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Sils - Lej da la Tscheppa - Sils

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A scenic hike high above the Silvaplaner lake with a steep ascent to a hidden jewel, the enchanting mountain lake Lej da la Tscheppa.
moderate
11.3 km
4:24 h
905 m
905 m
This splendid hike beside romantic mountain lakes is primarily suitable for experienced mountain hikers - because the demands that the trail makes of hikers are just as numerous as the impressive sights, which come in quick succession. The route starts in Sils, on the opposite side of the road from the Beach Club Restaurant. From the very start, the trail climbs towards the heavens, first through the forest and then across Alpine meadows strewn with colourful flowers. The view becomes ever more impressive - first across the Engadin lakes, then more and more mountain peaks come into view on the horizon. With a little tenacity, you reach Lej de la Tscheppa, high above Sils. You might spot a chamois or, if you are very lucky, a ptarmigan on the screes of Piz Polaschin. After a well-earned rest, you first follow an easy route alongside the many little lakes and enjoy a superb view of the lake plateau and St. Moritz before tackling the steep descent to the Julier Pass road. Now you walk back along the muleteer's path to Sils. During the latter, you can delight in the view of Lake Silvaplana's myriad shades of blue, which constantly vary as the light changes.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch  
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

The hike can also be done in the opposite direction by taking the post bus to the Lej da La Tscheppa stop (Julier route). 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: March 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,636 m
Lowest point
1,792 m
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Rest Stop

Beach Club Sils - Take Away Angebot

Start

Sils, Restaurant Beach Club (1,792 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'779'492E 1'146'058N
DD
46.441815, 9.774662
DMS
46°26'30.5"N 9°46'28.8"E
UTM
32T 559504 5143429
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Destination

Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils - Lej da la Tscheppa - Silvaplana - Sils

Note

Wildlife refuge Fratta: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

With post bus or Engadin bus to Sils/Segl Maria, Seglias. From there about 15 minutes walk to the Beach Club.

Getting there

Sils/Segl, Beach Club

Parking

car parc Beach Club

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'779'492E 1'146'058N
DD
46.441815, 9.774662
DMS
46°26'30.5"N 9°46'28.8"E
UTM
32T 559504 5143429
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Engadin St. Moritz, 1:25'000, Orell Füssli, ISBN 978-2-940381-82-1

Equipment

Hiking boots, rain jacket and sun protection are recommended. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
4:24 h
Ascent
905 m
Descent
905 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value

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