Hike from the Dolomitenhütte hut to Lake Laserzsee

The easy mountain hike leads to the beautiful Lake Laserzsee in the Lienz Dolomites.

From Tristach the Lienz Dolomites Road (toll from Kreithof) proceeds up until the parking space at Mt Fumo (Rauchkofel, 1,600 m a.s.l), where our hike starts. Within only 5 minutes we reach the Dolomitenhütte mountain hut, which is located on a cliff at 1,620 m a.s.l. and offers a gorgeous panoramic view. The path starts as a flat gravel road and proceeds past the Instein-Alm Chapel where the steeper path branches off.

We follow the markers to the Karlsbader mountain hut and carry on through the Laserztal valley up above the timber line. The hut at 2,260 m a.s.l. is already visible. After about two hours walking time our destination is reached. We make a side trip to the nearby Lake Laserzsee, a very special nature gem, and enjoy afterwards our rest at the Karlsbader mountain hut with a fantastic view. An alternative way back is the gravel road which is less steep and only slightly longer but more comfortable.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hiking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space Dolomitenhütte at the end of the Lienz Dolomites Road
Route: Dolomitenhütte mountain hut - Instein-Alm Chapel - Laserztal valley - Lake Laserzsee with the Karlsbader mountain hut
Signpost: 12, Karlsbader Hütte
Distance: approx. 4.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent), 90 minutes (descent)
Altitude difference: 660 m
Altitude level: between 1,600 and 2,265 m asl
Experienced in: September 2015

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