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Circular hike from Fiescheralp through the tunnel Tälligrat to Märjela, to the edge of the glacier and back

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  • Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Rundwanderung von der Fiescheralp durch den Tälligrattunel zur Märjela und zum Gletscherrand
    Photo: Aletsch Arena, Aletsch Arena AG
m 2500 2400 2300 2200 10 8 6 4 2 km Märjelensee Grosser Aletschgletscher Gletscherstube Gletscherstube
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.
open
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:05 h
312 m
324 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.

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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Author
Nadine Blatter
Updated: June 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,357 m
Lowest point
2,177 m
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Safety information

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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. 
  • Do not leave any waste in nature. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch  

 

Start

Fiescheralp, mountain gondola station (2,204 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'651'118E 1'140'455N
DD
46.413501, 8.103486
DMS
46°24'48.6"N 8°06'12.5"E
UTM
32T 431099 5140382
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Destination

Fiescheralp, mountain gondola station

Turn-by-turn directions

Fiescheralp - Tälligrattunnel - Märjela - Märjelensee - Gletscherrand - Märjela - Tälligrattunnel - Fiescheralp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

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 Fiescheralp. 

Parking

Large pay car park at the valley station of the Fiesch-Eggishorn cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'651'118E 1'140'455N
DD
46.413501, 8.103486
DMS
46°24'48.6"N 8°06'12.5"E
UTM
32T 431099 5140382
w3w 
///statement.warned.makes
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) 

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
312 m
Descent
324 m
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