Zermatt to the Rothorn Hut

A steep climb to the foot of Zinalrothorn.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
7.8 km
Ascent
1.6 km
Descent
16 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
17˚
Zermatt to the Rothorn Hut Map

A steep and steady climb directly above Zermatt, Valais, takes you to the charming Rothorn Mountain Hut. It’s 3198 metres above sea level, sitting at the foot of the Zinalrothorn, one of Zermatt's massive 4000ers. From the hut you find yourself above the clouds in the land of the high alpine giants, surrounded by the Weißhorn group.

Description

The hike has an elevation difference of 1600m at a steep gradient, so it's only going to be enjoyable for experienced hikers!

Sources

https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/wanderung/walliser-alpen/aufstieg-zur-rothornhuette/23904257/

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque

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