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Mountain Hikerecommended route

Hemerkogel 2.759m - Umhausen-Niederthai

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • Sonneuntergang
    / Sonneuntergang
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Untere Hemerachalm
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Obere Hemerachalm
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Untere Hemerachalm
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Ortsaufnahme Niederthai
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CAR PARK HAMLET LEHEN->Hemerachalm->Hemerkogel->Grastalsee->Grastal->CAR PARK HAMLET SENNHOF (next to the information Niederthai)
difficult
Distance 4.7 km
3:30 h
1,187 m
19 m
2,751 m
1,564 m
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!

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,751 m
Lowest point
1,564 m
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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/de/sommer.html 

Start

car park Lehen (1,563 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.121060, 10.966082
DMS
47°07'15.8"N 10°57'57.9"E
UTM
32T 649132 5220492
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Destination

Hemerkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

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!

 

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 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://fahplan.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:
  • 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

Coordinates

DD
47.121060, 10.966082
DMS
47°07'15.8"N 10°57'57.9"E
UTM
32T 649132 5220492
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Bike- und Wanderkarte, Maßstaab 1:35.000

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. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,187 m
Descent
19 m
Highest point
2,751 m
Lowest point
1,564 m
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