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Hike from Eggishorn to Fiescheralp via Elselicka

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  • Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Wanderung vom Eggishorn über die Elselicka auf die Fiescheralp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 4 3 2 1 km View Point Eggishorn Berghütte Horli-Hitta Aletsch Bahnen … Fiesch-Eggishorn
The Great Aletsch Glacier, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the 4000-metre peaks of Valais – it’s one fabulous view after another on this glorious hike passing through alpine terrain.
closed
moderate
Distance 4.7 km
1:40 h
4 m
667 m
Catch the cable car from Fiescheralp up to Eggishorn, the starting point of the hike. At the view point, take the time to enjoy the stunning views of the Valais mountains, the Great Aletsch Glacier and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, before setting off. Then follow the trail west as far as Elselicka, where you can take in the lovely views of the South Valais Alps! The next stage is the descent towards the mountain station of the Flesch chairlift. From there, pass the reservoir lake as you head back to Fiescheralp, where you take the cable car back down to Fiesch. Please note: The descent from Eggishorn to the mountain station of the Flesch chairlift leads through alpine terrain. Watch out for loose stones underfoot!

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: October 16, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,868 m
Lowest point
2,208 m
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Rest Stop

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 and hints

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 (2,867 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'650'312E 1'141'982N
DD
46.427299, 8.093164
DMS
46°25'38.3"N 8°05'35.4"E
UTM
32T 430324 5141924
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Destination

Fiescheralp, top station of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Eggishorn – Elselicka – 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). 

 

 

 

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'650'312E 1'141'982N
DD
46.427299, 8.093164
DMS
46°25'38.3"N 8°05'35.4"E
UTM
32T 430324 5141924
w3w 
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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
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
4 m
Descent
667 m
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