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Ortler High Mountain Trail

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  • Ortler High Mountain Trail
    Ortler High Mountain Trail
    Photo: Michele Mendi, Vinschgau
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Distance 119.7 km
55:15 h
8,126 m
8,126 m
3,258 m
1,300 m

The new Ortler High Mountain Trail extends around the Stelvio National Park, from Venosta Valley in South Tyrol to Valtellina in Lombardy. With an altitude performance of 8,126 m across the entire route, this high Alpine hike circumnavigates the Ortler Group, in sections running at over 3,000 m altitude, and is one of the most demanding high-altitude routes in the Alpine region. Here, everything is demanded of even the most experienced mountain hikers: surefootedness, good fitness and suitable equipment are basic requirements for the seven-day tour, as one section runs over glacial terrain. The company of a mountain guide is recommended. 

The Ortler High Mountain Trail is approximately 119.5 km long, and offers a highly unique experience in nature. It is divided into seven daily stages, each of which can be completed in six to eight hours. The individual stages of the circular hike can also be undertaken as eventful single-day hikes exploring the wide variety of local fauna and flora in the Stelvio National Park. The ideal time for all experienced mountain hikers is between June to September, with mild temperatures and clear visibility offering a unique panoramic view of the Ortler Group glaciers. Each stage of this high Alpine circular hiking trail offers its own special scenic highlights in the truest sense of the word.

The designated Alpine pastures and mountain huts along this high Alpine route are working farms and offer both food and accommodation to hikers.

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Highest point
3,258 m
Lowest point
1,300 m
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Coordinates:
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46.598390, 10.546790
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46°35'54.2"N 10°32'48.4"E
UTM
32T 618473 5161698
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Possible stages
1. From the Stelvio Pass to Stilfs/Stelvio
2. From Stilfs/Stelvio to the Düsseldorfer hut
3. From the Düsseldorfer hut to the Zufall hut
4. From the Zufall hut to the Pizzini hut
5. From the Pizzini hut to Sant’Antonio
6. From Sant’Antonio to Lake Cancano
7. From Lake Cancano to the the Stelvio Pass

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Coordinates

DD
46.598390, 10.546790
DMS
46°35'54.2"N 10°32'48.4"E
UTM
32T 618473 5161698
w3w 
///glovebox.mentor.soonest
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
119.7 km
Duration
55:15 h
Ascent
8,126 m
Descent
8,126 m
Highest point
3,258 m
Lowest point
1,300 m

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