Mountain trail

Arigscheis (Nr. 41)

This hike through the forests above Täsch is certainly steep, but also offers a good chance of spotting wild animals. Perhaps even an eagle…

  • Type Mountain trail
  • Difficulty hard
  • Duration 4,10 h
  • Distance 9,4 km
  • Ascent 826 m
  • Descent 826 m
  • Lowest point 1426 m
  • Highest point 2247 m


The name Arigscheis indicates that eagles have been seen here. “Ari” means eagle in the local dialect, and Arigscheis can refer to a spot where eagles land, nest or roost. This trail leads across the lower flanks of the Mettelhorn and the Aeschhorn.

  • Metal ladder with safety cables in terrain (requires a good head for heights)
  • Weisshorn, Täschhorn and Dom from an unusual perspective
  • Wildlife (chamois, in lower area possibly roe deer)

Täsch (station) – Camping – Schopftschuggen - Arigscheis - Schalenäbi - Schali - Täsch (station)

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 4h 10)

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
When you reach your destination, you will find a cross on the summit along with a seating area. From this point, you have a wonderful view of the valley and the Mischabel group on the other side.
  • 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.
  • Beware: railway crossing

Map and arrival