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White, whiter, whitest is everything you will see…

Really big eyes for all winter hikers in the rear Ötztal: the pace is excellent to admire the unspoilt beauty of the Alpine mountains and landscapes. 12 km of cleared, signposted winter walking trails lead through snow-covered stone pine forests, white meadows and along the frozen Gurgler Ache brook. Take an even deeper insight into marvelous backcountry areas on guided snowshoeing adventures.

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Hemerachalm - Hemerkogel

Mountain Hike • Oetztal
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difficult
4.6 km
7:00 h
1202 m
13 m
Walk from Niederthai via the sports field in the direction of Wiesle. At the height of Mauslassattel you take the footpath on the right hand side, leading through Hemerwald forest to Untere Hemerachalm. Proceed to Obere Hemerachalm towards the timber line and a rock-strewn area. The last steep ascent to the peak ridge is quite challenging before you reach the summit cross. Descend on the same route. Very sporty hikers (enough time required!) can try the route via Hemerachscharte col down to lake Grastalsee. Continue towards the upper valley through Grastal. Important: this alternative tour takes another 4-5 hours!

 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2770 m
1564 m

Equipment

It is recommended to wear hiking equipment such as outdoor clothing, weather-resistant outdoor clothing, ankle-high mountain boots, wind, rain and sun protection, cap and gloves. It is also important to have sufficient food and a first-aid package, a cell phone and a hiking map. 

 

Start

Niederthai (1563 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.121060 N 10.966082 E
UTM
32T 649132 5220492

Destination

Hemerkogel

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk from Niederthai via the sports field in the direction of Wiesle. At the height of Mauslassattel you take the footpath on the right hand side, leading through Hemerwald forest to Untere Hemerachalm. Proceed to Obere Hemerachalm towards the timber line and a rock-strewn area. The last steep ascent to the peak ridge is quite challenging before you reach the summit cross. Descend on the same route. Very sporty hikers (enough time required!) can try the route via Hemerachscharte col down to lake Grastalsee. Continue towards the upper valley through Grastal. Important: this alternative tour takes another 4-5 hours!

 

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

Niederthai 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

 

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Niederthai:
  • Niederthai Parking Sennhof, payable from 07:00 to 18:30
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler Lehen (football pitch), free
  • Niederthai Ortsweiler plate floor, free of charge
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1202 m
Descent
13 m

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