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Madulain - Es-cha Hütte

Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • View of the Chamanna d'Es-cha and the Bernina range
    View of the Chamanna d'Es-cha and the Bernina range
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The Es-cha hut at 2594 m a.s.l. is situated on a mountain ridge in front of the impressive Piz Kesch. From here, hikers can let their gaze wander far over the beautiful Engadin panorama as if on a balcony, while recovering from the strenuous ascent with tasty home-made food.
difficult
Distance 16.3 km
6:00 h
1,068 m
1,068 m
2,594 m
1,697 m
From Madulain railway station, follow the hiking trail uphill, first through the forest and then across Alpine pastures to Alp Es-cha Dadour. The trail continues to climb into the Val Müra and then left up to the Chamanna d'Es-cha. After this climb, you will have earned a rest. The wardens at the Es-cha hut treat visitors to good home cooking. The trail now crosses the flank of Piz Kesch to Fuorcla Gualdana, and from there to the Albula Pass road. Walk along the road for a while until the hiking path branches off to Alp Nova. At the crossing, where the Via Engiadina from Bever meets the trail, follow this to the pass road and continue on to Madulain. The route will take you past the Guardaval ruins and back to your starting point.

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 

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At the ruin Guardaval the Guardaval Sound Openair takes place in summer.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 07, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,697 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.14%Nature trail 36.77%Path 50.69%Road 6.37%
Asphalt
1 km
Nature trail
6 km
Path
8.3 km
Road
1 km
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Start

Madulain, railway station (1,696 m)
Coordinates:
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2'791'508E 1'162'541N
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46.586689, 9.937773
DMS
46°35'12.1"N 9°56'16.0"E
UTM
32T 571842 5159663
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Destination

Madulain railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Madulain - Alp Es-cha - Chamanna d'Es-cha - Fuorcla Gualdauna - Madulain

Note

Wildlife refuge Plaun Grand: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'791'508E 1'162'541N
DD
46.586689, 9.937773
DMS
46°35'12.1"N 9°56'16.0"E
UTM
32T 571842 5159663
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1,068 m
Descent
1,068 m
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,697 m
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