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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 9

Ötztal Trek Stage 9

Long Distance Hiking · Ötztal
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  • Hochfirst
    Hochfirst
    Photo: Katharina Nösig, Ötztal
Gasthaus Hochfirst (1.860 m) - Timmelsjoch - Brunnenkogelhouse (2.738 m)
difficult
Distance 12.8 km
6:00 h
1,623 m
715 m
2,961 m
1,817 m
  • Route: Climbing
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain path black
  • Difficulty: exposed passages on the ridge, stable weather conditions particularly important
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Brunnenkogelhaus, Rasthaus at the Timmelsjoch (no overnight stay), Gasthaus Hochfirst
  • Acess / exit point: from Sölden over the Fiegl's hut in the Windach Valley to the Brunnenkogelhaus (about 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    alternatively bus from Sölden to Fiegl's Hütte - then another 3 h ascent to Brunnenkogelhaus (about 2 h descent)
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Author
Roland Grüner 
Update: April 26, 2024
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,961 m
Lowest point
1,817 m
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Rest stops

Brunnenkogel Hut
Altkaser
Gasthaus Hochfirst

Safety information

For high alpine experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted. Excellent physical condition, extensive mountain experience, alpine climbing gear, safety- and orientation guide, good weather conditions recommended. Please pay attention to the current weather report

Tips and suggestions

Did you know that…

... Timmelsjoch is the highest pass crossing of the Eastern Alps?

 

More details about hiking In Ötztal: www.oetztal.com/hiking

Start

Gasthaus Hochfirst
Coordinates:
DD
46.887984, 11.126613
DMS
46°53'16.7"N 11°07'35.8"E
UTM
32T 662012 5194911
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Destination

Brunnenkoglhaus

Turn-by-turn directions

AN EXCEPTIONAL HIGH ELEVATION TRAIL

Ascend from Gasthof Hochfirst to Timmelsjoch. From Rasthaus Timmelsjoch the trail leads past several small lakes, gently ascending to Wannenkar. Hiking past Wannenkar, Rötenkar and Wietenkar, you walk in switchbacks through steep, boulder-strewn terrain up to Wannenkarsattel. Follow the constantly climbing ridge trail to Wilde Rötespitz, the tour‘s highest point. Awe-inspiringviews include Ötztal’s Wildspitze, North Tirol’s highest mountain, Weißkugel and Zuckerhütl in the Stubai Alps!
A slightly descending path takes you down to Brunnenkogelhaus at the peak of Vorderer Brunnenkogel. Hiking down to Sölden you take the trail via Brunnenberg Alm (approx. 3.5 h) or Fiegl‘s Hütte in Windachtal (approx. 2 h): here you can take the Windach bus line to Sölden (you save about 2 h). You reach the next stage by public bus from Sölden to Obergurgl.

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Directions

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 

- Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | no parking at night

- Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | no parking at night

Coordinates

DD
46.887984, 11.126613
DMS
46°53'16.7"N 11°07'35.8"E
UTM
32T 662012 5194911
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking Map (available at the Ötztal Tourism information offices)

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ötztal Trek Stage 8
  • Ötztaler Urweg E6 Obergurgl - Vent
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Obergurgl to Moos in Passeier (alternative route)
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 10
  • Ötztal trek route 3
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.8 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,623 m
Descent
715 m
Highest point
2,961 m
Lowest point
1,817 m
Linear route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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