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The Lunghin

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Piz Lunghin forms an important junction in the geography of the Alps. At this point the water cuts meet, which direct the runoff of precipitation on three sides: eastward to the Danube, northward to the Rhine, and southward to the Po.
moderate
Distance 11.7 km
5:30 h
973 m
973 m
The route from Maloja to the lake, to the pass and to Piz Lunghin is a justly famous and much frequented hike, on well-marked paths in pleasant surroundings. From the lake, experienced hikers can reach the top of Piz Lunghin and for those who want to extend the hike, the descent to the Septimer Pass offers the possibility to make a round trip that ends in Casaccia. 

Author’s recommendation

From the lake continue for about 30 min to the watershed 
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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Update: March 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Passo del Lunghin, 2,780 m
Lowest point
Casaccia, 1,808 m
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Safety information

From the lake the path that reaches the peak has some exposed points and more difficult passages - marked white and blue. 

Tips and hints

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Start

Maloja (1,809 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'530E 1'141'640N
DD
46.403660, 9.695463
DMS
46°24'13.2"N 9°41'43.7"E
UTM
32T 553458 5139133
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Destination

Maloja

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike branches off from the Engadine road between the Hotel Lunghin and the Protestant church of Maloja. A signpost marks the footpath, which soon leads into a natural road. This road ends at the nearby houses of Pila. You take up the footpath again, which turns to the right and leads in a slight incline to a footbridge over the Inn. A nice track goes up the slope with frequent hairpin bends. You continue to climb up the steep slope, which is followed by a shallow depression. Here you cross the stream again and with a last climb you reach the fringe, where on the other side Lake Lunghin appears.

The continuation to the Lunghin pass takes a flat course towards the west and then rises a bit between rocky ridges. At the end, the path goes through the middle of a valley basin and finally to the right on the wide saddle of the pass.

The descent follows the same route.

 

To Piz Lunghin : After the rocky elevations above the lake, it is advisable to leave the main path and follow a marked track that gradually goes to the left along the line of a flattened moraine hill. Often you cross some gentle snowfields along the way. Subsequently, climb more decisively to the west ridge of the mountain, and on this always follow the trail tracks to the summit (2780 m). Going down, it is better to follow the ridgewhere a nice footpath continues flat and leads to the saddle of the Lunghin pass.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

PostAuto:  St. Moritz - Maloja - (Chiavenna), Stop: Maloja, Posta

Getting there

Road nr 3

Parking

parking lots at the Maloja Sports Hall 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'530E 1'141'640N
DD
46.403660, 9.695463
DMS
46°24'13.2"N 9°41'43.7"E
UTM
32T 553458 5139133
w3w 
///depth.astounded.jetliner
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Guido Lisignoli, Bregaglia: Le più belle escursioni, 

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

Mountain boots, packed snack, windbreaker jacket 

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Rating

5.0
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Thomas Joss
August 26, 2015 · Community
Lunginsee
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Auf dem Lungin Pass
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Abstieg über den Septimerpass
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Casaccia
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Photos from others

Lunginsee
Auf dem Lungin Pass
Abstieg über den Septimerpass
Casaccia

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
973 m
Descent
973 m
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