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Hiking Trail recommended route

Hemerkogel - Umhausen-Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • Hemerachalm
    / Hemerachalm
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  • / Wandern in Niederthai
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  • / Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Zwieselbach Alm Schweinfurter Hütte
CAR PARK LEHEN->Hemerach hut->Hemerkogel->Grastalsee->Grastal->CAR PARK SENNHOF (next to the Information)
difficult
Distance 12.3 km
7:00 h
1,207 m
1,230 m
The hiking starts by the parking space Lehen (footballground) in Niederthai. From there you walk in the direction to "Wiesle", but than you walk to the "untere und obere Hemerach hut". You pass the huts and walk to the Hemerkogel. On the top you have a amazing view. If you want to walk the same way back or the the grastal lake. From there you walk through the valley back to Niederthai. 
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,732 m
Lowest point
1,541 m
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Rest Stop

Schweinfurter Hut
Zwieselbach Alm

Safety information

For 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: https://www.oetztal.com/en/summer.html

 

Start

car park Lehen (1,563 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.120880, 10.966111
DMS
47°07'15.2"N 10°57'58.0"E
UTM
32T 649135 5220472
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Destination

car park Sennhof (next to the Information Niederthai)

Turn-by-turn directions

The hiking starts by the parking space Lehen (footballground) in Niederthai. From there you walk in the direction to "Wiesle", but than you walk to the "untere und obere Hemerach hut". You pass the huts and walk to the Hemerkogel. If you want to walk the same way back or the the grastal lake. From there you walk through the valley back to Niederthai. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Bahnhof ÖTZTAL. 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 

Getting there

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 Niederthai:
  •   parking space Lehen, free of charge 

Coordinates

DD
47.120880, 10.966111
DMS
47°07'15.2"N 10°57'58.0"E
UTM
32T 649135 5220472
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Appropriate 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 Hiking

  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
12.3 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,207 m
Descent
1,230 m
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