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Circular themed trail on Eggishorn

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  • Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
    / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
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  • / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
    Photo: Ph. Gisella Motta, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
    Photo: Ph. Gisella Motta, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
    Photo: Ph. Gisella Motta, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
    Photo: Ph. Gisella Motta, Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Themenweg Rundweg am Eggishorn
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Enjoy jaw-dropping views from the Lounges while learning many interesting facts. This circular trail is an instructive, but above all extremely impressive experience.
closed
easy
Distance 0.4 km
0:20 h
24 m
24 m
2,874 m
2,851 m
The starting and finishing point of the circular trail that opened in 2019 is the mountain station of the Eggishorn cable car. From here, the 500m circular trail takes you to some particularly impressive lookout points. No fewer than nine Glacier Lounges invite you to bask in the magnificent vista comprising 40 four-thousand-metre peaks and the Great Aletsch Glacier. Information boards along the route provide you with useful and interesting facts about the largest ice flow in the Alps and the UNESCO Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site. You should plan a good hour for the easy circular route – including breaks at the Lounges. Part of the impressive themed trail is pram-friendly and barrier-free.

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
Update: December 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,874 m
Lowest point
2,851 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 (2,868 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'650'321E 1'142'003N
DD
46.427485, 8.093284
DMS
46°25'38.9"N 8°05'35.8"E
UTM
32T 430333 5141945
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Destination

Eggishorn, top station of aerial cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

Bergstation Luftseilbahn Eggishorn - Bergstation Luftseilbahn Eggishorn

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
2'650'321E 1'142'003N
DD
46.427485, 8.093284
DMS
46°25'38.9"N 8°05'35.8"E
UTM
32T 430333 5141945
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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

Book recommendations for this region:

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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)  

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
0.4 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
24 m
Descent
24 m
Highest point
2,874 m
Lowest point
2,851 m
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