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Kesch-Trek stage 4

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  • Es-cha-Hütte SAC
    / Es-cha-Hütte SAC
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  • / Blick von der Es-cha Hütte
    Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourismus
  • / Fuorcla Gualdauna
    Photo: Bergün Filisur Tourismus
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    Photo: Marc Barandun, Bergün Filisur Tourismus
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Hike from the Es-cha hut SAC over the Albula Pass to Preda or to Bergün.
moderate
Distance 20.3 km
7:10 h
104 m
1,333 m

On the last day of the Kesch Trek, a particularly beautiful place awaits you. Shortly before Preda is the Lai da Palpuogna, which was named in a survey by Swiss television "the most beautiful spots in Switzerland". It is often described as the "blue eye of the landscape", and in fact the Palpuogna lake shimmers in a variety of shades of blue. In autumn, the contrast with the yellow larches is particularly beautiful. Let yourself be enchanted by the surroundings and treat yourself to a break at the barbecue areas around the lake.

Are you staying at Hotel Kulm Preda? Then you are on the day's goal already in Preda. For all others, it goes on to Bergün.

 

Whole tour: Kesch Trek

Stage 1: Davos Dürrboden - Grialetsch hut SAC

Author’s recommendation

Why not hike the last piece from Preda to Bergün on the Railway Adventure Trail instead of taking the train. Information panels tell of the audacity of the engineers of the Albula Line, built over 100 years ago and since 2008 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail follows the railway line and offers mesmerizing views of viaducts, tunnels and the confusing track through the terrain.
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Author
Marc Barandun
Update: March 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,361 m
Best time of year
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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

Hotel Preda Kulm, Preda www.preda-kulm.ch

Hotel Garni Albula, Bergün www.hotelalbula.ch

Hotel Piz Ela, Bergün www.pizela.ch

Bergün Filisur Tourismus www.berguen-filisur.ch

Start

Es-cha hut SAC (2,593 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'788'749E 1'165'200N
DD
46.611382, 9.902892
DMS
46°36'41.0"N 9°54'10.4"E
UTM
32T 569138 5162375
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Destination

Preda or Bergün

Turn-by-turn directions

Es-cha-Hütte SAC - Fuorcla Gualdauna (2491 m) - Albulapass Ospiz (2312 m) - Lai Palpuogna (1918 m) - Preda, train staion Rhaetian Railway or directly via Naz (1747 m) - Bergün (1367 m) /Dinner, overnight in a hotel in Bergün or Preda

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'749E 1'165'200N
DD
46.611382, 9.902892
DMS
46°36'41.0"N 9°54'10.4"E
UTM
32T 569138 5162375
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.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.3 km
Duration
7:10 h
Ascent
104 m
Descent
1,333 m
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