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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 12

Ötztal Trek Stage 12

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Martin-Busch-Hütte
    / Martin-Busch-Hütte
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  • / Similaunhütte
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m 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 4 3 2 1 km Similaunhütte Niederjochferner Martin-Busch-Hütte Niederjochbach
Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m) –> Similaunhütte (3.017 m)
moderate
Distance 4.8 km
2:00 h
592 m
71 m
  • Course: Climbing
  • Requirements: Basic level of tread safety;
  • Mountain route red Difficulty:
  • no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment
  • Huts: Martin-Busch Hut, Similaun Hut
  • Acess / exit point: from Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent)

Author’s recommendation

TIP OF THE DAY

Similaunhütte – Similaun (3.599 meter) – Similaunhütte

Similaun peak from Similaunhütte: glacier tour, surefootedness, goodhead for heights, high Alpine experience; rope is a must on the glacier (crevasses!) and ridges. Ice pick and crampons required!

Level, walking time: difficult hike via glacier (mountain guide recommended), about. 4 h
Altitude meters: 580 hm descent and ascent

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Author
Ötztal Tourismus 
Update: April 13, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,078 m
Lowest point
2,490 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Similaunhütte
Martin-Busch-Hütte

Safety information

Grundmaß an Trittsicherheit
Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…
...from Schnalstal sheep are still driven past Similaunhütte into upper Ötztal?

 

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

Start

Martin-Busch-Hütte (2,499 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.801099, 10.886982
DMS
46°48'04.0"N 10°53'13.1"E
UTM
32T 643988 5184790
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Destination

Similaunhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

A SIDE TRIP TO SOUTH TYROL

Similaunhütte is located at 3017 meters above sea level on the South Tyrolean side of Niederjoch, a mountain pass between Tirol’s Ötztal and South Tyrol’s Schnalstal. Similaunhütte and Similaun owe their fame to Ötzi - The Iceman who was discovered at nearby Tisenjoch saddle (about 1.5 walking hours). The tour to Similaunhütte runs uphill through Niedertal valley. From Martin-Busch-Hütte you follow the signs towards Similaunhütte. Shortly before you reach Saybach mountain brook, continue along Niedertalbach brook to the left in the direction of Niederjochferner. A marked route then takes you to Similaunhütte.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

 

Getting there

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps

 

Parking

In Obergurgl-Hochgurgl the following parking facilities are available:
  • Car park Village center Obergurgl (in front of the church on the right, behind the multi-purpose building where the information office is located)
  • Parking lot with coin entrance Parking Place entrance - valley station Festkoglbahn, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)

Coordinates

DD
46.801099, 10.886982
DMS
46°48'04.0"N 10°53'13.1"E
UTM
32T 643988 5184790
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as breathable and weather-adapted outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and possibly gloves. It is also important to have enough food, as well as a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance 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)
  • 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

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

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  • Ötztaler Urweg E7 Vent - Gaislach
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 11
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Vent to Obergurgl (alternative route)
  • Ötztal Trek Stage 17
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
592 m
Descent
71 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route Family-friendly

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