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Alpine Mountain Hut / Kesch Trek (Stage 3)

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  • Keschhütte
    / Keschhütte
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  • / Weg zur Alp digl Chants
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  • / Abzweigung auf Alp digl Chants
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  • / Val Plazbi mit See
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  • / Piz As-cha
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  • / Val Plazbi
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  • / Fuorcla Pischa mit Blick ins Val Es-cha
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  • / Piz Blaisun
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  • / Val d Es-cha mit Blick auf die Fuorcla Pischa
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  • / See und Weg zur Camanna d Es-cha
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Wanderung Kesch-Hütte SAC über Plazbi zur Es-cha-Hütte SAC
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
5:16 h
970 m
1,000 m
2,870 m
1,952 m

Hike from the Kesch Mountain Hut SAC via Plazbi to the Es-cha Mountain Hut SAC. From the Kesch Mountain Hut, descend to the Alp digl Chant, where you can taste and buy fantastic products, including yoghurt, mountain cheese and milk. After a slightly steep climb to the Fuorcla Pischa and another descent you come to the Es-cha Mountain Hut.

 Complete tour: Alpine Mountain Hut / Kesch Trek (Complete tour)

Stage 4: Es-cha Mountain Hut - Preda or Bergün

Author’s recommendation

Taste and buy fantastic products, including yoghurt, mountain cheese and milk, at the Alp digl Chant.
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Remy Horn 
Update: February 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,870 m
Lowest point
1,952 m
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Safety information

The Kesch Trek is an alpine mountain hike. It is essential that you properly assess the possible dangers than could occur in the high mountains. These routes require a good level of fitness.

Tips and hints

Es-cha Mountain Hut SAC: www.es-cha.ch 

Davos Klosters Resort: www.davos.ch / www.klosters.ch 

Start

Kesch-Hütte SAC (2,623 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'786'513E 1'168'896N
DD
46.645244, 9.875212
DMS
46°38'42.9"N 9°52'30.8"E
UTM
32T 566977 5166114
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Destination

Es-cha-Hütte SAC

Turn-by-turn directions

Abstieg Kesch - Alp digl Chant (1999 m) - Val Plazbi - Fuorcla Pischa (2871 m) - Es-cha-Hütte SAC (2594 m) / Abendessen, Übernachtung in der Es-cha-Hütte SAC, Frühstück

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'786'513E 1'168'896N
DD
46.645244, 9.875212
DMS
46°38'42.9"N 9°52'30.8"E
UTM
32T 566977 5166114
w3w 
///palms.skippers.finely
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy walking boots, weatherproof and warm clothing, rain gear, food and drink for the hiking stages (packed lunches can also be obtained from the mountain hut), sufficient water, sun cream and head protection, first aid kit, maps and hiking sticks if required.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.1 km
Duration
5:16 h
Ascent
970 m
Descent
1,000 m
Highest point
2,870 m
Lowest point
1,952 m
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