Wetterstein and Karwendel Massif

The mountains of Bavaria and Tyrol are some of the most spectacular scenery of the Alps. Gorges and deeply cut valleys lead up to alpine pastures and intimidating summits of Wetterstein- and Karwendel massif. During this trekking tour you can expect stunning views, surrounded by ragged peaks. There is an almost unbelievable number of summits, high altitude paths and rustic alpine cabins. You cross National Park Karwendel up to the Northern Chain, where you finally glide down into the valley of Innsbruck by cable car.


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Arrival dates

Season 1
Arrival Friday, Sunday 16.06. - 02.07.2017 | 21.08. - 24.09.2017
Season 2
Arrival Friday, Sunday 03.07. - 20.08.2017

1st Day: Individual journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Hotel (example): Garmischer Hof

2nd Day: Roundtrip high altitude path Höllentalklamm (Hell valley gorge)

Walk deep into Höllentalklamm to alpine pasture Höllentalangeralm at the foot of Zugspitze. Take the high altitude path above the gorge to Hupfleitenjoch and cross alpine pastures to Kreuzeck. Overnight in Garmisch, take the cable car down. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs.

Details: approx. 12 km, +1080 m / -170 m
Hotel (example): Garmischer Hof

3rd Day: Garmisch – Schachenhaus, „Wetterstein massif“

In the beginning of the day you once more walk through a gorge on the foot of Wetterstein. A hiking trail leads steeply uphill on Königsweg to castle Schachen, once built by King Louis II. Rather unpresumptuous on the outside the inside is very glamorous. Overnight in comfortable Schachenhaus. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs.

Details: approx. 12 km, +1.100 m / -30 m
Hotel (example): Hut Schachenhaus

4th Day: Schachenhaus – Scharnitz, „Sunrise“

The climb up to the pass and walk to the border cabin has everything that makes mountain hiking so attractive. Afterwards down into Leutasch valley and on to Scharnitz. In the beginning you cross rocky landscape, then through a little valley and in the end of the day another pass waits for you. Possibility to shortcut by coach. Walking time: approx. 7.5 hrs.

Details: approx. 20 km, +900 m / -1.800 m
Hotel (example): Risserhof

5th Day: Scharnitz – Halleranger Alm, „Isar spring“

Transfer deep into Karwendel valley. Comfortable start with walk up to Halleranger alpine pasture which takes about 2 hrs. Take it easy or hike up to Überschalljoch. The next two nights are spent on Halleranger Alm. Walking time: approx. 2.5 to 5 hrs.

Details: approx. 5 km, +550 m / -0 m
Hotel (example): Hut Halleranger Alm

6th Day: Rest day or summit tour Karwendel massif

Today it is up to you: do you enjoy a relaxing rest day at the alpine cabin or do you undertake a couple of interesting summit tours in beautiful Karwendel massif. According to your level of fitness you can choose between one of our hiking suggestions or relax. Walking time: approx. 2 to 3 hrs.

Details: approx. 2 to 3 km, +500 m / -500 m
Hotel (example): Hut Halleranger Alm

7th Day: Halleranger Alm – Innsbruck, „Karwendel Crossing“

A marvellous high altitude path crosses several ridges (passes) to well known Northern Chain. One short but steep climb requires sure footedness and stamina. Afterwards you head on to the summit station of Hafelekar and glide majestically downhill to Innsbruck. Walking time: approx. 6 hrs.

Details: approx. 13 km, +1.000 m / -490 m
Hotel (example): Zach

8th Day: Individual departure or extra days

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€545-00per person based on sharing dbl/twin room 


7 overnight stays (cabins: dormitory)
If half-board: min. 3-course meal (4x, except cabins)
Luggage transfer (except overnight at Schachenhaus)
Welcome meeting
Downhill cable car fare Kreuzeck
Transfer Karwendeltal
Downhill Nordkettenbahn fare Hafelekar – Innsbruck
Carefully elaborated route description
Detailed travel and tour documents

Not Included

Entrance fees to the gorges (reduced with Kurkarte)
Bus fare to the start in Garmisch (f.o.c. with Kurkarte)


Arrival / Parking / Departure

By train to Garmisch Partenkirchen and a short walk or a short bus ride to the starting hotel.
Car parking: Limited free parking at the starting hotel, no reservation possible. Near the hotel sufficient free parking or public parking garage for approx. EUR 20 per week. No reservation possible.
Return from Innsbruck to Garmisch by train, approx 1.5 hrs.


Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price and payable on site!
Other starting days upon request!

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 1890 289 255 or email


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