Weisshornhütte is a hut way up above Randa. It is located at 2932 m on the southern slopes of Weisshorn. Just around the corner you can find Schali Glacier. It’s mainly used by climbers as a starting point of Weisshorn ascent, but for me it was a perfect one day hike finished with huge rösti to refill my energy.
How to get there?
The easiest way to get to your starting point which is Randa is to take a train from Zermatt. If you’re very motivated you can walk down from Zermatt by an easy and pretty Bahnweg (Railway Trail) but that will add up 2 more hours to your hiking day. Once in Randa you walk down towards your left hand side until you reach those signs.
If you’re planning your hike in September and feel like eating in the hut better check in Tourist Office in Randa if the hut is still open. Otherwise take some sandwiches with you. When I went for my hike it was the last day the hut was open and I was lucky enough to enjoy a normal meal up.
In Zermatt and around all the trails are perfectly marked so no worries of getting lost. The trail to Weisshornhütte is long and quite demanding at some points. It’s a normal trail, not an alpine one, so it is situable for all, but keep in mind it’s almost 1800 m altitude change within 6,6 km. Yes, it will make your legs and knees work hard. It is all worth it though. The views on the way are stunning and when you finally get to the hut you can prolong your hike and almost touch the Schali glacier and see the starting point of Weisshorn climb. From the hut you are able to enjoy glorious views of other 18 peaks of above 4000 m. I was lucky enough to meet an old mountain guide who took me even closer to Weisshorn. Thank you!
Starting point: Randa (1439 m)
Target: Weisshornhütte (2932 m)
Hike lenght: Around 6,6 km.
Difficulty: It’s not a difficult hike. You have to be fit though.
Tips: Take hiking sticks with you that will take some pressure off your knees. Double check if the hut is open.
To reserve your stay in the Weisshornhütte click: here.
Text: Agnieszka Wajs