The Dom hut is a central starting point for 7x 4.000m peaks and is a wonderful view point for accommodation guests.
You have a great view to the Mischabel group and to Matterhorn and Dent Blanche. The deep view to Mattertal is also impressive.
The Dom hut was first built in 1890. But as the hut was visited by many climbers the hut became too small. So in 1957 a new hut was built next to the old hut. This new hut was enlarged in 1978 as the Dom was (is) a famous target for climbers. The Dom is the highest Swiss mountain which stands completely on Swiss territory.
As the hut is normally full of climbers and hikers you should make a reservation there.
How to get there
From Randa via Lerchberg to Dom hut: 4 ½ h
The parking place of the railway station is the starting point for this challenging and diversified hike. You pass the school and the church and hike to the grasslands of Obermatt till you reach the runnel. Soon the trail gets steeper. When you reach the forest line the trail ascents in zigzag.
When you come to a steep wall follow the fixed ropes. Then you have to pass some boulders. After passing them you will see the hut.
Dom (4.545 m) via North flank (normal route) or NW-ridge (Festi ridge)
Täschhorn (4.491 m) via NW flank: 5-6 h
Lenzspitze (4.294 m) via South ridge
Nadelhorn (4.327 m) via Nadel ridge (from Lenzspitze or via Stecknadelhorn)
Stecknadelhorn (4.241 m) via Hohberg glacier in 5-6 h
Hohberghorn (4.142 m) via Hohberg glacier (often starting point for the Nadel ridge traverse)
Dürrenhorn (4.035 m) normally climbed after the summit Hohberghorn
Hut informationHeight: 2.940 m
01st July – middle of September
For the rest of the year there is a winter room with sleeping room, kitchen and dining room
Contact for accommodation:
Dom hut ++41/(0)27/9672634
Time for calls:
07.00 – 16.00 Uhr
21.00 – 22.00 Uhr
External linksHomepage Domhütte
Homepage SAC Swiss Alpine Club