Alpine trail

Täschalp-Fluhalp (Pfulwe) (Nr. 46)

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.

360° Panorama
  • Type Alpine trail
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 4,55 h
  • Distance 9,6 km
  • Ascent 979 m
  • Descent 541 m
  • Lowest point 2190 m
  • Highest point 3158 m


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 - Pfulwe / Fluhpass – 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

Please contact the Täsch Hut for the most up-to-date information on trail conditions.

Begin your day once by greeting the rising sun at Pfulwe.

  • 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