Dachstein Hut to Hut Trekking

7 Days

Price from: £699.00

Mountaineering
Trekking
Via Ferrata

An excellent alpine trekking trip including some Via Ferrata climbing routes...

This Alps trekking trip has got everything: classic walking in beautiful scenery, stunning glaciers, steep rock faces, vast mountain plateaus, pretty alpine meadows and typical "Almhütten" mountain huts for you to stay overnight in.

  • Dachstein Hut to Hut Trekking image
  • Highlights
  • Beautiful alpine meadows
  • Numerous glaciers
  • High rocky cliff faces
  • Limestone mountain range
  • Excellent alpine huts
Offering brilliant trekking in one of the most picturesque landscapes of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria this package a perfect alpine getaway. We hike over alpine meadows and up to the glaciers and summit of the Dachstein, 2995m. A short and easy Via Ferrata leads up to the steep summit of the Dachstein. The glaciers are small but crevassed. The later Via Ferratas are up to Grade D (very difficult) but are entirely optional, and you can choose the route according to individual client ability.

Itinerary

Day 1

Gosausee - Hofpürgl Hütte
Walking time: 5 hours / Ascent: 200m / Descent: 200m
By car we go from Salzburg to Lake Gosau (1h 15min). A cable car takes us up to the Gosaukamm, a rough and pointy mountain ridge. From here we start the trekking via the Stuhl Alm to the Hofpürgl Hut.

Day 2

Hofpürgl Hütte - Adamek Hütte
Walking time: 6 hours / Ascent: 700m / Descent: 400m
We start from the Hofpürgl Hütte in the morning and walk over alpine meadows to the "Linzer Scharte", a Col, passing the divide towards the Adamek Hütte. The path up to the col is secured with steel cables. The landscape changes from meadows to rock. We walk over a high plateau to the Adamek Hütte.

Day 3

Adamek Hütte - Dachstein - Simony Hütte
Walking time: 6 hours / Ascent: 800m / Descent: 800m
Our summit day for the Dachstein. We ascend the Gosau glacier and climb the summit via the west ridge on an easy Via Ferrata (A/B). From the top we have a beautiful view from the central eastern alps in the south, to the Bohemian forest in the north. We descend via a Via Ferrata (A/B) to the Hallstätter glacier and the Simony Hütte.

Day 4

Simony Hütte - Dachstein Südwandhütte
Walking time: 5 hours (+2.5 hours) / Ascent: 700m / Descent: 800m
Ascending the Hallstätter glacier to the Hunnerkogel. From there we can take the cable car down to the south side, or climb down a rough single trail (with steel cables) towards the Dachstein Südwandhütte.

Day 5

Dachstein Südwandhütte - Guttenberg Haus
Walking time: 6 hours / Ascent: 900m / Descent: 400m
From the Dachstein Südwandhütte we ascend the "Edlgriess", an alpine bowl on the south side of the Koppenkarstein (2700m). The path leads us over a high valley to the Guttenberghaus. Optionally we can climb a Via Ferrata (C/D) half way to the hut.

Day 6

Guttenberg Haus - Krippenstein - Obertraun
On this day we traverse "Am Stein", which is a huge carst plateau on the east side of the Dachstein range. There is very little water on the plateau and we walk on a single trail to the north, reaching the Krippenstein (2100m). A cable car brings us down to Lake Hallstatt, where we take a taxi ride back to Gosau. In the afternoon we drive back to Salzburg.

Day 7

Depart Austria and take your flight back to the UK.

Reference

  • This itinerary is only intended as a guideline. Daily schedules may change slightly in accordance with individual group's differing walking speeds and varying weather conditions.

Dates and Prices Info

Prices are based on groups of 4-8 people. We would recommend that you arrive in Salzburg no later than 10am on Day One of the itinerary.

Group size
Price
4 people £899.00
5 people £849.00
6 people £799.00
7 people £749.00
8 people £699.00

What's Included?

  • Full event planning, logistics and client liaison
  • Experienced UIAGM mountaineering guide(s)
  • 5 night's accommodation in mountain huts with breakfast and evening meal
  • 1 night bed and breakfast accommodation in Salzburg
  • Transport to/from Salzburg from Airport by car
  • First Aid and safety equipment
  • Clothing and equipment discount for Cotswold Outdoors and Montane

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Austria
  • Personal expenses
  • Mountaineering equipment (helmet, crampons, ice axe, harness)
  • Other personal equipment
  • Lunches/drinks in the mountain huts
  • Travel insurance
  • Cable car fees
  • Additional hut fee for non-alpine club members (approx 10euros per night)

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Grade: Difficult

Suitable for...

Those who enjoy walking in the Alps and thrive off the variation that walking from hut to hut will bring. In order to attempt the more difficult Via Ferrata participants must be experienced Via Ferratists (up to grade C/D). Walking terrains will vary from grassy alpine meadows to rugged, rocky legdes and snow/ice covered glaciers.

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