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Hiking Trail recommended route

Hemerkogel - Niederthai

Hiking Trail · Umhausen
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  • Hemerachalm
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CAR PARK LEHEN -> Hemerach hut -> Hemerkogel -> Grastalsee -> Grastal -> car park Sennhof -> CAR PARK LEHEN
difficult
Distance 13.4 km
7:00 h
1,240 m
1,231 m
2,732 m
1,540 m
The hiking starts by the car park Lehen 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
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,732 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 7.92%Dirt road 5.55%Forested/wild trail 5.84%Path 80.67%
Asphalt
1.1 km
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
10.8 km
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Rest stops

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

 

Tips and suggestions

More information about hiking can be found here

Start

car park "Lehen"
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 "Lehen"

Turn-by-turn directions

The hiking starts by the car park Lehen 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. 

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 

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 Niederthai:
  • car park "Lehen" (football field Niederthai) | one day ticket for cars € 5,00 | the car park for people with handicap is free, please deposit your handicap ID apparent in your car

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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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

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Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Hiking map | scale: 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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  • Höfle - Bichl - Niederthai
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,240 m
Descent
1,231 m
Highest point
2,732 m
Lowest point
1,540 m
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