Martin-Busch-Hütte (2.501 m) –> Similaunhütte (3.017 m)
MARTIN-BUSCH-HUT (2.501 m) –> SIMILAUNHUT (3.017 m)
Course: Climbing Requirements: Basic level of tread safety; Mountain route red Difficulty: no special difficulties Equipment: normal hiking equipment Walking time: approx. 2 h Difference in altitude: approx. 500 Hm ascent Highest point: 3.017 m Distance: about 4.5 km Overnight stay, stop: Martin-Busch Hut, Similaunhütte Cross- Exit: from Vent through the Niedertal to the Martin-Busch-Hütte (about 2,5 h ascent, approx. 2 h descent)
Best time of year
Grundmaß an Trittsicherheit Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten
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.
Martin-Busch-Hut (2.501 m) - Similaunhut (3.017 m)
A Side-Trip to South Tirol
Similaunhütte, a privately-owned refuge, is located at 3017 meters above sea level, on the South Tirolean side of Niederjoch, a mountain pass between Tirol's Ötztal and South Tirol's Schnalstal. Similaunhütte and Similaun owe their fame to the Iceman, also called Similaun Man, who was discovered in 1991, eroding out of the glacier on Tisenjoch (about 1 ¼ hrs. walk from the hut). Many know the lodge also from the annual Large Trek during which thousands of sheep are driven from Schnalstal to the pastures in Niedertal and back. On their way the animals and shepherds walk past Similaunhütte. The tour from Martin-Busch- Hütte to Similaunhütte leads along River Niederjochbach into Niedertal. The trail then climbs gently through moraines. From Seibach River you stay on the moraine ridge all the way to "Bild". After "Bild" the trail continues without much elevation change to the glacier. Until 2008 hikers had to cross Niederjochferner, since 2008 there is a new trail circumventing it. This blazed trail leads west of Niederjochferner to Similaunhütte. The last section of this trail is rather steep.
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
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
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)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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