|Starting point:||Oberalp Pass|
|Getting to the starting point:||Railway/road Andermatt–Disentis|
|Back from the destination:||ditto|
|Difference in elevation:||Ascent 500 m, descent 500 m|
|Hiking time:||3h 20m|
|Season:||July to October|
|Note: A detour to the family-friendly Mayghels hut adds 50 minutes to the tour (140 m extra height difference).|
Lake Toma, the cradle of the mighty Rhine, lies at an elevation of 2,344 meters, in the middle of a nature reserve. From the Oberalp Pass a 90-minute hike on marked paths leads to the lake, which lies beneath the Piz Badus. Cuckoo flowers, gentian, alpine roses, marguerites and white cotton grass grow on the edges of the path and the lake. The lake is listed as one of Switzerland's landscapes and natural monuments of national importance and its water has the quality of drinking water.
It is well worth walking right to the end of the lake to enjoy the reflections. We choose the little gorge at the "beginning" of the Rhine for the descent.
From the valley bottom, the route climbs another 140 meters to the SAC Mayghels hut with accommodation and award-winning homemade cakes.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.