klaussee lago klaus chiusetta
klaussee lago klaus chiusetta

Hike to Lake Chiusetta and the Grossklausental valley

This beautiful, moderately difficult circular walk in the Valle Aurina valley, proceeds along the slopes of the impressive Durreck Group

The “K-Express” Cable Car takes us from Cadipietra up to the mountain station of the Kristallalm mountain hut (1,590 m a.s.l.). We follow the path no. 33 (Durreck High Route) which proceeds parallel to the ski slope through the Kleinklausental valley up to the Lake Chiusetta. There is no lack of rest points: Moaregg hut, Speck- & Schnapsalm hut, Baurschaftalm and the Bachmair inn can be found directly along the way. After about 90 minutes we reach Lake Chiusetta at 2,162 m, which we round. The peaks of the opposite Zillertal Alps are reflected in the clear water.

Our next destination is the Breitrast viewpoint. Via path no. 33B, which proceeds through a heath and then through the forest, we reach the meadow clearing with a rest area. Along path no. 33B we descend until the mountain station of the chairlift, from there we walk along the path no. 3 through the forest to the wooden hut “Kropfa Lahna” and into the Grossklausental valley. After crossing the stream we follow the forest road downhill (always marker no. 2) until the Untoberga Olbe (Unterberger Alm) mountain hut.

After a break, we hike back to the mountain station of the cable car (always marker no. 2) which takes us down to Cadipietra again.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Kristallalm mountain hut (mountain station of the "K-Express" funicular)
  • Time required:
    03:45 h
  • Track length:
    11,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.550 m to 2.215 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +707 m | -707 m
  • Route:
    Kristallalm mountain hut - Lake Chiusetta - Breitrast - "Kropfa Lahna" hut - "Untoberga Olbe" mountain hut - Kristallalm mountain hut
  • Signposts:
    33, 33B, 2
  • Resting points:
    Moaregg, Speck und Schnaps Alm, Bauerschaftsalm, Bachmair, Unterberger Alm, Kristall Alm
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike to Lake Chiusetta and the Grossklausental valley

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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