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St. Niklaus – Schwiedernen – Hüttenweg – Topali Hut

Distance 6.58 km
Duration 4:50 Hours
Difficulty hard

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After a flat start in St. Niklaus the trail then leads steeply up to the Topalihütte. After 1,500 metres difference in altitude you are rewarded with a stunning view and culinary delicacies at the Topalihütte.

Characteristics

Descent
19 Metres
Fitness level
5 Stars
Highest point
2.677 Metres
Quality of the experience
5 Stars
Lowest point
1.123 Metres
Scenery
6 Stars

Best season

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POI details

Nach flachem Start in St. Niklaus geht der Weg anschliessend steil hoch zur Topalihütte

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 www.cff.ch

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

-  Car transport Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp to St. Niklaus (bls.ch/e/autoverlad/)

-  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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