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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 5

Ötztal Trek Stage 5

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Amberger Hütte
    / Amberger Hütte
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  • / Amberger Hütte
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m 3000 2500 2000 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Wütenkarsee Wütenkarferner Sulztalferner Amberger Hütte
Amberger Hütte (2.136 m) –> Wütenkarsattel (3.103 m) –> Hochstubaihütte (3.174 m)
Distance 8.1 km
3:30 h
1,125 m
91 m
3,169 m
2,121 m
  • Course: Climbing, Path
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness, condition, high alpine experience;
  • Mountain path black, intersection alpine route
  • Difficulties: Passage at the river valley and the Wütenkarferner (in each case columns); Mountain guide recommended
  • equipment: normal hiking equipment, (depending on the circumstances) pimples, crampons; In any case rope; Climbing on the glacier
  • Huts: Amberger Hut, Hochstubai Hut
  • Crossing, exit: from Gries im Sulztal (Gemeinde Längenfeld) to Amberger Hütte (about 2 h ascent, approx. 1,5 h descent);
    from Sölden over the Kleblealm and the Laubkarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5 h ascent, approx. 4 h descent);
    from Sölden over the Fiegl's hut in the Windach Valley and the Seekarsee to the Hochstubai hut (approx. 5.5 h ascent, approx. 4.5 h descent);
    alternatively a bus to Kleblealm and to the Fiegl's hut (about 3.5 h ascent to the Hochstubai hut, approx. 2,5 h descent)
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Update: April 12, 2021
Highest point
Hochstubaihütte, 3,169 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Amberger Hütte

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit, Kondition, hochalpine Erfahrung; abschnittsweise alpine Route

Passage am Sulztalferner und am Wütenkarferner (jeweils Spalten); Bergführer empfohlen

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

... on Sulztalferner glacier you can still find the rare green alga species“mesotaenium berggreni”?

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


Amberger Hütte (2,135 m)
47.042225, 11.074176
47°02'32.0"N 11°04'27.0"E
32T 657563 5211944



Turn-by-turn directions


First you hike along the flat valley floor of the Sulze brooklet to the south up the slope to the right, where the path forks-off and you turn right. Keep to the right at the trail fork. The route continues climbing gently along the lateral (western) moraine until you reach Sulztalferner glacier. Time to rope up!
Continue along the right edge of the glacier to the foot of Wilde Leck area and further uphill to Wütenkarsattel (watch out for crevasses!).
Once you have crossed the saddle you descend through crumbly, sliding rock rubble to Wütenkarferner glacier and a small lake. Keep slightly to the rightwhen crossing the glacier which you leave at its western edge - where you meet the access trail from Sölden to Hochstubaihütte. The last 100 altitude meters are an easy ridge walk to the Alpine refuge hut.


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

Längenfeld 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



The following parking facilities are available in Gries:

Gries at the end of the village - € 3,00 per day/car


47.042225, 11.074176
47°02'32.0"N 11°04'27.0"E
32T 657563 5211944
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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.

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8.1 km
3:30 h
1,125 m
91 m
Highest point
3,169 m
Lowest point
2,121 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available


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