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Alpine Mountain Hut / Kesch Trek (Stage 1)

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 Start in Dürrboden in the Dischma valley (2007 m) or at the Flüela Pass (2263 m), and then climb up to the Grialetsch Mountain Hut SAC (2542 m). The hike takes approx. 2 to 2.5 hours.
moderate
20.4 km
5:59 h
78 m
1,307 m

Either start the Kesch Trek in Dürrboden or at the Flüela Pass. We would recommend travelling to the starting point by public transport. Timetables are available online or can be obtained from the Davos Klosters Resort Tourist Office. Your destination on the first day is the Grialetsch Mountain Hut SAC, where you spend the night.

 

Complete tour: Alpine Mountain Hut / Kesch Trek (Complete tour)

Stage 2: Grialetsch Mountain Hut SAC - Kesch Mountain Hut SAC

Author’s recommendation

Keen to explore a detour with incredible views? The Flüela Schwarzhorn (3,147 metres a.s.l.) is a 3,000-metre mountain with an easy ascent. 

Safety Information:

The Kesch Trek is an alpine mountain hike. It is essential that you properly assess the possible dangers than could occur in the high mountains. These routes require a good level of fitness.

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Author
Remy Horn 
Updated: September 06, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,361 m
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Safety information

Der Kesch-Trek ist eine alpine Bergwanderung. Die möglichen Gefahren im Hochgebirge müssen richtig eingeschätzt werden. Die Wanderetappen erfordern eine gute Kondition.

Jeweils im Oktober und Ende April bis Ende Mai führt die Schweizer Armee Schiessübungen im Umkreis S-chanf durch. Somit ist der Bereich zwischen S-chanf und dem Berggasthaus Dürrboden während dieser Zeit im Scaletta- und Grialetsch-Gebiet gesperrt (Lebensgefahr). 

Tips, hints and links

Grialetsch Mountain Hut  www.grialetsch.ch 

Davos Klosters Resort: www.davos.ch / www.klosters.ch 

SBB/ RhB timetable www.sbb.ch 

Start

Es-cha-Hütte SAC (2,593 m)
Coordinates:
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46.611391, 9.902915
DMS
46°36'41.0"N 9°54'10.5"E
UTM
32T 569140 5162376
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Destination

Preda oder Bergün

Turn-by-turn directions

Es-cha-Hütte SAC - Fuorcla Gualdauna (2491 m) - Albulapass Ospiz (2312 m) - Lai Palpuogna (1918 m) - Preda, Bahnhof Rhätische Bahn oder direkt über Naz (1747 m) - Bergün (1367 m) 

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Public transport

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Getting there

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Coordinates

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46.611391, 9.902915
DMS
46°36'41.0"N 9°54'10.5"E
UTM
32T 569140 5162376
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy walking boots, weatherproof and warm clothing, rain gear, food and drink for the hiking stages (packed lunches can also be obtained from the mountain hut), sufficient water, sun cream and head protection, first aid kit, maps and hiking sticks if required.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.4 km
Duration
5:59h
Ascent
78 m
Descent
1,307 m
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