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Long Distance Hiking recommended route Stage 20

Ötztal Trek Stage 20

Long Distance Hiking · Oetztal
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  • Hauerseehütte
    / Hauerseehütte
    Photo: Ötztal
  • / Frischmann Hütte (2.182 m)
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m 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Felderjöchl Weißer See Frischmannhütte Hauerseehütte
Hauerseehütte (2.383 m) –> Felderjöchl (2.797 m) –> Frischmannhütte (2.192 m)
Distance 6.4 km
3:00 h
610 m
825 m
2,795 m
2,188 m
  • Route: Climbing
  • Requirements: Step safety, dizziness;
  • Mountain path black
  • Difficulties: no special difficulties
  • Equipment: normal hiking equipment; (Hauerseehütte not farmed)
  • Huts: Hauersee hut (self-catering), Frischmann Hut Crossing
  • Acess / exit point: From Unterried or Oberried (municipality of Längenfeld) to Hauerseehütte (approx. 3,75 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent);
    from Umhausen to the Frischmannhütte (about 3,5 h ascent, approx. 2,5 h descent),
    alternatively taxish shuttle from Umhausen to the Hinter Fundusalm - then another 30 min ascent to the Frischmannhütte)
    from Köfels (municipality of Umhausen) to the Frischmannhütte (about 2,5 h ascent, about 2 h descent)
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Update: April 15, 2021
Highest point
2,795 m
Lowest point
2,188 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Frischmann Hut

Safety information

Trittsicherheit, Schwindelfreiheit

Keine besonderen Schwierigkeiten

Tips and hints

Did you know that…

...Geigenkamm mountain range is surrounded by thirty summits higher than3000 meters?

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


Hauerseehütte (2,384 m)
47.058341, 10.917621
47°03'30.0"N 10°55'03.4"E
32T 645627 5213431



Turn-by-turn directions


The first awe-inspiring mountain lake can be found right next to Hauerseehütte and also gave its name to the hut. Here the trail descends moderately past lake Unterer Spitzigsee, then climbs gently in a north-western direction through picture-book Innerbergtal side valley and crosses the slopes above Felderkar cirque. Then a more strenuous section is on the program: the trail switchbacks steeply up to lake Weißer See below Felderjöchl (2800 m), the saddle you have to cross to get to Frischmannhütte.
The footpath travels to the right of the lake and climbs in switchbacks through very steep and rocky terrain towards scenic Felderjöchl (fixed cables). From the saddle the trail drops steeply at the beginning and then levels out and continues through Fernerkar below Ploderferner glacier. Later ther oute descends quickly east of Griesköpfe peaks and through high Alpinemeadows and pasturelands in full bloom to Frischmannhütte.


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 Längenfeld:
  • Parking in Lehn - nearby Heimatmuseum - subject to charges
  • Parking Oberried - climbing garden - payable

The following parking facilities are available in Umhausen:

  • Umhausen Parking Mure - free of charge
  • Umhausen Bischoffsplatz - payable from 07:00 to 18:30 hour
  • Parking Köfels (payable)


47.058341, 10.917621
47°03'30.0"N 10°55'03.4"E
32T 645627 5213431
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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6.4 km
3:00 h
610 m
825 m
Highest point
2,795 m
Lowest point
2,188 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Linear route


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