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Chamues-ch-Fuorcla Chaschauna-Prasüras

Mountain Hike · Engadin St. Moritz
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  • Fuorcla Chaschauna
    / Fuorcla Chaschauna
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  • / Looking back into the Val Chamuera
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  • / Alp Serlas
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  • / Ascent to the Fuorcla Chaschauna with a stunning view of Piz Palü and Piz Bernina
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This long tour leads you through pristine alpine scenery which is rather far away from civilisation. 
difficult
Distance 24.6 km
8:05 h
1,110 m
1,125 m
You start at the village square of Chamues-ch, the trail leads you on the gravel road into the Val Chamuera. In the center of the valley at 2'16 m above sea level, you find an astonishing building. This was the most important alpine farm hut of the Canton of Grisons built in the 19th century. Originally a dairy, it was inhabited in winter, too, until 1836. Here you make a sharp left turn. After the Alp Timun you take the steep ascent to the Fuorcla Chaschauna up at 2'802 m. On the other side of the pass, the occasionally very steep descent into the Val Chaschauna begins. Past the Alp Chaschauna, you follow the gravel road that leads to S-chanf. Just befor the bridge Punt da Scrin you take the narrow hiking path that leads above the river to the Prasüras parking area.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch  

Author’s recommendation

The rocks around the Fuorcla Chaschauna provide a habitat for ibex and chamois. Golden eagles and bearded vultures also like to circle in the sky.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 19, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,817 m
Lowest point
1,692 m
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Safety information

Until well into June, you should expect snow fields around the Fuorcla Chaschauna.

Start

village square of Chamues-ch (1,707 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'791'302E 1'161'024N
DD
46.573105, 9.934461
DMS
46°34'23.2"N 9°56'04.1"E
UTM
32T 571606 5158150
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Destination

S-chanf Prasüras parking area

Turn-by-turn directions

village square Chamues-ch - Alp Serlas - Alp Timun - Fuorcla Chaschauna - Alp Chaschauna - Prasüras

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'791'302E 1'161'024N
DD
46.573105, 9.934461
DMS
46°34'23.2"N 9°56'04.1"E
UTM
32T 571606 5158150
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.6 km
Duration
8:05 h
Ascent
1,110 m
Descent
1,125 m
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