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Täschalp-Tufteren (Nr. 48)

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  • On the way to the Täschalp
    / On the way to the Täschalp
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Michael Portmann
  • / Panoramic view with the Matterhorn (4,478 m)
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Fux-Schaller
  • / View down to the valley with Täsch and further down with Randa
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Fux-Schaller
  • / View to the Täschalp
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Fux-Schaller
  • / Above Tufteren
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Fabienne Fux-Schaller
  • / There are different shelters along the way, which offer protection in case of a rock fall
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, 1815.ch
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This generally level walk follows the famous Europaweg trail. Leading along the treeline, it offers glorious views of numerous 4,000-metre peaks as well as Täsch and Zermatt.
moderate
Distance 6.2 km
2:00 h
241 m
217 m

The route from the Täschalp to Tufteren is one of the most beautiful hikes, high above the Matter valley. This section of the Europaweg has stunning views, running along the edge of the forest. After a 20-minute walk from the Täschalp, you’re rewarded with a view of the Matterhorn and the most fantastic panorama.

  • View of the Matterhorn
  • Chamois below the Ritzengrat ridge and Unterrothorn
  • Täschalp: Cheese available to buy, including Swiss Ziger cheese (during the cows‘ grazing season)

Author’s recommendation

Please note the opening hours of the Alpine dairy on Täschalp (approx. mid-June to mid-September). A taxi is available during the summer for the trip from Täsch up to the Täschalp. Information and departure times are available in the tourist office in Täsch.
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Update: December 03, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
2,349 m
Lowest point
2,137 m
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Rest Stop

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 and hints

By taxi from Täsch to Täschalp

Start

Täschalp (2,214 m) (2,190 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'628'834E 1'100'813N
DD
46.058229, 7.811216
DMS
46°03'29.6"N 7°48'40.4"E
UTM
32T 408046 5101204
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Destination

Tufteren (2,215 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täschalp (Ottavan) - Tufteren

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 55)

 

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

SwissGrid
2'628'834E 1'100'813N
DD
46.058229, 7.811216
DMS
46°03'29.6"N 7°48'40.4"E
UTM
32T 408046 5101204
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)

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
241 m
Descent
217 m
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