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Mountain tour

Täschalp-Fluhalp (Pfulwe) (Nr. 46)

Mountain tour · Switzerland
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  • On the hiking trail towards Pfulwe. In the background the Fluhalp and the Matterhorn.
    / On the hiking trail towards Pfulwe. In the background the Fluhalp and the Matterhorn.
    Photo: Fabienne Fux, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / To find the way there are blue-white markings.
    Photo: Fabienne Fux, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Arrived on the Pfulwe pass (3'130 m)
    Photo: Fabienne Fux, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / View down into the valley of the Täschalp and the Weisshorn
    Photo: Fabienne Fux, Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Evening at the Fluhalp hut
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
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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.
difficult
9.5 km
4:55 h
1018 m
589 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

Author’s recommendation

Begin your day once by greeting the rising sun at Pfulwe.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 06, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3148 m
Lowest point
2179 m
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Rest Stop

Fluhalp
Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge

Safety information

  • 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.

Tips, hints and links

By taxi from Täsch to Täschalp

Start

Täschalp (2,214 m) (2180 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.058219, 7.811195
DMS
46°03'29.6"N 7°48'40.3"E
UTM
32T 408044 5101203
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Destination

Fluhalp (2,616 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täschalp (Ottavan) - Pfulwe / Fluh Pass - Fluhalp

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

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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”.

Getting there

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.

Parking

Täsch has car parks with both covered and open-air parking – e.g. at the Matterhorn Terminal or privately operated facilities.

Coordinates

DD
46.058219, 7.811195
DMS
46°03'29.6"N 7°48'40.3"E
UTM
32T 408044 5101203
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

A walking map (1:25,000) is available from the guest information centre in Täsch, along with brochures containing tips and recommendations.

Equipment

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


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
4:55h
Ascent
1018 m
Descent
589 m
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