Hiking tour Similaun hut
High alpine tour for experienced mountaineers.
Starting point of the tour
Vernagt in the Schnalstal Valley
Finish point of the tour
From Vernagt you climb up to the Tisenhof. From there, take trail no. 2 along the Leiterbach stream into the Tisental valley. After a strenuous ascent (approx. 3.5 hours), you reach the Similaunhütte on the Niederjoch at 3,017 metres above sea level.
You can either return from here or walk for an hour to visit Ötzi's discovery site on the edge of the Niederjochferner, but beware: a visit to the discovery site is a high-alpine tour for experienced mountaineers only!
From Naturns to the Schnalstal Valley and Vernagt.
Tip by the author
Hotels in Naturns and apartments in Naturns
Type of trail
Length 10.9 km
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