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Val da Fain - Fuorcla Pischa - Paradis Hut

· 2 reviews · Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • View of the Bernina group
    / View of the Bernina group
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  • / Val da Fain
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  • / Ibex in the Albris region
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Fuorcla Pischa
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  • / descent to Lej Languard
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  • / Ibex in the Albris area
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Paradis hut
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Marmots in the Val Languard
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The hike starts easily, by taking the bus or train to Bernina Diavolezza.
difficult
Distance 13.4 km
5:05 h
864 m
1,119 m
2,860 m
1,826 m
From Bernina Diavolezza walk a short distance along the pass road before an gravel road turns off to the right towards the bridge and continues on the other side into the Val da Fain. The Val da Fain is famous for its wonderful Alpine flowers, and practically every square metre is inhabited by marmots. After a good half-hour, the trail forks off. You now follow a steep zigzag path across Alpine meadows and past marmot burrows to the rocky terrain of the Giand'Albris. After traversing the slope via the narrow path, the route, which is secured by ropes, takes you in the direction of Fuorcla Pischa. You will have earned a rest after all this exertion, and during your break you might spot an ibex on the rocks. There is a good chance that you will, because Piz Albris is home to one of the biggest ibex colony in Switzerland. The route continues across scree and over Fuorcla Pischa. Towards the middle of Crasta Languard, the road branches off to the left. After traversing the corrie, the trail descends steeply to Lej Languard. From here, it is only 30 minutes to the Paradise hut, where delicious cakes await you. These should give you sufficient energy to tackle the descent to Pontresina. Remember to discover Pontresina's Ibex Paradise. www.pontresina.ch/ibex-paradise

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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

Remember to discover Pontresina's Ibex Paradise. www.pontresina.ch/ibex-paradise 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 07, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,860 m
Lowest point
1,826 m
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Safety information

This hike is only suitable for the sure-footed and those with a head for heights.

Start

Bernina Diavolezza (2,081 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'795'466E 1'146'563N
DD
46.441889, 9.982630
DMS
46°26'30.8"N 9°58'57.5"E
UTM
32T 575479 5143615
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Destination

Pontresina post office

Turn-by-turn directions

Bernina Suot - Val da Fain - Fuorcla Pischa -  Lej Languard - Pontresina

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'795'466E 1'146'563N
DD
46.441889, 9.982630
DMS
46°26'30.8"N 9°58'57.5"E
UTM
32T 575479 5143615
w3w 
///preheated.bicker.frail
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Rating

4.5
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Martin Bürger 
August 23, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne, aussichtsreiche Tour, gute Wegzeichnung, nette Wirte auf der Paradishütte
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When did you do this route? August 23, 2019
Photo: Martin Bürger, Community
Toller Blick auf Piz Palü
Photo: Martin Bürger, Community
Barbara Hilgeroth
November 23, 2018 · Community
Leider passt die Landkarte nicht zur Wanderbeschreibung. Die angegebenen Daten gelten für die Wanderung, wenn Pontresina als Start gewählt wird. Bei der Wanderung, wie beschrieben, ab Bernina Sout, sind ca. 200hm im Anstieg weniger zu bewältigen. Außerdem kann die Wanderung verkürzt werden, wenn ab Alp Languard der Sessellift zum "Abstieg" benutzt wird. Es wird ca. 1h gespart. Wir haben tatsächlich eine kleine Herde Steinböcke gesehen!!!!
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When did you do this route? July 29, 2018
Steinbock an der Fourcla Pischa
Photo: Barbara Hilgeroth, Community

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
5:05 h
Ascent
864 m
Descent
1,119 m
Highest point
2,860 m
Lowest point
1,826 m
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