The mountains of Bavaria and the Tyrol are home of some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Gorges and deeply cut valleys lead up to alpine pastures and intimidating summits of Wetterstein and Karwendel massif. During this trekking tour you can expect stunning views, surrounded by ragged peaks. There is an almost unbelievable […]
The mountains of Bavaria and the Tyrol are home of some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Gorges and deeply cut valleys lead up to alpine pastures and intimidating summits of Wetterstein and Karwendel massif. During this trekking tour you can expect stunning views, surrounded by ragged peaks. There is an almost unbelievable number of summits, high altitude paths and rustic alpine cabins. You cross National Park Karwendel up to the Northern Chain, where you finally glide down into the valley to Innsbruck by cable car.
£625 per person based on 2 people sharing a double room 15th June – 1st July and 20th August – 16thSeptember
£680 per person based on 2 people sharing a double room 2nd July – 19th August inc
Single room surcharge £80
When to go:
Arrivals on Fridays and Sundays from 15th June to 16th September
Special arrangements for groups of min. 4 persons possible.
Day 1: Individual journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Day 2: Roundtrip high altitude path Höllentalklamm (Hell valley gorge)
Walk deep into Höllentalklamm to alpine pasture Höllentalangeralm at the foot of Zugspitze. Take the high altitude path above the gorge to Hupfleitenjoch and cross alpine pastures to Kreuzeck. Overnight stay in Garmisch, take the cable car down.
Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.
Day 3: From Garmisch to Schachenhaus, ‘Wetterstein massif’
The day starts with a walk through a gorge on the foot of Wetterstein. A hiking trail leads steeply uphill onto Königsweg to Schachen castle, once built by King Louis II. Rather unpresumptuous on the outside the inside is very glamorous. Overnight stay in comfortable Schachenhaus.
Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs.
Day 4: From Schachenhaus to Scharnitz, ‘Sunrise’
The climb up to the pass and walk to the border cabin has everything that makes mountain hiking so attractive. Afterwards down into Leutasch valley and on to Scharnitz. In the beginning you cross rocky landscape, then through a little valley and in the end of the day another pass awaits. Possibility of shortcut by bus.
Walking time: approx. 7.5 hrs.
Day 5: From Scharnitz to Halleranger Alm, ‘Isar spring’
Transfer deep into Karwendel valley. Comfortable start with walk up to Halleranger alpine pasture which takes about 2 hrs. Take it easy or hike up to Sunntiger Spitze. The next two nights are spent on Halleranger Alm.
Walking time: approx. 2.5 to 5 hrs.
Day 6: Day off or summit tour Karwendel massif
Today you have a choice: enjoy a relaxing day of rest at the alpine cabin or take a couple of interesting summit tours into the stunning Karwendel massif. According to your fitness level and agility the host will recommend suitable tours.
Day 7: From Halleranger Alm to Innsbruck, ‘Karwendel Crossing’
A marvellous high altitude path crosses several ridges (passes) to well known Northern Chain. One short but steep climb requires surefootedness and stamina. Afterwards you head on to the summit station of Hafelekar and glide majestically downhill to Innsbruck. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.
Day 8: Individual departure or extra days
Accommodation 4 nights in hotels, 3 nights in cabins (dormitory).
Seven nights accommodation in good quality hotels and cabins , luggage transfers, maps and route notes and back up if required.
Munich or Innsbruck are the most convenient airports to fly into and there are numerous flights in and out of both airports with different airlines.
Garmisch Partenkirchen can be accessed from Innsbruck by a direct train that takes approx 1hrs 45 mins
From Munich there is a train from the airport to Munich and then a direct train to Garmisch Partenkirchen that takes approx 2 hrs 30 mins.
Further details of train times can be found here: http://www.bahn.de/i/view/GBR/en/index.shtml including for travel onwards from Innsbruck.
Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sunblock/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit.
We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.
Contact us now to book this walk or make an enquiry.