Mountain tour recommended route Stage 2

Bernina Trek classic: stage 2 Chamanna d'Es-cha-Chamanna Jenatsch

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  • Chamanna d'Es-cha
    Chamanna d'Es-cha
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From the biodiverse, flowering alpine pastures on the sunny terraces and mountainsides into the wild Val Bever.
difficult
Distance 23.9 km
8:03 h
1,090 m
1,030 m
2,647 m
2,018 m
From the Chamanna d'Es-cha you turn south-west and hike on a quite comfortable path towards the Fuorcla Gualdauna from where you begin the descent to the Albula mountain pass road. Continue along the generally seldom used road to the Ospiz (duration: 2.5 hours; restaurant). Follow the path on the right side of the valley for another 1.5 km until the terrain drops steeply towards the lakes. Here, turn left, cross the road and follow the ascending path in the direction of Fuorcla Crap Alv. Enjoy the unique, green-shimmering Crap Alv Laiets (maybe even take a dip) before you reach the mountain pass Fuorcla Crap Alv at 2'466 m (duration: 1.5 hours). This Fuorcla is known for the country's highest biodiversity (flora). A steep descent brings you to the sparse forest at Palüd Marscha in the upper Val Bever (duration: 1 hour). Continue on the road to the Alp Suvretta where you cross the bridge over the Beverin stream and hike up, past Tegia d'Val, to the Chamanna Jenatsch at 2'652 m (duration: 3 hours).

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch

 

Booking 
Chamanna Coaz
Phone: +41 81 842 62 78
E-mail: info@coaz.ch  
Internet: bernina-trek.ch (in German only)

 

Author’s recommendation

Take the Albula Taxi from the Es- cha parking to the Albula Hospiz.

busalpin.ch (in German/French only)

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Update: March 07, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,647 m
Lowest point
2,018 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The path is clearly marked (red-white). The descent from the Fuorcla Crap Alv into the Val Bever requires surefootedness and a head for heights.

Mobile reception is extremely patchy.

Tips and hints

Accommodation:
Chamanna Jenatsch
Phone: +41 81 833 29 29
Email: info@chamannajenatsch.ch 
Internet: www.chamannajenatsch.ch 

As there is often still a lot of snow at the beginning of June and most SAC huts are no longer staffed at the end of October, the best time to complete the Bernina Trek is from the end of June to the beginning of October.

Start

Chamanna d'Es-cha (2,595 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'788'729E 1'165'222N
DD
46.611582, 9.902634
DMS
46°36'41.7"N 9°54'09.5"E
UTM
32T 569118 5162397
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Destination

Chamanna Jenatsch

Turn-by-turn directions

Chamanna d'Es-cha - Fuorcla Gualdauna - Albula pass - Fuorcla Crap Alv - Palüd Marscha - Val Bever - Tegia d'Val - Chamanna Jenatsch

Note

Wildlife refuge Val Bever: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

train time table: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'729E 1'165'222N
DD
46.611582, 9.902634
DMS
46°36'41.7"N 9°54'09.5"E
UTM
32T 569118 5162397
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.9 km
Duration
8:03 h
Ascent
1,090 m
Descent
1,030 m
Highest point
2,647 m
Lowest point
2,018 m
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