Past Meetup

Hiking in Engadin

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Head of the platform No. 6 Zürich HB

Zürich HB · Zürich

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under the big weird angel at the zurich hb ticket counter

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Dear All,

The idea would be to do a weekend hike in Oberengadin.

We would take the train in zurich HB at 6.37 am arriving in chur at 7.52 am, departing 7.58 am, arriving in thusis at 8.28 by train. At 8.35 am we take the bus towards andeer tgavugl (arriving here at 8.49 am, and departing here at 9.03 am to arrive at Juf at 9.50 am, the start of our hike.

We would start our hike on saturday morning in Juf (2126 meter), the so called highest village in Europa that is being inhabited all year around, and hike from Juf towards Plaun da Lej. The hike is 17 kilometer, 950 meters up and 1200 meters down. Total hiking time is 6 to 6,5 hours and technical difficulty is easy.

Highlights of this hike are that we will cross three passes, i.e. Forcellinapass, Septimerpass and Lunghinpass.

The Septimerpass was used by the Romans and close by the Septimerpass bones of about 50 people were found who did not make the tour due to illness, bad weather or physical exhaustion (I am not planning to repeat any of these). The lunghinpass at 2645 meter is were (rain)water flows into different seas, i.e. The Inn river flows into the Donau and black sea, The Maira flows into the Po and Adriatic Sea and the Julia river flows into the North Sea. We will also have great views on the Lej da Segl (large lake). From the lake we will take the bus towards hostel, unless you think the hike is not far enough and you want to hike further all the way to the hostel.

On sunday we will do one of the most impressive hiking tours with scenic views.

We will take up the cable car in St Moritz towards the Corvatsch middle station (2700 meters), Murtèl, across the Fuorcla Surlej to the Chamanna Coaz (2600meters), high above Val Roseg (2000m), and then back down to Pontresina. The hike is about 22 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours and technically not difficult.

First take the Corvatsch cable car to the Murtèl middle station at 2,702m (8,865ft), from where you can already enjoy wonderful views of the Upper Engadin lake plateau. If you would like a full panorama, continue up to the Corvatsch top station, and after stopping off briefly, take one of the next gondolas back to the middle station. Then follow the wide path and, after half an hour or so, you will reach Fuorcla Surlej, where you are treated to one of the most spectacular panoramas in the Alps. Spread out in front of you is a vast arena of ice and rock, with Piz Tschierva, Piz Morteratsch, Piz Bernina with the famous Biancograt, Piz Roseg and the Sella mountain range, in the background, surrounded by impressive glaciers. Scattered about the Fuorcla Surlej are silent witnesses to the last ice age: round rocks scarred by the ice masses, with small lakes in between. It is here, on the Fuorcla Surlej, that the high-altitude trail actually begins. The route heads towards the majestic glacier backdrop and after walking for about an hour, you reach the Plaun dals Süts, immediately above the Lej de Vadret glacial lake. The path leads to the Coaz hut, which is perched on a rocky platform right next to the glacier. t. Back at the hut, you retrace your steps for approx. 20 minutes until you reach the first fork in the path, which leads down to the Lej dal Vadret. The glacial lake that has formed as a result of the melting ice masses has developed within the last fifty years or so. Continue walking along the lake, and after a short, steep section, you reach the foreland of the Roseg and Tschierva Glaciers. Finally, after a hike of some five to six hours through the enchanting beauty of this high valley, you reach the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, where you can decide whether to take the easy way back to Pontresina by horse-drawn carriage or complete the hike on foot.

2 person : 90 francs

4 person room: 66 francs

If you are not a member, please add 6 francs per night to the above amounts.

Please note that I have taken an option for 25 people (option expire July 12) so when you are interested, please transfer the amount to my bank account as soon as possible, but definitely before July 12 so that I can confirm the reservation.

My bank account details are:

Account number:[masked]A


IBAN: CH[masked] 8940 A

ZIP code: 8045 Zurich

If anyone has any problems with making bank transfer, please send me a message.


* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way. Although the hike is not complicated, it is each individual responsibility to ensure that they can do the hike and check out the trail.

* There is a no refund policy – anyone else can take your spot. This policy has been introduced to avoid people making changes and cancellations for reasons that can not be verified by the organizer.

* To avoid a huge number of last minute changes and to ensure that we do not drive mad the hotel by making many many changes, a flat fee of 10 francs will be charged if a change happens in the last two weeks before the hike.

* Bookings/reservations are made on the first date of payment. Independently whether you clicked yes or no, the date of payment will be the criteria to confirm your attendance.

* I would do everything to accommodate your booking, i.e. keep males/females separate and put you in the 2 bed room, 4 bed room etc. requested however as you can imagine bookings are accepted all the time by the hotel and although i transmit to the hotel regularly the rooms and number of people attending, it might be that your favorite room is no longer available.

* To bring along : hiking boots, rain gear, water, snack, lunch ( I suggest we take lunch on the trails), smile, positive attitude, suncream, photo camera.

* Since we start hiking immediately upon arrival, please travel light.