This varied hike through the Tälligrat Tunnel takes you to Lake Märjelensee and the edge of the glacier. Experience the Great Aletsch Glacier from right up close.
Distance 10.6 km
Highest point2,357 m
Lowest point2,177 m
The hiking trail starts on Fiescheralp, near the cable car mountain station. Follow the sign “Märjela, Gletscherstube” as far as the Tälligrat Tunnel. Take the illuminated Tälligrat Tunnel (1km) into the Märjela valley. Halfway up to the Gletscherstube mountain hut, turn left and continue on the mountain path that leads to Lake Märjelensee and the edge of the glacier. The return route to Fiescheralp is likewise through the Tälligrat Tunnel.
Feel like scaling a peak? At the beginning of the hike, make a brief detour to the summit of Mount Eggishorn (2,926m)!
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.
For all hikes:
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.