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Regional hiking trail

Arigscheis (Nr. 41)

Regional hiking trail · Switzerland
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  • Along the circular path in Täsch
    / Along the circular path in Täsch
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  • / Refreshing dip in the Schalisee
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus, Leander Wenger
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This hike through the forests above Täsch is certainly steep, but also offers a good chance of spotting wild animals. Perhaps even an eagle…
difficult
9 km
4:10 h
937 m
937 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)
  • Täschhorn and Dom from an unusual perspective
  • Wildlife (chamois, in lower area possibly roe deer)

Author’s recommendation

When you reach your destination, you will find a cross on the summit along with a small hut. From this point, you have a wonderful view of the valley and the mountain group on the other side.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: February 18, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2249 m
Lowest point
1423 m
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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.
  • Beware: railway crossing

Start

Täsch (1,450 m) (1434 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.067698, 7.775293
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.1"E
UTM
32T 405284 5102298
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Destination

Täsch (1,450 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - Arigscheis - Schalenäbi - Schali - Täsch (station)

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

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.

Getting there

The drive from Visp to Täsch takes about 30–40 min. The road leads through the wild and beautiful Mattertal valley.

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.067698, 7.775293
DMS
46°04'03.7"N 7°46'31.1"E
UTM
32T 405284 5102298
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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)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9 km
Duration
4:10h
Ascent
937 m
Descent
937 m
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