Switzerland: Taschalp to Zermatt

We caught the train to Tasch, then a taxi up to Taschalp where our walk today began. The Tufteren ridge path to Zermatt is the perfect way to see the Matterhorn, especially on such a stunning day but unfortunately, this path has seen landslides and is currently no longer open.

Alpine stream near Taschalp
Alpine stream near Taschalp
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Taschalp

The path was narrow in places, with some drops, but nothing sufficient to freak me out like the Eggerhorn descent.

Wildflowers, Switzerland
Wildflowers
Europaweg Fingerpost
Europaweg Fingerpost
Matterhorn Views
Matterhorn Views

Lunch was had at a prime spot overlooking Zermatt; a view any restaurant owner would kill for. It wasn’t all great, though; when you reach Sunegga, the landscape is scarred by the skiing industry and Leisee, a once pretty glacial lake nearby is becoming ruined by building works (a new cable car station) in order to make it more accessible.

The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn
Lunch above Zermatt
Lunch above Zermatt

We headed down into Zermatt, through the picturesque village of Findeln. Briefly in a forest, we reached the Gornergrat railway, and then into Winkelmatten, with some pretty nice real estate boasting a view of the Matterhorn.

Gornergrat Railway
Gornergrat Railway
Window Box Display, Zermatt
Window box display, Zermatt

Published by Moorland Walker

Paul is a backpacker, tor bagger, Bibbulmun Track End to Ender and West Ham supporter. He moved down from London to live in Okehampton in 2016, after realising he was spending most of his weekends on Dartmoor and it just made sense to make it permanent!

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