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Jungen – Schalb – Moosalp

Distance 9.61 km
Duration 4:00 Hours
Difficulty medium


You can reach the Jungenalp comfortably by cable car. The small traditional gondolas offer space for a maximum of 4 people. Allow enough time on Jungenalp for your panoramic view, a stop at the Jungeralp restaurant and to refresh your feet in the small lake. This demanding hike above the Mattertal offers impressive views of the Ried glacier, the mountain communities of Grächen and Gspon and the Saas valley. Here the Valais mountain world shows itself from its best side, as this tour is one of the most beautiful hikes.


393 Metres
3 Stars
320 Metres
Fitness level
4 Stars
Highest point
2.196 Metres
Quality of the experience
5 Stars
Lowest point
1.949 Metres
5 Stars

Best season


POI details

Start your panoramic and challenging high-altitude hike from Jungenalp at 1,975 metres above sea level. With the Matterhorn and Weisshorn behind you, you hike past the lake along the Mattertal valley towards Moosalp. The varied route takes you through the larch forest, along narrow paths on steep rock faces, over scree fields, pastures and lush mountain meadows. Follow the trail past the turnoff to the Augstbordpass, cross the Embdbach stream, hike through two Suonen tunnels and cross the Törbelbach stream at 2050 m above sea level. In between, there are benches along the way for picnic breaks, from which you can also enjoy the breathtaking view. Just follow the signs to Moosalp. For the relaxed final spurt, the trail becomes wider and the natural path saves you further ascents.
From Visp take the train to St. Niklaus. There you change to the Post Bus which takes you to Grächen every half hour. On weekends, there is a direct bus service from Visp to Grächen. Find full timetable information at

-  Rhône Valley: Via Martigny - Visp to St. Niklaus

-  Car transport Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp to St. Niklaus (

-  Car transport Furka: Via Andermatt - Realp - Oberwald - Brig - Visp to St. Niklaus (Car transport Furka)

-  Tessin/Simplon: Via Lugano - Centovalli - Domodossola - Brig - Visp to St. Niklaus (Car transport Simplon)

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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