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Circular hike from Eggishorn to Fiescheralp via Lake Märjelensee

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  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn via Märjelensee zur Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
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Glorious vistas and the two idyllic mountain lakes, Tälligratsee and Märjelensee. If you enjoy hiking and nature, this beautiful mountain hike is the perfect combination!
open
moderate
11.4 km
3:40 h
164 m
829 m
The hiking trail starts directly behind the Horli-Hitta, near the mountain station of the Eggishorn cable car. Follow the path as it zigzags downhill, as far as the “Gletscherstube, Tälligrat, Märjelen” signpost. Turn off onto the beautifully laid-out footpath over Tälligrat Ridge to the little lake of Tällisee with its beautiful views. From there you continue down to the “Gletscherstube” mountain hut. Take a short detour from here to the “Platta”, an excellent vantage point, to get an idea of how big Lake Märjelensee once was. It is easy to see the deposits that mark the former shoreline. Alternatively, you can walk directly down to the lake itself. For the return journey to Fiescheralp, you have two options from the Gletscherstube: the slightly longer route takes you via Unners Tälli. Or you can walk back to the sunny plateau of the Aletsch Arena through the illuminated Tälligrat Tunnel (Obers Tälli), the last leg of the journey taking you to Fiescheralp.

Author’s recommendation

Feel like scaling a peak? At the beginning of the hike, make a brief detour to the summit of Mount Eggishorn (2,926m)!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Updated: July 06, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2872 m
Lowest point
2135 m
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Rest Stop

Mountain hut Gletscherstube
Mountain hut Horli-Hitta

Safety information

Summer sports report

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Aletsch Arena AG accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website. 

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on «Print» icon, top right of this page. 
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife. 
  • Close gates after passing through. 
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Tips, hints and links

Aletsch Arena AG 
Furkastrasse 39 
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet 
+41 27 928 58 58 
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch  

Start

Eggishorn, top station of aerial cable car (2870 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.427801, 8.093395
UTM
32T 430342 5141980

Destination

Fiescheralp

Turn-by-turn directions

Eggishorn – Tälligrat/Tällisee – Gletscherstube – Unners Tälli - Fiescheralp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Fiesch, then on foot to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Eggishorn.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Fiesch exit, then follow Furkastrasse to the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Eggishorn.

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo maps 1:25’000: 1269 Aletschgletscher

Equipment

We recommend:  

  • good footwear 
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket 
  • hat or cap 
  • sunscreen 
  • bottle for water 
  • picnic 
  • camera 
  • binoculars (optional) 
  • hiking poles (optional) 
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)   

Questions & Answers

Question about Patricia Bosma de Munk · July 04, 2020 · Community
We are planning to cycle to the Marjelensee/Gletscherstube. For the return journey to Fiescheralp there is the slightly longer route that takes you via Unners Tälli. Is this road good to cycle? or is it a mountain trail?
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Status
open
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
3:40h
Ascent
164 m
Descent
829 m
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