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Regional hiking trail

Täsch-Täsch Hut (Nr. 45)

Regional hiking trail · Switzerland
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  • Täsch hut (3,701 m), run by the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)
    / Täsch hut (3,701 m), run by the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
  • / Täschalp chapel
    Photo: Zermatt Tourismus
m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge Täschhütte SAC Bahnhof Täsch Täschalp Kapelle Täschberg

This varied walk offers a fascinating experience of different aspects of the alpine world: views of towering mountains, a surprising variety of alpine flora and a glimpse behind the scenes of a mountaineers’ hut.
difficult
7.3 km
3:25 h
1379 m
113 m

The cows grazing at Täschalp produce milk that is made into cheese on the spot. Nature lovers admire the variety of grasses, lichens and alpine flowers. As the path proceeds, it reveals ever more dramatic views. Up at the Täsch Hut, hikers meet mountaineers who have set their sights high: on the Alphubel, Täschhorn and other 4,000-metre peaks.

 

  • Views of the Zinalrothorn, Schalihorn, Weisshorn
  • View of the Dufourspitze from the Täsch Hut
  • Plentiful wildlife
  • Variant: by taxi from Täsch to Täschalp

Author’s recommendation

Täschalp: cheese and Ziger soft cheese for sale.
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Zermatt Tourismus
Updated: November 06, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2704 m
Lowest point
1434 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Täschalp Restaurant & Lodge
Täschhütte SAC

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

Täsch (1,450 m) (1434 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.067711, 7.775284
UTM
32T 405283 5102299

Destination

Täsch Hut (2,701 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Täsch (station) - via Täschberg - Täschalp (Ottavan) - Täsch Hut

(Hiking time for the walk back: approx. 2h 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.

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.
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
7.3 km
Duration
3:25h
Ascent
1379 m
Descent
113 m
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