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Mountain Hike recommended route

Königsjoch - Obergurgl

Mountain Hike · Oetztal
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  • / Königsjoch
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OBERGURGL FESTKOGL BASE STATION -> path to Hochgurgl -> Königstal valley - KÖNIGSJOCH

 

moderate
Distance 6.3 km
3:30 h
925 m
16 m
2,825 m
1,895 m
Walk to the bridge at the entrance to Königstal valley either from Obergurgl or Hochgurgl. Towards the upper valley first you keep to the right, then to the left along Königsbach brooklet. A slightly rising trail takes you to Zollhütte hut. Then via Schieferböden area up to Königsjoch. The weekly organized Smugglers' Hike takes walkers right across the col down to the South Tyrolean pasturelands.

 

Author’s recommendation

From the Königsjoch ridge leads a beautiful path to the Glanegg Alm (2.060 m) to South Tyrol (walking time approx. 2 hrs.). From the hut you reach the bus stop in 5 minutes walking time. Busses run back to Obergurgl 4x per day. Bus timetable under www.oetztaler.at.
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Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,825 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
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Start

Obergurgl Festkogl gondola base station (1,906 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870452, 11.027301
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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Destination

Königs ridge

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk to the bridge at the entrance to Königstal valley either from Obergurgl or Hochgurgl. Towards the upper valley first you keep to the right, then to the left along Königsbach brooklet. A slightly rising trail takes you to Zollhütte hut. Then via Schieferböden area up to Königsjoch. The weekly organized Smugglers' Hike takes walkers right across the col down to the South Tyrolean pasturelands.

 

Note


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

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:
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00 / hour
  • Parking garage (bottom station Festkogl gondola, chargeable | € 2,00 / hour
  • 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
46.870452, 11.027301
DMS
46°52'13.6"N 11°01'38.3"E
UTM
32T 654496 5192763
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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.

Basic Equipment for Mountain 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Gaisberg glacier
  • Festkogl Obergurgl
  • Seelenferner - Obergurgl
  • Hochwildehaus - Obergurgl
  • Ramolhaus - Obergurgl
  • Langtalferner
  • Gurgler Schartl (Seiter Schartle)
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
925 m
Descent
16 m
Highest point
2,825 m
Lowest point
1,895 m
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