Featuring six daily stages, the Karwendel Höhenweg high-altitude trail is one of the shorter multi-day hiking routes. As the main route runs from west to east, the stages are numbered in this order in the overview.
This stage starts in Reith bei Seefeld, heading via the Schartlehnerhaus and through the mountain pines of the Schoaßgrat ridge on the way to the Nördlinger Hütte mountain hut.
Beginning at the Nördlinger Hütte, the second stage of the high-altitude trail leads across the Ursprungsattel ridge and the Eppzirler Scharte gap before coming to the Solsteinhaus.
The longest stage of the high-altitude trail sees mountaineers travel from the Solsteinhaus to the Pfeishütte via the Gipfelstürmerweg and Goetheweg trails.
Departing from the Pfeishütte, this stage initially takes in the Stempeljoch saddle before joining up with the Wilde Bande trail that leads to the Bettelwurfhütte.
The starting point of our hike – the Bettelwurfhütte – is also known as the ‘eagle’s nest’ of the Karwendel mountain range. This stage heads via the Lafatscher Joch saddle and leads to the Hallerangerhaus.
The final stage along the standard west-to-east route begins at the Hallerangerhaus and ends in the town of Scharnitz which is the western gateway to the Karwendel mountain range.
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