Alpine trail

Täschalp-Weingartensee (Nr. 47)

The name is misleading. The Weingartensee has dried up today and there are no vineyards far and wide. Instead, the simple barrenness of the mountain landscape, formed after the retreat of glaciers, and a dreamlike view.

  • Type Alpine trail
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 4,40 h
  • Distance 8,9 km
  • Ascent 948 m
  • Descent 948 m
  • Lowest point 2191 m
  • Highest point 3139 m


The trail leads at first to the Täsch hut, a popular base for mountaineers planning to climb the Alphubel, Täschhorn and Rimpfischhorn. The path then continues up to the Weingartensee along a former lateral moraine. Scree, rock and cliffs dominate the arid landscape, which has hardly any vegetation. Over the course of time, the lake has dried up. Nevertheless, the place remains a great hiking destination with a wonderful view.

Dominating the landscape is the mighty Alphubel, more than 4,000 m high, whose shape and name suggests a hill rather than a mountain. In the local dialect, “Hubel” refers to a small, rounded mound or a hilly landscape.

  • Variant: by taxi to Täschalp
  • Region devoid of people; wonderful views
  • Magnificent views of the Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Matterhorn
  • Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale

Täschalp - Täsch hut - Weingartensee – Täschalp

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 4h 45)

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

A great subject for a photograph is the Täschalp with the chapel in the foreground and the mighty Weisshorn (4,506 m) as the backdrop.
  • 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