View from Ferchtlhöhe ridge to Duisitzkarsee Lake | © Herbert Raffalt View from Ferchtlhöhe ridge to Duisitzkarsee Lake | © Herbert Raffalt

Giglachseen Lakes to Keinprechthütte via Duisitzkar and Neualm

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An alternative route for the 2nd day along the Schladminger Tauern High Trail with one of the most beautiful lakes in the Schladminger Tauern range.

The route to Keinprechthütte via Duisitzkarsee Lake and Neualm is a beautiful alternative to the classic stage of the Schladminger Tauern High Trail. Although a little longer by walking time and length, the panoramic view from Ferchtlhöhe ridge into Duisitzkar cirque and resting at the gorgeous lake fully compensate for the little detour.

Characteristics:

Alpine trail crossing a steep mountain face. Quite steep descent from Ferchtlhöhe ridge into Duisitzkar cirque.

Refreshment stops:

Giglachsee Hütte, Ignaz-Mattis-Hütte, Fahrlechütte, Duisitzkarseehütte, Keinprechthütte

Points of Interest:

Giglachseen Lakes, Murspitzsattel & Ferchtlhöhe ridges, Duisitzkarsee Lake, Neualmbach creek and Neualmkar cirque.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
9,2 km
Route
4:30 h
Duration
571 hm
Ascent
641 hm
Descent
2055 m
Highest point
1610 m
Lowest point

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After your overnight stay at Giglachseen lakes - either Ignaz-Mattis-Hütte or Giglachseehütte - you start out on trail n° 702 and walk along the Giglachseen Lakes on trail n° 702. At the Northeast shore of the bigger Giglachsee Lake you reach the trail junction with trail n° 776 which you follow for a bit and then continue on trail n° 775 along the slopes of Grobfeldspitze, Giglachalmspitze and Murspitzen. Via Murspitzsattel mountain saddle you reach Ferchtlhöhe ridge from where you get a great view of Duisitzkarsee Lake.

The steep descent takes you down towards the lake. Right at the beginning there is a passage with a steel rope for security. Then you reach a larch and pine forest through which you head downhill to reach Duisitzkarseehütte and Fahrlechhütte chalets at the lake. In summer the days are more than long enough to enjoy some time at the lake and marvel at the wonders of nature. If you are one of the toughest ones and go swimming in the lake, be considerate of the fish in the lake and avoid, for example, stirring up dust. In addition, please do not go into the water with sunscreen, as this can upset the sensitive ecology of the lake.

At the East shore you then continue on the trail towards Neualm. Through a high forest you hike along the Northeast face of Duisitzer Hahnkamp with some slight uphill and downhill passages. Once you reach Neualm (a private chalet) you make a right towards Keinprechthütte and continue on trail n° 774. Just after a view minutes the broad Neualmkar cirque opens up before you and gives sight into a beautiful scenery through which the Neualmbach creek meanders. You then continue to Keinprechthütte refuge where you stay overnight.

Don't forget your camera. The breathtaking view from Ferchtlhöhe ridge to Duisitzkarsee Lake is worth a couple of photos.

The next puplic transport access are the buses of Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen at Ursprungalm (ca. 1 hour from Giglachseen Lakes) or Hopfriesen in Obertal (approx 2.5 hours from Giglachseen Lakes) respectively.

 

Tourist information: www.schladming.com

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Overcast throughout the day and frequent, but light rain.
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