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Maloja - Lunghin watershed - Casaccia

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  • Lägh dal Lunghin
    / Lägh dal Lunghin
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  • / view of the Upper Engadin lake landscape
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  • / in Val Maroz
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Walk up from Maloja to the three-part watershed and follow the traces of the Romans down to the Bergell
difficult
Distance 13.3 km
5:05 h
843 m
1,191 m
The hiking trail starts between the Hotel Maloja Palace and the post office, and , past Pila, snakes higher and higher up the steep mountainside. It is worth taking a rest now and again to delight in the wonderful views over the Upper Engadin lake plateau and the magnificent Engadin and Bregaglia mountain peaks. After numerous loops in the trail, you will reach the Lägh dal Lunghin, where the path follows the lake shore before rising again to the Lunghin Pass. There is a three-way watershed here: the Inn, which flows through the Engadin and joins with the Danube to empty into the Black Sea; the Julia, which flows into the North Sea with the Rhine, and the Maira, which converges with the Po and then flows into the Adriatic Sea.The route continues across a high plateau to the Septimer Pass, which was used by the Romans. You can still see traces of the ruts caused by their ox carts. At first, the trail slopes gently down, then descends steeply to the river. If you follow the gravel road, you will reach Casaccia.

More information
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

Instead of going down steeply to Casaccia, a hiking trail leads out of the valley to Bivio (note the departure times of the post bus).
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Update: April 12, 2021
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Highest point
2,645 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
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Start

Maloja, post office (1,803 m)
Coordinates:
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2'773'735E 1'141'953N
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46.406419, 9.698237
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46°24'23.1"N 9°41'53.7"E
UTM
32T 553668 5139441
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Destination

Casaccia

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Maloja - Pila - Lägh dal Lunghin - Septimerpass - Casaccia

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Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'735E 1'141'953N
DD
46.406419, 9.698237
DMS
46°24'23.1"N 9°41'53.7"E
UTM
32T 553668 5139441
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
5:05 h
Ascent
843 m
Descent
1,191 m
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