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Corvatsch - Hahnensee - St.Moritz

· 2 reviews · Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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    Corvatsch gondola
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Beautiful view of the Upper Engadin lake landscape 
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:11 h
115 m
1,042 m
2,698 m
1,772 m
This three-hour hike starts at the Murtèl middle station of the Corvatsch gondola, which is comfortably reached from Surlej. The route first drops down to the Lej da la Fuorcla, then climbs briefly up to the hiking trail coming from Fuorcla Surlej. Accompanied by a superb view of the valley, you come to a viewpoint, with a bench where you can take a rest. It is certainly worth stopping briefly and taking in the wonderful panorama. There is then a steep descent down a scree slope and through the moorland to the Restaurant Hahnensee, idyllically located beside the Lej dals Chöds peat lake. The area is a popular place for black grouse during the mating season. Here you are treated to not only a range of culinary delights, but also a fantastic panoramic view. Why not take a break, enjoy the peace and quiet, and watch the dragonflies. From the Restaurant Hahnensee, there is then a steep descent through the forest, initially on a narrow path, which then becomes wider. At the second fork, leave the wide path to the left, and continue until you come to the Lej Nair and afterwards Lej Marsch. You can cool your tired feet in either lake or, if you like, take a dip. There are also Barbecue sites for a well-deserved picnic.

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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

A stop at Hahnensee is a must. 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,698 m
Lowest point
1,772 m
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Murtèl, middle station Corvatsch (2,698 m)
Coordinates:
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2'783'322E 1'145'094N
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46.432114, 9.824104
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46°25'55.6"N 9°49'26.8"E
UTM
32T 563313 5142390
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Destination

St. Moritz Bad

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Murtèl - Lej da la Fuorcla - Lej dals Chöds - Lej Nair - Lej Marsch - St. Moritz

Note

Wildlife refuge Schinellas,Val Verda, Crap Alv: December 20 - April 30
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Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'783'322E 1'145'094N
DD
46.432114, 9.824104
DMS
46°25'55.6"N 9°49'26.8"E
UTM
32T 563313 5142390
w3w 
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C G
October 08, 2020 · Community
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Alex Tsui
June 22, 2019 · Community
You could expect a spectacular view of the valley, lakes and mountains that one should never miss when visiting Sils. Although it is not a long walk, about 3 hours in descent most of times, one should reserve enough time, may be 1.5 ~ 2 additional hours at least, to enjoy the views and nature. If one would like to stop by the lakes along the way, it is better to reserve more time for the trip.
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When did you do this route? June 22, 2015

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:11 h
Ascent
115 m
Descent
1,042 m
Highest point
2,698 m
Lowest point
1,772 m
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