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Kesch-Trek stage 3

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  • Piz Kesch
    / Piz Kesch
    Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourismus
  • / Weg von der Kesch-Hütte nach Chants
    Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourismus
  • / Val Plazbi
    Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourismus
  • / Weg zur Fuorcla Pischa
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  • / Fuorcla Pischa
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Hike Kesch-Hütte SAC via Plazbi to the Es-cha-Hütte SAC
moderate
Distance 14.1 km
5:10 h
970 m
1,002 m

From the Kesch hut you first descend to Alp digl Chant. Here delicious products such as yoghurt, mountain cheese and milk can be tasted and bought. After the steep ascent to Fuorcla Pischa and another descent, you will reach the Es-cha hut.

 

Whole tour: Kesch-Trek

Stage 4: Es-cha-Hütte SAC - Preda or Bergün

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Author
Marc Barandun
Update: March 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,871 m
Lowest point
1,952 m
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Safety information

The Kesch Trek is an alpine mountain hike. The potential dangers in the high mountains must be correctly assessed. The hiking stages require a good condition.

Tips and hints

Es-cha hut SAC www.es-cha.ch

Bergün Filisur Tourismus www.berguen-filisur.ch

Start

Kesch hut SAC (2,624 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'786'523E 1'168'894N
DD
46.645218, 9.875339
DMS
46°38'42.8"N 9°52'31.2"E
UTM
32T 566987 5166111
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Destination

Es-cha hut SAC

Turn-by-turn directions

Descent Kesch - Alp digl Chant (1999 m) - Val Plazbi - Fuorcla Pischa (2871 m) - Es-cha hut SAC (2594 m) /Dinner, overnight at the Es-cha hut SAC, breakfast

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'786'523E 1'168'894N
DD
46.645218, 9.875339
DMS
46°38'42.8"N 9°52'31.2"E
UTM
32T 566987 5166111
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Swiss Topo 1:50`000 / Blatt 258 T Bergün

Equipment

Good mountain boots, weatherproof and warm clothing, rain protection, food for the hiking stages (packed lunches can also be obtained in the huts), enough water, sun and head protection, medicine box, maps for orientation and hiking poles.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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
5:10 h
Ascent
970 m
Descent
1,002 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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