Another ‘Hikeabout’ – this time we’re going up to the Rothorn (3’103 m)…
So how can you get there?
You can start in Zermatt or take a lift up to Sunnegga (then continue to Tufteren where you can grab a drink before going up) or even start in Blauherd. We would recommend either going all the way down from the village or going through Tufteren and then taking the Abenteuerweg. You will be hiking through Ritzengrat ridge which gives you perfect views on Matterhorn and other peaks of course and Tufterkumme valley (can see lots of chamois and marmots!) . The hike is a quite demanding one but rewarding.
When you reach Rothorn you can take the steep way down on the side of it to Blauherd, or go down by Gamsweg , which is a bit longer but you can spot wild animals there and touch Edelweiss (so smooth!) on your way down.
Starting point: Zermatt (1680 m), Tufteren (2215)
Target: Rothorn (3103 m)
Hike lenght: from Tufteren it is only 4 km, but the altitude change is over 800 meters.
Tip: Start in Zermatt and take an easy path up to Tufteren. Enjoy a nice view from Tufteren restaurant, get a homemade cake and continue your trip. Hiking sticks as always will make your knees feel better after a long hike.
Text: Agnieszka Wajs