The Cabane de Tracuit is a beautiful hut high above the Zinal valley. The way to it is long and sudatory. But when you reach the hut you forget all the efforts because you have a wonderful view to Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Dent Blanche and Besso.
It is located at a height of 3.256 m.
The hut is treated from end of March till middle of May and from beginning of July till middle of September. In the rest of the year you have the possibility to rest in the winter room.
As there are also many hikers who just want to stay one night in the great scenery reservation should be obligatory.
How to get there
As long parts of the descent give no shadow you should start early!
You start at the centre of Zinal or from the small parking place behind the Hotel des Bouquetins. First you hike the steep trail at the eastern side of the valley. First you hike through some woods, then you hike through grasslands. Later you reach a waterfall which runs through the rocks of Roc de la Vache. Then you pass the trail in direction of Torrent du Barme (a wild river). After 800 hm you reach the mountain pasture of Tracuit. From there you can see the Cabane de Tracuit.
After ascending greendlands you reach boulderfields. Follow the trail until you reach a small chimney with a fixed rope. From there you reach the hut in 10 minutes.
Total ascent time: 4 ½ h
Height distance: 1.600 hm (5.250 hft)
Route possibilitiesBishorn (4153m)
Les Diablons (3592m)
Turtmanngletscher - Turtmannhütte
Bisjoch – Randa
Schölljoch - Topalihütte
Hut informationsSleeping places: 110 (winter room 30)
Opened: end of March till middle of May / from beginning of July till middle of September
Belongs to SAC section Chaussy
Telephone: 027 475 15 00
Fax: 027 475 26 35