CAR PARK HAMLET LEHEN->Hemerachalm->Hemerkogel->Grastalsee->Grastal->CAR PARK HAMLET SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)
Distance 12.4 km
Walk from Niederthai via the sports field in the direction of Wiesle. At the height of Mauslassattel you take the footpath on the right hand side, leading through Hemerwald forest to Untere Hemerachalm. Proceed to Obere Hemerachalm towards the timber line and a rock-strewn area. The last steep ascent to the peak ridge is quite challenging before you reach the summit cross. Descend on the same route. Very sporty hikers (enough time required!) can try the route via Hemerachscharte col down to lake Grastalsee. Continue towards the upper valley through Grastal. Important: this alternative tour takes another 4-5 hours!
Safety informationFor experienced mountaineers that are free from vertigo & surefooted;
Very good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary, such as alpine security material, good weather conditions recommended.
Please pay attention to the current weather report:
Getting thereThe 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.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
- car park hamlet Sennhof (next to the Information Niederthai, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
- car park hamlet Lehen (football pitch), free of charge
32T 649132 5220492
EquipmentAppropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, 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.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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