for a variety of high-altitude mountain tours, but because of changes in the landscape over recent decades, the hut is now much quieter – and a popular haunt for nature lovers seeking tranquillity.

  • Starting point for ascents of Täschhorn, Grabenhorn, Kinhorn, Dom
  • Glorious view of the Matter valley
  • Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale

Täschalp - along Europaweg via Edelweissweg - Kin Hut

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 2h 35)

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

Enjoy a glimpse of the rare Edelweiss flowers. The Kin Hut is located in a fantastic, rugged mountainscape.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Map and arrival