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Mountain Hike recommended route

Zirmkogel

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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OBERGURGL -> Soomsee -> Gurgler Schartl -> ZIRMKOGEL
difficult
Distance 18.8 km
3:30 h
1,545 m
1,542 m
3,280 m
1,862 m
Follow the hiking route from Obergurgl via Pirchhütt's Bratbrücke bridge and cross Lobbach until you get to the number 39 trail fork-off. The winding path stretches up the steep slope in the direction of Sonnbergalm. Walk past the fork-off to lake Nedersee and enjoy lovely Soomsee mountain lake. From the lake in north-western direction towards the high Alpine valley leading to Gurgler Schartl (2932 m). The ascent to Gurgler Schartl via Stockferner glacier, amid the mountain lake area, can be quite exhausting. On top you are rewarded with marvelous panoramic views of the southern Alps incl. Ortler peak.

 

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Update: April 13, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,280 m
Lowest point
1,862 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/summer.html

Start

Obergurgl (1,897 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.876020, 11.032626
DMS
46°52'33.7"N 11°01'57.5"E
UTM
32T 654886 5193392
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Destination

Zirmkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the hiking route from Obergurgl via Pirchhütt's Bratbrücke bridge and cross Lobbach until you get to the number 39 trail fork-off. The winding path stretches up the steep slope in the direction of Sonnbergalm. Walk past the fork-off to lake Nedersee and enjoy lovely Soomsee mountain lake. From the lake in north-western direction towards the high Alpine valley leading to Gurgler Schartl (2932 m). The ascent to Gurgler Schartl via Stockferner glacier, amid the mountain lake area, can be quite exhausting. On top you are rewarded with marvelous panoramic views of the southern Alps incl. Ortler peak.

 

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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

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 was: 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
46.876020, 11.032626
DMS
46°52'33.7"N 11°01'57.5"E
UTM
32T 654886 5193392
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Aperes Ferwalljoch
  • Gurgler Schartl (Seiter Schartle)
  • Seelenferner - Obergurgl
  • Festkogl Obergurgl
  • Gaisberg glacier
  • Smugglers hike - Obergurgl
  • Hochwildehaus - Obergurgl
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
1,545 m
Descent
1,542 m
Highest point
3,280 m
Lowest point
1,862 m
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